The Solar Orbiter Has Entered a Thrilling New Phase of Its Journey to the Sun

The Solar Orbiter project, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA, has begun a critical new stage of the mission after the probe’s first close encounter with the Sun. Read More >>

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Is So Far Away It Now Sees Stars in Different Positions Than We Do

A NASA parallax experiment involving New Horizons shows the probe now sees some stars in slightly different positions than we do on Earth, revealing just how far the spacecraft is from home. Read More >>

Long-Delayed James Webb Space Telescope Is Again Delayed

We’re going to have a wait even longer for NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope to leave Earth, owing to delays caused by the covid-19 pandemic. Read More >>

NASA Astronaut Calls Out ‘Propaganda’ in Space-Themed Trump Ad That Broke NASA Rules

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign team has removed a political ad, titled “Make Space Great Again”, after the U.S. president was accused of falsely taking credit for the recently completed SpaceX Demo-2 launch and possibly for violating NASA ad regulations. Read More >>

SpaceX Successfully Launches NASA Astronauts to Space Station

After cancelling a planned launch earlier this week due to bad weather, SpaceX successfully launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley into orbit on the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday. Read More >>

Watch SpaceX Launch NASA Astronauts to Space Live Right Here

The day has finally arrived. Today, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are scheduled to launch aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon and fly to the International Space Station. You can watch this historic launch live right here. Read More >>

NASA and SpaceX Are ‘Go’ For Historic Launch of Crew Dragon With Astronauts on Board

On Wednesday, NASA and SpaceX will launch two astronauts into orbit on a Crew Dragon spacecraft in what’s the most anticipated launch of the year. Read More >>

NASA’s Next Rover Has the Right Stuff to Hunt for Life on Mars

In preparation for the upcoming Perseverance mission to Mars, astrobiologists performed a dry run to see if the new rover is actually capable of finding signs of ancient life. The good news: It is, if Mars is anything like Australia. Read More >>

NASA Space Lasers Offer ‘Fantastically Detailed’ Look at the World’s Ice Loss

The ice sheets are melting, and a new study research relies on state-of-the-art technology to reveal where the biggest losses are happening. It’s pretty freaking cool even if the results are bad news. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Tries to Stop Reporter’s Covid-19 Question During NASA Call, Saying ‘Move On’

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk attempted to deflect a reporter’s question during a NASA press conference yesterday, saying “move on.” Read More >>

NASA Will Pick One of These Three Astronaut Lander Concepts for 2024 Moon Mission

As NASA prepares to return humans to the Moon in 2024, the space agency has decided to take the private route, selecting three US companies to develop an astronaut landing system. Read More >>

Apollo 13 Is a Dramatic Reminder Why Rushing Back to the Moon Is a Mistake

The Apollo programme was a stunning technological feat, but, with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 just having passed, we’re reminded of the tremendous risks involved and why humans shouldn’t return to the Moon in haste. Read More >>

NASA Rocket Scientists Designed a Rapid-Production Ventilator in Just 37 Days

Introducing VITAL, a prototype ventilator designed expressly for quick and easy mass production. Developed by NASA engineers, the device could alleviate ongoing supply shortages in the U.S. and around the world as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on. Read More >>

The Space Shuttle Was a Beautiful – But Terrible – Idea

In 2005, then-NASA administrator Michael Griffin shocked the aerospace community when he openly criticised the Space Shuttle program, describing it to USA Today as a “mistake,” “just barely possible,” and “not the right path” for the United States. Read More >>

To Celebrate Hubble’s 30th Anniversary, NASA’s Sharing What it Snapped on Your Birthday

Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch, and NASA’s celebrating its birthday with another launch: a new search feature to find out what out-of-this-world photo Hubble captured on your birthday. Read More >>