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SpaceX, Blue Origin scrub rocket launches, plan to try again - CNET  CNET · 13 minutes
Four missions were scheduled for Tuesday and then postponed, but all, including the Falcon 9 and New Shepard launches, will get another go. more
Air Force launch commander ‘not confident’ GPS 3 will lift off Wednesday  SPACE NEWS · 5 hours
45th Space Wing Commander: “We are now working with General Thompson’s folks and SpaceX to see whether we can launch tomorrow." SpaceNews.com more
SpaceX, Blue Origin scrub rocket launches, eye Wednesday to try again - CNET  CNET · 6 hours
Four missions were scheduled for Tuesday and then postponed, but all, including the Falcon 9 and New Shepard launches, will get another... more
Dream Chaser cleared to begin full-scale production  SPACE NEWS · 6 hours
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has won NASA approval to begin full-scale production of its Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft scheduled to make its... more
On This Day in Space! Dec. 18, 1999: NASA Launches Terra Earth-Observing Satellite  SPACE.COM · 7 hours
On Dec. 18, 1999, NASA launched its flagship Terra satellite into Earth's orbit to collect data about Earth's changing climate. See how... more
InSight engineers have made a Martian rock garden  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
NASA's InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here on Earth already saw it happen—last week. more
Pence misses launch but treated to new SpaceX crew capsule  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Vice President Mike Pence missed seeing a SpaceX rocket soar Tuesday. But he still got to view the company's new crew capsule, designed to carry astronauts to the... more
Launch of next generation GPS satellite postponed for 1 day  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
The launch of a new GPS satellite has been postponed for one day because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will put the... more
NASA-NOAA satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone Kenanga  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Tropical Cyclone Kenanga was at hurricane-force when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite grabbed a visible image of the storm in the Southern Indian Ocean on Dec. 18. more
Elon Musk's SpaceX set to raise $500 mn: report  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX plans to raise $500 million to help launch its satellite internet service, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. more
NASA's 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8... more
Launch of next generation GPS satellite postponed for 1 day  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
The launch of a new GPS satellite has been postponed because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket more
Elf on a (Really High) Shelf! Astronaut Brings Christmas Cheer to Space Station  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
While NASA astronaut Anne McClain can't take her son to space with her, she's spreading Christmas cheer for all kids watching her... more
NASA Looks to Private Companies for Help Building Reusable Moon Landers for Astronauts  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
NASA has serious plans to send astronauts back to the moon by 2028, and the agency is looking for help from U.S.... more
SpaceX halts U.S. satellite launch for next-generation GPS mission  CBC · 12 hours
Elon Musk's SpaceX halted Tuesday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, postponing for at... more
Satechi Launches New 'Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub' for iMac  MacRumors · 12 hours
Satechi today announced a new stand for the iMac, called the Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub.... more
Five rockets are set to launch within 24 hours starting later today  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Today was supposed to be a historic day with four rocket launches by four different companies. But that’s not going to happen. As of... more
WATCH: SpaceX launces new GPS satellites developed by the Air Force  ABC NEWS · 13 hours
The new systems-location information is said to be three times more accurate than current satellite navigation systems. more
SpaceX said to be raising $500m to help fund internet service  TechCrunch · 13 hours
SpaceX is raising $500 million at a valuation of $30.5 billion, according to a WSJ report citing people familiar with the matter. The company is said... more
SpaceX and Blue Origin Just Scrubbed Near-Simultaneous Rocket Launches (Arianespace, Too!)  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
With no less than FOUR rocket launches by four different companies, today promised to be an epic one for space fans. But by mid-morning, two of... more
It's cold inside  ESA · 13 hours
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Space Station freezer features in a holiday tradition more
New Horizons spacecraft takes the inside course to Ultima Thule  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
With no apparent hazards in its way, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has been given a "go" to stay on its optimal path to Ultima Thule as it speeds... more
SpaceX halts U.S. satellite launch for national security mission  REUTERS · 14 hours
Elon Musk's SpaceX halted Tuesday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, postponing for at... more
One Rocket Launch Remains on Today's Schedule After Three Delays  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
After three postponed launches originally scheduled to blast off today (Dec. 18), there is just one rocket set to launch today, but you can watch it live. more
Fake plastic atoms  ESA · 14 hours
Our world is made of atoms and molecules, but even with the most powerful microscopes we can only see snapshots, never how they move and interact with each other. To... more
Blue Origin Delays New Shepard Launch Due to Ground Issue  SPACE.COM · 15 hours
Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Jeff Bezos, will launch experiments for NASA on a suborbital rocket ride today (Dec. 18) using a New Shepard spacecraft... more
Next-generation GPS satellites start blasting off into space  CBC · 15 hours
After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS... more
Engineer Builds Glitter Bomb Trap for Package Thieves Out of HomePod Box  MacRumors · 15 hours
Package thievery has only increased in recent years as more people shop online for large-scale gifts. Unfortunately, sometimes there's not much you can do... more
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like planets in the TESS era  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a... more
Youtuber's glitter bomb tricks parcel thieves  BBC · 16 hours
A former Nasa engineer spent six months building a disguised glitter bomb to surprise thieves stealing parcels from his doorstep. more
Gaming with Galileo: New Android smartphone apps published  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Use Europe's satellite navigation system to seek treasure in virtual mazes or 'see' Galileos as they cross the sky above you: two new Android smartphone apps based on Galileo are now available... more
ESA paves way for new space transport services  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites. These are the winning entries of ESA's call for ideas on new commercial space transportation services. more
Saturn losing rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate  Sky News · 18 hours
Saturn is losing its rings at a "worst-case-scenario" rate according to new research by NASA. more
Technology strategy  ESA · 18 hours
30% faster mission development, 30% faster harnessing of new technologies, boosting cost efficiency and cutting space debris: ESA's Technology Strategy for Space19+ more
Winning ideas for new space transport services  ESA · 18 hours
Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites. These are the winning entries of ESA’s... more
Schoolkids invited to ESA’s Living Planet Symposium 2019  ESA · 20 hours
School classes can come on a journey around the planet, by attending the Open Days of ESA’s Living Planet Symposium... more
ESA’s 25 years of telecom: looking to the horizon  ESA · 21 hours
As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we have examined why it was set... more
