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India Successfully Launches RISAT-2B Earth-Observation Satellite  SPACE.COM · 33 minutes
India's space agency successfully launched a new Earth-observation satellite today (May 21), boosting the nation's space-based surveillance capabilities. more
Air Force SMC seeks to expand development testing  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) is eager to increase development testing. SpaceNews.com more
Tethers Unlimited developing satellite servicer for LEO missions  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
Tethers Unlimited is designing a satellite servicing vehicle that would leverage technologies developed for the U.S. Defense Department and NASA... more
Bring on faster Internet: Device packs more into optical fiber  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A research team has developed a light beam device that could lead to faster Internet, clearer images of space and more detailed medical imaging. more
NASA Puts Mars 2020 Rover's Space Ride to the Test (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 6 hours
Earlier this month, engineers put the Mars 2020 rover's fully assembled spacecraft through some tests at the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in... more
Space Launch Calendar 2019: Sky Events, Missions & More  SPACE.COM · 8 hours
Here's a guide to SpaceX's launch schedule, other rocket missions, astronomical events of the next year, as well as milestones for spacecraft already in travel. more
Microsoft makes a push for service mesh interoperability  TechCrunch · 10 hours
Services meshes. They are the hot new thing in the cloud native computing world. At Kubecon, the bi-annual festival of all things cloud native, Microsoft today announced that it is teaming up... more
Seraphim Space Camp launches its latest mission, with 7 SpaceTech startups  TechCrunch · 10 hours
U.K. space accelerator Seraphim Space Camp appeared last year as the first ever UK SpaceTech accelerator and being, frankly, the only accelerator of its type, it... more
Gas Insulation Could Be Protecting an Ocean Inside Pluto  ASTRO WATCH · 12 hours
Computer simulations provide compelling evidence that an insulating layer of gas hydrates could keep a subsurface ocean from... more
Scientists use giant telescope on sea floor to study rays from space  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Curtin University researchers are part of an international project that will use a huge underwater neutrino telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea... more
Astrobee's first robot completes initial hardware checks in space  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
NASA astronaut Anne McClain performs the first series of tests of an Astrobee robot, Bumble, during a hardware checkout. To her right is the docking station that was installed in... more
On This Day in Space! May 21, 2010: Japan Launches 1st Deep-Space Solar Sail 'Ikaros'  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
On May 21, 2010, Japan launched the first successful solar sail Ikaros into space. See how it happened... more
Space Tourism Is About to Push Civilian Astronaut Medicine Into the Final Frontier  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
For decades, access to space has been limited based on a set of preconceived beliefs about human bodies — but capitalism is... more
Optical device decomposes a beam into a Cartesian grid of identical Gaussian spots  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A research team has developed a light beam device that could lead to faster internet, clearer images of space and more detailed... more
Suppliers hope to tap into growing space market  SPACE NEWS · 14 hours
A supplier base of hardware and service vendors sees opportunities for new business from the growing number of satellite and... more
ISRO Says Countdown Begins for RISAT-2B Launch on Wednesday  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official, the 25-hour countdown for the PSLV launch started at 4.30 a.m. on Tuesday. more
US delays Huawei ban for 90 days  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
US officials have issued a 90-day reprieve on their ban on dealing with Chinese tech giant Huawei, saying breathing space was needed to avoid huge disruption. more
NASA's Moon Return Among Key Topics at 2019 International Space Development Conference  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The National Space Society's International Space Development Conference will take place next month amid a large policy shift for NASA: sending humans to the... more
Professor rethinks living spaces for refugee camps  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
With every touch of a screen, new technologies including smartphones and social media have made the world smaller. Rana Abudayyeh, Robin Klehr Avia Professor of Interior Design in UT's College of Architecture and Design,... more
Professor rethinks living spaces for refugee camps  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New technologies have made the world smaller. A professor of interior architecture asks how architects respond to shifting perspectives of space for displaced people. more
These are the best joysticks for your PC  Windows Central · 1 day
Mouse and keyboard is the preference of many when it comes to flight and space simulators, but nothing beats a joystick for realism and immersion. We've rounded up the best joysticks to... more
Hyperspectral camera captures wealth of data in an instant  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Standard snapshots from space don't quite show Earth in all its glory. There's so much more to see. more
'Rehearsal' Dinner: Gala Celebrates Apollo 10 Moon Mission's 50th Anniversary  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Fifty years to the day after the "dress rehearsal" for the first moon landing lifted off into history, astronauts and NASA leaders celebrated Apollo 10. more
Juno finds changes in Jupiter's magnetic field  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter made the first definitive detection beyond our world of an internal magnetic field that changes over time, a phenomenon called secular variation. Juno determined the gas giant's secular variation... more
Ariana Grande Loves Space, So NASA Took Her to Mission Control  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Ariana Grande wrote an entire song about her love for space, literal and metaphorical, and this weekend she got the ultimate space-fan tour experience, visiting NASA's... more
