Space Exploration
Curiosity Rover finds high levels of methane on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 8 minutes
A team working with NASA to study data the Mars Curiosity Rover has found high levels of methane at a site on the Red Planet. The existence of methane is,... more
Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft to test green propellant on orbit  PHYS.ORG · 46 minutes
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, along with co-investigators, including the Air Force Research Laboratory, Ball Aerospace, SpaceX, the Space and Missile Systems Center, and Aerojet, are... more
On This Day in Space! June 24, 1999: Cassini Spacecraft Flies by Venus  SPACE.COM · 55 minutes
On June 24, 1999, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by Venus while making its way to Saturn. See how it happened in our... more
David Saint-Jacques prepares for wild ride back to Earth  CBC · 1 hour
When David Saint-Jacques returns Monday after six months in space, he'll plummet back to Earth in what another... more
SpaceX Eyes New Feats With Falcon Heavy Launch Tonight  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
SpaceX's megarocket, the Falcon Heavy, is poised for flight. Perched atop NASA's historic Pad 39A, the behemoth will lift off sometime during a 4-hour window that opens late tonight (June... more
China's Moon, Mars and Space Station Missions May be Facing Delays  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
China's major space missions including a lunar sample return, Mars orbiter and rover and a modular space station could be facing delays due to an apparent... more
Contest Aims to Fly Openly LGBTQ+ Scientist-Astronaut in Space  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
No one has flown in space while publicly identifying as LGBTQ+, but a new contest called Out Astronaut hopes to change that. more
NASA's Curiosity rover makes surprising methane discovery on Mars - CNET  CNET · 12 hours
A spike in methane hints at the tantalizing possibility of alien life, but follow-up experiments are necessary before jumping to any conclusions. more
NASA seeks proposals for commercial ISS modules  SPACE NEWS · 13 hours
WASHINGTON — NASA issued a call for proposals for commercial modules that could be added to the International Space Station, although one... more
Expedition 59: The Space Station Mission in Photos  SPACE.COM · 16 hours
See photos of the astronauts and cosmonauts of the 59th Expedition to the International Space Station. more
Atomic Clocks Explained: NASA Set To Launch a Deep Space Timekeeper Monday  SPACE.COM · 1 day
NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy tomorrow (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission... more
Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight  TechCrunch · 3 days
Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday's Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society's LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well,... more
Bill Nye and Planetary Society Set to Ride a Sunbeam with LightSail 2 Solar Sail  SPACE.COM · 3 days
This Monday (June 24), the nonprofit organization The Planetary Society will launch LightSail 2, the first spacecraft propelled... more
NOAA Hurricane-Tracking Satellites to Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy Next Week  SPACE.COM · 3 days
This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet to date, but meteorologists always know that could change. Soon they'll have a new tool for improving forecasts... more
Spaceship Concordia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, another location provides the right conditions for investigating the consequences of spaceflight, and it is... more
Mars 2020 rover gets its wheels  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the starboard legs and wheels—otherwise known as the mobility suspension—on the Mars 2020 rover. They installed the port... more
Small satellite concept finalists target moon, Mars and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA has selected three finalists among a dozen concepts for future small satellites. The finalists include a 2022 robotic mission to study two asteroid systems, twin spacecraft to study the... more
France Hitches a Ride on NASA's Next Mission to the Moon  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
France has joined a NASA-led moon mission and Europe should do the same, the French space chief said. more
Op-Ed | Commercial space activities offer boundless opportunities  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Fifty years ago this summer, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the moon. Their “giant... more
See Google’s ‘specially-made’ art health band up close [Video]  9to5Google · 4 days
Back in April, Google opened an exhibit at Milan Design Week focused on exploring the impact of design... more
Dynamic collaboration behind new research into best way of using biologging tags  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Methods used to design F1 cars and spacecraft have played a crucial role in new research into the tags used to track animal movements.... more
Video: Why does the moon smell like gunpowder?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
After walking on the moon, astronauts hopped back into their lunar lander, bringing the heavenly body's dust along with them on their spacesuits. more
Dynamic collaboration behind new research into best way of using biologging tags  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Methods used to design F1 cars and spacecraft have played a crucial role in new research into the tags used to track animal movements. more
Jeff Bezos Envisions Moon's Ice Water as Rocket Fuel  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Blue Origin's founder Jeff Bezos envisions fuelling rockets with lunar ice water and using the Moon as the base to explore space further. more
Spaceship Concordia  ESA · 4 days
Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, another location provides the right conditions for... more
ESA's new mission to intercept a comet  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"Comet Interceptor" has been selected as ESA's new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that... more
Sailing Among the Stars: How Photons Could Revolutionise Space Flight  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
ESA launches new podcast for Beyond mission  ESA · 4 days
What does a space mission sound like? Well, aside from the roaring of engines, the hum of the Space Station and the... more
Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new poll shows Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the... more
Contractors continue to win award fees despite SLS and Orion delays  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A new report from the Government Accountability Office found that the prime contractors for... more
NASA Wants Robots to Sniff Out Moon Pits for Astronaut Homes  SPACE.COM · 5 days
With funding from NASA, researchers are working to build robots that can explore moon pits, sinkhole-like structures that could be full of resources and could even... more
This Is NASA's Best View Yet (and Closest, Too!) of Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft inched closer still to an asteroid called Bennu, breaking the record it set previously — but the real reward is the... more
Cassini Reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex... more
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet  ESA · 5 days
 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the... more
Ion beams and atom smashers: secrets of moon rocks  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time, as new technological tools provide insight into... more
The satellite with X-ray vision  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the early hours of October 23, 2011, ROSAT was engulfed in the waves of the Indian Ocean. This was the end of a success story that is unparalleled in German space exploration research. The satellite, developed and... more
