Space & Space Sciences

  • NASA, European Space Agency Formalize Artemis Gateway Partnership
    NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have finalized an agreement to collaborate on the Artemis Gateway. This agreement is an important element in a broad effort by the United States to engage international partners in sustainable lunar exploration and to demonstrate technologies necessary for a future human mission to Mars. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA, … Read More
  • NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to Crew-1 Mission Update, Target New Launch Date
    NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to Crew-1 Mission Update, Target New Launch Date
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Goes for Early Stow of Asteroid Sample
    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is ready to perform an early stow on Tuesday, Oct. 27, of the large sample it collected last week from the surface of the asteroid Bennu to protect and return as much of the sample as possible. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Goes for Early Stow of Asteroid Sample
  • Astronauts in Space to Discuss 20th Anniversary of International Space Station
    NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will discuss their mission and the upcoming 20th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station during an in-orbit news conference at 11:10 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 30. Source: NASA Breaking news Astronauts in Space to … Read More
  • NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
    NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
  • NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
    NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. Source: Nasa Solar System and Beyond News NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid
    Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements – acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid’s surface material. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA’s OSIRIS-REx … Read More
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid
    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements – acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid’s … Read More
  • NASA Invites Media to Briefing on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection
    NASA will host a media teleconference at 5:00 p.m. EDT today, Friday, Oct. 23, to provide an update on the status of the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft and the sample it collected from asteroid Bennu. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Invites Media to Briefing on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample … Read More
  • Surviving Mars missions will take planning and lots of innovation
    On movie missions to Mars, getting there is the easy part. The Martian’s Mark Watney, for instance, was fine until a dust storm left him fending for himself. But in real life, dangers well beyond extreme weather face crews headed to the Red Planet. “The mission to Mars is likely going to be four to six … Read More
  • NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Land Safely Back on Earth
    After 196 days living and working in Earth’s orbit aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy returned from his third space mission Wednesday, Oct. 21, with cosmonauts Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Land Safely Back on Earth
  • NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon
    NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon
  • NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon
    NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26. Source: Nasa Solar System and Beyond News NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
    NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. Source: Nasa Solar System and Beyond News NASA’s … Read More
  • NASA, Department of Energy Expand on More Than 50 Years of Collaboration
    NASA’s longstanding partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) has enabled notable space exploration, from revealing more about the Moon to propelling the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft into interstellar space. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA, Department of Energy Expand on More Than 50 Years of Collaboration
  • Scientists Say: Gravity
    Gravity (noun, “GRAH-vih-tee”) This is a fundamental force that attracts objects with mass toward each other. Everything that has mass also has gravity. For the everyday objects you encounter, their gravity is so small you’d never notice. But when objects have a lot of mass, they also have a lot of gravity. Their gravity will … Read More
  • NASA Selects Intuitive Machines to Land Water-Measuring Payload on the Moon
    NASA has awarded Intuitive Machines of Houston approximately $47 million to deliver a drill combined with a mass spectrometer to the Moon by December 2022 under the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Selects Intuitive Machines to Land Water-Measuring Payload on the Moon
  • NASA’s About to Try Grabbing a Chunk of Asteroid to Bring to Earth—and You Can Watch
    NASA’s About to Try Grabbing a Chunk of Asteroid to Bring to Earth—and You Can Watch If you’ve seen the movie The Martian, you no doubt remember the rescue scene, in which (spoiler alert!) Matt Damon launches himself off Mars in a stripped-down rocket in hopes of his carefully-calculated trajectory taking him just close enough … Read More
  • Landing Coverage Set for NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Space Station Crew
    NASA will provide live coverage of the return to Earth for agency astronaut Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts Wednesday, Oct. 21, after six months aboard the International Space Station. Source: NASA Breaking news Landing Coverage Set for NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Space Station Crew
  • NASA to Broadcast OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection Activities
    NASA will broadcast coverage of a first for the agency as its Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission attempts to collect a sample of asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6:12 p.m. EDT. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA to Broadcast OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection Activities
  • Update: NASA to Broadcast OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection Activities
    NASA will broadcast coverage of a first for the agency as its Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission attempts to collect a sample of asteroid Bennu on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6:12 p.m. EDT. Source: NASA Breaking news Update: NASA to Broadcast OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Collection Activities
  • NASA Announces Partners to Advance ‘Tipping Point’ Technologies for the Moon, Mars
    NASA has selected 14 American companies, including several small businesses, as partners to develop a range of technologies that will help forge a path to sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon by the end of the decade. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Announces Partners to Advance ‘Tipping Point’ Technologies for the Moon, Mars
  • NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Arrive Safely at Space Station
    NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts arrived aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 14, returning a medical researcher to the orbiting laboratory ahead of the 20th anniversary of uninterrupted human presence in space. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Arrive Safely at Space Station