Space Exploration
A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now  SPACE.COM · 1 hour
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
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests  REUTERS · 13 hours
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at... more
SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered an anomaly during an engine test in Florida Saturday (April 20), company officials said. more
SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly,' smoke seen for miles  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
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
SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffers anomaly during ground tests  SPACE NEWS · 15 hours
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of... more
NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
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
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year  SPACE.COM · 1 day
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
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... 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
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
Defense Officials Get a Grilling at Space Force Hearing  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the hearing was an "opportunity to continue to gather facts and to fully explore the proposal." more
Exploring what happens inside fires and explosions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new method to do just that could lead to advances in fighting fires, creating cleaner engines and even space... more
Cygnus Cargo Spaceship Makes Easter Delivery to International Space Station  SPACE.COM · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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 · 2 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
Israeli team investigating 'chain of events' in lunar crash  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing said Thursday that it is still investigating a malfunction that caused the spacecraft to plummet to the moon's surface. more
Israeli team investigating 'chain of events' in lunar crash  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says that it is still investigating a malfunction that that caused the spacecraft to plummet to the moon's surface more
Human error may have caused Israeli lander to crash land on moon  CBC · 3 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon. 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
Israeli team: human error may have caused spacecraft crash  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon. more
Israeli team: human error may have caused spacecraft crash  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon more
Team develops new method to explore what happens inside fires and explosions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new University of Central Florida method to do just... 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
OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P  PHYS.ORG · 3 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
Microcavity experiment heads to ISS  PHYS.ORG · 3 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 · 3 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
Second NASA Astronaut to Spend Nearly a Year in Space — For Science  SPACE.COM · 3 days
NASA's next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them. more
Antares Rocket Carrying Cygnus Spacecraft Filled With NASA Cargo for ISS  Gadgets 360 · 3 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
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
Manual Command Likely Caused Israeli Moon Lander's Crash  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A preliminary investigation puts the apparent blame for Beresheet's April 11 moon crash on a "manual command" that was entered into the spacecraft's computer. 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
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
Asteroid Hunting Mission Releases 5th Year of Data  SPACE.COM · 4 days
If the idea of an asteroid slamming into Earth keeps you up at night, spare a thought for a mission called NEOWISE, which reincarnated a former astrophysics spacecraft to hunt for nearby... 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 Astronaut Christina Koch Will Spend Nearly a Year in Space  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to break a record on her first spaceflight, the agency announced yesterday (April 16). more
NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton  PHYS.ORG · 4 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 · 4 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
A small step for China: Mars base for teens opens in desert  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A Mars base simulator sits in the middle of nowhere in China's Gobi desert, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the... more
Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's... more
Latest Cygnus mission to ISS includes new features  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The next Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station will demonstrate two new capabilities, one before launch... more
Moon’s South Pole in NASA’s Landing Sites  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
NASA is working right now to send American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in five years, and the agency has... more
NASA's Cassini reveals surprises with Titan's lakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled... more
Tiny Robots, Wearable Tech and More Weird Science Will Launch to Space Station Wednesday  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Two little robots, wearable tech and more weird science will launch to the International Space Station in a Northrop Grumman... more
College Students Hatch Nuclear-Powered Magnetic Plan to Protect Marsonauts from Cosmic Rays  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A team of undergraduate students at Drake University in Iowa is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation... more
SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A SpaceX rocket booster that landed on an ocean platform after last week's launch has been damaged in rough seas. more
Former astronaut Owen Garriott dies, flew on Skylab station  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Former astronaut Owen Garriott, who flew on America's first space station, Skylab, and whose son followed him into orbit, has died more
Owen Garriott, Skylab and Space Shuttle Astronaut, Dies at 88  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Owen Garriott, a Skylab and space shuttle astronaut who was the first to use amateur radio from orbit, has died at the age of 88 more
Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott dies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott has died at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. more
Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott dies  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott has died at his home in Huntsville, Alabama more
Cassini reveals surprises with Titan's lakes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane. more
SpaceX Falcon Heavy core rocket lost after toppling into the ocean - CNET  CNET · 6 days
After sticking the landing for the first time, SpaceX's center core booster is felled by an Atlantic swell. more
Falcon Heavy center core toppled after landing  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The center core of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched a communications satellite April 11 fell over after landing in rough seas,... more
Tax Day 2019 Reaches Astronauts in Space, Too  SPACE.COM · 6 days
For U.S. citizens, there's no escaping Tax Day — not even if you've left planet Earth. more
Apollo 11 Spacecraft on Display in Seattle for 50th Anniversary  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Fifty years after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean, the spacecraft that carried the first astronauts to land on the moon has again returned to the United States'... more
Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor, according to researchers using data from NASA's LADEE spacecraft. The findings will help scientists understand the history of... more
Israeli nonprofit vows new moon mission after 1st crashes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing has vowed to create a second mission to steer a privately funded spacecraft onto the moon. more
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
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The latest lost satellite is now space junk that could put other spacecraft at risk
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Jerrie Cobb, first woman to pass astronaut testing, dies
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NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton
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Watch as a small Israeli spacecraft tries to land on the Moon today
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Israeli spacecraft nears moon landing
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Watch SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket fly its first commercial mission
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New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
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Fireworks of blue lightning and gamma rays above thunderclouds
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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques expected to take 1st spacewalk
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Staying fit in space
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Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition
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An Israeli lander is now orbiting the Moon ahead of a lunar landing next week
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There Are 2 Rocket Launches, a Moon Arrival and Asteroid Crash Today! Here's How to Watch
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High Life baffles audience expectations for a space thriller
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More than a carbon copy: OCO-3 on the space station
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There Are 2 Rocket Launches, a Moon Arrival and Asteroid Crash on Thursday! Here's How to Watch
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NASA spacecraft spots striking shift in Mars ice cap - CNET
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NASA chief labels Indian anti-satellite missile test a 'terrible, terrible thing' - CNET
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Astronaut Anne McClain Loves Aidy Bryant's Take on Her on 'Saturday Night Live'
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April Fools' Day 2019: Google leads with snakes, tulips - CNET
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SpaceX releases a new render of what the all-steel Starship will look like returning to earth
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The space we travel through
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Israeli team could win $1 million if their spacecraft sticks a lunar landing next month
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Van Allen Probes prepare for final descent into Earth's atmosphere
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