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These Are the New Experiments Heading to the International Space Station

NASA announced which new experiments will be sent to the space station aboard an upcoming

NASA Twins Study Confirms Effects of Long-Term Space Flight

Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the

SpaceX launches Hispasat satellite, completes 50th Falcon 9 mission

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched its 50th

Should We Open Some Sealed Apollo Moon Samples?

The Apollo 17 mission in December 1972 surveyed…

NASA foresees human lunar landings by the late 2020s

WASHINGTON – NASA’s vision for

This Website Lets You Track Elon Musk’s Sports Car Through Space

Last Tuesday, SpaceX CEO

Trump wants business to take over space station from NASA by 2025

Canada, Japan, Europe, Russia are all major players in

Meet the BFR, SpaceX’s next big rocket

Spacecraft could put Mars within reach, according to CEO

NASA Visitor Center to Open Astronaut Training Attraction in 2018

A new year is bringing a new astronaut-themed attraction to

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has completed a successful free flight

“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!” On Saturday, the Dream…

NASA’s next big rocket probably won’t fly until 2020

Though NASA says it’s working toward a date in December 2019 The…

SpaceX Will Launch Another Used Dragon Capsule to Space Station Soon

SpaceX’s march toward full reusability continues. The company’s next

Vice President Pence Pledges Renewed Lunar Focus for US Space Agency

The pledge of returning US…

Crewed Starliner test flight could slip to 2019

ADELAIDE, Australia — Boeing says it is making good progress on the…

Blue Origin signs up third customer for New Glenn

ADELAIDE, Australia — Blue Origin announced Sept. 26 that it has…

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander…

SpaceX lands another one of its Falcon 9 rockets on solid ground

The six rockets that have attempted land landings have all touched down just fine

NASA seeks information on developing Deep Space Gateway module

WASHINGTON — NASA is taking the next small step in the development…

NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Crewmates Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour spaceflight, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos…

Moon Express ‘lunar outpost’ looks gorgeous, but don’t get too excited yet

The company hopes to put robots on the moon’s South…

SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 Rocket Photobomb Each Other’s Selfies in Space

It’s official: SpaceX’s rockets and spaceships have caught the selfie bug…

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

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

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

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

New Mars Rover Looks Like a Real Life Batmobile

Mars is in everyone’s sights, with both

Space Aggressors’ Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial Conflict

Elite military units are specializing in mock space warfare, as Russia and China develop anti-satellite weaponry. In a large, tin-roofed…

SpaceX Will Launch Its 1st Flight for Inmarsat Tonight: Watch It Live

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a hefty communications satellite into orbit tonight (May…

The Air Force wants you to know about its secret robotic spacecraft, the X-37B

AS FOR WHAT IT DOES? THAT’S STILL UNSPECIFIED. The Air Force has a secret…

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send the first of its 4,425 super-fast internet satellites into space in 2019

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX plans to start launching satellites…

Spy Satellite Launched by SpaceX for First Time

The National Reconnaissance Office satellite (designated

Success for SpaceX ‘re-usable rocket’

California‘s SpaceX company has successfully re-flown…

SpaceX says it will fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the rocket company…

Inside NASA’s Space Farming Labs

If astronauts are going to make it on long duration space missions,…

SpaceX Rocket Puts Historic NASA Launch Pad Back in Business

Unlike any booster NASA has flown, the

SpaceX go for launching rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

US Air Force Prepping for Historic Minotaur IV Rocket Launch in July

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Tucked inside a mobile service tower here at

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

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…

Past Science Fiction Theories That Have Become Reality


From the earliest ponderings of our most creative fictional writers, an idea to dream beyond our existing technologies was…

ASTRONAUTS COULD GET RIPPED ON THEIR WAY TO MARS

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

Atlas 5 returns to flight with launch of Navy’s MUOS-5

WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5…

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…

NASA just smashed its record for astronaut applications—18,000+

Despite uncertainty about destinations, NASA will now trim field down to 8-14…

Boom! NASA Wants to Bring Back Supersonic X-Planes

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

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Prepares For First Launch In 2018

The race to Mars is on, and NASA’s mission to the Red Planet…

NASA’s Super Guppy Gives Mars-Bound Spacecraft A Lift

Today the Orion capsule, NASA’s spacecraft designed…

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…

Air Force anticipates busy year of launches and landings

The Space Coast this year could see as many as 30 launches by a more diverse group of rockets,…

NASA Set to Launch Supply Ship to Space Station

NASA’s supply ships to the

spacex will attempt next rocket landing at cape canaveral instead of on an ocean platform

Next time a SpaceX rocket touches down, it will be on solid ground.

