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August 16, 2019

Virgin Galactic declares Spaceport America ready for SpaceShipTwo

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. — As Virgin Galactic prepares to finish the test program for its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle, the company says the New Mexico spaceport it […]
August 15, 2019

Scientists worry about long-term future of NASA’s Mars exploration program

WASHINGTON — As NASA gears up a decade-long effort to return samples from Mars, some scientists are worried that the campaign may not leave any funding […]
August 14, 2019

Career Options if You Want to Work in Space Exploration

A career in space exploration is probably one of the most difficult paths to pursue. To succeed, you need to meet a slew of qualifications. Completing […]
August 13, 2019

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for […]
August 12, 2019

Watch the Gantry Europe’s New Ariane 6 Rocket Take Its 1st Test Drive

It weighs more than the the Eiffel Tower. A new timelapse video shows the rocket gantry for Europe’s newest booster, the Ariane 6, take its first test […]
August 11, 2019

This seagull-shaped nebula is a hangout for baby stars

It spans 100 light-years from wingtip to wingtip. In a distant arm of the Milky Way—3,700 light-years from Earth, to be exact—a massive, glowing plume of […]
August 10, 2019

Mysterious, Ancient Radio Signals Keep Pelting Earth. Astronomers Designed an AI to Hunt Them Down.

Sudden shrieks of radio waves from deep space keep slamming into radio telescopes on Earth, spattering those instruments’ detectors with confusing data. And now, astronomers are […]
August 9, 2019

Air Force cubesat successfully deployed from Atlas 5 upper stage

On the way to its target orbit, the Atlas’ Centaur upper stage rocket released a cubesat that was riding as a secondary payload. WASHINGTON — The […]
August 8, 2019

Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun

When Israel’s privately funded Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface on April 11, at least one component may have survived relatively unscathed—an archive of human culture […]