TESS Detects Exocomets in Beta Pictoris System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has spotted the long tails of extrasolar comets orbiting the very young star beta Pictoris. Beta... more
Best Kids' Space Books  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Feed and inspire a kid's thirst for space with these book picks by Space.com's writers and editors. more
House appropriators deny Space Force funding, call on DoD to study alternatives  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The HAC notes that the decision to not back the $72 million request should not be read as a complete rejection of the idea... more
Gravity wonders  ESA · 2 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Black holes provide an extreme cosmic laboratory to test some of the strongest gravity fields in the Universe more
First look at NASA's completed spacecraft that will carry Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet, prior to a test in the Space... more
On This Day in Space! May 20, 1978: NASA Launches Pioneer Venus Orbiter  SPACE.COM · 2 days
On May 20, 1978, NASA launched a spacecraft to Venus. The mission was called Pioneer-Venus 1. See how it happened in our... more
Could Blockchain Tech Launch Spacefaring Nations Into a Data-Sharing Frontier  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Data sharing between entities in space will be easier and more secure using technologies such as blockchain, an industry participant argued at the Humans to Mars summit on... more
How Space Station and Moon Missions Will Prep Astronauts for Mars  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA's push to land humans on the moon in 2024, along with the agency's ongoing research on the International Space Station, could serve as excellent analog... more
CDF podcast  ESA · 2 days
NASA's Small Steps, Giant Leaps podcast interviews ESA engineer Torsten Bieler on the Agency's Concurrent Design Facility and concurrent engineering for space more
NASA Releases Stunning Photo of Messier 90  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
NASA has released a beautiful image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the spiral galaxy Messier 90. Messier 90 lies... more
On This Day in Space! May 19, 2000: STS-101 Launches with 1st 'Glass Cockpit'  SPACE.COM · 3 days
On May 19, 2000, the space shuttle Atlantis launched with the very first "glass cockpit." See how it happened in... more
Space Photos: The Most Amazing Images This Week!  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week. more
Top Space Stories of the Week!  SPACE.COM · 3 days
These are the top space stories this week from Space.com. more
Thornberry bill would help venture-backed startups compete for DoD small business awards  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Thornberry is proposing legislation that would make it easier for startups like Capella Space to continue to get private funding and compete for DoD... more
Here's Three Free Posters Celebrate NASA's Apollo Anniversaries (and Space.com's, Too!)  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's groundbreaking Apollo program — and the 20th anniversary of Space.com — with a set of three free posters! more
Russian Scientists Propose Building Astrophysical Observatories on the Moon in Early 2030s  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Russian scientists have proposed that Russia should start building astrophysical observatories on the Moon in the late 2020s and the early 2030s, Scientific Head... more
After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033... or 2060  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon "followed by human missions to Mars and... more
NASA spending bill clears House subcommittee  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A House appropriations subcommittee approved a spending bill May 17 that provides NASA with more than $22.3 billion but largely ignores an administration request... more
Oh the Places (on Mars) You'll Go! Here's Where NASA's Curiosity Rover Is Headed  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Curiosity will be coming 'round the Martian mountain when it comes — and a colorful new animation highlights where exactly... more
NASA's Prolific Mars Orbiter Completes 60,000th Lap of Red Planet  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has clocked a total of 60,000 laps around Mars, during which time the probe has collected invaluable data about the planet's surface and atmosphere. more
Blue Origin and SpaceX get million-dollar NASA nod to test moon lander tech  TechCrunch · 4 days
Eleven aerospace companies will share more than $45 million in funds from NASA to design and test prototypes for the Artemis moon... more
Unusual packing of soft-shelled nanocubes  Science Magazine · 4 days
Space-filling generally governs hard particle packing and the resulting phases and interparticle orientations. Contrastingly, hard-shaped nanoparticles with grafted soft-ligands pack differently since the energetically interacting soft-shell is amenable to nanoscale sculpturing. While the interplay between the shape and... more
Selective trapping of hexagonally warped topological surface states in a triangular quantum corral  Science Magazine · 4 days
The surface of a three-dimensional topological insulator (TI) hosts two-dimensional massless Dirac fermions (DFs), the gapless and spin-helical nature of which leads... more
Wearable thermoelectrics for personalized thermoregulation  Science Magazine · 4 days
Thermoregulation has substantial implications for energy consumption and human comfort and health. However, cooling technology has remained largely unchanged for more than a century and still relies on cooling the entire space regardless of the number of occupants.... more
Lunar South Pole Atlas—a new online reference for mission planners  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), managed by Universities Space Research Association (USRA), has compiled and made available an atlas of the Moon's south pole. Given NASA's recent direction... more
Kennedy Space Center Marks Apollo 50th With Mission Trading Cards  SPACE.COM · 4 days
For guests visiting Kennedy Space Center on May 18, Apollo history is in the cards. more
Should your next computer be a mini PC? These are your best options.  Windows Central · 4 days
Windows PCs come in all shapes and sizes, and whatever your needs there'll be a computer out there to suit you. If... more
