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On This Day In Space! May 27, 2009: Expedition 20 Doubles Space Station's Crew Size
SPACE.COM On May 27, 2009, three astronauts launched to the International Space Station to complete the crew of Expedition... 7 hours
Former Google Lunar X Prize Teams Focused on Commercial and Government Opportunities
SPACE.COM Companies that one competed for the Google Lunar X Prize now expect to fly their first lunar landers in the next two years to... 8 hours
NASA to Begin Buying Rides on Commercial Lunar Landers by Year's End
SPACE.COM NASA intends to begin buying rides on small commercial lunar landers by the end of the year and start looking for miniature instruments for... 8 hours
NASA's Space AI Hunts Exoplanets, Not Humans — Yet
SPACE.COM When it comes to artificial intelligence, NASA and other space agencies are nowhere near building a "Terminator" in space. 8 hours
Nuclear Detectives Hunt Invisible Particles That Escaped the World's Largest Atom Smasher
SPACE.COM The Large Hadron Collider hasn't found any new physics since the Higgs boson. A team of outsider physicists think they know why. 8 hours
Alan Bean: From Astronaut to Artist
SPACE.COM Alan Bean walked on the moon during Apollo 12. He turned to painting to chronicle his experiences. 1 day
Apollo 12 in Pictures: Photos from NASA's Pinpoint Moon Landing Mission
SPACE.COM NASA's Apollo 12 mission sent three astronauts to the moon in November 1969 to make the second crewed lunar landing in history. See how that mission... 1 day
Astronaut Alan Bean Remembered: Photos of a Moonwalker-Turned-Artist
SPACE.COM Apollo 12 moonwalker and astronaut-artist Alan Bean, Jr. died on May 26, 2018. The former NASA astronaut was the fourth man to walk on the moon and also visited Skylab. See his... 1 day
Astronaut Alan Bean, Apollo Moonwalker-Turned-Artist, Dies at 86
SPACE.COM Apollo astronaut Alan Bean, who shared his experiences as the fourth human to walk on the moon through paintings sprinkled with lunar dust, has died at the age of 86. 1 day
Decoding Alien Messages Could Be the Biggest Citizen-Science Project Ever
SPACE.COM Stay sharp! You may be needed to help decode a message from intelligent aliens someday. 1 day
On This Day In Space! May 26, 1983: Europe Launches EXOSAT X-Ray Telescope
SPACE.COM On May 26, 1983, the European Space Agency launched its first X-ray Observatory into space. See how it happened in our On... 1 day
Study Offers Pessimistic Outlook for Commercial Space Stations
SPACE.COM As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially... 1 day
Vladimir Putin Taps Dmitry Rogozin to Head Roscosmos
SPACE.COM Dmitry Rogozin, until recently the Russian government's point-man on all matters concerning the defense and space industries, was offered to head up the Roscosmos space corporation on Thursday during a meeting with... 1 day
Are Viruses the New Frontier for Astrobiology?
SPACE.COM Astrobiologists should consider searching for viruses in their quest to find evidence for life beyond Earth, some scientists stress. 1 day
Defense Department Turning Over Space Traffic Control to Commerce, But Details Unclear
SPACE.COM DoD has deep expertise in "space situational awareness," or SSA, whereas Commerce faces a steep learning curve. 1 day
Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time
SPACE.COM Why are scientists trying to make precise clocks even more precise? 1 day
Vesta: Facts About the Brightest Asteroid
SPACE.COM Vesta is the second largest asteroid in the solar system. 2 days
Chang'e-4: Visiting the Far Side of the Moon
SPACE.COM China's Chang'e-4 mission will become the first mission to make a soft landing on the far side of the moon. 2 days
Bridenstine Offers Senators Reassurances on NASA Programs
SPACE.COM In his first congressional testimony since becoming NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine sought to reassure Senate appropriators about the status of several agency programs threatened with cancellation, as well as his own views on climate... 2 days
Here's What NASA's 'Toasty' Camera Saw as It Melted After a SpaceX Launch
SPACE.COM When a SpaceX rocket launches, it's awesome. But when a SpaceX rocket launch sparks a brush fire that melts a NASA photographer's... 2 days
Here's What We Know About Russia's Hypersonic Waverider Weapon
SPACE.COM Warnings of a Russian hypersonic weapon that the U.S. can't defend against may have had you running for the bomb shelter last week. But what, exactly, is this weapon, and... 2 days
Why You Need to Go to a Rocket Launch This Summer
SPACE.COM It turns out you can just go to a rocket launch — and, after attending my first, I can say with certainty that everyone should watch... 2 days
Why Is NOAA's Brand-New, Billion-Dollar Weather Satellite Going Blind?
