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November 11, 2019

SpaceX to Launch 60 Starlink Satellites for Megaconstellation Today. Here’s How to Watch

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink internet satellites to join its growing megaconstellation in orbit today (Nov. 11) and you can watch it live online. […]
November 10, 2019

Why Astronomers Worry About the Brightness of SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation

SpaceX is planning to launch the second installment of its Starlink megaconstellation on Monday (Nov. 11), and astronomers are waiting to see — well, precisely what they will […]
November 8, 2019

Astronaut preparing for ISS mission with reduced crew

WASHINGTON — A NASA astronaut flying to the International Space Station next spring could be the only American on the station for an extended period because […]
November 7, 2019

Can We Genetically Engineer Humans to Survive Missions to Mars?

We might one day combine tardigrade DNA into our own cells. Will we one day combine tardigrade DNA with our cells to go to Mars? Chris […]
November 6, 2019

Discovering Extraterrestrial Life Would Be Slow and Uncertain

No, no, no — huh, maybe. Zoom in? Hmm. Go back. Eh, I’m not sure. Maybe we can get a better angle? Scientists have spent long […]
November 5, 2019

Boeing Tests Starliner Spacecraft’s Launch Abort System for Rocket Emergencies

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crewed vehicle aced a crucial safety test this morning (Nov. 4) in the New Mexico desert. Called a pad abort test, the drill checked the […]
November 4, 2019

NASA Science, Cargo Heads to Space Station on Northrop Grumman Mission

On the 19th anniversary of the arrival of the first crew to live aboard the International Space Station, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its […]
November 2, 2019

FOUR ASTRONAUTS WILL STAY ON THE MOON FOR TWO WEEKS

Two NASA scientists just shared fascinating new details about the agency’s planned Moon mission. During Wednesday’s annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, John Connolly and […]
October 31, 2019

NASA Assigns Chris Cassidy to Next Space Station Crew, Holds Media Briefing

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy will return to the International Space Station next April. Cassidy will join his crewmates – Russian space agency Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin – […]