A blazing fireball appeared over the northern Murmansk region of Russia last week. Recorded with dashboard cameras, the explosion evokes the February 2013 meteorite explosion over the city of Chelyabinsk, which injured more than 1,200 people.
After a two day trip, a SpaceX cargo mission carrying resupply items including a robotic astronaut's legs, microbes gathered by cheerleaders, and lettuce seedlings arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday.
On Easter Sunday, SpaceX will deliver a pair of legs to 'Robonaut.' This is the next big step in NASA's quest to develop robotic helpers for astronauts. With legs, the 8-foot Robonaut will be able to do chores for the human crew on the International Space Station.
The Dragon capsule is expected to arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday. Friday's launch was the first experiment with a new landing system designed to return the first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to its launch pad.
After completing all of its goals and then some, NASA's LADEE orbiter took increasingly daring passes, skimming closer and closer to the moon surface, ultimately crashing just days before it would have run out of fuel.