Exploration

Peek inside the new SpaceX capsule for NASA astronauts

SpaceX is offering the first look inside the space capsule it will use to send NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.<p>The flight, which is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, will mark the first manned flight launched from the U.S. since the Space Shuttle program was shut down in …

Space Exploration

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, $400M spacecraft, missing in Martian dust storm for 2 months

For over two months, there has been no sign of NASA's Mars Opportunity rover. The car-sized space machine, worth a whopping $400 million, signed offline as it disappeared inside a massive Martian dust storm on June 10.<p>A team of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, …

Dust Storms

Aliens On Super-Earth Planets May Be Captured By Gravity

<b>Super-Earth planets are large Earth-like planets. According to prior research, they are the most suitable place for a potential extraterrestrial</b> …

Astronomy

SpaceX reveals the controls of its Dragon spacecraft for the first time

"We are in it for the long haul to make this vehicle as great as possible."<p>HAWTHORNE, Calif.—Across the cavernous rocket factory, the buzz, whirr, …

Space Travel

NASA to send submarine to seafloor next week: Report

Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) NASA is set to send a submarine to the seafloor near Hawaii on August 20 in an effort to find an environment analogous to …

Seafloor

Apollo 11 Astronauts' Flown Medallions Restruck for 50th Anniversary

A memento flown by the astronauts on the first moon landing has been recreated for the first time in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the …

Space Exploration

NASA took away Jeanette Epps’s chance to make history. Now, she’s focused on inspiring the next generation.

In her blue NASA overalls at Berlin’s Tech Open Air Conference, with a calm and unfussy demeanor, Jeanette Epps looked like she was born to be an …

Women's News

A Sunken Ship From The PNW's Past And The Search To Find It

Less than 200 years ago, the easiest way to get around a lot of the Pacific Northwest was by canoe. The first American steamship to provide regular …

Oregon

Ancient natural fission reactor offers clues on how to store modern nuclear waste

A team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Washington University has learned more about possible ways to store modern nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

Why The U.S. Space Program Never Left

It is 5:18 am in the morning as I put these words to “virtual” paper. My thoughts were inspired by a misperception about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that I notice now and during my tenure as a scientist there. The U.S. space agency recently announced names of the cohort …

Space Science

This 'Sparrow' lunar lander may soon make Israel the 4th country ever to land the moon

The Google Lunar XPRIZE launched in 2007 with tens of millions of dollars in prize money and the hope of spurring a private company to land a robot on the moon.<p>The competition ended in March 2018 without a winner, but its ultimate goal may be achieved within six months.<p>SpaceIL, a nonprofit …

Space Exploration

World Premiere of The Winning Side to Run at Theatre Row

Epic Theatre Ensemble has announced that it will present the world premiere of <i>The Winning Side</i>, a new play by James Wallert based on the true story …

Space Exploration

Dead zones: How farming pollution is starving marine life of oxygen off Italy's Adriatic coast

It is renowned for its beaches and its seafood, but the Adriatic Sea is also at grave risk from pollution.<p>Each year between late August and early September, a part of the marine environment dies, becoming a biological dead zone; a result of the agricultural run-off that flows down the River Po, …

Aquaculture

60 Years Counting

<b>- Overview -</b><p>For six decades, NASA has led the peaceful exploration of space, making discoveries about our planet, our solar system, and our universe. …

Space Exploration

If NASA Designed a Smartphone, It'd Look Like This

Your iPhone is about to look pretty dumb. Even from a long, long distance.<p>“Inspired” by the Hubble Space Telescope and astronomer Edwin Hubble, the …

Hubble Space Telescope

Here's what we know about SpaceX's crewed Dragon spacecraft

A lucky group of journalists just got a first glimpse at the future of space travel. SpaceX welcomed them to its headquarters in Hawthorne, …

Space Travel

Commercial (NEXT-C)

Introduction:<p>The NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT) ion propulsion technology was developed by the NASA In-Space Propulsion Technology …

Space Exploration

Galactic treasure chest

About the Image<p>Id:<p>potw1833a<p>Type:<p>Observation<p>Release date:<p>13 August 2018, 06:00<p>Size:<p>6374 x 6113 px<p>About the Object<p>Type:<p>Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : …

Cosmology

ASTERIA Wins Small Satellite Mission of the Year Award

The ASTERIA mission has earned the Small Satellite Mission of the Year award from the Small Satellite Technical Committee of the American Institute …

Jet Propulsion

This Exoplanet Is So Hot, It Apparently Tears Apart Water Molecules

There’s an exoplanet whose surface is so hot, it rips apart water molecules. It’s almost a star, but not quite; it’s an ultra-hot, Jupiter-like world …

Universe

Why Ghana's space law can't be too restrictive as country looks to expand space agenda

Rapid advances in space technology mean that space is no longer simply a stargazer’s paradise.<p>The socio-economic benefits possible from the use of …

International Law

FACT CHECK: Did Astronaut Mark Kelly Say the 'Space Force' Was a 'Dumb Idea?'

CLAIM<p>Astronaut Mark Kelly said President Trump's proposed 'Space Force' military branch was a dumb idea.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s …

Space Force

NASA officials unveil the latest rocket parts built in New Orleans | NOLA.com

Workers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East are putting the finishing touches on one of the largest pieces of hardware being …

Space Exploration

SpaceX gives press exclusive access to Crew Dragon spacesuit and simulator [gallery]

SpaceX has given the press access to its Crew Dragon simulator and custom-built spacesuit for the first time, providing an extraordinary level of …

Space Exploration

SpaceX puts spacecraft and first crew on display

Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX displays its spacecraft, the Crew Dragon, as well as the NASA astronauts that will serve as its first crewmembers.<p>Reuters

Space Exploration

China finds sulfide deposites in Indian Ocean

China's unmanned submersible Qianlong 2 achieved a new record for voyage length and working time during the country's 49th ocean expedition which …

Indian Ocean

Student Experiments Soar with Early Morning Launch from Wallops

Approximately 100 undergraduate university and community college students from across the United States were on hand to witness the launch of their …

Demonstration

Veteran Astronaut And Aviator Retires From NASA

'Ray J' Johnson Piloted More Than 50 Aircraft, And The Space Shuttle Gregory C. "Ray J" Johnson, who piloted the space shuttle and more than 50 …

Space Exploration

NASA chief supports Space Force

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed full support yesterday for President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force concept in comments made to …

Space Exploration

Making Tacos In Space

Aug 14, 2018<p>This may not be your typical taco, but when you're living on board the International Space Station, like ESA Astronaut Samantha …

Space Station