NASA Awards $45.5 Million for Private Moon Lander Work on Project Artemis  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The space agency is granting a total of $45.5 million to 11 U.S. companies, including Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, to... more
How to watch space launches  THE VERGE · 4 days
George Méliès’ 1902 film A Trip to the Moon has been watched by countless film and science fiction buffs. Besides its innovative (for the time) effects,... more
Hubble Sees Strange Result of Recent Galactic Collision  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of NGC 4485, an irregular galaxy located in the constellation... more
NASA selects 11 companies for lunar lander studies  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar... more
Ready Your Recorders! NASA Wants Your Apollo Moon Landing Memories  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA wants the public's help to create an oral history of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. more
NASA Selects 11 US Firms to Build Human Lunar Landers  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
NASA has selected 11 companies including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration programme. more
Surviving Mars 'Green Planet' DLC is live now, space farming in tow  Windows Central · 5 days
Have you ever wondered what Mars would look like fully terraformed? Surviving Mars is an addictive and satisfying sci-fi city builder, set on the... more
Nasa plans first woman Moon mission and other news  BBC · 5 days
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the week's best technology stories. more
Beresheet Impact Site Spotted  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
The photo above shows the landing site of the Israeli Beresheet spacecraft on a region of the Moon called Sea of Serenity, or Mare Serenitatis in Latin. On... more
House appropriators take a pass on NASA budget amendment  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s... more
Best Science Fiction Books  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Here are the some of the best science fiction books Space.com's writers and editors have read and loved. more
New Horizons team publishes first Kuiper Belt flyby science results  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's New Horizons mission team has published the first profile of the farthest world ever explored, a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69. more
House appropriators pass on NASA budget amendment  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The House Appropriations Committee released a spending bill May 16 that adds more than $1 billion to NASA’s original request but offers... more
NASA finds space rock Ultima Thule is two bodies in an eternal hug - CNET  CNET · 5 days
New Horizons' visit to the cold, tiny world provides a glimpse at the earliest days of our solar... more
Spatiotemporal light control with active metasurfaces  Science Magazine · 5 days
Optical metasurfaces have provided us with extraordinary ways to control light by spatially structuring materials. The space-time duality in Maxwell’s equations suggests that additional structuring of metasurfaces in the time domain can even further expand their... more
Global Learning Xprize splits $10M purse for best teaching app for disadvantaged kids  TechCrunch · 5 days
Kids need a good education to have the best chance of succeeding in the world, but in distant parts of developing countries... more
Galaxy blazes with new stars born from close encounter  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a new look at the spectacular irregular galaxy NGC 4485, which has been warped and wound by its larger galactic neighbour. The gravity... more
24 percent of West Antarctic ice is now unstable: study  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
By combining 25 years of European Space Agency satellite altimeter measurements and a model of the regional climate, the UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) have... more
Hubble astronomers assemble wide view of the evolving universe  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers have put together the largest and most comprehensive "history book" of galaxies into one single image, using 16 years' worth of observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. more
West Africa warms but airborne dust keeps the Red Sea cool  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Red Sea is located between North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, the world's largest dust source regions. Summer winds pump dust from the Sahara and... more
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Completes 60,000 Loops around Red Planet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in the Martian orbit for 13 years, and just completed 60,000... more
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Safety last: Reckless behavior provides China with economic competitive advantages in space launch
SPACE NEWS
Tethers Unlimited developing satellite servicer for LEO missions
SPACE NEWS
Optical device decomposes a beam into a Cartesian grid of identical Gaussian spots
PHYS.ORG
Galaxy blazes with new stars born from close encounter
PHYS.ORG
NASA's GRACE: What researchers have learned from water in motion
PHYS.ORG
Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day
SPACE.COM
The uphill battle NASA faces to sell its Moon plan to Congress
THE VERGE
Watch SpaceX launch the first 60 satellites of its massive Starlink internet constellation
THE VERGE
Video: Fly over Mount Sharp on Mars
PHYS.ORG
Ted Cruz warns of space pirates, says Space Force is the answer - CNET
CNET
Watch Future Mars Settlers Ride a Space Elevator in This 'Aniara' Sci-Fi Film Clip
SPACE.COM
Amazon’s latest warehouse machine demonstrates the slow drip of automation
THE VERGE
NASA would like you to record memories of the first Moon landing
THE VERGE
Gander at the Googie goodness of Seattle's Space Needle - CNET
CNET
Watch Jeff Bezos’ big pitch for establishing a human presence in space
THE VERGE
NASA Will Aim a DART at Target Asteroid in Upcoming Deflection Test
SPACE.COM
Gravitational forces in protoplanetary disks may push super-Earths close to their stars
PHYS.ORG
Roberta Bondar named Companion to the Order of Canada
CBC
ExoMars laboratory passes Red Planet simulation
ESA
Watch Japan's 1st Private Rocket Launch Into Space (Video)
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