Earth's Orbit
Incident on SpaceX pad could delay its first manned flight  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
A mysterious but apparently serious incident occurred Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida involving the SpaceX capsule intended to carry American astronauts into space late this year, the private... more
Orange Lush: California's 'Superbloom' Wows from the Air  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
A NASA photographer captured a lush aerial shot of an ephemeral wildflower bloom in the desert. more
On This Day in Space! April 21, 1997: 1st Space Funeral Launches on 'Founders Flight'  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
On April 21, 1997, the cremated remains of 24 people were launched into space in the first-ever space... more
A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered... more
SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly,' smoke seen for miles  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Officials say SpaceX's new capsule for astronauts suffered an "anomaly" during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles more
NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA... more
China to Enhance International Space Cooperation  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
China will promote aerospace development, strengthen international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man's peaceful utilization of outer space, said an... more
Independent Report Concludes 2033 Human Mars Mission Is Not Feasible  SPACE.COM · 2 days
An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be flown being the late... more
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface. more
TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space  BBC · 2 days
Space is getting busy thanks to a new era of commercialisation. more
Ground station startup Leaf Space plans capital raise  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Italian startup Leaf Space wants to triple the number of ground station locations it has by late next year, citing... more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
Russia to Develop New Modular Spacesuit for Cosmonauts  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The Zvezda Research and Production Enterprise plans to start developing a new modular spacesuit for cosmonauts in 2019 after signing... more
SpaceX's Next Space Station Cargo Launch Delayed to April 30  SPACE.COM · 2 days
SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station by four days, to April 30. more
U.S. military Electron launch first test for York satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in late April or early May three U.S. military satellites including the... more
Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card for Hubble's 29th Year (Image)  SPACE.COM · 2 days
On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next... more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some... more
Hubble Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary with Stunning View of Southern Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this colorful look at the hourglass-shaped Southern... more
NASA Telescope Spots Universe's First Molecule - Helium Hydride  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Scientists believe that around 100,000 years after the big bang, helium and hydrogen combined to make a molecule called helium hydride for the first time. more
Cygnus Cargo Spaceship Makes Easter Delivery to International Space Station  SPACE.COM · 3 days
This morning, Northrop Grumman Corp's Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station to drop off thousands of pounds of cargo for the crew. more
50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins is Still 'Carrying the Fire'  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Four years after he orbited the moon alone during humanity's first lunar landing mission, Michael Collins brought everyone back on Earth along... more
American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me." more
Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1 ½-day journey from Virginia more
Private cargo ship arrives at space station with food galore  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1 ½-day journey from Virginia more
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
UW scientists are prepping a kidney-on-a-chip experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space... more
Things are stacking up for NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment... more
Exercises and swimming goggles may reduce adverse effects on eye during long spaceflights  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Astronauts on long missions at the International Space Station can experience changes to their eyes and vision that can last for years. more
Jerrie Cobb, first woman to pass astronaut testing, dies  CBC · 3 days
Jerrie Cobb, the first woman to pass astronaut testing, has died. She was ready to fly, but never... more
Breeze Automation is building soft robots for the Navy and NASA  TechCrunch · 3 days
San Francisco soft robotics startup Breeze Automation made its debut today onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley. Co-founder and CEO... more
Astronomers Discover Third Planet in the Kepler-47 Circumbinary System  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system’s title as the most interesting... more
TESS Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar... more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
ArianeGroup starting Ariane 6 production after new ESA agreement  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The European Space Agency’s 22 member states agreed April 17 to a workaround to get Ariane 6 production... more
OSIRIS Team Releases Nearly 70,000 Images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) camera onboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft... more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
On This Day in Space! April 18, 2014: LADEE Crashes into the Moon  SPACE.COM · 3 days
On April 18, 2014, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) ended its mission by crashing into the moon. See how... more
Happy Birthday Hubble!  ESA · 4 days
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 29th birthday with this incredible view of the Southern Crab Nebula more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the scientific camera system OSIRIS onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured almost 70000 images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They not only document the most... more
NASA, Blue Origin Partner on Rocket Engine Test  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish Test Stand 4670, at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, to support testing of its BE-3U and BE-4 rocket engines. more
Microcavity experiment heads to ISS  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The second Swinburne Haileybury International Space Station Experiment (SHINE) launched from Wallops Island, Virginia in the US aboard an Antares rocket at 6.46am (AEST), to make its way to the International Space Station (ISS). more
China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday. more
