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February 10, 2019

Orion Span falls far short of funding goal to support its commercial space station ambitions

WASHINGTON — A startup with visions of developing private space stations raised only a small fraction of the funding it sought in a recent equity crowdfunding […]
February 9, 2019

Something Is Not Quite Right In the Universe, Ultraprecise New Measurement Reveals

Something isn’t quite right in the universe. At least based on everything physicists know so far. Stars, galaxies, black holes and all the other celestial objects […]
February 7, 2019

NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts Today

NASA will pay tribute today (Feb. 7) to the 17 astronauts who died in the agency’s three spaceflight tragedies. NASA is holding a series of ceremonies […]
February 6, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch moves to March, risking Falcon Heavy delays

The planning date for the launch debut of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft has been pushed to no earlier than (NET) March 2019 per sources familiar with the […]
February 5, 2019

What will we name the solar system’s next planet?

Even in space, bureaucracy exists. In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” This had two main effects on our solar system: it reduced the number of […]
February 4, 2019

SpaceX test fires the massive new engine for its next big rocket

You’re gunna wanna turn on your speakers for this one SpaceX has just completed its first test fire of a full-scale Raptor engine, which will be […]
February 3, 2019

Boeing’s astronaut taxi is a go, will launch a test flight next month

Boeing had problems in the development of their spacecraft, the Starliner, when a propellant leak occurred during testing last year. But now those problems have been overcome and […]
February 2, 2019

China is beating the United States in the new space race

China, seeking to overcome their “century of humiliation,” wants to become the next lunar power and best America in the process. The Chinese are beginning to […]
February 1, 2019

Ocean Moons, Promising Targets in Search for Life, Could Be Dead Inside

For more than two decades, scientists have wondered whether extraterrestrial life may be flourishing deep below the icy coatings boasted by moons in our outer solar system. Spacecraft […]