AS COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT TAKES OFF, THE AVIATION INDUSTRY GETS PROTECTIVE OF AIRSPACE
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on its inaugural flight Image: SpaceX For decades, airplanes and rockets have shared the skies in peace — but recently, satellite launches have started to irk the aviation industry. Whenever a rocket soars to space, it must pass through the airspace that…
Rocket Lab sets date for first commercial launch of its Electron rocket
It’s business time for ‘It’s Business Time’ Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket takes off from New Zealand during its second test flightImage: Rocket Lab US spaceflight startup Rocket Lab is officially open for business and has scheduled its very first commercial launch for later this month….
Scientists pay tribute to the triumph of Stephen Hawking’s life and work
‘A manifestation of amazing willpower and determination.’ Photo by China Photos/Getty Images Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, and scientists around the world are paying tribute to his legacy — not just as a mathematician and astrophysicist, but as a public educator, an…
Pioneering physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76
Stephen Hawking, perhaps the world’s best known scientist, has died, a spokesperson for his family has confirmed. He was 76. “It is with great sadness we announce the death of Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA at the age of 76,” the statement reads….