Air-Breathing Rocket Engine Gets Green Light for Major Tests  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The SABRE air-breathing rocket engine is ready for a major round of testing in the next 18 months after passing a preliminary design review by the European Space Agency. more
Second NASA Astronaut to Spend Nearly a Year in Space — For Science  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA's next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them. more
Satellite Confirms Key NASA Temperature Data: The Planet Is Warming - and Fast  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A high-profile NASA temperature data set has found new backing from independent satellite records - suggesting the findings are on a sound... more
Antares Rocket Carrying Cygnus Spacecraft Filled With NASA Cargo for ISS  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The Antares rocket has been launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency's resupply mission for the International... more
NEOWISE Celebrates Five Years of Asteroid Data  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five... more
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon... more
Antares launches Cygnus on ISS cargo mission  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus spacecraft April 17 carrying nearly three and a half tons of cargo bound... more
Antares Rocket Launches Cygnus Cargo Ship on Marathon Mission for NASA  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Northrop Grumman launched an Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus cargo ship filled with NASA goodies for space station astronauts today (April 17). more
Space station shipment launched from Virginia seashore  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A fresh grocery shipment is on its way to the International Space Station after launching from Virginia. more
Space station shipment launched from Virginia seashore  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Fresh grocery shipment is on its way to the International Space Station after launching from Virginia more
First Emirati Astronaut Confirmed for ISS Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The identity of the first-ever Emirati, and indeed Arabic, astronaut to embark on a mission to the ISS has been confirmed, following... more
Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars. more
Op-ed | Lunar Gateway or Moon Direct?  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
NASA has proposed to build a lunar orbiting space station, called the lunar Gateway, to use as a base for lunar exploration.... more
Blastoff! How to See a Rocket Launch In Person This Year  SPACE.COM · 4 days
It's not just for the pros: With a little planning and flexibility, anybody can go watch a rocket blast off. Our in-depth guide goes through each... more
A Rocket Launch to the Space Station Today Could Be Visible Along US East Coast!  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Today, Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Check for it in... more
LADEE Detects Water Molecules from Meteoroid Strikes on Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Using data from NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), a team of researchers has discovered that... more
Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars more
Two NASA astronauts to get extended ISS stays  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Two NASA astronauts will get extended stays on the International Space Station, NASA announced April 17, a move intended to... more
NASA study verifies global warming trends  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. The team used measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth taken by a satellite-based infrared measurement system called AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-Red Sounder) from... more
NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Will Spend Nearly a Year in Space  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to break a record on her first spaceflight, the agency announced yesterday (April 16). more
Drop test proves technologies for reusable microlauncher  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Spain's PLD Space, supported by ESA, has demonstrated the technologies for a reusable first stage of their orbital microlauncher, Miura 5. more
Image: Mirror array for LSS  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The giant 121-segment mirror array used to reflect simulated sunlight into the largest vacuum chamber in Europe seen being hoisted into position within ESA's technical heart back in 1986. more
NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the coming years, NASA has some bold plans to build on the success of the New Horizons mission. Not only did this spacecraft... more
Image: Partial Gravity Simulator practice  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In preparation for his Beyond mission, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, in March 2019. Here he is strapped to the Partial Gravity Simulator to practice repairing the dark-matter hunter AMS-02. more
AI for Earth observation and numerical weather prediction  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques could help forecasters get more out of these data by improving accuracy and... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
Did NASA Experiment Survive Israeli Moon Lander's Crash?  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A NASA piggyback experiment may have survived the April 11 crash of Israel's Beresheet moon lander, experts said. more
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
PHYS.ORG
The latest lost satellite is now space junk that could put other spacecraft at risk
THE VERGE
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
PHYS.ORG
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
PHYS.ORG
Jerrie Cobb, first woman to pass astronaut testing, dies
CBC
NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton
PHYS.ORG
Why NASA wants you to point your smartphone at trees
THE VERGE
Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon
PHYS.ORG
Watch our Galileo smartphone app award and vote for your winner
ESA
Watch as a small Israeli spacecraft tries to land on the Moon today
THE VERGE
Watch SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket fly its first commercial mission
THE VERGE
Netflix is getting into radio with a full-time comedy channel airing on SiriusXM
THE VERGE
NASA's OCO-3 measures how plants grow—and glow
PHYS.ORG
New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
PHYS.ORG
Chris Hadfield donates iconic photos from outer space to Dalhousie University
CBC
Calm your restless legs with a solution from space
ESA
'Alien' Lights in Norway Were a NASA Test, Not an Extraterrestrial Visit
SPACE.COM
Fireworks of blue lightning and gamma rays above thunderclouds
ESA
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques expected to take 1st spacewalk
CBC
Staying fit in space
ESA
How a startup plans to clean up space
PHYS.ORG
Preserving heritage data at ESA
ESA
Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition
ESA
There Are 2 Rocket Launches, a Moon Arrival and Asteroid Crash Today! Here's How to Watch
SPACE.COM
An Israeli lander is now orbiting the Moon ahead of a lunar landing next week
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