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In-Space Manufacturing Is About to Get a Big Test
SPACE.COM A small, privately built machine designed to make optical fiber is launching toward the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule tomorrow (Dec. 12). 2 hours
Image: The moon in 1992
PHYS.ORG The moon was a focal point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency's human space exploration plans. But the moon has... 3 hours
Tiny Space-Debris Detector Will Fly to Station This Week
SPACE.COM How many tiny bits of space debris are pummeling the International Space Station day after day? A new experiment headed into orbit this week will find out. 1 day
new horizons corrects its course in the kuiper belt New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt
ASTRO WATCH NASA's New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short, 2.5-minute engine burn on Saturday, Dec. 9 that refined its... 1 day
is elon musk even allowed to send his car to deep space Is Elon Musk even allowed to send his car to deep space?
THE VERGE After much fanfare, Elon Musk made it clear that he does plan to launch his Tesla Roadster to Mars on the Falcon Heavy next... 2 days
Tuesday Will Mark SpaceX's 1st Launch from Complex 40 Since Fiery Explosion
SPACE.COM VIDEO On Tuesday (Dec. 12), SpaceX will make its first launch attempt from Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station since a dramatic rocket... 2 days
First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death (Update)
PHYS.ORG America's first black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death. 2 days
CU Boulder solar instruments, experiments headed for space
PHYS.ORG A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to help monitor the planet's climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA's... 2 days
This is what a shooting star looks like from space - CNET
CNET A NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station caught sight of a meteor streaking into a beautiful shooting star. 3 days
How Supersmart Spacecraft Could Work (With Help from IBM's Watson)
SPACE.COM Computer systems like IBM's "Jeopardy!"-winning Watson could play a crucial role advising pilots, driving Mars robots or navigating from within the walls of a spacecraft on its way... 3 days
First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death
PHYS.ORG America's first black astronaut is finally getting full honors on the 50th anniversary of his death. 3 days
First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death
ABC NEWS America's first black astronaut is finally getting full honors on the 50th anniversary of his death 3 days
In Photos: The Southern California Wildfires of 2017 Seen from Space
SPACE.COM The devastating December 2017 wildfires in Southern California were visible all the way from space, as astronauts and satellites looked from their orbit. See photos of... 3 days
Most complete map of Titan reveals connected seas and cookie-cutter lakes
SCIENCE-NEWS The latest map of Titan, based on all the data from the Cassini spacecraft, displays new details about the moon’s lakes and seas. 3 days
Study Validates NanoRacks Concept for Commercial Space Station Module
SPACE.COM A five-month study supported by NASA has concluded that it is technically feasible to convert a launch vehicle upper stage into a habitat module that could be used on the... 3 days
Study: Microbial Community on International Space Station Resembles Homes on Earth
SCI-NEWS.COM The microbial community composition on the International Space Station (ISS) is more similar to... 3 days
Mars atmosphere well protected from the solar wind
PHYS.ORG Despite the absence of a global Earth-like magnetic dipole, the Martian atmosphere is well protected from the effects of the solar wind on ion escape from the planet. New research shows this... 3 days
tools made of astronaut poop could solve space problems as u of c project flushes competition in boston Tools made of astronaut poop could solve space problems, as U of C project flushes competition in Boston
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Dark fantasy shooter Witchfire gets mesmerizing reveal trailer
Windows Central Witchfire, the new fantasy shooter from the creators of "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter," is showing promise. If you loved "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter," or are on the lookout for a... 3 days
Boeing CEO Says Boeing Will Beat SpaceX to Mars
SPACE.COM The race to Mars is on, it seems, and Boeing's CEO believes the megarocket his company is helping build for NASA will deliver astronauts to the Red Planet before billionaire... 4 days
Space program should focus on Mars, says editor of New Space
PHYS.ORG The U.S. space exploration program should continue to focus on robotic sample recovery and human missions to Mars, says Scott Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief of New Space. He... 4 days
