Discovery

April 28, 2020

SpaceX to test Starlink “sun visor” to reduce brightness

WASHINGTON — SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said April 27 that he hopes to test a new way to reduce the brightness of the company’s Starlink […]
April 24, 2020

NASA Contributes Expertise, Ingenuity to COVID-19 Fight

NASA has joined the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) with efforts underway across the country to augment the national response, a few of which were highlighted in […]
April 23, 2020

Starlink passes 400 satellites with seventh dedicated launch

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched its seventh batch of Starlink satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket April 22, growing its internet constellation to 422 satellites in low […]
April 21, 2020

NASA to Host Preview Briefings, Interviews for First Crew Launch with SpaceX

  With the first mission to return human spaceflight launches to American soil now targeted to lift off May 27, NASA will highlight the historic flight […]
April 20, 2020

UAE Mars mission to ship to launch site

WASHINGTON — A Mars orbiter developed by the United Arab Emirates will ship to its launch site in Japan this week, its launch preparations affected by […]
April 19, 2020

NASA announces first SpaceX crewed flight for May 27

A SpaceX rocket will send two American astronauts to the International Space Station on May 27, NASA announced on Friday, the first crewed spaceflight from the […]
April 16, 2020

Mars 2020 remains on track for July launch

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, one of the agency’s highest priorities during the coronavirus pandemic, remains on schedule for a launch in mid-July, officials […]
April 15, 2020

Air Force eyeing technology to monitor space traffic near the moon

A team of space startups received an Air Force contract to develop a concept to collect and manage lunar intelligence. WASHINGTON — Under a U.S. Air […]
April 14, 2020

Bridenstine says Crew Dragon could launch with astronauts at end of May

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he is “fairly confident” that astronauts can fly to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship at the end […]