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March 22, 2020

Soyuz launches 34 OneWeb satellites

WASHINGTON — Arianespace launched 34 small broadband satellites for OneWeb March 21, expanding the startup’s constellation to 74 satellites in low Earth orbit. Arianespace’s Soyuz rocket […]
March 21, 2020

Coronavirus precautions are changing life for NASA astronaut’s launch to space station

“It’s not like any other time in our lives.” NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is ready to take-off for a six month trip to the International Space Station. […]
March 20, 2020

NASA targets May for Crew Dragon test flight

WASHINGTON — NASA announced March 18 it plans to perform a crewed flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, with two NASA astronauts on board, as soon […]
March 19, 2020

NASA Remembers Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden

Former astronaut Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot on the Apollo 15 lunar landing, passed away March 18, 2020, in Texas. “I’m deeply saddened to hear […]
March 18, 2020

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has advice for getting through quarantine

The Apollo 11 astronaut spent three weeks in an isolation chamber that didn’t have the best seals. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is no stranger to being in […]
March 17, 2020

NASA selects finalists for next small astrophysics mission

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected four finalists for the agency’s next small astrophysics mission, including both spacecraft and International Space Station experiments to study a wide […]
March 16, 2020

Who’s Out There–Anyone Need Water?

First a quick review of the “Firsts” that NASA has reported. Planet Hunter found the first “Earth-size Habitable Zone World.” Their TESS mission found the first […]
March 15, 2020

NASA takes Gateway off the critical path for 2024 lunar return

WASHINGTON — A revised plan for returning astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2024 will no longer rely on the use of a lunar […]
March 14, 2020

What Is the “Impossible” Black Hole in the Milky Way

Black holes, the colloquial name for massive gravitational singularities that exist in the universe, have been in the news a lot this past year. Scientists were […]