Articles Tagged With ‘space exploration’




Rocket launches from Vandenberg but botches landing

A rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday and successfully delivered an ocean-monitoring satellite into space, but it failed to stick the landing. The rocket broke a support leg and tipped over after landing on a barge 200... (Continue reading)

Pilots in Virgin Galactic crash were Cal Poly alums

The two men piloting a test spaceflight that crashed in the Mojave Desert on Friday are Cal Poly alums who graduated from the university’s aerospace engineering program. [KSBY] Michael Alsbury, 39, and Peter Siebold, 43, were flying the Virgin Galactic... (Continue reading)

Spacecraft on secret mission to land at Vandenberg

An unmanned U.S. Air Force spacecraft on a classified mission is expected to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base, possibly as soon as this week. [Pacific Coast Business Times] The Boeing-built X-37B robotic space plane launched on a rocket from... (Continue reading)