Lucas Augustus Storz

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The sky is (literally) falling on Jupiter's most hellish moon

You're a Jovian lunar explorer in the year 2200. You've piloted your lander to the surface of Io, the smallest and innermost of Jupiter's four largest moons. Genetically modified to survive even the most hellish environments, you move to the door of your craft, unlatch it, and allow it to clank …

SpaceX Estimated to Spend $300 Million on Red Dragon Mars Mission

WASHINGTON — NASA estimates that SpaceX is spending on the order of $300 million on its Red Dragon Mars lander mission, a down payment on the …

How Space Travel Affects the Human Mind

The job of an astronaut is a hard one, both physically and mentally. The Verge recently shared a video that focuses on the psychological challenges …

Welsh Government

‘The Martian’ Might Be A Documentary In The Future, According To NASA

One of the more fascinating aspects of <i>The Martian</i> is that Matt Damon’s potatoes are more or less solid science. There’s water on Mars, and growing plants on Mars is tricky, but viable. Good thing too, because a newly released NASA study reveals that we’ll need to farm the heck out of Mars to …

Space Science

SpaceX, Bigelow Aerospace Among Headliners of SpaceCom Conference in November

A conference this November aims to help make it easier for companies to profit in space.<p>The SpaceCom meeting and expo, to be held in Houston from …

Space Exploration

Russia says it’s going to send a lander to the solar system’s largest moon

In a new video, Russian engineers outline a daring plan to land on Ganymede.<p>After years of pressure from Congress and the scientific community, NASA …

You’ve been invited to design a 3D-printed tool for the International Space Station

Have you dreamed of designing a 3D-printed tool for use by the astronauts on the International Space Station? Here is your chance. Mouser …

Is NASA ready for a human mission to Mars? No, say government auditors.

NASA has a bold vision for a crewed mission to Mars, but thus far, that vision lacks a certain degree of clarity, critics and auditors say.<p>NASA has …

Space Science

Everyone is going absolutely insane over this NASA photo of the 'dark side of the moon'

NASA recently released this incredible photo that captured the "dark side of the moon" -- and it seems people have a lot to say about it.<p>The image was taken during DSCOVR satellite voyage, which shows planet Earth from one million miles away.<p>Image: <i>NASA</i><p>"These images were taken between 3:50 p.m. and …

North Pole

Something crazy happens to Jupiter’s moon Io for 2 hours every day

Not to get too partisan or anything, but Jupiter's moons are probably some of the coolest worlds in the solar system. Two of its largest — Europa and Ganymede — likely contain subsurface oceans, providing tempting spots to go looking for life. But while potentially habitable waters may be …

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The Juno mission finally made it to Jupiter, so what’s next?

LOS ANGELES — Now that the Juno spacecraft is settled in orbit around Jupiter, the real work is about to begin.<p>Juno will fly closer to Jupiter than …

See the First In-Orbit Photo of Jupiter From NASA's Juno Mission

NASA’s Juno mission just returned its first in-orbit photo of Jupiter since its arrival on July 4.<p>Taken 2.7 million miles (4.3 million km) from …

Astronomy

SpaceX, or How to Disrupt the Space Exploration Industry

“Make humans a multi-planet species”<p>We have all heard about SpaceX. Whether because of Elon Musk, its current CEO or because of its disruptive …

Technology

Using Proven Technologies and Advancing New Ones<p>Technology development makes missions possible.<p>Each Mars mission is part of a continuing chain of …

SpaceX is about to launch a key component for future manned space exploration — here’s how to watch

Among the goodies that the rocket will be ferrying to space is something called an International Docking Adapter (IDA). Right now, only Russian spacecrafts can dock with the ISS. All other spacecrafts need to be grappled by the ISS crew.<p>This IDA is a docking port that will open the door to a future …

NASA commissions five new Mars orbiter designs

As the next step in NASA's Journey to Mars, which seeks to send a manned mission in the 2030s, the space agency has commissioned five US aerospace …

SpaceX breaks two records in its latest mission to the International Space Station

With its ninth mission to the International Space Station (ISS) today (July 18), SpaceX has reached two significant milestones. It returned an orbital rocket booster to a Cape Canaveral, Florida landing pad for the second time. And it eclipsed its own record for most rockets launched in a year, …

Space Exploration

Mars Curiosity Rover Can Now Autonomously Decide What to Laser

Pew pew!<p>Look out Mars, Curiosity now has the authority to laser at will.<p>After nearly four years of sciencing the Red Planet, NASA has announced it will now let the Curiosity rover choose which targets to zap with its laser spectrometer—sans human approval.<p>As part of its science arsenal, the rover …

Emirates Mars Mission to launch in 2020

The Emirates Mars Mission – which carries the name Hope – will become the first-ever mission to the Red Planet by any Arab country.<p>The biggest …

NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

NASA took another important step Friday in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission …

Bennu bound: NASA readies for historic mission to study an asteroid

In September, NASA will launch a probe to collect a sample of rock from an asteroid known as Bennu.<p>The same asteroid that could provide NASA with …

New NASA Solar Mission Moves One Step Closer to Launch

NASA’s Solar Probe Plus – the first mission that will fly into sun's upper atmosphere and “touch” the sun – has passed a design review, an important …

Some grieve as China says goodbye to its Jade Rabbit moon mission

The space probe lasted two years longer than the most recent lunar rover, a Soviet mission that went dark in May 1973.<p>China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover …

This private company just became the first to get an official green light to land on the moon, and it could shape the future of space exploration

Moon Express is the first private company given the green light for a lunar landing.<p>A moon landing has only been accomplished by three nations — the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. Since it was founded in 2010, Moon Express has been working diligently towards its goal of joining these …