SpaceX Launch: Next Attempt Is Today; Watch It Live

SpaceX, a private space company, is planning again today to launch its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Its first attempt to launch this mission was scratched on Monday because of a helium leak.

The live webcast begins at 11:45 PST and the launch itself is scheduled for 12:25, though SpaceX notes that the weather isn’t ideal.”

More info at KQED Science.

With Planned Crash, NASA Lunar Mission Comes to End

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft slammed into the moon early Friday morning, as planned, but a few days earlier than NASA officials expected.

The crash, which occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 1:22 a.m. Eastern time, brought to a successful end a six-month, $280 million mission to study the tenuous envelope of gases and dust surrounding the moon.”

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