NASA captures space view of California wildfires blazing - CNET
CNET The Los Angeles-area wildfires can easily be seen from space, both by satellites and astronauts on the space station. 4 days
Earth from Space: Amazing Time-Lapse Videos by Astronaut Paolo Nespoli
SPACE.COM European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been capturing imagery of Earth in his final days aboard the International Space Station. Watch the footage turned into many amazing... 4 days
PTScientists 'Mission to the Moon' to Take Care Not to Harm Apollo 17 Landing Site
SPACE.COM A German company aiming to launch robotic rovers on the first mission to the last Apollo moon landing... 4 days
Cells in space
PHYS.ORG Laboratories on Earth hardly make the news, unless they come up with life-saving cures. So why would anyone care about a lab in space? The medicine you take on Earth begins with cell research, and the latest experiments on the... 4 days
The space station is getting a new gadget to detect space debris
PHYS.ORG Since the 1960s, NASA and other space agencies have been sending more and more stuff into orbit. Between the spent stages of rockets, spent... 4 days
Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars
PHYS.ORG Today Mars has only a thin atmosphere, and its surface is very dry with the possible exception of... 4 days
Image: Cygnus cargo spacecraft at sunrise
PHYS.ORG NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft at sunrise, prior to its departure from the International Space Station at 8:11 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017. Expedition 53 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe... 4 days
NASA Mars rover team's tilted winter strategy works
PHYS.ORG NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, has just passed the shortest-daylight weeks of the long Martian year with its solar panels in encouragingly clean condition for entering a potential dust-storm season in 2018. 4 days
Q&A with Apollo 17's Jack Schmitt: Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future
SPACE.COM Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt shares his thoughts on the Apollo program and the future of American deep-space exploration. 4 days
Apollo 17: NASA's Last Apollo Moon Landing Mission in Pictures
SPACE.COM On Dec. 7, 1972, NASA launched its last Apollo mission to the moon: Apollo 17. See photos from that historic mission, which landed astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison... 4 days
cells in space Cells in space
ESA Laboratories on Earth hardly make the news, unless they come up with life-saving cures. So why would anyone care about a lab in space? The medicine you take on Earth... 4 days
SpaceX's Elon Musk to launch his own car into deep space
PHYS.ORG SpaceX confirmed Wednesday its CEO Elon Musk plans to blast his cherry red electric car off toward the Red Planet when the company's Falcon Heavy rocket... 4 days
industry sees new opportunities for space manufacturing Industry sees new opportunities for space manufacturing
SPACE NEWS Space manufacturing, a field whose promise has gone unrealized for decades, is now offering new opportunities thanks to the use of the... 5 days
NASA Expects Commercial Crew Providers to Achieve Safety Requirements
SPACE.COM As the two companies developing commercial crew vehicles prepare for test flights in the next 12 months, a NASA official said the agency expects those companies to be able to... 5 days
NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on space station
PHYS.ORG A spaceborne lidar instrument that fired more laser pulses than any previous orbiting instrument has ended its operations on the International Space Station, after a successful 33-month mission to measure clouds and... 5 days
this free science fiction anthology is all about the future of space exploration This free science fiction anthology is all about the future of space exploration
THE VERGE There’s been a growing movement within the science fiction community... 5 days
study validates nanoracks concept for commercial space station module Study validates NanoRacks concept for commercial space station module
SPACE NEWS A five-month study supported by NASA has concluded that it is technically feasible to convert a launch vehicle... 5 days
UAE launches programme to send astronauts into space
PHYS.ORG Dubai's ruler on Wednesday launched the United Arab Emirates' first space programme aimed at sending four Emirati astronauts to the International Space Station within five years. 5 days
NASA: 'Cannonball' spotted on Mars isn't what it seems - CNET
CNET NASA politely debunks a UFO enthusiast theory that the Curiosity rover found a cannonball sitting in the dust on the Red Planet. 5 days
SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station Pushed to Dec. 12
SPACE.COM SpaceX's next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA has been pushed from Friday (Dec. 8) to next Tuesday (Dec. 12) at the earliest. 5 days
How Do Solar Panels Work?
