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November 27, 2018

NASA’s InSight lander survived ‘seven minutes of terror’ to touch down on Mars

We did it: NASA just landed on Mars again. The first image back from the InSight lander shows just a few pebbles around the surface—which is very […]
November 26, 2018

First SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight set for January

WASHINGTON — NASA has set Jan. 7 as the date for the launch of the first commercial crew test flight, an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that […]
November 25, 2018

NASA’s latest and greatest Mars lander will touch down on the red planet Monday

NASA’s InSight lander has been hurtling through the solar system for over seven months. Now its time has come. InSight — sent to observe Martian earthquakes and study […]
November 24, 2018

Watch a Spaceship Leave Earth in Stunning ISS Video

We’re so used to seeing perfectly-rendered CGI depictions of outer space in movies and video games that seeing the real thing can sometimes feel underwhelming. This […]
November 22, 2018

First SpaceX Crew Dragon test flight set for January

WASHINGTON — NASA has set Jan. 7 as the date for the launch of the first commercial crew test flight, an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that […]
November 21, 2018

NASA’s 2020 rover will search Mars for signs of life

And now we know exactly where it’s going to poke around. NASA has big plans for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover, launching in the summer of 2020 […]
November 20, 2018

Elon Musk renames Big Falcon Rocket to ‘Starship’

SpaceX’s future massive rocket, the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), has a new name. Writing from his personal Twitter account, CEO Elon Musk said that the transportation portion of […]
November 19, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Water-Sensitive Critters?

Salty water on Mars could contain dissolved oxygen, says Katherine Kornei at EOS.org 11/2/18.It might be in Gale Crater, Curiosity’s landing site. The salty watermight be […]
November 18, 2018

Musk hints at further changes in BFR design

WASHINGTON — Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is making more changes to […]