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Equality Outta This World – How Women Are Paving the Way for the Final Frontier

One Small Step for (a) Man … “That’s one small step for man, one giant…

Russia’s Proton rocket, which predates Apollo, will finally stop flying

Technical problems, rise of SpaceX are contributing factors. The Russian-manufactured Proton rocket has been flying into space since before humans…

8 perfect astronaut selfies

Earth selfies are so two centuries ago. If you want to impress us, you’ve got to take your picture from…

The proposed Space Force isn’t the first time the United States has tried to militarize space

In 1966, the Air Force sent an uncrewed space station into orbit If Donald Trump’s Space Force idea actually comes…

Climate Change Killed the Aliens, and It Will Probably Kill Us Too, New Simulation Suggests

Did climate change already kill all the aliens we’ve been searching for? According to astrophysicist Adam Frank, it’s certainly a…

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people…

Alan Bean, astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86

Alan Bean, a Navy test pilot and astronaut who walked on the…

Projectile Cannon Shows Asteroid Impacts May Have Made Earth a Watery Planet

Using a high-powered cannon, researchers demonstrated that asteroids can deliver more water to

No Way Out? Aliens on ‘Super-Earth’ Planets May Be Trapped by Gravity

“Super-Earth” planets are giant-size versions of Earth, and some research has suggested that they’re more likely to be habitable…

Netflix film examines why NASA shunned women astronauts in early days

Since then, NASA has begun to redeem itself by taking steps toward gender parity. This June, the world will mark…

Should We Open Some Sealed Apollo Moon Samples?

The Apollo 17 mission in December 1972 surveyed…

Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Dies at Age 85

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, passed away…

International Space Station

What Did It Take to Build the International Space Station?

The International Space Station, also known as the ISS, was a…

Vice President Pence Pledges Renewed Lunar Focus for US Space Agency

The pledge of returning US…

60 years after Sputnik, Russia is lost in space

MOSCOW — Just over 30 years after the

The History of the Orion Spacecraft

We’ve been regularly sending men and women into space since the Space Shuttle program began with the launch…

The Epic Journey of Both Voyager Spacecraft

We dream of going to the stars, but the reality is that we haven’t made it any farther than…

NASA Posts Dozens of Flight Test Videos on YouTube

The space agency is celebrating 70 years of aircraft testing by releasing a trove of old videos showing X-planes,…

China’s Rising Space Ambitions: The modern space race and beyond

It was 8:43 p.m. Beijing Time on Nov….

Risky Business: At Mars Conference, Experts Discuss Threats to Space Travelers

Space will never be a risk-free environment, but there are ways to reduce the risk for crew who…

First Female Space Station Commander Takes Helm Again: Watch Live Today

This morning (April 9), NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will become the first woman to twice command the International Space…

Challenger Center Marks 31st Anniversary of Space Shuttle Tragedy

The Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math…

Heat and Ashes: The Untold Story of the Apollo 1 Fire

Fifty years ago, Henry Rogers stepped off an elevator into an inferno. A quality control inspector at

NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy of Last Man to Walk on Moon

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator

As the Apollo Program Turns 50, This Is How We’ll Celebrate

This year will remember NASA’s historic Apollo program, beginning with the terrible tragedy of Apollo 1. The year 2017 marks…

Luke Skywalker bids farewell to Carrie Fisher, his beloved ‘space-twin’

There has been an outpouring of poignant tributes for Carrie Fisher, but none more touching than that of…

‘Hidden Figures’ is the uplifting NASA story we need right now

It’s a much-needed reminder that black women were crucial to the early…

NASA to Celebrate John Glenn’s Legacy with Memorial Service Today

NASA will celebrate the life and legacy of pioneering astronaut John Glennwith a memorial service at Ohio State University…

‘Godspeed, John Glenn’: Obama leads tributes to US astronaut

US President Barack Obama has led tributes to the astronaut and former senator John Glenn, who died on…

AFTER 20 YEARS, NASA FINALLY FINISHED BUILDING THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

Twenty years ago, scientists began assembling a next-generation telescope that would be…

THIS ROCKET FAILED TO PUT SOVIETS ON THE MOON

It was so cold on February 20, 1969, that the launch was delayed; even the biggest of all Soviet…

The Other First Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, NASA made history by landing the first human explorers on the surface of the Moon….