LIVE SCIENCE Touted as a promising alternative energy source for decades, solar panels crown rooftops and roadside signs, and help keep spacecraft powered. But how do solar panels work? 5 days
Cygnus Spacecraft Departs the Space Station: Here's the Awesome Science It's Doing
SPACE.COM Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft departed the International Space Station (ISS) this morning (Dec. 6), on its way to do some bonus science — by... 5 days
Google Lunar X Prize Teams Make Last-Ditch Fundraising Appeals
SPACE.COM With less than four months remaining in the competition, two of the remaining teams in the Google Lunar X Prize are seeking to raise tens of millions of dollars to... 5 days
Buzz Aldrin Launches 'Mission to Mars' Fashion Line with Sprayground
SPACE.COM Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, has launched a "Mission to Mars" fashion line with Sprayground to help you dress for the Red Planet. 6 days
SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station Pushed to Tuesday
SPACE.COM SpaceX's next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA has been pushed from Friday (Dec. 8) to next Tuesday (Dec. 12) at the earliest. 6 days
Elon Musk Will Launch His Tesla Roadster to Mars
LIVE SCIENCE Elon Musk says he's going to launch his own car on SpaceX's monster rocket test flight, and it'll play David Bowie's "Space Oddity" full blast on the way to Mars... 6 days
Private Inflatable Habitat Will Stay at Space Station for at Least 3 More Years
SPACE.COM The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will stay attached to the International Space Station through at least 2020, NASA announced... 6 days
Flying Pizzas in Space! Astronauts Get Creative with Cosmic Pie Creations
SPACE.COM Judging by a pizza slowly floating by a camera on the International Space Station, it looks like somebody prefers extra pepperoni with their weightless pie. 6 days
new take me home button could guide astronauts to safety during spacewalks New ‘Take Me Home’ button could guide astronauts to safety during spacewalks
THE VERGE Getting stranded during a spacewalk is a terrifying scenario for any astronaut to imagine — but what if space station crew members could simply... 6 days
5 markets made in space turns to on orbit metal manufacturing 5 Markets | Made In Space turns to On-orbit Metal Manufacturing
SPACE NEWS Made In Space, a startup best known for operating 3D polymer printers on the... 6 days
Gaia Spacecraft Finds Previously Hidden Star Cluster (Video)
SPACE.COM The European Space Agency (ESA) released a video explaining how astronomers used the Gaia telescope to discover a large star cluster earlier this year. 6 days
Image: Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in BEAM
PHYS.ORG ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli completes some tests in the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, on the International Space Station. 6 days
The bacterial community on the International Space Station resembles homes
SCIENCE DAILY Microbiologists have analyzed swabs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and compared them with samples from homes on earth as well as the Human Microbiome... 6 days
Image: Space station transits the moon
PHYS.ORG The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. 6 days
Just Like Home: Space Station Has Same Microbes As Your House
SPACE.COM A new citizen science project examined the different types of bacteria living on the surfaces inside the International Space Station, revealing that the microbes from the... 6 days
Smart Spacesuit Could Save Lost Astronauts with 'Take Me Home' Button
SPACE.COM Engineers have filed a patent for a spacesuit self-return system to ensure spacewalking astronauts are safe, even if none of their crewmates can rescue them. 6 days
The bacterial community on the International Space Station resembles homes
PHYS.ORG Microbiologists at the University of California, Davis who analyzed swabs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and compared them with samples from homes on earth... 6 days
google lunar x prize teams make last ditch fundraising appeals Google Lunar X Prize teams make last-ditch fundraising appeals
SPACE NEWS With less than four months remaining in the competition, two of the remaining teams in the Google Lunar... 6 days
beam me down BEAM me down
ESA Human Spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli wraps up his mission ahead of return to Earth next week 6 days
After 900 hours in space, Robert Curbeam is now down to earth at Raytheon
