The men's personal care product company AXE has teamed up with famed moonwalker Buzz Aldrin to send 22 people into space, and make sure they smell nice doing it. The company on Wednesday kicked off its new AXE Apollo Space Academy, an online contest that promises to send 22 winners to the edge of sp Full story
An artistic rendition of the Dream Chaser vehicle launching into space.
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle , the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:48 a.m. June 16. OTV-2, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 5, 2011, conducted on-orbit experiments for 469 days during its mission. The X-37B is t
An artist's illustration of the unmanned X-37B space plane during re-entry.
An X-37B robotic space plane sits on the Vandenberg Air Force base runway during post-landing operations on Dec. 3, 2010. Personnel in self-contained protective atmospheric suits conduct initial checks on the robot space vehicle after its landing. This same craft is due to launch again in fall 2012.
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center image shows the on-orbit functions for the reusable X-37 space plane, now under the wing of the U.S. Air Force.
This size chart shows how the Boeing-built X-37B robot space plane compares with NASA's space shuttle, a larger version of the spacecraft called the X-37C and an Atlas 5 rocket.