Space Exploration
Narrowing the universe in the search for life  PHYS.ORG · 54 minutes
Humankind's exploration of space has for years pondered one central question: Is there another world somewhere in the universe where human beings could survive? more
First private Israeli lunar mission will launch in February  ABC NEWS · 57 minutes
An Israeli organization says that it has pushed back its launch of the first private spacecraft aiming to land on the moon more
Israeli spacecraft gets final element before 2019 moon launch  REUTERS · 2 hours
Israeli engineers on Monday added the final element to a spacecraft destined for the moon - a digital... more
Roscosmos Says 3-Hour Manned Flights to ISS to Begin in 18 Months  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
Manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) under an ultra-fast three-hour scheme involving circling the Earth twice will begin in a year and... more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia. more
Air Force open to reusable rockets, but SpaceX must first demonstrate performance  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The Air Force has not determined when it might allow reused hardware instead of brand-new Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets. SpaceNews.com more
NASA Lunar Orbiter Now Supporting Commercial and International Missions  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar... more
Apple is producing new content about Snoopy and other Peanuts characters  TechCrunch · 3 days
Apple has signed a deal with DHX Media that will see the Canadian broadcaster producing new shows, specials and short films about Snoopy, Charlie Brown and... more
Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and... more
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Completes First Manned Spaceflight  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, successfully flew to suborbital space for the first time on Dec. 13 with four NASA-supported technology... more
NASA will explore a hostile space rock for New Year's video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Fasten your Kuiper Belts! NASA's New Horizons mission is zooming past Pluto to learn about the origins of the solar system. more
Mars InSight Lander Seen in First Images from Space  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on... more
Inspiring the next generation of space doctors  ESA · 3 days
A group of 21 budding space medicine experts gathered at ESA’s astronaut centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, in November for two days... more
Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The dream of traveling to another star system, and maybe even finding populated worlds there, is one that has preoccupied humanity for many generations.... more
Video: Enjoying the Geminids from above and below  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On the night of December 13, into the morning of December 14, 2018, tune into the night sky for a dazzling display of fireballs. Thanks to the International Space Station, this sky... more
A space playground for the fourth state of matter  ESA · 3 days
A recipe to understand atomic structures: Mix electrically-charged gas in a sealed container with particles so small they... more
Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars. Now, the team has pinpointed InSight's exact location using images from... more
Virgin Galactic Reaches Space and Is One Step Closer to Space Tourism  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Virgin Galactic launched a spacecraft more than 50 miles high Thursday, reaching the US Federal Aviation Administration's definition of space. more
Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars. Now, the team has pinpointed InSight's exact location using images from... more
Chang'e-4 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
China's Chang'e-4 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ever soft landing on the far... more
HI-SEAS Receives NASA Grant to Complete Research  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
NASA has approved a restart of a $1-million grant to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation... more
Highly anticipated GPS 3 launch just days away  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on... more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space!  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia. more
An astronaut returns to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December. After more than six months living and working on the International Space Station, their Soyuz is expected... more
Four NASA-sponsored experiments set to launch on Virgin Galactic spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A winged spacecraft will soon take off with four NASA-supported technology experiments onboard. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo will separate from the WhiteKnightTwo twin-fuselage carrier aircraft and continue its rocket-powered... more
On This Day in Space! Dec. 13, 2012: Chinese Spacecraft Flies by Asteroid Toutatis  SPACE.COM · 4 days
On Dec. 13, 2012, a Chinese spacecraft flew by the asteroid Toutatis. See how it happened in our On This... more
Auroras, Lightning and Rings of Jupiter Amaze in Surprising NASA Juno Photos  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Its main job is to spot the stars, but an ultrasensitive navigation camera on NASA's Juno spacecraft is returning amazing images of Jupiter's rings,... more
Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft... more
Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft... more
Russian Cosmonauts Find Hole in Soyuz Spacecraft During Spacewalk  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Expedition 57 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos completed on Tuesday a spacewalk lasting 7... more
An astronaut returns to Earth  ESA · 4 days
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on Thursday 20 December. After more than six... more
InSight Lander Takes Its First Selfie  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie - a mosaic made up... more
Virgin Galactic could beat SpaceX to major milestone Thursday - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Neither Elon Musk's company nor Blue Origin have done it just yet, and it's a long time coming for Richard Branson's space tourism venture. more
NASA's Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On Dec. 21, NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per hour). This will mark the... more
NASA's InSight takes its first selfie  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
NASA's InSight lander used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in... more
OSIRIS-REx Discovers Water on Asteroid Bennu  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
From August through early December, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aimed three of its science instruments toward Bennu and began making the mission's first observations of... more
China's Chang'e 4 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit Ahead of 1st-Ever Far Side Landing  SPACE.COM · 5 days
China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover spacecraft successfully entered lunar orbit Wednesday (Dec. 12) following a four-and-a-half-day flight to the moon. more
Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per... more
MILO Institute Launches a New Model for Space Exploration  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Space is daunting in its enormity and tantalizing in its mysteries, and missions to explore those mysteries are... more
Chang’e-4 spacecraft enters lunar orbit ahead of first-ever far side landing  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
