Space Exploration
The Emergency Launch Abort Systems of SpaceX and Boeing Explained  SPACE.COM · 6 hours
If anything goes wrong when a crew of astronauts launches into space, their spacecraft always has a built-in abort system to help them return to Earth safely. But... more
You Can Now Build Boeing's Starliner Capsule With Cobi Toy Blocks  SPACE.COM · 7 hours
With work underway to return astronauts to space from U.S. soil, you can now piece together one of NASA's new commercial crew spacecraft using a toy... more
Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View  LIVE SCIENCE · 11 hours
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work. more
Rensselaer team developing tool to battle space debris  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is building a semi-autonomous trash collector for space, which they have fittingly named OSCaR. (You can see OSCaR here) The acronym stands for "Obsolete... more
Image: New comet viewer  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
From a distance of five million kilometres to within 20 metres, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from all angles. more
Meet OSCaR: Tiny Cubesat Would Clean Up Space Junk  SPACE.COM · 16 hours
A little spacecraft could soon make a big contribution in the fight against space junk. more
China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Beijing plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported Wednesday, citing a top space official. more
NASA's InSight lander has detected 1st 'marsquake,' scientists say  CBC · 1 day
NASA's robotic spacecraft InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first... more
Atomic beams shoot straighter via cascading silicon peashooters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Atomic beams conjure fantasies of gigantic Space Force canons. But there are real tiny atomic beams that shoot out of newly engineered collimators, a kind of tiny silicon peashooter, that could land... more
Celebrate 50 Years of Space Feats with USRA Symposium Today! How to Watch  SPACE.COM · 1 day
An astronaut who walked on the moon and a renowned NASA mathematician join a group of experts discussing the future of space... more
Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View  SPACE.COM · 1 day
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work. more
X-ray observations reveal insights into the nature of the pulsar wind nebula 3C 58  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Analysis of the new data from X-ray observations using NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft and archival data from the agency's Chandra X-ray... more
Bedbound commander  ESA · 2 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: bedrest study participants test their spacecraft piloting skills more
College Students Hatch Nuclear-Powered Magnetic Plan to Protect Marsonauts from Cosmic Rays  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A team of undergraduate students at Drake University in Iowa is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation... more
New comet viewer  ESA · 2 days
Space Science Image of the Week: One of 70 000 images to explore in a new tool launched by Rosetta’s comet imaging team more
Now You Can Watch Japan's Hayabusa2 Shoot a Bomb at an Asteroid  SPACE.COM · 2 days
On April 4, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft tossed a bomb at a space rock and watched the impactor soar toward the asteroid, called Ryugu. more
'S.S. Roger Chaffee' Delivers Approximately 7,600 Pounds of Cargo to ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its... more
SpaceIL Reveals Preliminary Reasons Behind Beresheet Crash  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A command intended to correct a malfunction in one of the Beresheet spacecraft’s inertial measurement unit led to a chain of events... more
A SpaceX Crew Dragon Safety Test Went Very Wrong. Here's Why That Matters  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
SpaceX tested the escape system on its Crew Dragon capsule. Smoke from the failure was visible for miles. more
SpaceX Cargo Launch Still On Track Despite Crew Dragon Anomaly, NASA Says  SPACE.COM · 2 days
SpaceX's upcoming cargo launch is still on track after a recent anomaly during a test of their Crew Dragon capsule. more
Intelsat Reports Intelsat 29e Satellite Failure  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Intelsat S.A. has announced that the anomaly previously disclosed on April 10, 2019 has resulted in the total loss of the Intelsat 29e spacecraft.... more
Debris of Satellite Destroyed by India May Threaten ISS - Russian MoD  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
When India tested its anti-satellite weapons, more than 100 fragments of destroyed spacecraft were created; in the future, these fragments could pose a threat... more
Earth vs. asteroids: humans strike back  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Incoming asteroids have been scarring our home planet for billions of years. This month humankind left our own mark on an asteroid for the first time: Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped a copper projectile at very high... more
SpaceX capsule explodes in launchpad test  Sky News · 3 days
A launchpad test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle - intended to one day fly astronauts to the International Space Station - has ended in flames. more
Quantum-material-based proton-irradiation-immune electronics for space travel  nanowerk · 3 days
Proton radiation damage is an important failure mechanism for electronic devices in near-Earth orbits and deep space. The future of space exploration depends crucially on the development of new electronic technologies that are immune to space... more
Earth vs. asteroids: humans strike back  ESA · 3 days
Incoming asteroids have been scarring our home planet for billions of years. This month humankind left our own mark on an asteroid for the... more
SpaceX Crew Capsule Failure Could Delay Its First Manned Flight  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
A SpaceX capsule designed to ferry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station suffered a failure during an engine test Saturday afternoon. more
Incident on SpaceX pad could delay its first manned flight  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A mysterious but apparently serious incident occurred Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida involving the SpaceX capsule intended to carry American astronauts into space late this year, the private... more
A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered... more
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests  REUTERS · 4 days
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at... more
SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered an anomaly during an engine test in Florida Saturday (April 20), company officials said. more
SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly,' smoke seen for miles  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Officials say SpaceX's new capsule for astronauts suffered an "anomaly" during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles more
SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffers anomaly during ground tests  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of... more
NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA... more
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface. more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
Ground station startup Leaf Space plans capital raise  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Italian startup Leaf Space wants to triple the number of ground station locations it has by late next year, citing... more
