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May 18, 2020

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe starts sun observation marathon

NASA’s sun-grazing spacecraft is gathering the most data ever on its upcoming skim past our star, with instruments turned on for nearly two months. Parker Solar […]
May 16, 2020

NASA and ‘Kerbal Space Program’ challenge gamers to recreate historic SpaceX launch to space station

You have until May 27 to enter. It’s safe to say NASA is pumped up for SpaceX’s historic Crew Dragon launch. After all, the planned May 27 liftoff will mark […]
May 15, 2020

Astronauts enter a routine quarantine for historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch

The crew is two weeks away from a historic launch. Two NASA astronauts entered quarantine today (May 13) to prepare for a historic launch to space […]
May 14, 2020

NASA refines plans for launching Gateway and other Artemis elements

WASHINGTON — NASA is making several changes to its plans to return humans to the surface of the moon by 2024, including launching the first two […]
May 13, 2020

SpaceX has released a Crew Dragon simulator, so you can endure the terror of space from home

Space is a terrifying place devoid of oxygen and mercy, and you should never go there. But if you insist on spitting in Death’s eye and […]
May 12, 2020

UAE to select next astronauts in January

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates plans to double the size of its astronaut corps by early next year with the selection of two new astronauts […]
May 11, 2020

China’s new spacecraft—which resembles a Crew Dragon—just landed

China now has a capsule potentially capable of returning from the Moon. China’s new—and as yet unnamed—spacecraft safely returned to Earth on Friday after a three-day […]
May 10, 2020

Asteroid sneaks past satellites in one of the closest flybys on record

No one saw it coming until it was right on top of us. More like above us, actually. A previously unseen asteroid the size of a […]
May 9, 2020

New Chinese spacecraft landing marks step toward future crewed lunar missions

HELSINKI — A successful high-speed reentry and landing of a new Chinese spacecraft Friday marked a step toward the country sending astronauts to the moon and […]