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Incident on SpaceX pad could delay its first manned flight  PHYS.ORG · 6 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
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
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests  REUTERS · 1 day
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 · 1 day
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered an anomaly during an engine test in Florida Saturday (April 20), company officials said. more
SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffers anomaly during ground tests  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of... more
Powerful Particles and Tugging Tides May Affect Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky... more
CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these... 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
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
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
Fuel cells in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential molecules such as proteins and DNA. One major route for this exchange, discovered only in the... 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
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
Intelsat-29e declared a total loss  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Fleet operator Intelsat said its first high throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is a “total loss” after attempts to save the malfunctioning satellite proved unsuccessful. SpaceNews.com 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
Putin Urges Heavy Upgrade of Russian Space Industry  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Russia needs to heavily upgrade its space industry and improve the sector’s management model, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at... more
Indian Anti-Satellite Test Proves Early Test for Space Fence  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Still in testing mode, the U.S. Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll detected India’s March 27 anti-satellite test and issued a break-up alert. 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
This Is the Last Photo Israel's Beresheet Moon Lander Ever Took  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Beresheet's farewell photo shows the battered patch of lunar ground that would become the little probe's final resting place. 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 · 4 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
New satellite data sets reveal flood risk for vulnerable populations  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world's most hazardous zones to an unparalleled degree of accuracy. more
Notre Dame Fire Damage Spotted from Space (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A photo taken yesterday (April 17) by DigitalGlobe's sharp-eyed WorldView-2 satellite shows the damage done to the famous 850-year-old Paris church. 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
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
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered since the first one in 1995, but the vast majority of them orbit their stars with relatively short periods of revolution. Indeed, to confirm the presence... 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
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
What It Was Like to Fly the 'Roc' — Stratolaunch's Massive Rocket-Carrier Airplane  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The pilot behind Stratolaunch's first flight of the world's largest plane on April 13 said the complex all-composite aircraft ran like clockwork... 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
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
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
Direct imaging of active orbitals in quantum materials  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In quantum materials based on transition metals, rare-earth and actinide elements, electronic states are characterized by electrons in orbitals d and f, combined with the solid's strong band formation. Until now, to... 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
Evidence of another possible planet orbiting Proxima Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers studying the nearest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, has found possible evidence of a second planet in its system. Team members Fabio Del Sordo with the... 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
Space Development Agency draws strong objections from California lawmakers  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
A letter sent to Shanahan questions DoD's decision to shift missions away from the Air Force Space and... more
LyteLoop plans dozens of smallsats for data-in-motion secure storage service  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
After four years of stealth mode, LyteLoop, a startup planning to store massive amounts of data... 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
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky planets orbit a cool star. Three of the planets are in the... 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
HD 21749c: TESS Discovers Its First Earth-Sized Exoplanet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-sized planet — HD 21749c. The newly-discovered planet orbits HD... more
Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes  ASTRO WATCH · 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... more
Mirror, mirror  ESA · 5 days
Technology image of the week: a vintage image of a 121-segment mirror array being installed inside Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, built to reflect simulated sunlight for satellite testing more
NASA study verifies global warming trends  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study by researchers from NASA has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. more
Why we need to avoid more anti-satellite tests  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Even “responsible” ASAT tests put other space users at risk. SpaceNews.com 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
CubeSats prove their worth for scientific missions  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data. 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
Aerojet Rocketdyne proposes using AR1 for medium-class launch vehicle  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Aerojet Rocketdyne says it’s committed to completing development of the AR1 rocket engine and is seeking potential partners... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system's title as the most interesting of the binary-star worlds. Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, a... more
Pepsi Drops Plans to Use Orbital Billboard  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Pepsi says it will not pursue plans to advertise its products in space using a Russian startup. more
CubeSats prove their worth for scientific missions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data. 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
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
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How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
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Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
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Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon
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