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Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission

NASA is sending a helicopter to

Human waste used to make ‘Marmite-like’ food for astronauts

‘Microbial goo’ could feed people on lengthy space missions to

Clandestine X-37B Space Plane Surpases 200 Days in Orbit

The US Air Force’s unpiloted and reusable craft is likely to be testing dual-use technologies that might be used…

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Expected to Crash in the Next 24 Hours

It’s almost crash time for China’s falling space station Tiangong-1. As school bus-sized space station began what should be…

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Chemicals

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

Who’s Out There?—Danger?

In Scientific American January 2018,

A Solar Storm Is Approaching Earth

A moderate solar flare early this week has generated charged particles that will light up the atmosphere — and…

Sorry sci-fi fans, real wars in space not the stuff of Hollywood

Non‐kinetic attacks like jamming and interference are occurring more often. They are cheaper and easier to pull off…

NASA Visitor Center to Open Astronaut Training Attraction in 2018

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

SpaceX to skip first stage landing for upcoming Iridium launch

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

NASA expects commercial crew providers to achieve safety requirements

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

SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says

Interplanetary corporate synergy at its finest Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation,…

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

Private Spacesuit Undergoes Zero-G Testing to Prepare for Commercial Flights

Next stop, space? A spacesuit from

Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon

A team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes deploying a…

‘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…

Gateway

Op-ed | The Deep Space Gateway as a cislunar port

When Apollo 17 astronauts

The place spacecraft go to die

China‘s Tiangong-1 space station is…

SpaceX launches third pre-flown rocket with EchoStar-SES satellite, lands booster

WASHINGTON — SpaceX completed its third launch with a previously used first…

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Astronaut Scholarship Helps Students Envision Future in Space

When University of Virginia senior Steven Stetzler met former

60 years after Sputnik, Russia is lost in space

MOSCOW — Just over 30 years after the

Water Ice Mystery Found at Martian Equator

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

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

Scientists are solving the mystery of Earth’s therm

Our planet can control its climate—very slowly.

The Great American Eclipse Is 2 Weeks Away. Are You Ready?

There are only two weeks until the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. If you’re traveling into the…

Virgin Galactic carries out “dry run” for powered SpaceShipTwo flights

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic performed the latest glide flight of its second…

The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Will Be ‘One of the Events of the Century’

NEW YORK — On a midsummer night’s eve, veteran meteorologist and…

NASA needs your help during the August eclip

Don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. On August 21, a shadow will fall across North America—and we can’t wait. Towns…

NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially…

Pence says NASA to reorient towards human spaceflight

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence said July 6 that the…

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…

Comet Strikes May Have Helped Spur Life on Earth

New research provides for the first time a genetic link between comets and the

Astronauts Record Awesome Welcome Video for NASA’s 2017 Recruits

It is the ultimate orientation film: NASA astronauts on

NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

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

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…

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…

Organic Material Discovery Suggests Life Could Exist on Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission has detected tar-like organic…

The United Arab Emirates wants to build a city on Mars

A little more than 40 years ago, Dubai was a tiny pearl-fishing village lined with dirt roads….

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…

NASA twins study shows space travel changes body at genetic level

A NASA study of twin brothers has offered new insights into the stress of space…

NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy of Last Man to Walk on Moon

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator

This private company wants to launch to the moon, and it has the money to do it

A private company you probably haven’t heard of just announced that it…

CHINA PLANS TO LAUNCH A LIVE-IN SPACE LAB TOMORROW

TIANGONG-2 WILL BE HOME TO TWO ASTRONAUTS FOR 30…

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…

Best Places to Stargaze in the United States

 Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania Considered one of…

Virgin Galactic receives FAA license for SpaceShipTwo tests

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic prepares to resume testing of its

WHY NASA ASTRONAUTS JUST SPENT A WEEK LIVING IN A CAVE

We tend to think of space as the final frontier, full of new and exciting worlds to explore. As…

Women In Space

59 different woman have flown into space, either as cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists or foreign nationals. 8…

China Is Launching the First Quantum Communication Satellite

The launch of the world’s first quantum communication satellite couldn’t come at a more symbolic time for China. This…

SATELLITE WATCHERS FIND AMERICA’S LATEST SPACE SECRET

There are secrets space can’t keep. When the National Reconnaissance Office 

UK astronaut Tim Peake prepares for return to Earth

UK astronaut Tim Peake is…

NASA enlists the United Arab Emirates’ help for mission to Mars

NASA has signed a new agreement to work with the

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…

Outer space is the ‘next resource frontier,’ says CEO of asteroid mining firm

TORONTO — When humans set out to colonize other planets, they’re going to…

Fate of NASA’s InSight Mars mission to be decided soon

NASA is close to deciding whether to spend an extra $150 million to send the InSight lander to Mars…