PHYS.ORG Robert Curbeam is vice president and deputy of the space systems division at Raytheon Co. A retired U.S. Navy captain... 6 days
Adam Savage's New Tool Bag Styled After Apollo Astronaut 'Purse'
SPACE.COM Adam Savage is over the moon about "EDC One," his new tool bag, which is appropriate given its pedigree. 7 days
Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station
PHYS.ORG The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews. 7 days
nasa expects commercial crew providers to achieve safety requirements NASA expects commercial crew providers to achieve safety requirements
SPACE NEWS As the two companies developing commercial crew vehicles prepare for test flights in the next 12 months, a... 7 days
nasa s next big space telescope is out of its cryogenic testing chamber NASA’s next big space telescope is out of its cryogenic testing chamber
THE VERGE Last week, NASA’s next big powerful space observatory — the James Webb Space Telescope — was removed from the giant, cryogenic testing chamber it’s... 7 days
See astronauts throw a pizza party in space - CNET
CNET VIDEO International Space Station astronauts make their own edible flying saucers after NASA sends up a special meal kit. 7 days
NASA nails test on Voyager spacecraft, 13 billion miles away
ABC NEWS NASA has nailed an engine test on Voyager 1 spacecraft, 13 billion miles away 7 days
new spacesuit go home function could save astronaut lives New spacesuit ‘go home’ function could save astronaut lives
TechCrunch  New research from Draper into technology that could build a self-return system into spacesuits would produce a significant... 7 days
Flying chariots and exotic birds—how 17th century dreamers planned to reach the moon
PHYS.ORG People have been dreaming about space travel for hundreds of years, long before the arrival of the spectacular technologies behind space exploration... 1 week
NASA’s Voyager 1 Spacecraft Switches to Backup Thruster Set
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is the only human-made object in interstellar space. The spacecraft, which has been flying... 1 week
Image: Jupiter blues
PHYS.ORG The Juno spacecraft captured this image when the spacecraft was only 11,747 miles (18,906 kilometers) from the tops of Jupiter's clouds—that's roughly as far as the distance between New York City and Perth, Australia. The color-enhanced image, which captures a... 1 week
in flight call with paolo In Flight Call with Paolo
ESA Watch live an Education Inflight Call with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli on 4 December 2017 1 week
rosetta a comet s list of ingredients Rosetta: A Comet’s List of Ingredients
ASTRO WATCH The dust that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko emits into space consists to about one half of organic molecules. The dust belongs to the most pristine and... 1 week
voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years
ASTRO WATCH If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the... 1 week
soyuz 2 1b launches military satellite into orbit Soyuz 2.1b Launches Military Satellite into Orbit
ASTRO WATCH The recent failure of Soyuz 2.1b mission, which was unable to place a fleet of 19 satellites into target orbit, has not... 1 week
barbary station is a thrilling sci fi adventure about space pirates and a homicidal ai Barbary Station is a thrilling sci-fi adventure about space pirates and a homicidal AI
THE VERGE In the opening of her debut novel Barbary... 1 week
elon musk told us he was sending a car to space then said he totally made it up Elon Musk told us he was sending a car to space, then said he totally made it up
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nasa fired up voyager 1 s backup thrusters for the first time in 37 years NASA fired up Voyager 1’s backup thrusters for the first time in 37 years
THE VERGE NASA is getting really good at squeezing every... 1 week
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TechCrunch  While some spacecraft get the chance to go out in... 1 week
musk says tesla car will fly on first falcon heavy launch Musk says Tesla car will fly on first Falcon Heavy launch
SPACE NEWS SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said late Dec. 1 that he has selected the... 1 week
Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years
SCIENCE DAILY A set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Wednesday after 37 years without use. Since 2014, engineers have noticed that the thrusters Voyager 1 has been using to... 1 week
