March 13, 2020

Russian crew swap should not impact next ISS mission

WASHINGTON — As Russian officials give their final approval for the crew of the next Soyuz mission to the International Space Station, NASA’s space station manager […]
March 12, 2020

China’s Mars mission likely still on track for July launch despite coronavirus outbreak

China’s first interplanetary mission still seems poised for liftoff this July. China is planning to launch its first solo interplanetary mission in July, but the new coronavirus has […]
March 11, 2020

Did German physicists accidentally discover dark matter in 2014?

What if dark matter was sitting in data from a German laboratory all along? Could we have already discovered dark matter? That’s the question put forth in […]
March 10, 2020

Space industry sees growing effects of coronavirus outbreak by Jeff Foust — March 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — As the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak grows worldwide, executives believe the space industry will not be immune from its effects but also […]
March 9, 2020

This gas-giant exoplanet has water-rich clouds. Here’s why it thrills astronomers.

Three teams of astronomers have been fascinated by an alien world known as K2-18b. But what’s all the fuss about? In September, two teams announced that they had found signs […]
March 8, 2020

SpaceX launches the last flight of its original Dragon cargo capsule

Don’t worry, Dragon 2 will be here soon Late last night, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on the company’s 20th cargo mission to the […]
March 7, 2020

NASA declares Starliner mishap a “high visibility close call”

“We could have lost a spacecraft twice during this mission.” After pondering the totality of issues that arose during a December test flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft this […]
March 6, 2020

Nasa’s next Mars rover will be called Perseverance

The American space agency has a new name for the rover it will be sending to the Red Planet this summer. To date, the project has […]
March 5, 2020

Inside Elon Musk’s plan to build one Starship a week—and settle Mars

“I think we need, probably, on the order of 1,000 ships.” BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas—How badly does Elon Musk want to get to Mars? Let me […]