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NASA approves Dec. 20 Starliner test flight  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA gave its approval Dec. 12 to proceed with the launch later this month of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner commercial crew spacecraft on... more
Boeing's crew capsule declared ready for 1st space flight  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Boeing's Starliner crew capsule finally has a launch date for its first test flight to the International Space Station. more
Super-cool addition to deep space family  ESA · 3 days
Image: It's confirmed! ESA is building its fourth deep space antenna – much like the Cebreros dish pictured here – that will ensure upcoming missions like... more
NASA's NICER delivers best-ever pulsar measurements, first surface map  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Astrophysicists are redrawing the textbook image of pulsars, the dense, whirling remains of exploded stars, thanks to NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), an X-ray telescope aboard the International... more
Secret life above thunderstorms uncovered  ESA · 3 days
The space-borne storm-hunter on Europe’s Columbus laboratory is continuously monitoring thunderstorms as it flies 400 km overhead on the International Space Station. more
A terrestrial gamma-ray flash and ionospheric ultraviolet emissions powered by lightning  Science Magazine · 3 days
Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) are transient gamma-ray emissions from thunderstorms, generated by electrons accelerated to relativistic energies in electric fields. Elves are ultraviolet and optical emissions... more
ISS sensors show terrestrial gamma-ray flash and ionospheric UV emissions spurred by lightning  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers from Denmark, Norway, Spain and Italy has found that both terrestrial gamma-ray flashes and ionospheric ultraviolet emissions are... more
Tech for life  ESA · 4 days
From robotics and more efficient batteries to wheel animals with extraordinary survival skills, life and technology are intertwined on the International Space Station. The last deliveries of the year arrived... more
New NASA ebook reveals insights of Earth seen at night from space  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Earth has many stories to tell, even in the dark of night. Earth at Night, NASA's new 200-page ebook, is now available online and... more
Holiday kristall  ESA · 5 days
Image: This box of holiday cheer is actually tubes of plasma containing suspended microparticles exposed to an electrical current to form 3D crystal structures.Called Plasma Kristall-4, this ESA–Roscosmos experiment has been helping... more
New reentry CubeSat in orbit  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
ESA's latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX's Dragon launched from Florida, U.S., on Thursday 5 December, ahead of a planned rendezvous with the International Space Station on Sunday 8 December.... more
Russian supply ship docks with International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An unmanned Russian ship carrying tons of supplies successfully docked Monday with the International Space Station. more
SpaceX delivers 'mighty mice,' worms, robot to space station  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, dropping off super muscular "mighty mice," pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot. more
Life of a foam  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there is a place where foams have a more stable life—in the weightless... more
Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:54:35 Station on 6 December 2019. The call was made from Stockholm, Sweden, at the start of Nobel Week festivities. ESA... more
New reentry CubeSat in orbit  ESA · 1 week
Image: ESA’s latest space mission has reached orbit. The Qarman CubeSat flew to space aboard SpaceX’s Dragon launched from Florida, USA, on Thursday 5 December, ahead... more
SpaceX Dragon heads to space station with NASA science  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 12:29 p.m. EST today (Dec. 5). Dragon will deliver more than 5,700 pounds... more
Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An automatic Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies successfully blasted off Friday heading for the International Space Station. more
Life of a foam  ESA · 1 week
A fine coffee froth does not last forever. The bubbles that make the milk light and creamy are eventually torn apart by the pull of gravity. But there... more
SpaceX launches beer malt, caring robot and 'mighty mice'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of... more
Emotion-sensing robot launches to assist space station astronauts  REUTERS · 1 week
An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station after launching from Florida on... more
SpaceX launches caring robot, beer malt and 'mighty mice'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including "mighty mice" for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts' emotions and a miniature version of... more
Radiation rotifer  ESA · 1 week
The 19th SpaceX Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station will carry cargo for astronauts to run experiments for European researchers on Earth. One curious cargo is the microscopic organism, rotifers,... more
Thermal enclosure for Orion  ESA · 1 week
Image: The Orion spacecraft with European Service Module at NASA’s Plum Brook Station. The first Orion will fly farther from Earth on the Artemis I mission than any... more
Watch live: Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 1 week
Nobel Prize laureates in physics and chemistry will talk to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Jessica... more
NASA faces spacewalk schedule crunch  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA space station managers are still trying to find ways to squeeze in at least three spacewalks into a crowded schedule before the station’s crew drops... more
Mexican students launch a small satellite to the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first satellite built by students in Mexico for launch from the International Space Station is smaller than a shoebox but represents a big step for... more
