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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…

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? [caption id=”attachment_15139″…

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…

NASA launches year-long celebration of moon landing but Buzz Aldrin missing amid controversy

Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the…

Take a Virtual Walk on the Moon in New York City!

NEW YORK — Forty-nine years after Neil Armstrong took his first “small step” on the lunar surface, Samsung has…

MIT’s ‘Orbit Weaver’ Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a…

Who’s Out There?— Ozone? What Else?

Could seasonal variations in atmospheric content provide evidence for life on exoplanets? Sounds better than just a sniff of…

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…

Science Teachers at National Conference to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Atlanta will…

NASA’s Ailing Robonaut 2 Will Return from Space for Long-Overdue Repairs

NASA‘s robotic astronaut, Robonaut 2, is…

NASA Astronauts Take Spacewalk Outside Space Station: Watch It Live

Update: NASA TV is back on the air this morning after the…

Japanese astronaut apologizes for spreading ‘fake news’ after claiming to have grown 3.5 inches while in space

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese astronaut

NASA’s new 60th anniversary logo depicts ‘historic past and inspiring future’

January 3, 2018 — NASA is marking its 60th anniversary year with a new commemorative logo. The aviation and space agency…

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, who died Thursday, gave us one of the best space photos ever

An astronaut floats alone with the blackness of space behind him and the…

NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on Thursday, landing…

The place spacecraft go to die

China‘s Tiangong-1 space station is…

International Space Station

What Did It Take to Build the International Space Station?

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

4th July in Space: How Will the Astronauts Celebrate?

Today (July 4), people all across the U.S. will celebrate Independence Day with cookouts, flags and fireworks. On the…

Did Life on Earth Come From Outer Space?

A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. Where did life come from? It remains one the biggest…

How Former Astronaut Leroy Chiao Turned His Dream of Space into a Reality

Leroy Chiao is the CEO and co-founder of OneOrbit LLC, a…

Ten ways that astronauts are helping you stay healthy

Astronauts on the International Space Station are growing crystals that…

Become a Citizen of the Asgardia Space Nation With 300kb of Data

Asgardia will launch its first satellite later this year. Scientists behind the ‘space nation’ Asgardia will take the first…

Astronauts Record Awesome Welcome Video for NASA’s 2017 Recruits

It is the ultimate orientation film: NASA astronauts on

SpaceX sticks 11th rocket landing after launching first used Dragon capsule

Five ground landings attempted and five ground landings achieved Another one of

NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

American astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conducted an emergency spacewalk…

Astronauts to replace faulty electronics unit in unscheduled ISS spacewalk

WASHINGTON — NASA astronauts…

Astronaut’s Time-Lapse Video Features Auroras and Brilliant Sunrise

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet caught stunning views of auroras and a…

Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

Two papers analyze new precision data from the AMS-02 instrument on the ISS.

NASA TV Coverage Set for 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer…

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy…

Astronaut Loses Space Blanket During Historic Spacewalk

While setting a record for the most spacewalks by a woman, American Peggy…

How To Build A Space Suit That’s Actually (Sort Of) Comfortable

After decades of heavy and cumbersome suits, astronauts are getting an upgrade. No one ever donned a space suit because…

BOEING’S NEW SPACESUITS LOOK LIKE A BIG UPGRADE FROM NASA’

MORE COMFORTABLE, LESS UGLY, AND (HOPEFULLY) JUST AS FUNCTIONAL Some day soon, private companies are expected to take over the…

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Mars

Hello again. Last time out, we reminded ourselves of the awesome majesty that surrounds us each and every…

THIS IS HOW ORION ASTRONAUTS MIGHT PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM RADIATION STORMS

Everyone needs a good backup plan. Especially when you’re hurtling through deep space…

JEFF WILLIAMS BREAKS U.S. RECORD FOR MOST DAYS IN SPACE

CUMULATIVE RECORD: 520 DAYS AND COUNTING Congratulations are in order. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams just broke the U.S. record for…

Aspiring Astronauts: 4 Best Degrees for a Shot at Working for NASA

If you want to work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)…

Watch live as 2 astronauts install a ‘parking spot’ on the Space Station

On Friday, two astronauts will step outside of the

ASTRONAUTS COULD GET RIPPED ON THEIR WAY TO MARS

Spending six to nine months hurtling toward Mars in a 316-

NASA IS PUTTING SPACEX’S CREW DRAGON THROUGH THE WRINGER

MAKING SURE THE CAPSULE PERFORMS WELL UNDER PRESSURE In a spacecraft that’s built to carry humans, the “

NASA Wants to Light a Space Fire for Science!

One of an astronaut‘s worst nightmares is having their spacecraft catch on fire. Not…

NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program Can’t Afford Another Reset From the Next President

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden likely expected a better reception when he testified before the Senate appropriators on…

A Doctor is spending a year in Antarctica to Research the Isolation of Space

One thousand kilometres from the Antarctic coast, a 12-strong crew is overwintering at…

Three Astronauts launch to The Space Station Today

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to blast off from Kazakhstan…

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

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

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s ‘cryptic message about seeing aliens in space’

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly…

NASA Is Going to Light a ‘Large Fire’ on a Spaceship

On a press call this afternoon, NASA and its research partners discussed several

NASA Showcases Augmented Reality Tech in Space By Making a Skype Call

Back in November, we reported that Microsoft was sending a couple of…

NASA Test Fires SLS Flight Engine Destined to Launch Astronauts Back to the Moon

NASA engineers have successfully test fired the first flight engine destined to power the agency’s mammoth new SLS rocket…

