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April 12, 2019

Israel’s Lunar Lander Has Crashed on the Moon

The Beresheet lander would have been the first private lander on the Moon and the first lunar soft-landing by Israel. Instead, engine failures caused it to […]
April 9, 2019

‘Alien’ Lights in Norway Were a NASA Test, Not an Extraterrestrial Visit

Auroras are spectacular light shows, but a recent display in the skies over northern Norway was out of this world — sort of. On Friday (April […]
April 8, 2019

Watch 2 Astronauts Take a Spacewalk Outside the International Space Station Today!

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, NASA is here to help: the agency will be broadcasting live as two astronauts climb outside the International Space […]
April 7, 2019

Veteran NASA Astronauts Inducted into US Astronaut Hall of Fame

Janet Kavandi, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and James Buchli are the latest veteran NASA astronauts to join the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. “The […]
April 6, 2019

A Japanese Probe Just Bombed an Asteroid

Hayabusa2 was launched with a five-gram bullet and an explosive, both meant for the Ryugu asteroid 200 million miles from Earth. Humanity just successfully bombed an […]
April 5, 2019

SpaceIL lander enters lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — SpaceIL announced April 4 that its Beresheet spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon, setting the stage for a landing attempt in a week. […]
April 4, 2019

SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ Starship Prototype Just Aced Its 1st Hop, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX just fired up the “Starhopper” prototype for the company’s planned Starship spacecraft for the first time, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the short rocket […]
April 3, 2019

Why Next-Generation Astronauts Will Need the ‘New Right Stuff’ for Space Travel

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Successful space travel is going to take a lot more than brawn, brains and tech. During a talk at the Beyond the Cradle […]
April 2, 2019

NASA chief says a Falcon Heavy rocket could fly humans to the Moon

Falcon Heavy could augment Space Launch System on road back to the Moon. On Monday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine held a town hall for agency employees […]