Space Exploration
Cloudy weather and rain pushed back until Friday the planned launch of a US cargo ship loaded with supplies for astronauts living at the International Space Station, NASA said Thursday.
watch spacex launch and land a used falcon 9 rocket
VIDEO After a month-long break from spaceflight, SpaceX is slated to perform another rocket launch and landing...
Thermoelectric devices are highly versatile, with the ability to convert heat into electricity, and electricity into heat. They are small, lightweight, and extremely durable because they have no moving parts,...
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India successfully conducted the second orbital mission of its heavy-lift GSLV Mk III launch vehicle. The rocket took to the skies Nov....
It's almost launch time for Northrop Grumman's next Antares rocket, which rolled out to its seaside pad in Virginia late...
The launch of a Northrop Grumman rocket carrying NASA's next cargo flight to the International Space Station has been delayed at least...
Xtronaut Enterprises' latest board game — Downlink — will take players on a journey across the solar system, where up to six international agencies will do space missions for science.
The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month's aborted launch...
momentus raises 8 3 million for last mile spacecraft delivery
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one...
orion recovery team ready to rock and roll
A NASA and Department of Defense team returned from a week of training at sea to improve joint landing and...
Imaging Earth from space is a favourite pastime for astronauts on the International space Station. They can set their cameras to automatically snap photos while they work, but often make time to Earth-gaze and take photos of their own.
VIDEO The landing will kick off a two-year mission in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study Mars' deep interior, NASA said.
iss science not affected by smaller crew
The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there...
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and Autodesk team up for a wild lander designed to explore strange new worlds.
osiris rex executes fourth asteroid approach maneuver
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its fourth Asteroid Approach Maneuver (AAM-4) yesterday. The spacecraft fired its Attitude Control System (ACS) thrusters to slow the spacecraft...
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After leaving the International Space Station last week, a Japanese cargo spacecraft dropped a small capsule of science experiments into the Pacific Ocean before falling to its fiery demise in...
ai software helped nasa dream up this spider like interplanetary lander
Using a new type of design process, engineers at software company Autodesk and NASA’s Jet Propulsion...
The space agency continues to reach out to the clammed-up Opportunity after the skies have cleared.
A Falcon 9 will carry a spacecraft to boost communications for the "hams" among us.
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Astronaut photos of Earth from space shine a light on light pollution
esa preps earth observation satellite with onboard ai processor
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that...
china developing new launch vehicle for human spaceflight future moon missions
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed...
NASA’s Juno spacecraft made its 16th close science flyby of Jupiter on October 29, 2018 and captured stunning...
On Nov. 13, 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. At the time,...
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berlin museum hosts meeting on europe s next asteroid mission
Space engineers and asteroid experts from across Europe and beyond will gather at the Museum für Naturkunde in...
When astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) exhale carbon dioxide (CO2), it's removed from the air and pumped into space. Could an Earth-based...
esa s space vision presented at paris peace forum
ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré attended the Paris Peace Forum this weekend, presenting the Agency’s vision for engaging humankind in multilateral...
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plan developed to characterize and identify ocean worlds
Strategies to identify and explore ocean worlds in our Solar System should focus on a range of targets, including confirmed...
On Nov. 12, 2014, a European spacecraft named Philae tried to land on Comet 67P. To say it was a...
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In today's top tech stories, Democrats are to investigate Trump over his actions on AT&T and Amazon, and Facebook reportedly fired Oculus'...
A miniaturised model of the Juice spacecraft during electromagnetic tests at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands.
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In September of 2016, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for a super-heavy launch vehicle, which would be SpaceX's most ambitious project to...
A new optical modem, capable of sending high-definition quality video significantly faster than standard radio frequency systems, is being developed for NASA's Orion spacecraft. The hardware, offered by LGS Innovations,...
Ralph, one of NASA's most well-traveled space explorers, has voyaged far and accomplished much: on the New Horizons mission, Ralph obtained stunning flyby images of Jupiter...
NASA astronaut Rusty Schweickart's career-defining moment came thanks to a camera problem, but he's used his out-of-this-world experience to try...
Read an excerpt from the second book in Mary Robinette Kowal's Lady Astronaut series, "The Fated Sky." The book opens as mathematician-turned-astronaut Elma York...
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An unmanned cargo rocket is scheduled to blast off this week from Virginia's coast to the International Space Station
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Space Science Image of the Week: Testing a scaled-down version of the Juice mission’s radar antenna that will investigate the underground secrets of Jupiter’s icy moons
esa s space vision presented at paris peace forum
ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré attended the Paris Peace Forum this weekend, presenting the Agency’s vision for engaging humankind in multilateral...
The ExoMars rover will land on a clay-rich plain, drilling into the Martian surface to hunt for signs of life.
Dangerous, deadly and destructive wildfires have churned through California in the summer of 2018. Here are some dramatic views of these blazes from high above as seen by...
The moon may be the next space destination for American astronauts, but the frontier of Mars still beckons, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine says.
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In National Geographic's "Mars" docudrama series, a group of pioneers build the first colony on Mars, complete with rovers, helicopters and other tech inspired...
The next two Chinese missions to the moon will visit places no spacecraft has been before. The rest of the world wants a piece of the lunar action.