NASA Mission To Send Astronauts To An Asteroid Falls Behind Schedule

As part of NASA’s “Journey to…

The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Views on NASA and Space Exploration

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

Next Concorde? Nasa kickstarts ‘Quesst’ for new supersonic passenger jet

Lockheed Martin wins contract to carry out initial design of ‘low-boom’ aircraft that…

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…

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…

Nuke an asteroid? Russian plan may target Apophis

Russia‘s new plan for protecting Earth from potential

A Nigerian Astronaut Is Not Really Trapped In Space

Email scams from fake wealthy Nigerian princes promising a generous return if you pay…

The Moon or Mars? NASA Must Pick 1 Goal for Astronauts, Experts Tell Congress

NASA can’t afford to put

Luxembourg to support space mining

The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going…

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…

Mission Accomplished! 747-Space Shuttle Exhibit Launches in Houston

HOUSTON — Under a banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished,” Space Center Houston officials…

Airspace restriction hints at Blue Origin test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin may be preparing for another test flight of the company’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle,…

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…

Moon village is best way to replace International Space Station: ESA head

FRANKFURT – Think a village on the moon sounds like science fiction? – It…

Meet the First Hispanic American in Space

His first mission, on the shuttle Columbia, launched 30 years ago on Jan. 12, 1986 Growing…

NASA Astronaut to Highlight Space Station History from Orbit

HOUSTON — NASA’s next astronaut to launch to the

Vietnam is baffled by mysterious metal ‘space balls’ that apparently fell from the sky

Vietnamese officials were left scratching their heads after three mysterious metal balls crash landed in a residential area in…

Nasa is making progress toward hybrid-powered airplanes

NASA’s endeavors inside the atmosphere don’t get nearly as much attention as their…

Another Interesting Leak: A Second NASA Scientist Tells Us That ‘Somebody Else’ Is On The Moon

We live in a strange world, and as Neil Armstrong once said, there are “great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available…

How the stage was set for the satellite race

The United States was shocked by Sputnik’s launch on October 4, 1957,…

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…

More People, More Problems: Overpopulation and the Importance of Space Research

7.3 billion is a hard number to really comprehend. It’s approximately the number of seconds that go…

NASA orders its second commercial crew flight from Boeing

NASA just ordered its second commercial crew flight from

NASA Captures Bewildering Footage Of UFO Entering & Leaving Earth’s Atmosphere

Those of you who read our articles on UFOs and extraterrestrials will know…

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…

Independence Day 2 Resurgence

We always knew they were coming back. After “Independence…

Nasa releases plans for the Orion space capsule’s first mission as it prepares to head to Mars

It will eventually be the spacecraft that carries humans to an asteroid and even to

NASA: we’re leaving the space station to the private sector

NASA just gave the private sector a…

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…

SENATE VOTES TO LEGALIZE SPACE MINING

After much delay, an important space bill has finally passed in the

The Real Cost Of NASA Missions

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished some pretty spectacular feats of science. Our country has landed…

Barry “Butch” Wilmore

Barry Eugene “Butch” Wilmore (born December 29, 1962) is a NASA astronaut and United States Navy test pilot.

‘THE VISIT’ EXPLORES WHAT WOULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN IF ALIENS CAME TO EARTH

As long as we have been human, we have looked at the stars and wondered if anything like us…

SCOTT J. KELLY

Scott Joseph Kelly (born February 21, 1964) is an American astronaut, engineer and a…

Ground Zero-G: Why Space Warfare Might Be Closer Than We Think

The idea of human conflict in space goes back to the 1930s. While moviegoers were thrilled by the adventures…

The First Private Mission to the Moon Is Planned to Launch in 2017

A private team from Israel has become the first to secure a launch…

Io—Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon

Io is the fifth moon from Jupiter—the largest planet in our

China says it plans to attempt first-ever landing of lunar probe on the moon’s far side

BEIJING — The Associated Press Published Wednesday, Sep. 09, 2015 3:11AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Sep. 09,…

Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

A team of Nasa recruits has begun living in a dome near…

Asteroid ‘headed to destroy Earth’ almost certainly isn’t real, Nasa says

Conspiracy theorists and others keep saying that we are going to be…

Nasa says the world is not going to end in September

Good news for those with plans for October and beyond: the Earth will still…

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