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November 17, 2018

Live-Action STAR WARS: CASSIAN ANDOR Show Coming to Disney Streaming Service

Actor Diego Luna will reprise his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role as Cassian Andor for an untitled live action TV series which will take […]
November 16, 2018

Russia Will Launch a Cargo Ship to the Space Station Today!

Russia has prepared its next care package for astronauts onboard the International Space Station in a shipment scheduled to blast off today (Nov. 16). The cargo shipment, dubbed […]
November 15, 2018

Sun’s closest solo star may have company

A large planet appears to be orbiting out near the system’s snow line. From the phenomenal success of the Kepler mission and a proliferation of ground-based […]
November 14, 2018

How Much Radiation Are ISS Astronauts Exposed To?

For ISS astronauts, measurements from the crew’s personal dosimeters indicate a range from 12 to 28.8 milli rads per day. The number is not a constant […]
November 12, 2018

Astronaut Rusty Schweickart Looks Back on Apollo 9, and to the Next Asteroid Impact

NASA astronaut Russell Schweickart’s career-defining moment came thanks to a camera problem. During a spacewalk on the Apollo 9 mission, his colleague’s movie camera jammed, and Schweickart was […]
November 11, 2018

Rocket Lab performs first commercial launch

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. The Electron lifted off […]
November 10, 2018

Billionaire Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Initiatives Eyes Private Mission to Seek Alien Life

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — Government agencies may not have a monopoly on life-hunting space missions for much longer. Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for […]
November 9, 2018

NASA certifies Falcon 9 for highest priority science missions

WASHINGTON — NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower […]
November 7, 2018

Here’s How Astronauts Vote in Elections

A special Texas law gives astronauts the opportunity to cast an absentee ballot, of sorts, if they want to vote in an election on Earth. There’s […]