Down to Earth
Check out this new video posted by SpaceX from their recent rocket landing:
It's a bird, it's a plane… https://t.co/hdpkXTvLm3
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) June 3, 2016
The iconic Arecibo Observatory may be shut down.
A large meteor burned up spectacularly near Phoenix, Arizona last week.
The only launch of the past week was a Russian Rokot booster carrying a remote-sensing satellite.
Astronauts on the International Space Station will enter their new expandable module, BEAM, for the first time today.
Part of a Russian rocket, still in space after a launch many years ago, exploded in orbit last week.
Some exciting upcoming launches include a Delta IV Heavy from Florida on the 9th and another Falcon 9 on the 14th (as always, check out the “2016 in spaceflight” Wikipedia page for a good summary).
Around the Solar System
ESA’s Rosetta probe has confirmed the existence of the amino acid glycine in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.