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Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people…

How to Make Inspiring Spacecraft Designs a Reality

What was once thought of as science fiction is now a reality, thanks to the designers and engineers of…

SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last…

Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station

An out-of-this world jam band is orbiting 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the

Study offers pessimistic outlook for commercial space stations

WASHINGTON — As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization…

Here’s the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend

This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will…

Who’s Out There?—Anyone of Interest?

Two articles in Science News April 28 and May 12, 2018, focus on what we have learned about the 5000…

A ‘Mars on Earth’ Helps Scientists with Their Search for Alien Life

Scientists are using alien environments on Earth to improve our abilities to

NASA missions press ahead despite budget uncertainty

WASHINGTON — As House appropriators prepare to take up a spending bill that funds

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth from Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is returning to Earth today (May 5) with more…

NASA launches InSight spacecraft bound for Mars

Lander will be tracked by mini satellites before it begins probing red planet’s ‘inner space’

NASA’s Launching a Lander That Will Dig on Mars

Mars InSight will be the first

SpaceX and Boeing spacecraft may not become operational until 2020

“The contractors have had difficulty executing aggressive schedules.” A new report provides some insight into the challenges that

Heat Shield for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Cracks During Test

The heat shield for NASA’s…

Farthest star ever seen captured by astronomers

Star was imaged using the Hubble telescope in 2016, when it…

Information Systems & Data Recovery in Space

Have you ever wondered about the intersection of data recovery, information systems, and data science in astronomy…

NASA to Launch Parachute Test off Virginia Coast March 27

NASA will test a parachute for possible future missions to Mars from…

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

Deep-Space Radiation May Be Getting More Dangerous for Future Astronauts

“The radiation dose rates from measurements obtained over the last four years exceeded trends from previous

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Chemicals

On the early Earth, marine aerosols could come in two sizes—bacterial and viral—which might…

NASA Twins Study Confirms Effects of Long-Term Space Flight

Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the

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…

William Shatner Wants You to Send Your Name to the Sun on NASA’s Historic Solar Probe

Your name could soon zoom through the sun’s superheated outer atmosphere, just like

Should We Open Some Sealed Apollo Moon Samples?

The Apollo 17 mission in December 1972 surveyed…

Massachusetts Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) will…

NASA foresees human lunar landings by the late 2020s

WASHINGTON – NASA’s vision for

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

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

‘Oumuamua: ‘space cigar’s’ tumble hints at violent past

The space interloper ‘Oumuamua is spinning chaotically and will carry on doing so for more than a billion…

Meet the BFR, SpaceX’s next big rocket

Spacecraft could put Mars within reach, according to CEO

This may be the moment SpaceX opened the cosmos to the masses

“It gives me confidence that BFR is really quite workable.” Elon Musk…

SpaceX receives launch license for first Falcon Heavy launch

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a launch license…

Cosmonauts Break Russian Spacewalk Record During Space Station Antenna Repair

Two cosmonauts took a spacewalk outside the International Space Stationtoday (Feb. 2)…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket somehow survived a landing in the Atlantic Ocean

Yesterday, SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket of the year from Florida, but the company chose not…

Tesla Roadster set to launch into space on SpaceX Falcon Heavy on February 6

Elon Musk’s unbelievable plan to use his own

NASA’s GOLD Mission Will Observe How Weather on Earth and in Space Interact

Better understanding of Earth’s

Potential end of the ISS raises concerns, presents opportunities

WASHINGTON – The White House’s next budget request for NASA will likely…

Watch SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket pass an explosive milestone

We’ve been waiting for so long. SpaceX has…

NASA Astronauts Take Spacewalk Outside Space Station: Watch It Live

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

Rocket Lab Electron reaches orbit on second launch

WASHINGTON – Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of…

SpaceX and customers defend Falcon 9 performance after Zuma mission

WASHINGTON — SpaceX reiterated at a

Delays and safety concerns mar NASA’s plans to fly astronauts on commercial spacecraft

SpaceX and Boeing…

What Discoveries Will Space Research Bring in 2018?

