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June 1, 2019

NASA picks three companies to attempt Moon landings in 2020 and 2021

At least two of the three missions will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket. NASA has begun to make good on its promise to use commercial […]
May 31, 2019

NASA still aiming for 2020 first launch of SLS

WASHINGTON — NASA believes it is still possible to perform the first launch of the Space Launch System before the end of 2020 even if the […]
May 30, 2019

Happy Birthday! Spacewalking Cosmonauts Pay Tribute to Pioneering Predecessor

The duo shouted out Alexei Leonov, who performed the first spacewalk in 1965. Two Russian cosmonauts stepped into the vacuum of space today (May 29) to […]
May 29, 2019

UFOs exist and everyone needs to adjust to that fact

The term “UFO” automatically triggers derision in most quarters of polite society. One of Christopher Buckley’s better satires, “Little Green Men,” is premised on a George […]
May 27, 2019

A ball of space mud just pelted Earth—and scientists couldn’t be happier

Space science is always about what’s going on ‘out there’. Sometimes, astronomers must pay attention to what’s falling to Earth, too. That’s precisely what Arizona State […]
May 26, 2019

Boeing completes tests of Starliner thrusters

WASHINGTON — Boeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testing […]
May 24, 2019

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites, begins constellation buildout

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched the first 60 satellites for an internet constellation that could ultimately number 12,000 on a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night. The rocket […]
May 23, 2019

Huge Amount of Water Ice Is Spotted on Mars (It Could Be Long-Lost Polar Ice Caps)

Scientists think they’ve stumbled on a new cache of water ice on Mars — and not just any ice but a layered mix of ice and sand representing […]
May 21, 2019

NASA’s full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost

Still missing? The total cost. And that’s probably by design. In the nearly two months since Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return to the Moon […]