Russia to Develop New Modular Spacesuit for Cosmonauts  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
The Zvezda Research and Production Enterprise plans to start developing a new modular spacesuit for cosmonauts in 2019 after signing... more
SpaceX's Next Space Station Cargo Launch Delayed to April 30  SPACE.COM · 5 days
SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station by four days, to April 30. more
Defense Officials Get a Grilling at Space Force Hearing  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was an "opportunity to continue to gather facts and to fully explore the proposal." more
Exploring what happens inside fires and explosions  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new method to do just that could lead to advances in fighting fires, creating cleaner engines and even space... more
Cygnus Cargo Spaceship Makes Easter Delivery to International Space Station  SPACE.COM · 6 days
This morning, Northrop Grumman Corp's Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station to drop off thousands of pounds of cargo for the crew. more
50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins is Still 'Carrying the Fire'  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Four years after he orbited the moon alone during humanity's first lunar landing mission, Michael Collins brought everyone back on Earth along... more
American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me." more
Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1 ½-day journey from Virginia more
Private cargo ship arrives at space station with food galore  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1 ½-day journey from Virginia more
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
UW scientists are prepping a kidney-on-a-chip experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space... more
Things are stacking up for NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment... more
Exercises and swimming goggles may reduce adverse effects on eye during long spaceflights  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Astronauts on long missions at the International Space Station can experience changes to their eyes and vision that can last for years. more
Jerrie Cobb, first woman to pass astronaut testing, dies  CBC · 6 days
Jerrie Cobb, the first woman to pass astronaut testing, has died. She was ready to fly, but never... more
Israeli team investigating 'chain of events' in lunar crash  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing said Thursday that it is still investigating a malfunction that caused the spacecraft to plummet to the moon's surface. more
Israeli team investigating 'chain of events' in lunar crash  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says that it is still investigating a malfunction that that caused the spacecraft to plummet to the moon's surface more
Human error may have caused Israeli lander to crash land on moon  CBC · 6 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon. more
OSIRIS Team Releases Nearly 70,000 Images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) camera onboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft... more
Israeli team: human error may have caused spacecraft crash  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon. more
Israeli team: human error may have caused spacecraft crash  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon more
Team develops new method to explore what happens inside fires and explosions  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new University of Central Florida method to do just... more
On This Day in Space! April 18, 2014: LADEE Crashes into the Moon  SPACE.COM · 7 days
On April 18, 2014, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) ended its mission by crashing into the moon. See how... more
OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the scientific camera system OSIRIS onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured almost 70000 images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They not only document the most... more
Microcavity experiment heads to ISS  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The second Swinburne Haileybury International Space Station Experiment (SHINE) launched from Wallops Island, Virginia in the US aboard an Antares rocket at 6.46am (AEST), to make its way to the International Space Station (ISS). more
China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday. more
Second NASA Astronaut to Spend Nearly a Year in Space — For Science  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA's next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them. more
Antares Rocket Carrying Cygnus Spacecraft Filled With NASA Cargo for ISS  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
The Antares rocket has been launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency's resupply mission for the International... more
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon... more
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Why swim goggles might help astronauts' eyesight
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Earth vs. asteroids: humans strike back
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
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The latest lost satellite is now space junk that could put other spacecraft at risk
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Jerrie Cobb, first woman to pass astronaut testing, dies
CBC
NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton
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Watch as a small Israeli spacecraft tries to land on the Moon today
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Israeli spacecraft nears moon landing
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Watch SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket fly its first commercial mission
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New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
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Fireworks of blue lightning and gamma rays above thunderclouds
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Staying fit in space
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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques expected to take 1st spacewalk
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Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition
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An Israeli lander is now orbiting the Moon ahead of a lunar landing next week
THE VERGE
There Are 2 Rocket Launches, a Moon Arrival and Asteroid Crash Today! Here's How to Watch
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High Life baffles audience expectations for a space thriller
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There Are 2 Rocket Launches, a Moon Arrival and Asteroid Crash on Thursday! Here's How to Watch
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NASA spacecraft spots striking shift in Mars ice cap - CNET
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More than a carbon copy: OCO-3 on the space station
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NASA chief labels Indian anti-satellite missile test a 'terrible, terrible thing' - CNET
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Astronaut Anne McClain Loves Aidy Bryant's Take on Her on 'Saturday Night Live'
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April Fools' Day 2019: Google leads with snakes, tulips - CNET
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SpaceX releases a new render of what the all-steel Starship will look like returning to earth
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The space we travel through
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