NASA’s Orion spacecraft gets new silver heat shield for deep space trips

NASA is upgrading its

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

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

First Manned Flight of NASA’s Orion Deep Space Capsule Could Slip to 2023

The first manned flight of NASA’s Orion deep space capsule – currently under development – could slip two years from 2021…

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…

Amazon founder signals space intent

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has put forward plans to build and launch rockets from Florida’s “Space Coast”. The tech…

MEET STARLINER, BOEING’S SPACE TAXI

Boeing has unveiled details of its new commercial space taxi, a small vehicle called…

11 SCIENCE FICTION CONCEPTS NASA WANTS TO MAKE REALITY

NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, carefully selects participants from a broad range…

Falcon Heavy flight animation reveals SpaceX’s future vision

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has just released a new flight animation video that reveals its vision of how it wants…

NASA’s New Space Launch System Mega Rocket Won’t Fly Until 2018

NASA’s new mega rocket will likely not make its first test launch until…

NASA ready for Orion spacecraft test flight

It’s the first attempt to send a spacecraft capable of carrying humans beyond a couple hundred miles of Earth…

NASA’s Journey to Mars

NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by…

Cool NASA Animation Beautifully Details Every Step of Orion’s First Launch!

It’s not Science Fiction! It’s Not Star Trek! No. It’s a really, really big

NASA clears Orion spacecraft for first test flight next week

NASA’s newest deep space capsule Orion, is…

NASA Preparing to Launch Orion Next Month

NASA is getting ready to launch deep-space capsule Orion next month on its…

A Supersecret Spacecraft Comes Back to Earth After Two Years

The U.S. Air Force has kept an unmanned space shuttle…

NASA Orders Restart to Commercial Space Taxi Work

Declaring that the future survival of the International Space Station (ISS) was “jeopardized,” NASA issued a statement late Thursday, Oct….

NASA’s asteroid plan may be cheapest route to Mars

WASHINGTON — NASA plans to redirect a small asteroid into lunar orbit during the next decade as part of…

Satellite operator sticks with SpaceX

While a Dragon cargo spacecraft flew safely on its way to the International…

Nasa swaps rocket science for rocket salad

Most people associate Nasa with rocket science but now the American space agency has turned its attention to rocket…

SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA for new Era of Commercial Space Launches

The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s…

NASA: Human landing on Mars is on track for 2030s

WASHINGTON — A human landing on Mars is still about 20 years away, but

NASA reveals hovering prototype planetary lander Morpheus

NASA’s latest test vehicle may not survive in…

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

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

Secret military space plane moving to KSC

A secretive military space plane will base its operations at

First person to complete NASA’s Passport Program is Astronaut.coms friend Alyssa Carson

Astronaut.com’s first article on our 12-year old friend Alyssa Carson detailed the efforts she has taken to date…

NASA MAVEN Mission To Explore Mars’ Atmosphere Set For Nov. 18 Launch

The NASA spacecraft has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center, the…

NASA’s MAVEN Mars orbiter granted ‘Emergency Exemption’ to Resume Processing during Government Shutdown

Following a three day period of complete work stoppage due to the…

NASA Engineers Compete In Unmanned Aircraft Challenge

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to push people outside their comfort zones. That’s the idea behind

Nasa sells shuttle launch platforms

Nasa is selling three huge mobile platforms used to launch the

NASA pushing to keep ‘space taxi’ competition going

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) –

NASA picks Florida agency to take over shuttle landing strip

NASA has selected Space Florida, a state-backed…

Space Shuttle Atlantis on display at new NASA exhibit

After 33 missions into space over a 30-year career, NASA’s

Chiao: Don’t Let Them Hijack Our Dreams

“Columbia, NTD (NASA Test Director), close and lock your visors, initiate O2 flow, and have a good flight.” With these…

NASA planners slip first ISS commercial crew mission to late 2017

The first NASA crew to ride to the International Space Station on a…

Sunrise in AMAZING Footage of a Satellite Deployment in Space

NASA’s New Spaceship Tech Could Help Take Astronauts to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —The new spaceflight technology behind

Commercial Moon Flights Coming Soon?

How much would you like to see humanity travel back to the moon? Or for that matter, how much…

What are the odds there is life in outer space?

Ever since humans acknowledged the enormity of the universe, we have intuited that life must exist somewhere, either in…

Europe and US agree details for Orion astronaut spacecraft

The US and Europe have cemented their plan…

U.S. spaceship ventures plan to send test pilots into orbit as early as 2015

Americans could be flying into orbit on U.S.-built spaceships again as early as 2015 — but the first fliers won’t…

NASA seeks to lease or sell space shuttle facilities

ORLANDO, Fla. — Does anyone need a 15,000-foot landing strip? How about…

Orion assemblage on track for 2014 Launch

NASA is thrusting forward and making steady progress toward launch of the first space-bound Orion crew capsule -designed to carry…

Private spaceship builders split $30M in NASA funds

The private Dragon capsule built by SpaceX…

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