Two NASA astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk today (July 1), and you can watch it live online. Source: Space.com Astronauts are taking a spacewalk outside their space station today. Watch it live!
Betelgeuse’s weird recent dimming was caused by starspots that temporarily covered at least half of the red supergiant’s surface, a new study suggests. Source: Space.com Betelgeuse's weird dimming caused by gigantic starspots
Two incredibly strange celestial objects whose discoveries trace, in part, to observatories at the summit of Maunakea now carry the peak with them in official names inspired by Hawaiian culture. Source: Space.com 'The Goblin' dwarf planet and an ancient quasar receive Hawaiian names
NASA has delayed the launch of its Mars rover Perseverance again, this time to no earlier than July 30, due to rocket preparation delays. Source: Space.com NASA delays launch of next Mars rover to no earlier than July 30
Kathy Lueders, NASA’s associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, has named Joel Montalbano as manager of the International Space Station Program. The appointment was effective June 29 following the June 26 retirement of Kirk Shireman, who held the position since 2015. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Names Joel Montalbano International Space Station Program Manager
The folks at Firefly Aerospace took a brief break from rocket development recently to fire up a rocket engine to celebrate a co-founder’s birthday. Source: Space.com Firefly Aerospace uses rocket engine to light birthday candles in epic cake video
The Hubble Space Telescope will be honored on a new golden dollar coin reflecting the innovation embodied by the orbiting observatory and the U.S. state from where it is managed on the ground. Source: Space.com Hubble Space Telescope to feature on American Innovation $1 coin
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, to discuss updates on the agency’s science activities. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Science Hosts Public Town Hall to Provide Updates
NASA has selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Invests $51 Million in Innovative Ideas from US Small Businesses
You can now get a taste of IMAX’s new film about planetary defense, which is scheduled to be released in October. Source: Space.com 'Asteroid Hunters' comes to IMAX this fall. See the trailer here (exclusive video)
SpaceX is gearing up to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today, June 30, to deliver an upgraded global positioning satellite (GPS) into orbit for the U.S. Space Force and you can watch it live online. Source: Space.com SpaceX is launching an advanced GPS satellite for the US Space Force today. Here's how to watch.
The Asteroid Foundation is hosting a five-hour series of panels and talks today to examine the state of asteroid research for Asteroid Day 2020. Source: Space.com Celebrate Asteroid Day 2020 with live talks about planetary defense
Astronomers have spotted the oldest disk galaxy they’ve ever seen. Shaped like a pancake, it’s been around for billions of years. In fact, this galaxy got its flat shape a mere 1.5 billion years after the universe was born. That’s far earlier than astronomers had expected. The universe was born as a single point in … Read MoreRead more
During last Friday’s spacewalk (June 29), NASA astronauts got a “pretty awesome” view of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon vehicle docked with the International Space Station. Source: Space.com SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule looked 'pretty awesome' in spacewalk, astronaut says
A tiny Chinese satellite in lunar orbit captured incredible images of a total solar eclipse over South America last year, thanks to commands from radio enthusiasts. Source: Space.com A tiny Chinese satellite spotted the 2019 total solar eclipse from the moon
There are a lot of reasons that a faster spaceship is a better one, and nuclear-powered rockets are a way to do this. Source: Space.com To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster—nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer
NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters to support as many as six additional flights, for a total of up to nine Artemis missions. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions
One is blinding white and the other a dull, dusty red. But both are cold, barren worlds, difficult to reach and full of tantalizing scientific mysteries. Source: Space.com Want to learn how to survive on Mars? Look to Antarctica.
In a new contest, NASA is calling on innovators from around the world to develop a new space toilet that would work not just in microgravity such as aboard the International Space Station, but also in lunar gravity aboard a future lunar lander. Source: Space.com How will astronauts poop on the moon? New NASA challenge … Read MoreRead more
An Arianespace Vega rocket is ready for an epic return to flight, as the European booster prepares to carry 53 satellites into orbit tonight (June 28). Source: Space.com Vega rocket may attempt return to flight with 53-satellite launch tonight. Here's how to watch.
It’s right there in the name: black holes aren’t supposed to produce flashes of light. But scientists think that last year, they spotted black holes doing just that. Source: Space.com Scientists spot flash of light from colliding black holes. But how?
The constellations shown on modern star atlases are all officially approved by the International Astronomical Union, but while constellations are official, asterisms are not. An asterism is often defined as a noteworthy or striking pattern of stars within a constellation, but that is not always the case. The larger asterisms — ones like the Big … Read MoreRead more