NASA launching RiTS 'robot hotel' to International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sometimes robots need a place to stay in space, too. NASA is attaching a "robot hotel" to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the... more
Centre swage  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: 'Swage' was the word of the day on Monday as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano carried out the third spacewalk to service the cosmic ray hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02. Here Luca... more
Science around the planet uses images of Earth from the space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Artificial lighting at night affects the behavior of urban wildlife, according to a recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports, which examined animals in... more
Satellite Broken? Smart Satellites to the Rescue  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
When satellites break, which is surprisingly often, there isn't much you can do about them. They become expensive and dangerous flotsam, orbiting... more
Spacewalking astronauts add new pumps to cosmic detector  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Spacewalking astronauts installed new pumps on a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Monday in a bid to extend its scientific life. more
Astronaut Luca feeling the force, to advance rover control  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has made robotics history, reaching out from the International Space Station in orbit around Earth at 8 km/s, to control an Earth-based rover, equipped with an... more
Watch live the new spacewalk for AMS  CERN · 2 weeks
Watch live the new spacewalk for AMS abelchio Mon, 12/02/2019 - 11:57 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano imaged during the first spacewalk for AMS hitching a ride on the International Space Station’s 16-metre long robotic... more
Astronaut Luca feeling the force, to advance rover control  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has made robotics history, reaching out from the International Space Station in orbit around... more
Space as a service takes root at RBC Signals  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
RBC Signals is expanding its global network of ground stations by combining excess capacity in existing antenna networks... more
Watch live: third #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his spacewalking buddy NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will venture beyond the International Space Station’s airlock for the third time on 2 December as... more
Novel out-of-this-world approach to cancer research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Australia's first space research mission to the International Space Station will attempt to establish how some of the most aggressive cancer cells behave in a zero-gravity environment. more
Call for media – Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station  ESA · 3 weeks
Press Release N° 21–2019 First ever video call between Space Station and Nobel Prize Laureates. Follow live on 6 December 2019. Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Jessica... more
Science never stops on the Space Station  ESA · 3 weeks
The past two weeks in Earth orbit saw ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan conduct two of four planned... more
Spacewalk excursion to extend the life of a powerful spectrometer  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the largest human-made permanent magnets in space resides on the International Space Station (ISS), and it's helping scientists better understand the origins of our universe. The... more
Reflecting on the first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his spacewalking partner NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan completed the first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) on 15 November... more
Luca aces telerobotic lunar geology test drive  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took command of a rover in the Netherlands on Monday and expertly drove it over an obstacle course... more
Watch live: second #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will take the lead spacewalking role yet again on 22 November as he and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan go beyond the International Space Station... more
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer measurements unveil properties of cosmic helium  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration, a large group of researchers from CERN and other institutes worldwide, has recently presented a series of precision measurements of the properties of cosmic... more
China quietly used NASA’s Jupiter probe to test its deep space network  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
China used signals sent from NASA’s Juno probe orbiting Jupiter to test the capabilities of ground stations vital to its deep space ambitions. SpaceNews.com more
In the Great Lakes' most productive fishing grounds, dead zones are eroding livelihoods  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
From his lakefront dock in Crystal Rock, 70 miles west of Cleveland, Dean Koch still gleefully reminisces on his career as a... more
A very good start  ESA · 4 weeks
Image: The first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) could not have gone better. Lead spacewalker ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is imaged here hitching a ride... more
Driving test for Luca Parmitano on robotic geology science  ESA · 4 weeks
Today ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will take control of a robot in the Netherlands while orbiting Earth in... more
Replay of first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 07:00:52 On Friday 15 November, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA's Andrew Morgan exited the Space Station airlock on the first of at least four spacewalks to... more
Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronauts began an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station. more
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