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December 26, 2019

7 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT BECOMING A NASA ASTRONAUT

7 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT BECOMING A NASA ASTRONAUT Many people want to become astronauts when they grow up. Sometimes it’s the simple wonder one feels when […]
December 24, 2019

NASA’s Moon to Mars Plans, Artemis Lunar Program Gets Fast Tracked in 2019

In 2019, NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the agency’s Apollo 11 Moon landing, the most historic moment in space exploration, while also making significant progress toward putting […]
December 23, 2019

To Astrobee or Not to Bee

I’m sure many of us have grown up watching sci-fi movies with helpful little robots running around assisting the crew. Think Farscape; think Red Dwarf; or […]
December 22, 2019

Boeing’s new Starliner spacecraft lands in the desert after shaky first flight to space

Back on land after an abbreviated flight Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, landed safely in the New Mexico desert this morning, bringing a swift […]
December 21, 2019

Starliner suffers “off-nominal” orbital insertion after launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle launched early Dec. 20 on a critical uncrewed test flight, but appeared to suffer thruster […]
December 20, 2019

Boeing Starliner Spacecraft Launches on Historic 1st Mission to Space Station

Update for 7:20 a.m. ET: Boeing has delayed Starliner’s orbit insertion burn because the spacecraft is not at the correct attitude, or orientation. Starliner is in a […]
December 19, 2019

Who’s Out There–1000 TESS Exoplanet Candidates

On November 13, Dr. Courtney Dressing, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at U. C. Berkeley, gave a Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture on “Planetary Systems Orbiting Nearby Stars.” […]
December 18, 2019

Starliner test flight passes launch readiness review

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft passed another in a series of final reviews Dec. 17 as it proceeds towards a critical uncrewed […]
December 17, 2019

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Heavyweight Satellite Into Orbit, Nails Rocket Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its 13th mission of the year Monday (Dec. 16) as a twice-flown Falcon 9 booster took to the skies for the third […]