Back in 1610, Galileo Galilei witnessed the first telescopic observation…

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

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese astronaut

Russia pushing to partner with NASA on lunar gateway

Russia is assembling a new group of engineers who will be responsible…

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 Is Considering Sending a “Dragonfly” Drone to an Alien World

With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the

NASA Visitor Center to Open Astronaut Training Attraction in 2018

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

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…

Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX will send beyond Mars

Eat your heart out, Ludicrous mode Weeks after announcing 

Cosmic Watch – A Time Traveller’s Delight

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated with the Cosmos…

Haunted Again: Skull-Faced ‘Halloween Asteroid’ Returns in 2018

Astronomers will soon get another look at the big, ghoulishly weird space…

SpaceX to skip first stage landing for upcoming Iridium launch

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — In a break from its now-standard practice, SpaceX will…

Who’s Out There?—Geologic Features Favoring Exolife

With high hopes for Kepler 1625b, David Kipping at Columbia University…

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…

What NASA’s simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law

Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their “journey…

NASA expects commercial crew providers to achieve safety requirements

WASHINGTON — As the two companies developing commercial crew vehicles prepare for

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at a few of the prime candidates NASA is concentrating…

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special.

Deep Space Gateway key part of updated exploration roadmap

SAN FRANCISCO – A new edition of an international space exploration…

NASA approves use of previously-flown booster on next Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — NASA officials said Nov. 29 that they have given their approval, as expected, to

Contact lost with satellites after Soyuz launch

WASHINGTON — Controllers have been unable to contact a weather satellite launched on a

NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the

Here’s What a Volcano on Mars Looked Like to Mariner 9 in 1971

Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than

Who’s Out There?—Time To Get Real?

For the August/September 2017 issue of PSMagazine.com, Louis Fabiani wrote an article called “How to Make Friends in…

SpaceX Is Launching the Secret Zuma Mission Tonight: Watch It Live!

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket…

NASA Speeds Up Testing of Critical Orion Astronaut-Escape System

A key safety system on NASA’s Orion spacecraft — one that could…

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Luca Parmitano — who flew on the

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has completed a successful free flight

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

Weird Science Experiments Launching to Space Station Early Saturday: Watch Live

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft will blast off to the

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

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

‘A New Space Age’ Summit to Explore Spaceflight’s Bright Future

Some of the spaceflight community’s biggest movers, shakers and disruptors will gather in Seattle next week to discuss humanity’s…

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine…

Space dust is stirring this star’s plasma soup

375 light years away in the

SpaceX Will Launch Another Used Dragon Capsule to Space Station Soon

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

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor…

The atmosphere of Mars is approximately 96 percent carbon dioxide, but new research suggests that oxygen could be generated through plasma technology. NASA/JPL-Caltech SPACE Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human colony on Mars — and generating it from plasma could be the answer.

Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars

Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human

The place spacecraft go to die

China‘s Tiangong-1 space station is…

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could…

NASA studying potential cooperation on Russian lunar science missions

COLUMBIA, Md. — NASA is in discussions about potential roles it could…

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If an astronaut gets hurt on the moon, this is how we’ll rescue them

In the event of a lunar emergency, use pulleys. Looks like we’re going back to the moon. Last week,…

International Space Station

What Did It Take to Build the International Space Station?

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

Space Station Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live

Two NASA astronauts will head outside of the

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Astronaut Scholarship Helps Students Envision Future in Space

When University of Virginia senior Steven Stetzler met former

What’s in a Name? SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Rocket Acronym Explained

You don’t have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX’s 

Vice President Pence Pledges Renewed Lunar Focus for US Space Agency

The pledge of returning US…

Methane Bursts May Have Helped Water Flow on Ancient Mars

Methane under the surface of Mars could have warmed…

Water Ice Mystery Found at Martian Equator

A new examination of old data suggests that there might be ice hiding in

Elon Musk proposes city-to-city travel by rocket, right here on Earth

‘Anywhere on Earth in under an hour,’ Musk says

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

People will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes, rocket and car entrepreneur

Deep Space Gateway to Open Opportunities for Distant Destinations

NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon,…

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…

Astronomers discover an asteroid is actually two — and that it’s also a comet

Finding makes it a first for a binary asteroid to be…

NASA honors ‘Hidden Figures’ inspiration with a new research facility

More than 50 years after Katherine Johnson first helped send astronauts into space, the once “hidden figure” is hidden…

Regulus and it’s Rare Lunar Occultation

When the moon blocks three planets in a rare…

Students at National Air and Space Museum to Speak with Space Station Astronaut

Students at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Craft Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth yesterday (Sept. 17) after a nine-month stay at the

The History of the Orion Spacecraft

We’ve been regularly sending men and women into space since the Space Shuttle program began with the launch…

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