MYSTERIOUS GREEK DEVICE FOUND TO BE ASTRONOMICAL COMPUTER

Thanks to a decade worth of high-tech imaging, the use of the ancient device called the Antikythera Mechanism can…

WHAT WAS THE MIR SPACE STATION?

On February 20, 1986, a Proton rose off its launchpad in Kazakstan bound for low Earth orbit. Its payload…

This Was How NASA Envisioned a Mars Trip in the 1950s

In the 1950s, NASA was just getting its footing. It became a new agency in 1958, launching its first…

Russia’s Progress Spacecraft: Cargo to the ISS

Progress spacecraft are automated, unpiloted and single-use vehicles that typically deliver fuel and supplies to the International Space Station…

French astronaut: Yuri Gagarin’s exploit to remain in human memory forever

Michel Tognini was the third Frenchman to go into space after Jean-Lou Chretien and Patrick Baudry PARIS, April 12. /TASS/….

WHY SPACEX’S ROCKET LANDING ON A DRONE SHIP IS A BIG DEAL

There couldn’t have been a more perfect launch than yesterday’s. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze was blowing,…

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform

The US aerospace company SpaceX has successfully landed a resusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous…

FORMER ASTRONAUT JOHN GRUNSFELD IS RETIRING FROM NASA

John Grunsfeld has announced he’ll be retiring from NASA at the end of April. Grunsfeld is a…

The First Lunar Orbiter Was Programmed to Sing Communist Anthems from the Moon

On April 3, 1966—50 years ago today—the Soviet Luna 10 satellite became the Moon’s very first orbiter. Following close…

One-Year Astronaut Scott Kelly Retires from NASA

Record-setting NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has handed in his spacesuit. Kelly, who recently wrapped up an unprecedented yearlong mission aboard…

NASA celebrates 50-year anniversary of first spaceship docking in orbit

The Gemini VIII mission that nearly killed its crew March 16 was a…

Meet the First Civilian to Successfully Launch a Rocket Into Space

In 1964, high school dropout Ky Michaelson strapped rockets to a motorcycle and successfully…

Scientists Set to Drill Dinosaur-Killing Impact Crater for the First Time

The Gulf of Mexico, rich in oil deposits, is no stranger…

NASA Astronaut Don Williams, Led Mission to Launch Jupiter Probe, Dies at 74

Donald Williams, a NASA astronaut who commanded a space shuttle mission that…

‘Outer spacey’ music in newly declassified NASA audio confused Apollo 10 astronauts

Declassified audio of the Apollo 10 mission has brought attention to…

Boom! NASA Wants to Bring Back Supersonic X-Planes

NASA wants to revive its storied “X-plane” division, one of the…

Edgar Mitchell obituary: Astronaut saw Earth as a planet in crisis

EDGAR MITCHELL Astronaut 19-9-1930 – 4-2-2016 Becoming the sixth man to walk on the moon was not a wholly positive experience for…

How NASA Broadcast Neil Armstrong Live from the Moon

Apollo 11’s lunar landing and specifically Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the…

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies aged 85

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to…

Challenger: The Science of a Space Shuttle Disaster

Thirty years later, the events of Jan. 28, 1986 have become part of a nation’s shared experience There’s a…

NASA Day of Remembrance: Lost Astronauts Honored Thursday

NASA will honor the memories of its fallen astronauts during a series of special ceremonies Thursday (Jan. 28),…

New Documentary About Challenger Disaster Airs Tonight

A new documentary about the space shuttle Challenger accident airs…

Goodbye, Philae

Philae, the European Space Agency’s comet…

Mission Accomplished! 747-Space Shuttle Exhibit Launches in Houston

HOUSTON — Under a banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished,” Space Center Houston officials…

The Wow! Signal: Aliens or just comets?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – First comets take away our alien megastructures, and…

Meet the First Hispanic American in Space

His first mission, on the shuttle Columbia, launched 30 years ago on Jan. 12, 1986 Growing…

NASA Astronaut to Highlight Space Station History from Orbit

HOUSTON — NASA’s next astronaut to launch to the

Moon Mystery Solved! Apollo Rocket Impact Site Finally Found

A sharp-eyed NASA spacecraft has spotted the final resting place of part of…

How the stage was set for the satellite race

The United States was shocked by Sputnik’s launch on October 4, 1957,…

The day when three NASA astronauts staged a strike in space

Blows on behalf of fair labor treatment don’t always have to come from factory workers. Sometimes they’re delivered by unionized…

