The Falcon HTV-2 was expected to glide through the upper atmosphere at speeds up to Mach 20, but the flight ended prematurely in the Pacific.
A Japanese cargo ship is on track for berthing at the International Space Station next week, carrying five tons of supplies and equipment, including a small research aquarium and other science gear.
According to the official Portal blog, Wheatley has been launched into space with the Japanese HTV-3 resupply craft headed for the International Space Station.
In June 1943, Lockheed made a bold pitch to the U.S. Army that it could build a jet fighter, and build it fast. Since then, the Skunk Works has conjured up the U-2, the SR-71, the F-117, and more, and it's still going strong.
Successful launch of new unmanned cargo craft on space station resupply mission Thursday is major milestone for the international program as shuttle retirement looms.
The U.S. Army's Advanced Hypersonic Weapon can travel about five times the speed of sound and strike anywhere on Earth in less than an hour.
We watched London picking up the pieces, stock markets oscillate wildly, and a hypersonic military plane disappear over the Pacific.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian, an Italian, and an American is on the way to the International Space Station after a smooth launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Two space station crew members and a wealthy tourist--Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté--rocketed safely into orbit Wednesday aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
Google gets into the social gaming biz, because it turns out that social gaming addiction is the key to all social media success. Well, and a 5% cut of the profits compared to Facebook's 30%. Nice move, Google. Scotland Yard is using Britain's huge network of spy cams plus facial recognition software to track down looters, DARPA just ditched millions of our dollars somewhere over the Pacific (again), and Computer Love plays it safe.