NASA's Robonaut Finally Getting Legs
Otherworldly Ambitions of Elon Musk
LADEE Crashes Down as Planned
Storms Threaten 2nd ISS Launch Try
Which Eclipse Will Be the Best Show?
Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up. This new pair of legs means the robot is going mobile.
Elon Musk reigns over an entrepreneurial landscape of epic proportions, including Tesla and SolarCity. Yet this planet-saving, big-dreaming engineer has his sights on a celestial prize: Mars.
The robotic moon explorer LADEE is no more. Controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after surviving a full lunar eclipse.
SpaceX returned to the launch pad in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the space station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere. The shipment is already over a month late.
The first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses -- that riveting "blood moon" -- has occurred. The tetrad has begun! NASA's eclipse guru calls the phenomenon a relatively frequent occurrence.