September 30th, 2011
10:55 AM ET

SpaceX releases future-of-spaceflight concept

Elon Musk's SpaceX has been working hard to advance commercial spaceflight, pushing NASA to allow flights to ISS on an accelerated schedule and making bold claims about flights to the Moon and beyond.

Check out this (pretty awesome, I think) concept video of SpaceX's plans for the future: a fully reusable spacecraft.


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September 30th, 2011
10:22 AM ET

Failure Is Not An Option

"Gene Kranz (foreground, back to camera), an Apollo 13 Flight Director, watches Apollo 13 astronaut and lunar module pilot Fred Haise onscreen in the Mission Operations Control Room, during the mission's fourth television transmission on the evening of April 13, 1970. Shortly after the transmission, an explosion occurred that ended any hope of a lunar landing and jeopardized the lives of the crew."

Source: NASA

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September 30th, 2011
10:15 AM ET


Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to a few Twitter accounts that tweet about astronomy, the scientific study of celestial objects, space, and the universe as a whole.


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