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High-Altitude Balloon Company Wants to Open a New Market at the Edge of Space

World View Enterprises, a private company that plans to sell balloon rides to the edge of space, has announced the grand opening of its new …

Space

Commercial Crew Providers Remain Confident in Schedules

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The two companies developing commercial crew vehicles are confident that they will be ready to start carrying astronauts in …

SpaceX

NASA Authorization Bill Calls for Orion-to-ISS Study

WASHINGTON — A NASA authorization bill passed by the Senate Feb. 17 would require NASA to reexamine the feasibility of using the Orion spacecraft to …

Space Travel

Jupiter is a Feast for the Eyes In New Time-Lapse Animation (Video)

Jupiter's swirling, stormy atmosphere absolutely mesmerizes in a new time-lapse animation created by a group of amateur space photographers.<p>To create …

Space

Observing Supernova 1987A For 3 Decades - What We’ve Learned | Video

Astronomer Remy Indebetouw explains what has occured in the observations of the exploded star since its discovery in 1987.<p>Material Around SN 1987A …

Liftoff: Watching SpaceX Make History at Pad 39A

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A storied NASA launchpad hosted a dazzling pyrotechnic display as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life on Sunday morning …

SpaceX

Safety Group Flags NASA Idea to Fly Crew on Space Launch System Debut Flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A safety oversight panel expressed concern Thursday about an idea, currently being studied by NASA, to put astronauts aboard …

Space Travel

How to View Beautiful Open Star Clusters Using Mobile Apps

Sprays of tiny diamonds against the black velvet sky, occasionally sprinkled with gems of ruby or topaz — open star clusters are among the most …

Astronomy

NASA Will Consider Adding Crew to Next-Gen Rocket's Debut Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA will take about a month to assess how much extra time, money and risk would be added to the debut flight of the Space …

Visit TRAPPIST-1e! NASA Travel Poster Advertises Exoplanet Discovery

If you're looking for an ultra-long vacation to an ultra-small dwarf star, a new NASA travel poster has just the trip for you: a star trek to …

Astronomy

Would the 'Hidden Figures' Leading Ladies Go to Space? (Video)

Just in time for the Oscars, the three leads of "Hidden Figures" share their take on futuristic forms of spaceflight and whether they'd want to make …

Octavia Spencer

'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Will Be Visible from Southern Hemisphere Sunday

This Sunday (Feb. 26) brings the first solar eclipse of 2017. Unlike the total solar eclipse that will cross the continental United States in August, …

Solar System

What Would Life Be Like on the TRAPPIST-1 Planets?

The TRAPPIST-1 system is home to seven planets that are about the size of Earth and potentially just the right temperature to support life. So how …

Astronomy

'Mission Control' Film About Apollo's Unsung Heroes is a 'Go' for Theaters

A new feature length documentary about the NASA team that guided the United States' early astronauts into space and onto the moon has been given a …

NASA

Russian Progress 66 Cargo Ship Docks at Space Station

A robotic Russian cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Friday (Feb. 24) to deliver nearly 3 tons of supplies to the orbiting …

NASA

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: When, Where & How to See It

<b>(Updated at 5 p.m. ET Aug. 12)</b> The Perseid meteor shower peaked overnight on Aug. 11 and 12 as Earth passed through the long trail left by Comet …

Astronomy

Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August

The Perseid meteor shower happens every August. The Earth plows into debris left behind from Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last passed close to Earth in …

Astronomy

Tiny 'MoonWatcher' Satellite Will Beam Home Live Lunar Views

Soon, a tiny satellite will start beaming home live, high-resolution views of the moon for all the world to see, 24 hours a day, if all goes …

Space

'Destination Moon': Museums and Science Centers Plan for Apollo 11 Exhibit

For Houston, it will be a homecoming; for St. Louis, a product of its past. In Pittsburgh, it will be seen as a symbol of innovation; and in Seattle, …

NASA

Capture Confirmed! SpaceX Dragon is Now Berthed to Space Station | Video

After waving off a docking attempt on Feb. 22nd, 2017 due to a software glitch, the SpaceX cargo spacecraft was successfully berthed to the …

NASA

Discovery of 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets a 'Giant Leap' Forward in Alien-Life Hunt

The discovery of seven Earth-size worlds circling a nearby star could be a watershed moment in humanity's quest to find alien life, scientists say.<p>On …

Exoplanets

Exoplanet Tour: Meet the 7 Earth-Size Planets of TRAPPIST-1

1 of 10<p>TRAPPIST-1: A system full of possibility<p>Astronomers have discovered the first known system to host seven Earth-size planets around one star, …

Exoplanets

SpaceX Dragon Delivers NASA Cargo to Space Station After 24-Hour Delay

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship filled with more than 2 tons of NASA supplies has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) after a one-day delay …

NASA

Exoplanet Discovery at TRAPPIST-1 Celebrated in Google Doodle

Scientists aren't the only ones excited about the discovery of seven Earth-size exoplanets around the star TRAPPIST-1. It turns out, the folks at …

Astronomy

TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?

The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these …

Space

Straight Out of Sci-Fi: Hoverbike 'Surfs' Through the Air in Test

Think of it as half drone, half motorcycle: A new hoverbike prototype aims to make flying as simple as riding a bike.<p>Hoversurf, a Russian drone …

Drones

'Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo' - Trailer Features NASA Legends

NASA veterans Gene Cranz, Gene Cernan and more star in the documentary about mission control in the time of Apollo. It arrives in select theaters …

NASA

Watch Live Tonight! Leonid Meteor Shower Webcast by Slooh @ 8 pm EST

The Slooh Community Observatory, the astronomy broadcast service, will host a live webcast Wednesday (Nov. 16) showing live views of the Leonid …

Solar System

TRAPPIST-1: System with 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets

The ultracool star TRAPPIST-1, located about 40 light-years from Earth, hosts at least seven exoplanets, most likely rocky worlds the size of Earth …

Astronomy

Rocket Rainbow! NASA RS-25 Engine Test Gets Colorful | Video

A test of the future Space Launch System rocket engine occurred at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on February 22, 2017. Onlookers were …

Space