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A Heavenly Quartet

If you stay up a little past midnight tonight (April 24), you will see in the southeastern sky an amazing gathering of bright celestial objects. Weather permitting, at around 1 a.m. (your local time) this…


Debris in fuel tank may have caused Antares explosion

Last October’s explosion of Orbital ATK Inc’s Antares rocket may have been triggered when debris inadvertently left in a fuel tank traveled into the booster’s main engine, two people familiar with investigations into the accident…



Antares ready to go

Tonight the Antares rocket is slated to launch from the Wallops facility in Virginia. The operations chief says this will be the loudest launch from this platform up “north” in the US. From the Orbital…