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August 12, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe blasts off on epic journey to ‘touch the Sun’

The probe lit up the night sky as it blasted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT. “It was a really clean launch,” Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator […]
August 10, 2018

Trump’s Space Force aims to create ‘American dominance in space’ by 2020

What the heck is a Space Force? We finally (sort of) know. In an announcement at the Pentagon yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary […]
August 9, 2018

The secret to Mars’ past warmth could be beneath Curiosity’s wheels

Minerals forming in ancient lake bottom could have boosted greenhouse effect. Mars is mostly a red pile of mysteries. In its youth, it was clearly a […]
August 8, 2018

Space Rock in the Crosshairs! Japanese Spacecraft Takes Close-Up Images of Target Asteroid

A Japanese sample-return spacecraft just gave its destination asteroid a special close-up. As Hayabusa2 swept to only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) above the surface of 162173 […]
August 7, 2018

Parker Solar Probe will go 25 times closer to the sun and withstand 520 times the solar intensity

The Parker Solar Probe should be launched August 11, 2018 on a Delta IV Heavy class launch vehicle and an upper stage based on the STAR-48B […]
August 6, 2018

Later this year, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch its biggest batch of satellites yet

The 71-satellite rideshare, coordinated by Spaceflight Industries, includes art exhibits and a high school probe Later this year, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch more […]
August 5, 2018

Commercial Crew Astronauts Prepare for Launch — What Will They Wear?

SpaceX and Boeing are working to launch commercial crewed vehicles into space — so what will the astronauts wear? As part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, SpaceX and […]
August 4, 2018

NASA names astronauts for first American flight to International Space Station since 2011

NASA has named the astronauts chosen to fly on commercial spacecraft made by Boeing and SpaceX to and from the International Space Station, the research laboratory […]
August 3, 2018

NASA will name 1st astronauts to fly commercial spacecraft to International Space Station

1st flights of Boeing, SpaceX ships expected in 2019. Watch LIVE at starting 11 a.m. ET The first astronauts to fly to the International Space Station […]