European Space Agency

April 5, 2019

SpaceIL lander enters lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — SpaceIL announced April 4 that its Beresheet spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon, setting the stage for a landing attempt in a week. […]
March 22, 2019

NASA Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live!

Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station today (March 22) to replace old batteries on the station’s solar arrays. This will be the first of three […]
March 10, 2019

ArianeGroup says Ariane 6 enters crucial development phase as French auditor warns against SpaceX

WARSAW, Poland — ArianeGroup says this year will be decisive for the Ariane 6 rocket as the program is close to having all its propulsion qualified, […]
January 30, 2019

Dark Energy Gets Weirder: Mysterious Force May Vary Over Time

Dark energy is apparently even more mysterious than astronomers had thought. Scientists first proposed the existence of this invisible force two decades ago, to explain the […]
January 5, 2019

An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station

Astronauts, they’re just like us! To place an outside call from space, please first dial 9. As it turns out, the International Space Station is not […]
December 11, 2018

Earth inspires ‘never-ending sense of awe’ in astronaut Saint-Jacques

LONGUEUIL, Que. — During his first days in the microgravity of space, David Saint-Jacques was transported back to his childhood, the Canadian astronaut told reporters Monday. […]
November 25, 2018

NASA’s latest and greatest Mars lander will touch down on the red planet Monday

NASA’s InSight lander has been hurtling through the solar system for over seven months. Now its time has come. InSight — sent to observe Martian earthquakes and study […]
November 24, 2018

Watch a Spaceship Leave Earth in Stunning ISS Video

We’re so used to seeing perfectly-rendered CGI depictions of outer space in movies and video games that seeing the real thing can sometimes feel underwhelming. This […]
October 27, 2018

What’s That Weird Cloud That’s Been Looming Over Mars for Weeks?

A 930-mile-long cloud is suspended over one of Mars’ volcanoes. For over a month, Mars orbiters have been watching a weird Martian cloud that resembles a booger and […]