Sierra Nevada Corporation is developing its Dream Chaser spaceplane to ferry astronauts to Earth orbit and to the International Space Station. See how the Dream Chaser space plane works in this infographic.
After the 8 world records set by the Solar Impulse prototype, when it became the first solar airplane ever to fly through the night, between two continents, and across the United States, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg accomplished the ultimate phase of the adventure: the 2015/16 First Round-The-World Solar Flight.
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An image taken by the Huygens probe after landing on Titan (one of Saturn's moons). Titan is the only moon in our solar system known to have an atmosphere, which is comprised mainly of nitrogen, with some methane and ethane.
On April the private spaceflight company Blue Origin launched its reusable New Shepard rocket and Crew Capsule for the third time and successfully landed them back on Earth. See photos from the test flight here.