Having mastered fictional renderings of spaceflight, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams has turned his attention to a real space drama, with a series of Web-based documentaries about a Google-backed race to the moon.
By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times NASA has reached a milestone in its development of the Space Launch System, or SLS, which is set to be the most powerful rocket ever and may one day take astronauts to Mars. After completing a critical design review, Boeing Co. has finalized a $2.8 billion contract with the […]
By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times NASA scrubbed the launch of a Delta II rocket Tuesday, 46 seconds before it was to carry the agency’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite into orbit. The space agency blamed a failure of the water suppression system of the liftoff pad at Vandenberg Air Force Station. The launch has been […]