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May 13, 2019

How Do Engineers Design & Build Rockets?

It seems like NASA and SpaceX are launching rockets every other month, carrying astronauts and supplies to their low Earth orbit destination on the International Space […]
May 12, 2019

NASA would like you to record memories of the first Moon landing

Apollo 11’s big moment turns 50 in July If you remember where you were when astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon’s surface for the first […]
May 10, 2019

Jeff Bezos unveils his sweeping vision for humanity’s future in space

“It’s time to go back to the Moon—this time to stay.” WASHINGTON D.C.—The world’s richest person, Jeff Bezos, unveiled his sweeping vision for humanity on Thursday […]
May 9, 2019

Crew Dragon parachutes failed in recent test

WASHINGTON — A test of parachutes for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft did not go as planned last month, NASA and SpaceX confirmed May 8. During a […]
May 8, 2019

Even If We Can Stop a Dangerous Asteroid, Being Human May Mean We Don’t Succeed

To err is human, and that saying doesn’t magically become moot just because the stakes are high. That was the message political and legal experts offered […]
May 7, 2019

Space Adventures reaches settlement with would-be lunar tourist

WASHINGTON — Space tourism company Space Adventures has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought nearly two years ago by a man who signed up for […]
May 6, 2019

NASA outlines plan for 2024 lunar landing

WASHINGTON — While the administration continues to work on a revised budget request for carrying out the new goal of landing humans on the moon in […]
May 6, 2019

An asteroid’s water may offer clues to the origin of life on Earth

Nine years ago, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) made history when its Hayabusa probe successfully brought samples of the asteroid Itokawa back to Earth. It was […]
May 4, 2019

SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations that […]