Spaceflight

April 8, 2019

Watch 2 Astronauts Take a Spacewalk Outside the International Space Station Today!

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, NASA is here to help: the agency will be broadcasting live as two astronauts climb outside the International Space […]
April 6, 2019

Molecular Space Biology: Real-World Connections

Space exploration is more than just launching rockets and landing probes on Mars. The astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and other explorers are conducting […]
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. […]
April 4, 2019

SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ Starship Prototype Just Aced Its 1st Hop, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX just fired up the “Starhopper” prototype for the company’s planned Starship spacecraft for the first time, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the short rocket […]
April 3, 2019

Why Next-Generation Astronauts Will Need the ‘New Right Stuff’ for Space Travel

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Successful space travel is going to take a lot more than brawn, brains and tech. During a talk at the Beyond the Cradle […]
April 2, 2019

NASA chief says a Falcon Heavy rocket could fly humans to the Moon

Falcon Heavy could augment Space Launch System on road back to the Moon. On Monday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine held a town hall for agency employees […]
March 30, 2019

Blue Origin studying repurposing of New Glenn upper stages

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Blue Origin has studied repurposing upper stages of its future New Glenn launch vehicle to serve as habitats or for other applications […]
March 29, 2019

SpaceX Releases a New Render of What the All-Steel Starship Will Look Like Returning to Earth

SpaceX Releases a New Render of What the All-Steel Starship Will Look Like Returning to Earth The design for SpaceX’s Starship (aka. Big Falcon Rocket) is really starting […]
March 26, 2019

Spacesuit issue cancels first all-female spacewalk

WASHINGTON — A spacesuit sizing issue has prompted NASA to reshuffle assignments for a pair of upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station, cancelling a first-ever […]