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oxia planum favored for exomars surface mission
The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science...
scientists capture the sound of sunrise on mars
Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification...
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nasa to support initial studies of privately funded enceladus mission
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately...
orion spacecraft hardware and safety procedures readied for exploration mission 1
The European Space Agency (ESA) delivers. At least, that might be what some at...
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NASA is back to one of its favorite hobbies — otherworldly cloud gazing — thanks to the Juno spacecraft currently in orbit around Jupiter.
After suffering a couple technical glitches that put NASA's Curiosity rover off its duties on Mars, the robotic explorer is back to work, having driven to a new...
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In 2018, three astronauts flew the 57th mission to the International Space Station, a trip that included much science, dazzling views and a harrowing launch abort for other crewmembers. See photos of...
parker solar probe reports good status after close solar approach
Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million...
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Two researchers, Dr. Domenico Vicinanza of Anglia Ruskin University and Dr. Genevieve Williams, have “sonified” a video of the 5,000th Martian sunrise captured by the Mars rover, Opportunity. The music is a...
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The diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu has a bouldery "witch mole" and a whole lot of other lumps and bumps, a gorgeous new video by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft...
Rocket Lab hopes to start sending smaller deliveries to space from both sides of the globe on a regular basis starting this weekend.
A U.S. astronaut says she has no qualms about riding a Russian rocket next month despite back-to-back mishaps.
VIDEO Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.
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Next US astronaut to ride on a Russian rocket is expressing confidence despite back-to-back mishaps
Mars gets its own soundtrack as scientists turn an Opportunity rover image into music.
A team of researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter, UK, has created the soundtrack of the Martian sunrise captured by...
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Oumuamua, the first interstellar object known to enter our solar system, accelerated faster away from the Sun than expected.
With this latest drive, the Curiosity mission is back to business, NASA said in a statement.
In 2021, the Lucy spacecraft will carry a near-twin of Ralph, called L'Ralph ("Lucy Ralph"), to investigate Jupiter's Trojan asteroids.
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On November 5, the spacecraft made the closest approach, called perihelion.
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The 3D-printed Habitat Challenge is a five-year competition hosted by NASA and its partners to design housing for deep-space exploration, including trips to Mars.
Neil Armstrong may have taken that first small step for man onto the moon, but it was John Glenn who took the first slurp of applesauce.
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VIDEO Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the sun at just 15 million miles from our star's surface. This is far closer than any spacecraft...
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European astronaut Alexander Gerst was surprised to see a circular, rainbow-like gleam — a phenomenon known as a glory — in the clouds below the International Space Station...
SpaceX's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket can now launch NASA's most expensive and highest-priority science missions.
nasa certifies falcon 9 for highest priority science missions
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new...
SpaceX billed Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster as on "an endless road trip past Mars" when it launched in February.
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SpaceX's planned communication satellite constellation, known as Starlink, will now be targeting a much lower orbit than originally...
A test version of the crew capsule stars in a NASA video that's wowza gorgeous.
aboard the first spacecraft to the trojan asteroids nasa ralph s next adventure
Ralph, one of NASA’s most well-traveled space explorers, has voyaged far and accomplished much: on the New Horizons mission, Ralph obtained stunning flyby images...
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has released a photobook, "Infinite Wonder," chronicling his 340 days on the International Space Station. Here are some selections from Kelly's time there.
curiosity rover on the move again
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover drove about 197 feet (60 meters) over the weekend to a site called Lake Orcadie, pushing its total odometry to...
ground segment getting more attention in military space programs u s leaders say
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t...
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has released a photobook, "Infinite Wonder," chronicling his 340 days on the International Space Station. Here are some selections from Kelly's time there.
After spending nearly a year on the International Space Station during a record-breaking mission, retired astronaut Scott Kelly knows a thing or two about orbiting the...
Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet. It arrived at Mars in 1971 and subsequently our perceptions of the Red Planet.
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SpaceX plans to fly some fancy BFR tech before it launches an actual big effin' rocket.
By aiming for Mars, 21-year-old Abigail Harrison hopes to inspire young women on Earth to pursue their own dreams.
SpaceX aims to start flight-testing key design components of its Mars-settling spaceship next year,...
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The stereotypical image of an astronaut is shaped by their spacesuit, with its puffy, white body and boxy backpack holding the life-support...
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On Nov. 8, 2005, Europe launched its first mission to Venus. The spacecraft was called Venus Express. See...
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A few years ago, nobody would have bet that space exploration would become so exciting again. But everybody is talking about space again, from Mars to...
Acclaimed director Ron Howard has told Sky News he believes colonising Mars is just the first step in terms of further space exploration and finding other habitable planets.
SpaceX aims to start flight-testing key design components of its Mars-settling spaceship next year,...
spacex to modify falcon 9 upper stage to test bfr technologies
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an...
A robotic Japanese cargo ship cast off from the International Space Station Wednesday (Nov. 7) for a weekend date with oblivion to wrap up a successful resupply mission to the...
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NASA InSight Spacecraft Landing on Mars Will Be Live Streamed
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Parker Solar Probe reports good status after close solar approach
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Scientists capture the sound of sunrise on Mars
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NASA's Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
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New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind
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Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
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Two spacecraft are embarking on a seven-year journey to decode Mercury’s mysteries
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Scientists to debate landing site for next Mars rover
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