Check out DARPA's cutting-edge, satellite-launching fighter jet
Feb 17, 2015

The task of actually launching a satellite into space is one of the hardest parts of the equation. So DARPA has built a fighter jet to hopefully replace all those pricey rockets.

Duck! Chunks of Russia's failed Martian probe about to crash
Dec 16, 2012

Remember a few months ago when it seemed like space junk was falling out of the sky every other week or so? We thought we were done with that, right? No such luck. Start watching the skies, because Russia's crippled Mars probe is about to come tumbling down.

You've got to be kidding! ANOTHER satellite is going to crash?
Dec 15, 2012

Remember how last week NASA said one of their satellites was falling back to Earth and it had a 1 in 3,200 chance of killing someone? Well, we all escaped, but guess what? There's another satellite set to fall soon, and this time the odds of death by space junk are even higher.

That dying satellite we told you about? Duck! It could crash Friday
Dec 15, 2012

It's a bird! It's a plane! (No, it's a giant satellite heading toward Earth!) In September, we reported that the German Roentgen Satellite (ROSAT) was on the loose. The rogue piece of equipment is still charging towards Earth and is expected to land within the week.