Deep Space Gateway Key Part of Updated Exploration Roadmap
SPACE.COM A new edition of an international space exploration planning document to be released early next year will offer an updated plan for human missions to the moon and Mars, emphasizing... 1 week
Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years
PHYS.ORG If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1... 1 week
NASA probe saved by thrusters not used since 1980
Sky News NASA has been able to extend the life of one of its space probes travelling 13 billion miles from Earth by firing up dormant thrusters not used for 37 years. 1 week
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THE VERGE Always willing... 1 week
Elon Musk Will Launch His Tesla Roadster to Mars on SpaceX's 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket
SPACE.COM Elon Musk says he's going to launch his own car on SpaceX's monster rocket test flight, and it'll... 1 week
elon musk is putting his personal tesla into mars orbit Elon Musk is putting his personal Tesla into Mars’ orbit
TechCrunch  SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, its most powerful reusable rocket to date, might have its first launch before... 1 week
Voyager 1 Just Fired Up its Backup Thrusters for the 1st Time in 37 Years
SPACE.COM NASA's far-flung Voyager 1 spacecraft has taken its backup thrusters out of mothballs. 1 week
'Planet Money' Leaves the Planet: NPR Podcast Adopts Cubesat
SPACE.COM After tackling topics such as how to make a T-shirt and how to drill for oil, the "Planet Money" podcast team at National Public Radio has a new topic to... 1 week
NASA fires Voyager 1 thrusters after decades-long sleep - CNET
CNET Voyager 1's adventures in interstellar space continue and NASA just figured out how to keep orienting the intrepid spacecraft in the right direction. 1 week
Researchers present list of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ingredients
PHYS.ORG The dust that comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko emits into space consists to about one half of organic molecules. The dust belongs to the most pristine and carbon-rich material known in our solar system and has hardly... 1 week
jupiter seen in striking shades of blue Jupiter Seen in Striking Shades of Blue
ASTRO WATCH The Juno spacecraft captured this image when the spacecraft was only 18,906 kilometers from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds — that’s roughly... 1 week
NASA's Next Mars Rover: A Life-Hunting Curiosity 2.0
SPACE.COM NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 rover will be a souped-up version of the highly accomplished robot that touched down on the Red Planet in August 2012, agency officials said. 1 week
How Do Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles Work?
SPACE.COM How do intercontinental ballistic missiles — including the one North Korea launched Tuesday (Nov. 28) that flew more than 10 times higher than the International Space Station — work? 1 week
NASA Approves Use of Previously-Flown Booster on Next Dragon Mission
SPACE.COM NASA officials said Nov. 29 that they have given their approval, as expected, to SpaceX's use of a previously-flown Falcon 9 first stage on the next Dragon cargo... 1 week
Martian Dusk: Curiosity Rover Captures Stunning Red Planet Sunset
SPACE.COM NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has treated us to another view of an otherworldly sunset. 2 weeks
Wow! Space Station Streaks Over Cathedral in Gorgeous Photo
SPACE.COM The third-brightest object in the sky zooms over Washington National Cathedral in a stunning new image by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls. 2 weeks
spacex s first falcon heavy launch will now take place in 2018 SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch will now take place in 2018
TechCrunch  SpaceX had been planning to launch its huge Falcon Heavy rocket for the first... 2 weeks
deep space gateway key part of updated exploration roadmap Deep Space Gateway key part of updated exploration roadmap
SPACE NEWS A new edition of an international space exploration planning document to be released early next year will offer... 2 weeks
NASA Launches New Phase of 3D Habitat Challenge with $2 Million Prize
SPACE.COM Registration is open for Phase 3 of NASA's 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, which searches for ways to create shelters for astronauts on locations such... 2 weeks
Tuesday Will Mark SpaceX's 1st Launch from Complex 40 Since Fiery Explosion
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