April 3, 2020

Virgin Orbit selects Japanese airport as launch site

WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit announced April 2 it has identified an airport in Japan as a potential site for launch operations, joining airports in the United […]
April 2, 2020

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

In the next few decades, NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), China, and Russia all plan to create outposts on the lunar surface that will allow […]
April 1, 2020

NASA Adds Shannon Walker to First Operational Crewed SpaceX Mission

NASA has assigned astronaut Shannon Walker to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station. Walker will join […]
March 30, 2020

Astronauts, ‘Star Trek: Picard’ actor & more remind us of the bigger picture in face of coronavirus

“We need to leave this as crew of spaceship Earth, not as passengers.” Astronauts from around the world gathered to chat alongside scientists, doctors and celebrities […]
March 29, 2020

SpaceX has won a big NASA contract to fly cargo to the Moon

“This is another critical piece of our plan to return to the Moon sustainably.” Last summer, NASA put out a call for companies who would be willing to […]
March 27, 2020

NASA requesting proposals for Orion engine

WASHINGTON — NASA is seeking bids to develop a new engine for its Orion spacecraft that will effectively be a plug-in replacement for the shuttle-era engine […]
March 26, 2020

Future space telescopes may probe Titan-like exoplanets

The haze rich around Saturn’s moon Titan could be visible around similar exoplanets. Saturn’s huge moon Titan is one of the most intriguing worlds in the solar system. […]
March 25, 2020

SpaceX reports problem during Crew Dragon parachute test

WASHINGTON — SpaceX said March 24 that one of the final parachute tests for its Crew Dragon spacecraft went awry, a problem it blamed on the […]
March 23, 2020

Study recommends minimizing elements for Artemis lunar lander

WASHINGTON — A study by a space propulsion company concludes that a human return to the moon by 2024 will require minimizing the launches needed for […]