Spacecraft

How SpaceX's 1st Passenger Flight Around the Moon with Yusaku Maezawa Will Work

Photo Credit: SpaceX<p>Slide 1 of 31<p>SpaceX's private moon trip on the BFR<p>The private spaceflight company SpaceX aims to launch the first private mission …

BFR

Mattel, Inc. Releases Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Matchbox Toy

<b>SPARKS, Nev. (Sierra Nevada PR) –</b> America’s next generation spaceplane will soon be available in stores. Mattel, Inc. toymaker is releasing a Sierra …

Nevada Corporation

NASA’s Eyes

Experience Earth and our solar system, the universe and the spacecraft exploring them, with immersive apps for Mac, PC and mobile devices.<p>Experience …

Mobile Devices

The First Earthlings Around the Moon Were Two Soviet Tortoises - The Crux

By Eric Betz | September 18, 2018 5:00 pm<p>Russia’s Zond 5 spacecraft carried two steppe tortoises on the first successful flight around the moon. The …

Indian Ocean

Systems integration complete on Orion Service Module

The European Service Module for the next Orion mission has completed final system integration at the Airbus facility in Bremen, Germany after …

Solar Panels

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft sends back its first images

NASA's new planet-hunting spacecraft, known as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now beaming back data to help scientists track …

Exoplanets

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft is probing Jupiter's deepest secrets — here are Juno's biggest discoveries so far

NASA's Juno probe reached Jupiter in July 2016, and scientists' view of the solar system has not been the same since.<p>The $1 billion mission has taken stunning images of the gas giant several hundred million miles from Earth.<p>More importantly, though, the tennis-court-size spacecraft has probed some …

North Pole

Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft

That's one big effing rocket.<p>With the imminent reveal of the mystery passenger who will be flying around the moon in SpaceX's forthcoming BFR, Elon …

Technology

Elon Musk tweets new spacecraft photos

CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin reports on Elon Musk's latest tweets of SpaceX's newest spaceships.

Aerospace

Juno captures elusive 'brown barge'

A long, brown oval known as a "brown barge" in Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt is captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno …

Citizen Science

To St. Ann and Beyond — a local astronaut will test NASA’s next-generation spacecraft

Bob Behnken is helping NASA usher in a new era.<p>The astronaut, who grew up in St. Ann, has nearly 40 hours walking in the vacuum of space. Now he is …

Washington University

On This Day: Space shuttle Enterprise debuts

On Sept. 17, 1976, NASA displayed its first space shuttle, the Enterprise, an airplane-like spacecraft costing almost $10 billion.

Space Shuttle

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<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This is an artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft during its cruise phase between launch …

Jet Propulsion

Nanosat fleet proposed for voyage to 300 asteroids

A fleet of tiny spacecraft could visit over 300 asteroids in just over three years, according to a mission study led by the Finnish Meteorological …

Asteroids

Tiny Satellites Headed to Mars Likely Are First of Many

Two tiny explorers are pushing the bounds of their kind, but if scientists have their way, the two adventurers will soon have plenty of company.<p>The …

InSight Lander

NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, …

Solar System

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<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>This image was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 16, 2018 from an altitude of about 67 miles (107 …

Space Travel

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<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>The Phoenix Mars Lander's Surface Stereo Imager took this image of the spacecraft's crumpled heat shield on …

Texas A&M

Amazing NY Times Collection Of Photos From The Cassini spacecraft

12019 / Pixabay<p>As The NY Times says:<p><i>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft burned up in Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday, after 20 years in space.</i><p>They have …

Amazing

That hole drilled in Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft may have done more damage than initially thought

The tale of the mysterious hole that turned up on a spacecraft attached to the International Space Station continues to get stranger. In a new report …

Space Station

Billionaire readies world's largest plane to launch rockets into space

How do you get something from Earth into space? Most of the time, the answer begins with a rocket on a launch pad.<p>Paul Allen has a different idea. The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft has built the world's biggest airplane — a twin-fuselage, six-engine beast with a wingspan wider than the length …

Aerospace

Rocket Report: Japanese spaceplane, GEO downturn, Block 5 results good

"I think the industry is probably hiring as many artists as engineers."<p>Welcome to Edition 1.17 of the Rocket Report! This week, we discuss a lot of …

Aerospace

Farewell, Titan! Cassini's Last View of Saturn Moon Shows Fabulous Methane Lakes

Just four days before the Cassini spacecraft's dramatic dive into Saturn's atmosphere last year, cameras aboard the spacecraft captured the mission's …

Johns Hopkins University

Rumors of Sabotage on the ISS Continue to Come Out of Roscosmos

"The spacecraft was drilled later, when it was fully assembled."<p>On Friday, Russia’s state-owned media outlet <i>TASS</i> reported that someone drilled a hole …

Space Station

How NASA will use a space laser to measure Earth's thinning ice sheets

This weekend, NASA is planning to launch a spacecraft that will use half a dozen bright-green laser beams to measure seasonal and annual changes to Earth's icy poles.<p>The mission, called the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), will take incredibly precise measurements of ice sheet …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Parker Solar Probe’s Solar Array Cooling System Fully Activated – Parker Solar Probe

On Sept. 13, Parker Solar Probe’s first-of-its-kind water-cooled Solar Array Cooling System (or SACS) was made fully operational. The SACS will …

Parker Solar Probe

It’s been a year since Cassini plunged into Saturn

On September 15, 2017, the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn, ending its spectacular mission. Cassini’s last images and final moments,</b> …

Magnetism

NASA Tests Foldable Umbrella-Like Heat Shield

By on September 13, 2018 at 3:12 pm<p>The technology to reach another planet or moon is only worth so much if you can’t land on it. Every landing has …

TestFlight

NASA’s Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft Has Another Look at TRAPPIST-1 as It Runs Out of Fuel

TRAPPIST-1 made international headlines last year when astronomers confirmed that seven rocky, Earth-like planets were orbiting it.<p>The Kepler space …

Planetary Habitability

Mission to Slam Spacecraft Into Asteroid Has Begun Final Design and Construction

A mission to deflect asteroids that might threaten Earth has begun its final design and assembly phase, according to a news release. NASA is testing …

Asteroids