ESA paves way for new space transport services  ESA · 21 hours
Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites. These are the winning entries... more
Watch Blue Origin Launch Its New Shepard Spaceship Today! Tune In @ 9 am ET  SPACE.COM · 21 hours
Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Jeff Bezos, will launch experiments for NASA on a suborbital... more
China's Dark Matter Explorer to Extend Space Service  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
China's DArk Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), nicknamed "Wukong" or "Monkey King," will extend its service in space by two years,... more
US Mint Reveals Coin Honoring American Indians in Space Program  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The United States Mint has revealed the design for its 2019 coin celebrating the roles of Native Americans in NASA history. more
NASA's Aqua and GPM satellites examine Tropical Cyclone Kenanga  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
On December 16 and 17, NASA's GPM core observatory satellite and NASA's Aqua satellite, respectively, passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured rainfall and temperature data on Tropical Cyclone... more
Blue Origin to Launch Next New Shepard Test Flight Tuesday  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Blue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 18 as the company moves closer to flying people into space. more
NASA catches India landfall of Tropical Depression Phethai  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Indian Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Depression Phethai after it made landfall in southeastern India. more
NASA finds tiny remnants of Tropical Cyclone Owen  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Cyclone Owen crossed over Queensland Australia's Cape York Peninsula over the weekend of Dec. 15 and 16 and emerged into the Coral Sea off of Queensland's southeastern coast. NASA's Terra satellite... more
NASA research reveals Saturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. The... more
Saturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 and 2 observations made decades ago. The rings are being pulled into Saturn... more
Gaming with Galileo: new Android smartphone apps published  ESA · 2 days
Use Europe’s satellite navigation system to seek treasure in virtual mazes or ‘see’ Galileos as they cross the sky above... more
NASA Advisory Council Recommends Review of Planetary Protection Policies  SPACE.COM · 2 days
The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for... more
Roscosmos Says 3-Hour Manned Flights to ISS to Begin in 18 Months  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
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
What's the Weather On Mars? How NASA's Insight Lander Will Find Out.  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA's new Mars lander isn't quite ready to probe the Red Planet's interior yet, but it's starting to get the lay of the land... more
Climate threats  ESA · 2 days
ESA Euronews: Copernicus Sentinels study low-lying regions potentially threatened by sea-level rise more
Evergreen comet  ESA · 2 days
Comet 46P/Wirtanen, the original target of ESA’s Rosetta mission, is visiting our skies this December more
Rocket Lab Launches 13 CubeSats for NASA, Others on Sunday  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Electron rocket lifted off on Sunday evening from the world's only private orbital launch pad on the Mahia Peninsula, carrying a payload of 10-cm cube-shaped research satellites. more
Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. more
Next-Generation of GPS Satellites Are Headed to Space  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
After months of delays, the US Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure, and versatile. more
Robert Downey Jr. responds to NASA advice for saving Tony Stark - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Ground control to Major Tony: Failure is not an option, space agency tells the actor who plays the Marvel superhero. more
Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile more
Robert Downey Jr. responds to NASA's advice for saving Tony Stark - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Ground control to Major Tony: Failure is not an option, space agency tells the superhero's portrayer. more
US Air Force set to launch 1st next-generation GPS satellite  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile more
Hubble goes deep  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope... more
Rocket Lab Successfully Launches NASA CubeSats to Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
US small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has launched its third orbital mission of 2018, successfully deploying satellites to orbit... more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 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
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new laser-pointing platform developed at MIT may help launch miniature satellites into the high-rate data game. more
A new neptune-size exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still outstanding... more
Rocket Lab launches cubesats for NASA  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead... more
Rocket Lab Launches 13 Cubesats on 1st Mission for NASA  SPACE.COM · 3 days
A Rocket Lab Electron booster lifted off from the company's launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula early this morning (Dec. 16), successfully delivering 13 tiny satellites to... more
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How to watch four rocket launches on a banner day for the space industry
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Satechi launches sleek new USB-C Stand Hub for iMac and iMac Pro with seven ports
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InSight engineers have made a Martian rock garden
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YouTuber builds glitter bomb that farts on unsuspecting package thieves
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NASA's Aqua and GPM satellites examine Tropical Cyclone Kenanga
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NASA research reveals Saturn is losing its rings at 'worst-case-scenario' rate
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Tour Jezero Crater! Fly Over the Landing Site of NASA's Next Mars Rover (Video)
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Video: Enjoying the Geminids from above and below
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GPM observes heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Cyclone Owen
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NASA measures rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants at Queensland coast
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It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space
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NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
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InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds
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NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, a Cosmic First
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A parent's holiday shopping list to INSPIRE your wannabe astronaut or aerospace engineer
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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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Taking the measure of an asteroid
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Three astronauts will launch to space on today — two months after botched flight
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Charting a course for astronaut safety as NASA launches to the Moon and to Mars
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ESEO student satellite successfully launched to space
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NASA catches newborn Tropical Cyclone Owen's rainfall, observed by GPM satellite
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The debut of a new ISS AI robot ‘crew member’ went exactly how you’d think
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Watch SpaceX launch its biggest crop of satellites yet with a twice-used rocket
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