China’s Chang’e-4 lander and rover spacecraft successfully entered lunar orbit Wednesday following a four-and-half-day... more
Russian Cosmonauts Take Samples on 6th Hour of Spacewalk to Crack Mystery  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Roscosmos has ruled out a manufacturing defect causing the 2mm-wide hole found in August on the Russian Soyuz capsule more
InSight Mars lander takes its first selfie  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie—a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's... more
Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station... more
Cosmonauts on Spacewalk Cut Into Soyuz Spacecraft to Inspect Patched Hole  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station today (Dec. 11) to cut into a Soyuz spacecraft and inspect the source of a pressurization leak... more
Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery  REUTERS · 6 days
Two Russian cosmonauts have taken samples of their capsule's exterior in the sixth hour of a spacewalk seeking to resolve the mystery of a... more
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Spacewalking astronauts ripped through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues to a mysterious drilled hole that leaked precious cabin air four months ago. more
Space station crew inspect mysterious hole during spacewalk  CBC · 6 days
Spacewalking astronauts sliced through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues... more
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Spacewalking astronauts look for clues to a mysterious drilled hole in capsule at International Space Station more
Spacewalking astronauts check site of summer leak  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Spacewalking astronauts look for clues to a mysterious drilled hole in capsule at International Space Station more
Cosmonauts start spacewalk from ISS to examine mystery hole (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Russian cosmonauts began a spacewalk Tuesday to examine a mystery hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have... more
In Photos: SpaceX's Dragon CRS-16 Cargo Launch and Rocket 'Water Landing'  SPACE.COM · 6 days
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon CRS-16 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Dec. 5, 2018. Then the booster failed to... more
OSIRIS-REx Finds Water-Bearing Minerals on Asteroid Bennu  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
New data from two instruments on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — the OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (OVIRS) and the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emissions... more
Cosmonauts to examine mystery hole on ISS spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Russian cosmonauts were to carry out a spacewalk Tuesday to examine a mystery hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have been... more
Space station crew will inspect mysterious hole during spacewalk  CBC · 6 days
Two Russian cosmonauts are venturing outside the International Space Station Tuesday to inspect a section where a mysterious... more
Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Forty-one years after it launched into space, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has crossed the outer edge of the heliosphere. Called the heliopause, this boundary is where... more
Mars Rover Opportunity Team 'Still Holding onto a Sliver of Hope'  SPACE.COM · 6 days
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has been silent since June 10, a casualty of a mega-dust storm. But the robot's handlers haven't given up yet on Opportunity,... more
Satellite Snowman! Saturn Moons Align in Dazzling Photo  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The icy Saturn satellites Dione and Rhea do their best impression of a snowman in a newly released photo captured by NASA's late Cassini spacecraft. more
What's Next for NASA's Voyager 2 in Interstellar Space?  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Voyager 2 has passed an incredible milestone in its journey to explore the solar system by entering interstellar space, but neither its travels nor its science are ending any time... more
Asteroid Bennu Had Water! NASA Probe Makes Tantalizing Find  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe, which just arrived at the asteroid Bennu last week, has already found lots of hydrated minerals on the space rock, mission team members announced today (Dec. 10). more
Nelson continues effort to extend space station  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to... more
Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered more
New Beyond Good & Evil 2 footage showcases flying vehicles and space combat  Windows Central · 7 days
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is a hybrid of skillful combat and boundless exploration. Many months ago, Ubisoft held its annual E3... more
NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu  REUTERS · 7 days
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky... more
NASA's Osiris-Rex finds water in its first week at asteroid Bennu - CNET  CNET · 7 days
The spacecraft is still months away from its planned pick-pocketing maneuver, but it's already learned much about its mark. more
Asteroid Bennu Had Water! NASA Probe Makes Tantalizing Find  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe, which just arrived at the asteroid Bennu last week, has already found lots of hydrated minerals on the space rock, mission team members announced today (Dec. 10). more
OSIRIS-REx discovers water on asteroid, confirms Bennu as excellent mission target  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
From August through early December, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aimed three of its science instruments toward Bennu and began making the mission's first observations of the asteroid.... more
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Spectral observations made by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft identified hydrated minerals across the asteroid, confirming that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is... more
Voyager 2: Sailing Among Giant Planets  SPACE.COM · 7 days
Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant outer planets in the solar system and is now the second spacecraft to reach interstellar space. more
You Can Beam a Message to NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft for Historic Flyby!  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA's New Horizons probe is getting set for the farthest-out flyby in history, and you can send some words of encouragement to... more
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Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri
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Video: Enjoying the Geminids from above and below
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It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space
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Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target
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NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
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Watch SpaceX launch thousands of pounds of cargo and experiments to the International Space Station
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Astrocast successfully launches its first satellite
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NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey
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