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn’t actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX “You…

Astronaut Scott Kelly fought off aliens in space with Microsoft’s HoloLens

Think augmented and virtual reality…

NASA Mission To Send Astronauts To An Asteroid Falls Behind Schedule

As part of NASA’s “Journey to…

Scott Kelly’s Year In Space Convinced Him We Need to Save the Planet

After 340 days aboard the International Space Station—the longest stretch for any…

NASA’s Scott Kelly Grew 2 Inches: The Body After a Year in Space

After living for nearly a year aboard the International…

Former Fermilab Physicist Aims To Build A ‘Star Trek’-Style Antimatter Engine

Humankind may dream of one day traveling to other star systems like

The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Views on NASA and Space Exploration

Want to get to Mars? Well, NASA needs money…

Astronaut Scott Kelly Back On Earth After Setting Record Space Flight

American astronaut Scott Kelly, 52,…

Watch Astronaut Scott Kelly Return Home After A Year In Space

After a record-breaking stint in space, astronaut

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…

After nearly a year in space, Scott Kelly prepares for his return

On March 1, 2016, NASA astronaut

Congress wants to make it harder for the president to change NASA’s long-term plans

NASA’s priorities are vulnerable to new presidential administrations, but a bill debated today…

NASA awards SpaceX with five more cargo missions to the ISS

NASA has ordered five more missions from SpaceX…

Why NASA Received A Record Number Of Astronaut Applications And What They Can Expect Next

Over 18,300 people have applied to join NASA’s latest astronaut class, breaking the previous record…

Boeing’s Starliner Capsule For Astronauts Completes Water Test

Boeing and SpaceX are racing to become…

watch spacex test its parachutes for the crew dragon

 SpaceX is one of two companies vying to…

A Space Station, With Surveillance Cameras for Hire

LONDON — The two cameras sit on the Russian part of the

The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned From Astronaut Scott Kelly’s AMA

astronaut Scott Kelly on Saturday hosted a Reddit “Ask…

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Did an AMA From Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly has been aboard the

Astronauts just made flowers bloom in space – but they’re not actually the first

NASA is celebrating a space plant victory: Over…

NASA’s Not Ready to Go to Mars, Panel Finds

The new annual report from the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an external advisory group that makes safety…

Tim Peake tweets spacewalk selfie

UK astronaut

British astronaut Tim Peake ‘exhilarated’ to make first spacewalk

LONDON — British

NASA says yes to Dream Chaser

During a televised briefing on Thursday (January 14, 2016), NASA announced its new…

Astronaut Tim Peake pays tribute to Bowie from space

LONDON  — Here he is, sitting in a tin can, far above the…

Aliens, bunny-killing rovers, and a Moon base: What all is NASA “hiding”?

Spend any time around NASA public affairs specialists, as I do, and you’ll…

Congress wants nasa to create a deep space habitat by 2018

NASA may dream of sending humans to

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

Nasa sent the International Space Station Ridley Scott’s The Martian and Alien to watch over Christmas

220 miles away, orbiting the earth, floats the International Space Station (ISS),…

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program…

Astronaut Tim Peake: Life in space is ‘absolutely spectacular’

UK astronaut Tim Peake says…

Congress wants to give NASA $19.3 billion next year, even more than Obama asked for

NASA, the perennially underfunded space agency, woke up to…

The Astronaut Hopeful’s Manifesto: An Applicant’s Guide To NASA Astronaut Selection

I am an astronaut hopeful – one of thousands of people who somehow never…

Three More Astronauts To The International Space Station

Three new crewmembers will launch to the International SpaceStation aboard a Soyuz spacecraft early Tuesday (Dec. 15), and you can…

NASA now accepting applications for the Astronaut Candidate Program

For the first time in four years, NASA is accepting

Tim Peake: a man on a (space) mission

The area cleared around the Soyuz rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan…

NASA hacker says agency removes aliens from photos, faked moon landing

Gary McKinnon is back in the news. McKinnon, a British computer whiz who was…

esa astronaut will run the london marathon from space

In April, while runners wait eagerly at the starting line for the

NASA orders first crewed mission from SpaceX to the ISS

NASA has officially ordered its first commercial crew mission from private spaceflight company

Scott Kelly Twitter photos have UFO hunters buzzing

Scott Kelly has been in space for 236 days as of…

Astronaut tweets shot of ‘UFO’ taken from International Space Station

Alien believers claim US astronaut Scott Kelly, who is the first…

Power cut on international space station can’t be repaired until 2016

The International Space Station has had a power cut and

NASA reviews progress of habitat development for deep-space exploration

A November meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Advanced Exploration Systems division has discussed the…

Bizarre ‘donut UFO’ vanishes after International Space Station camera spots it

The latest sighting comes just days after viral reports that the US

NASA’s next astronaut class could be the first to go to Mars

The next class of astronauts picked by NASA could be the first to go to Mars. NASA put out a…

JOSEPH M. ACABA

Joseph Michael “Joe” Acaba (born May 17, 1967) is an educator, hydrogeologist, and 

Astronaut Scott Kelly to break US spaceflight record

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

WATCH LIVE: NASA Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside ISS

From NASA: “U.S. astronauts Scott Kelly…

In Space, No One Can Hear You Sneeze

Astronauts are known for being in peak physical condition. But just like everyone else, occasionally they do get sick. Despite…

Concept for NASA’s monster rocket passes critical test

The design for NASA’s future monster rocket —…

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