NEEMO: Testing space gear under the sea  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations takes place more than 18 meters below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. For nine days, astronauts, engineers, and scientists live and work underwater, testing new technologies for space. more
Orbit Fab Demonstrates Satellite Refueling Technology on Space Station  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A startup company that plans to develop tankers for refueling satellites has completed a key test of its technology on the International Space Station. more
OasISS reunion  ESA · 5 days
Live on Friday from 18:00 CEST: join three astronauts as they look back on their Space Station mission and discuss the future of exploration more
Fully Restored, Apollo-Era Saturn IB Rocket Returns to NASA Display  SPACE.COM · 6 days
NASA's last flight-configured example of the rocket that launched the first Apollo astronauts into space is back on public view, having undergone an almost year-long, extensive restoration. more
NASA snaps most detailed image yet of asteroid Bennu  Sky News · 6 days
A US spacecraft has captured its closest and most detailed image yet of the 78 billion kilogram asteroid Bennu which gets closer to Earth every six years. more
Apollo astronauts celebrate 50 years since first moon landing  REUTERS · 6 days
Three astronauts instrumental in the groundbreaking U.S. space program of the 1960s and 70s gathered at the Paris... more
NASA to Seek Proposals for Lunar Gateway Logistics  SPACE.COM · 6 days
NASA will issue a formal call for proposals later this summer for cargo transportation services for its lunar Gateway, seeking to model that effort on the space station’s commercial cargo program. more
Forward to the Moon… and beyond  ESA · 6 days
  Tune in on 21 June at 18:00 CEST (16:00 GMT) as OasISS mission astronauts talk about their mission to the International Space Station on the tenth anniversary of the flight, live from Belgium’s Planetarium of... more
eROSITA – the hunt for dark energy begins  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen... more
NASA’s best-yet photo of asteroid Bennu nails the dramatic lighting  TechCrunch · 6 days
NASA has taking a breathtaking new image of near-earth asteroid Bennu, captured by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from its new, second orbit of the extraterrestrial object. The new picture,... more
Under the Keys  ESA · 6 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and fellow NEEMO crew strike a pose more
Orbit Fab demonstrates satellite refueling technology on ISS  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
A startup company that plans to develop tankers for refueling satellites has completed a key test of its technology on... more
Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
One of the greater challenges of sending payloads to Mars is contending with the planet's atmosphere. While incredibly thin compared to Earth's... more
NASA Boss Says 'No Doubt' SpaceX Explosion Delays Flight Programme  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April "no doubt" delays NASA's drive to return Americans to the ISS from US soil later this year. more
NASA Wants to Build a 'Starshade' to Hunt Alien Planets  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Such a mission would have to keep two spacecraft, separated by thousands of miles, aligned within 3 feet of each other. more
What to Expect When LightSail 2 Launches into Space  SPACE.COM · 7 days
The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft is finally ready to attempt flight by light. Here's what to expect from the June 24 launch! more
NASA's Cassini reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex rings, new analysis shows. more
Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies... more
NASA's Webb Sunshield undergoes rocket fitting, more testing  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's spacecraft element, which consists of the observatory's spacecraft bus and the sunshield, was put in the same folded-up configuration that it will be in when mounted on... more
Smithsonian Extends Apollo 11 Spacecraft Tour, Adds Stop in Cincinnati  SPACE.COM · 7 days
The spacecraft that carried the crew of the first moon landing to and from Earth 50 years ago has just had its current mission extended. more
NASA vows to land first female astronaut on the moon by 2024  Sky News · 7 days
NASA has laid out plans for the first woman to set foot on the moon by 2024 as part of a new programme testing... more
Image: Instant space selfies  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
How many times have you taken a selfie and posted it instantly to your favourite social media channel? The Mercury Transfer Module of the BepiColombo spacecraft, currently en route to Mercury, is equipped with three 'selfie-cams' and this morning captured... more
NASA to seek proposals for Gateway logistics  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA will issue a formal call for proposals later this summer for cargo transportation services for its lunar Gateway, seeking to model... more
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Watch Live Monday: Space Station Crew Landing and a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch
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Bill Nye and Planetary Society Set to Ride a Sunbeam with LightSail 2 Solar Sail
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An atomic clock, ‘green’ propellant, and a sunlight-surfing sail are headed to space next week
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See Google’s ‘specially-made’ art health band up close [Video]
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Video: Why does the moon smell like gunpowder?
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Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere
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What to Expect When LightSail 2 Launches into Space
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Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
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You Can Watch NASA's Build Its Mars 2020 Rover Live Online
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NASA's SET mission to study satellite protection is ready for launch
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Watch Live @ 10 am ET: SpaceX Launching 3 Earth Satellites for Canada
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NASA to open ISS hatch for commercial businesses, private astronauts - CNET
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NASA’s Mars Helicopter has passed another flight test
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‘Space Station Earth’ film to premier in Stockholm
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Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft grabs epic close-up just 30 feet above asteroid - CNET
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Binary asteroids, key to Earth’s planetary defence
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Watch Live @ 11:45 am ET: SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Departs Space Station
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A European mission control for the martian rover
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'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers report
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U.S. and Japan to cooperate on return to the moon
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Building a rocket in a garage to take on SpaceX and Blue Origin - CNET
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Europe to Mars – and back!
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How to See SpaceX's Starlink Satellite 'Train' in the Night Sky
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