SPACE.COM NOAA's GOES-17 was supposed to watch for deadly storms and dust clouds in the Western Hemisphere. Instead, it's spending half the day blind. 2 days
AstroReality's Earth Augmented Reality Project Blows Past Fundraising Goal
SPACE.COM An app featuring an augmented reality view of our planet soared past its crowdfunding goal in just a few hours. 2 days
Astronauts in Space Will Be Working This Memorial Day. Here's Why
SPACE.COM The astronauts aboard the International Space Station are celebrating Memorial Day and remembering those who've served the same way they do every year — by working. 2 days
Trump's New Space Policy Directive 2 Could Make Life Easier for SpaceX and Others
SPACE.COM The Trump administration's push to ease regulations on private industry is no longer confined to Earth. 2 days
SpaceX's Elon Musk Proposes Media Company That Rates Journalists. Is He Serious?
SPACE.COM SpaceX founder Elon Musk just said on Twitter that he wants to start a new media outlet. What's behind his posts? Is it just... 2 days
Could We Build the Millennium Falcon from 'Star Wars'?
SPACE.COM With so many incredible, newly developing technologies, could we build a real-life Millennium Falcon? 2 days
On This Day In Space! May 25, 2008: Phoenix Spacecraft Lands on Mars
SPACE.COM On May 25, 2008, NASA's Phoenix lander arrived on Mars. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video... 2 days
Glow from Kilauea Volcano Outburst Captured in Stunning Observatory Video
SPACE.COM A stunning new time-lapse video from the Gemini Observatory captures the dramatic glow of the Kilauea volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island. 2 days
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Fires Up Its Engines in Space for 1st Time
SPACE.COM NASA's InSight Mars lander performed its first engine burn on Tuesday (May 22), refining its course toward the Red Planet. 2 days
Could We Build the 'Star Wars' Millennium Falcon?
SPACE.COM With so many incredible, newly developing technologies, could we build a real-life Millennium Falcon? 2 days
Review: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Puts the Scoundrel Back in Han Solo
SPACE.COM Han Solo's origin story is competent if not overly compelling. 2 days
Glow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Outburst Captured in Stunning Video
SPACE.COM A stunning new time-lapse video from the Gemini Observatory captures the dramatic glow of the Kilauea volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island. 2 days
Tour the Millennium Falcon with These Awesome 'Star Wars' Photos
SPACE.COM Time to cruise across the universe in style. The Millennium Falcon can not only make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs, but it also does it in true... 2 days
USPS Ceremony Dedicates 'Amazing' Sally Ride Forever Postage Stamp
SPACE.COM Maybe it was the spotlight, or perhaps it was the skill of the artist in creating her likeness, but Sally Ride seemed to glow as the curtain fell. 3 days
Ghostly 'Lightning' Waves Discovered Inside a Nuclear Reactor
SPACE.COM Whistler waves are normally produced in the atmosphere by lightning. They could help protect nuclear fusion reactors from runaway electrons. 3 days
Trump to Sign New Policy Directive Aimed at Commercial Space Regulation Reforms
SPACE.COM A new policy President Trump will sign May 24 will implement a series of regulatory reforms to support commercial space recommended by the National... 3 days
Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Warmed Earth's Climate for 100,000 Years
SPACE.COM Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere after the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid, which ended the era of dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, warmed the Earth's climate for 100,000... 3 days
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Ship Delivers Science Gear (and Goodies) to Space Station
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than 3 tons... 3 days
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Ship Delivers Science Gear (and Goodies) to the Space Station
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than... 3 days
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Ship Reaches Space Station to Deliver Science Gear (and Goodies)
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than... 3 days
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Reaches Space Station to Deliver Science Gear (and Goodies)
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than 3 tons... 3 days
What Can the Death of a Neutron Tell Us About Dark Matter?
SPACE.COM Physicists speculate that decaying neutrons may be producing particles unknown to science that make up the elusive dark matter. 3 days
On This Day In Space! May 24, 1962: Scott Carpenter Becomes 2nd American in Orbit
SPACE.COM On May 24, 1962, NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter became the fourth American to go to space and the... 3 days
Pluto May Have Formed from 1 Billion Comets
SPACE.COM Pluto may have long ago coalesced from 1 billion or so comets, a new analysis of data from NASA's New Horizons mission and the European comet-orbiting Rosetta probe suggests. 3 days
NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Just Snagged Its 1st Drilled Samples Since 2016
SPACE.COM NASA's Mars rover Curiosity bored 2 inches (5 centimeters) into a rock on Sunday (May 20), grabbing powdered samples for the first... 3 days
Sally Ride Stamp Launches for Sale, USPS Offers First-Day-of-Issue Collectibles
SPACE.COM America's first woman in space can now be found at your local U.S. post office. 4 days
Missile-Tracking Satellites Are Part of the Plan to Foil Russia's Hypersonic Weapons
SPACE.COM Russia reportedly is testing hypersonic ballistic glider weapons that currently would be undetectable after the initial boost phase of their flight. 4 days
This NASA Camera Melted During a SpaceX Rocket Launch, But the Photos Survived!
SPACE.COM Veteran NASA photographer Bill Ingalls is no stranger to rocket launches, but even he seemed surprised when one of his remote cameras... 4 days
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