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SLS: Nasa 'megarocket' assembly begins in Florida

SLS: Nasa 'megarocket' assembly begins in Florida

Nasa has stacked the first pieces of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

BBC News - 14 minutes ago

SpaceX Starlink engineers explain outages, hiring for 'hot jobs'Business Insider

SpaceX Starlink engineers explain outages, hiring for 'hot jobs'Business Insider

Engineers on SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet said they wanted to reduce outages caused by obstructing branches or poles near users' terminals.

Business Insider - a day ago

Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitions

Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitions

WENCHANG, China (AP) — China’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone in the Asian powerhouse’s slow but steady ascent to the stars. China became the third country to put a person into...

Associated Press - a day ago

Watch the largest Earth-observing satellite ever launch into space

Watch the largest Earth-observing satellite ever launch into space

A joint US-European satellite just launched into space, preparing to monitor rising sea levels across the world.

Inverse - a day ago

SpaceX is about to break an incredible record for rocket reusability

SpaceX is about to break an incredible record for rocket reusability

Elon Musk's space-fairing firm will raise the bar with its Falcon 9.

Inverse - a day ago

SpaceX Starlink launch: How to watch Falcon 9 hit a big milestone Tuesday

SpaceX Starlink launch: How to watch Falcon 9 hit a big milestone Tuesday

The company's next launch has been moved back from the weekend.

CNET - a day ago

China launches historic Chang'e 5 mission to collect the first moon samples since 1976

China launches historic Chang'e 5 mission to collect the first moon samples since 1976

It's been 44 years since humanity last brought lunar samples home.

space.com - a day ago

Black hole’s structure possibly glimpsed as dust ring casts shadows and rays far across space

Black hole’s structure possibly glimpsed as dust ring casts shadows and rays far across space

Astronomers believe they are getting a glimpse of the structure of a black hole, after the Hubble Space Telescope spotted a collection of rays and shadows beaming out from the center of a galaxy millions of light-years away.

RT - 2 days ago

China to launch moon probe, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s

China to launch moon probe, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s

China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks.

CNBC - 2 days ago

Watch live today: SpaceX launching Sentinel-6 ocean-mapping satellite for NASA, ESA

Watch live today: SpaceX launching Sentinel-6 ocean-mapping satellite for NASA, ESA

Liftoff is set for 12:17 p.m. EST (1717 GMT)!

space.com - 2 days ago

20 Years of Observing Earth From the Space Station – An Extraordinary View From Outer Space

20 Years of Observing Earth From the Space Station – An Extraordinary View From Outer Space

After 20 years of continuous human presence, the International Space Station (ISS) has provided 241 visitors with an extraordinary view of Earth from outer space — one they have shared with the rest of the world. Astronaut photography, formally called Crew Ea…

SciTechDaily - 3 days ago

SpaceX engineers holding a Reddit AMA on Starlink’s Better than Nothing beta

SpaceX engineers holding a Reddit AMA on Starlink’s Better than Nothing beta

A group of SpaceX engineers working on the Starlink satellite project will answer questions on Reddit about its Better than Nothing Beta program. The ultimate goal of the Starlink program is to provide global internet coverage from space, and SpaceX launched …

The Verge - 3 days ago

From the moon to the Earth: How the Biden administration might reshape NASA

From the moon to the Earth: How the Biden administration might reshape NASA

While Joe Biden is a familiar figure in politics, after decades in the Senate and eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president, his views on space, and his plans for NASA, are far less clear.

SpaceNews - 4 days ago

The Race Between SpaceX’s Starlink and Amazon Is Heating Up

The Race Between SpaceX’s Starlink and Amazon Is Heating Up

SpaceX has made a concession to Amazon in order not to miss an important launch window.

Observer - 4 days ago

SpaceX Mars City: Werner Herzog issues a stark warning to Elon Musk

SpaceX Mars City: Werner Herzog issues a stark warning to Elon Musk

In a new interview, legendary director Werner Herzog explains why Elon Musk's plan to build a city on Mars is an "obscenity."

Inverse - 4 days ago

NASA will be 'hard-pressed' to land astronauts on moon in 2024

NASA will be 'hard-pressed' to land astronauts on moon in 2024

In 2019, Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for NASA to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. Now, a new report says the space agency will be "hard-pressed" to do so.

Fox News - 4 days ago

US to shut down famed huge Arecibo space telescope in Puerto Rico jungle

US to shut down famed huge Arecibo space telescope in Puerto Rico jungle

The observatory has played a key part in space exploration – and a few movies – but two accidents have rendered the 305m-wide instrument unsafe

The Guardian - 5 days ago

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts describe thrilling ride to orbit

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts describe thrilling ride to orbit

Rookie astronaut Victor Glover calls the view from space "surreal."

CBS News - 5 days ago

Terraform Mars: Elon Musk says a Mars city of ‘glass domes’ comes first

Terraform Mars: Elon Musk says a Mars city of ‘glass domes’ comes first

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to build a city on Mars by 2050, using the under-development Starship rocket to carry over supplies.

Inverse - 5 days ago

Hear Audio From NASA's Perseverance As It Travels Through Deep Space

Hear Audio From NASA's Perseverance As It Travels Through Deep Space

The first to be rigged with microphones, the agency's latest Mars rover picked up the subtle sounds of its own inner workings during interplanetary flight.

NASA - 6 days ago

European Vega rocket fails for the second time during launch in the last two years

European Vega rocket fails for the second time during launch in the last two years

On November 16th, Arianespace’s Vega rocket failed during a launch from South America, leading to the loss of the two satellites the vehicle was carrying to orbit.

