SpaceX successfully lands second rocket at sea

SpaceX recorded a second successful at-sea rocket landing on 6 May, when its Falcon-9 booster touched down on a drone ship off the Florida coast. The rocket was used to launch a commercial communications satellite for SKY Perfect, a Japanese network. May 6, 2016

Hubble Telescope captures unprecedented view of Milky Ways galactic core

Nasa’s Hubble telescope has captured an unprecedented view of the galactic core, the rotational centre of the Milky Way galaxy. A new video released by the Hubble team on 3 May shows how the telescope’s infrared camera allowed scientists to peer into the heart of our Milky Way, revealing more than half a million stars. May 5, 2016

Daisy Ridley endorses Nasas first female launch director

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley paid tribute to Nasa’s first female launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson in a video published on 4 May. Ridley described Nasa’s female employees as “heroic” and said they “continually inspire girls to enter the space programme.” May 5, 2016

ESA launches environmental satellite Sentinel-1B

The European Space Agency launched a satellite on 25 April to track the progress of global warming, as part of its Copernicus project. The Sentinel-1B joins its identical twin, Sentinel-1A, in orbit to deliver information for various services, from monitoring ice in polar seas to tracking land subsidence, the ESA said. It will also respond to disasters such as floods. Apr 26, 2016