Monday, April 11, 2016

Good News In Space

Good news #1: Space X finally did it. They successfully landed the Falcon 9 first stage on a drone ship. The recovered rocket will now be put in a test bed to see if it really can be reused. If it passes the test, then it might fly again in June - which would mark the first commercial flight of a reused rocket stage.

Good news #2: The Kepler space telescope went spontaneously into "Emergency mode" some time between April 4 and April 7. They've apparently regained control of the craft (which has been in trouble before) and hope to resume operations soon.