Inventions that came out of the space race

Space technology is now used in every day life – watch this video to see the top five

Launch, Landing and Inspiration

Watching last night’s launch and landing of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket stirred…

SpaceX reusable rocket launch and landing test successful

SpaceX sent a rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its…

SEE THE FIERY AWESOMENESS OF A ROCKET LAUNCH FILMED IN 4K

Space has never looked so good. Just one day after private spaceflight company…

The 116 photos NASA picked to explain our world to aliens

If any intelligent life in our galaxy intercepts the Voyager spacecraft, if they…

NASA’s Quest to Reclaim Lost Spacesuits Before They Were Auctioned

What do a military surplus store, an antiques mall in Texas, and the bottom of

The Real Cost Of NASA Missions

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished some pretty spectacular feats of science. Our country has landed…

International Space Station: 15 facts marking 15 years

On Nov. 2, 2000, an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts became the…

International Space Station’s 15 years of hosting astronauts celebrated

The International Space Station has been home to astronauts for 15 consecutive years, and the six that now call…

Apollo astronaut left hidden message on the moon

From the breathtaking impression of footsteps on the lunar soil to the dazzling…

NASA Adds to Evidence of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

High in the skies over Kazakhstan, space-age…

WHY DID APOLLO LUNAR SAMPLES HAVE AMINO ACIDS IN THEM?

Amino acids are fundamental building blocks of life. These molecules combine together into…

Astronaut Scott Kelly to break US spaceflight record

Miami (AFP) – NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will Thursday set a new record…

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Sets US Record for Most Time in Space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has just…

Today is finally ‘Back to the Future’ Day, Internet.

Today, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 is the actual day that Doc Brown,

Nasa releases almost 10,000 stunning never-before-seen images to Flickr

The photographs of Neil Armstrong taking his ‘small step for man’ from

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Mind-Blowing Things You Didn’t Know

This past July marked the 46th anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the moon. You’re probably familiar with the…

The US government reimbursed Buzz Aldrin $33 for his trip to the moon in 1969

Like any other American returning home from a business trip out of the country, former NASA astronaut

See the First Close-Up Photo of Mars Ever Taken

Almost exactly 50 years before the New Horizons probe brought us a new…

Why is Pluto no longer a planet?

Nasa’s New Horizons mission will fly past

Space Shuttle Tech – Take a Look at This Decommissioned Marvel

The space shuttle program were one of the most amazing collection of technology and knowledge the world has ever…

Why Does The International Space Station Have Such A Weird Shape?

I feel like a parent that was just told their child is ugly. As an engineer, I look at…

New lunar crater named after aviation pioneer Earhart

Scientists have discovered a large crater on the Earth-facing side of the

The 5 coolest NASA missions that never happened

NASA is full of ambitious dreamers. But those dreams cost money. And Congress has to approve them first. Ever since…

Apollo 17 and the Case for Returning to the Moon

It’s been two generations since the moon was eclipsed in NASA’s priorities

Spacecraft crash site FOUND ON MOON RIM

NASA boffins are chuffed as ninepence this week to announce that they have…

Four Great Scientists and Their Obvious Mistakes

The great scientists of history are some of the smartest and wisest people who ever lived. These individuals are…

25 Years Ago, NASA Envisioned Its Own ‘Orient Express’

The National Aero-Space Plane was to be a revolutionary…

NASA celebrates 45th anniversary of first moon landing

Forty-five years ago today, Apollo 11 astronauts

Apollo 11 checklist, Mercury-era spacesuit fetch over $111,000 at NYC auction of space items

NEW YORK, N.Y. – An

First Communications Satellite Was a Huge Balloon

We depend on communications satellites. These space-based relay stations are more active than…

Astronaut Hall of Fame to Add Two Record-Setting Space Shuttle Fliers

NASA’s week of tragedy: Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia remembered

It was early evening on Jan. 27, 1967 when tragedy first struck

NASA airs historic Olympic torch spacewalk

On its way to Sochi for the start of the Winter Olympics in February, the 

India launches spacecraft to Mars

India has successfully launched a spacecraft to the

Astronaut Scott Carpenter celebrated at funeral

BOULDER, Colo. — Astronaut Scott Carpenter…

How Voyager Became A Grand Tour

A few weeks ago, NASA announced that Voyager 1 has become history’s first…

Scott Carpenter, Astronaut & Space Pioneer, dies

One of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, died Thursday, Oct. 10.

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