Category Archives: Space

22Jun/20

Astronauts, Experts, and Space Agencies Discuss Asteroids, Opportunities, and Risks on Asteroid Day, 30 June

The Asteroid Foundation returns with Asteroid Day LIVE Digital from Luxembourg. This year, the event is a fully digital celebration of asteroid science and exploration. Panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with astronauts and world experts will be broadcast on 30 June 2020. Read more

01Jun/20

NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more

18May/20

NRL conducts first test of solar power satellite hardware in orbit

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17 as part of a comprehensive investigation into prospective terrestrial use of solar energy captured in space. Read more

09Oct/17

Dimming of star probably caused by dust, not alien structure: NASA

New research from NASA may have solved one of the most prevalent astronomy puzzles in recent years. Continue reading

29Sep/17

Musk shrinks ‘Big F***ing Rocket,’ claims 2024 Mars mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims his company will land a person on the red planet at least a decade earlier than NASA, and has downsized the plans for its “BFR” rocket vehicle in an effort to cut costs. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Scientists complete 8-month isolation mission simulating life on Mars

A team of scientists have finally returned to civilization after completing a NASA-funded isolation experiment to simulate life on Mars. Continue reading

27Sep/17

NASA gives sneak peek of ‘mission to touch the sun’

LAUREL, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists unveiled the Parker Solar Probe at a laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, on Monday (September 25), where the spacecraft is being prepared to make an unprecedented plunge into the sun’s atmosphere. Continue reading