The Verge - 6 days ago

Planetary defenses MISSED asteroid flyby that came within 400km of Earth on Friday 13th

Planetary defenses MISSED asteroid flyby that came within 400km of Earth on Friday 13th

A disturbing new record for the closest asteroid flyby of the Earth has been set, after a space rock named 2020 VT4 came within 400 kilometers (250 miles) of the planet on Friday the 13th. And our planetary defenses missed it.

RT - 6 days ago

NASA makes historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch

NASA makes historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch

NASA has made its first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon launch, marking an important milestone for the space program.

Fox News - 6 days ago

Space is dark, but scientists have found unexplained light.

Space is dark, but scientists have found unexplained light.

Scientists have used a NASA probe way out in space, beyond Pluto, to measure visible light that's not connected to any known source like stars or galaxies.

NPR - 6 days ago

‘DARK chemistry’ allows building blocks of LIFE to form in wasteland of interstellar space

‘DARK chemistry’ allows building blocks of LIFE to form in wasteland of interstellar space

Researchers in London have discovered that at least one of the earliest precursors for life can form in interstellar space without the need for sunlight, in a process known as ‘dark chemistry’.

RT - 6 days ago

Vega Rocket Failure Apparently Caused by Human Error

Vega Rocket Failure Apparently Caused by Human Error

An Arianespace Vega rocket carrying two satellites failed to reach orbit yesterday after experiencing a catastrophic failure eight minutes into the launch. Officials are attributing the loss of the rocket to a “series of human errors.”

gizmodo.com - 6 days ago

Russian spacewalk will prepare space station for new module

Russian spacewalk will prepare space station for new module

Two Russian cosmonauts will conduct a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Wednesday. Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov will prepare the outside of the space station's Russian segment to receive a new module.

CNN - 7 days ago

China operates first deep-space antenna array system in Xinjiang region

China operates first deep-space antenna array system in Xinjiang region

China has completed building the country's first deep space antenna array system at a ground station in Kashi, Northwest China's Xinjiang, which will be directly used for spacecraft tracking and monitoring missions, including the Tianwen-1 Mars probe and the …

Global Times - 7 days ago

SpaceX, NASA Crew-1 mission docks with the ISS for six-month stay

SpaceX, NASA Crew-1 mission docks with the ISS for six-month stay

After an impressive night launch Sunday, the Crew Dragon Resilience docks with the International Space Station for a long-term stay.

CNET - 8 days ago

Famed meteorite reveals early water on Mars—and an early outer space bombardment

Famed meteorite reveals early water on Mars—and an early outer space bombardment

“Black Beauty” captures 4.2 billion years of Red Planet’s past

Science Magazine - 8 days ago

Astronomy's Most Exciting Puzzle Is About to Be Solved: Cosmic Flashes Come in All Different Sizes

Astronomy's Most Exciting Puzzle Is About to Be Solved: Cosmic Flashes Come in All Different Sizes

By studying the site of a spectacular stellar explosion seen in April 2020, a Chalmers-led team of scientists have used four European radio telescopes to confirm that astronomy’s most exciting puzzle is about to be solved. Fast radio bursts, unpredictable mil…

SciTechDaily - 8 days ago

SpaceX-NASA mission: Four astronauts to dock with International Space Station

SpaceX-NASA mission: Four astronauts to dock with International Space Station

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that launched from Florida's Kennedy Space Center with four astronauts on board Sunday night is approaching the International Space Station. The spacecraft is expected to dock with the ISS around 11 pm ET, after a 27-hour jou…

CNN - 8 days ago

SpaceX Crew Dragon: 10 stunning images and videos show the historic launch

SpaceX Crew Dragon: 10 stunning images and videos show the historic launch

SpaceX's human-carrying Crew Dragon, designed to help NASA send humans to and from the International Space Station, looks impressive.

Inverse - 8 days ago

NASA's Curiosity rover snaps stunning selfie on Mars (photo)

NASA's Curiosity rover snaps stunning selfie on Mars (photo)

Photos of robots working on other planets never get old.

space.com - 8 days ago

'Star Wars' Fans Notice An Adorable Addition To The New Space Station Crew

'Star Wars' Fans Notice An Adorable Addition To The New Space Station Crew

It's as if millions of voices suddenly cried out, "Aww!"

HuffPost - 8 days ago

SpaceX Crew-1 team harnesses the Force by bringing Baby Yoda with them to space

SpaceX Crew-1 team harnesses the Force by bringing Baby Yoda with them to space

As their zero G indicator, SpaceX’s Crew-1 team brought with them a plush Baby Yoda doll, an adorable way to show when they’ve reached weightlessness.

The Verge - 8 days ago

SpaceX’s third Starship SN8 static fire test didn’t go as planned

SpaceX’s third Starship SN8 static fire test didn’t go as planned

Recently, SpaceX performed its third static fire test on its Starship SN8 prototype. The test saw the rocket fueled as if it were about to launch, and then the engines were fired for a few seconds …

SlashGear - 8 days ago

SpaceX, NASA aim for historic launch today: Everything to know about Crew-1

SpaceX, NASA aim for historic launch today: Everything to know about Crew-1

A SpaceX Crew Dragon will carry astronauts from NASA and JAXA to space in the first operational mission from US shores since 2011.

CNET - 9 days ago

SpaceX NASA Live Updates: Astronauts Prepare for Launch

SpaceX NASA Live Updates: Astronauts Prepare for Launch

Sunday’s mission will carry a crew of four to the International Space Station in a capsule built by the private rocket company.

New York Times - 9 days ago

Sunset launch sends classified spy satellite to space; next crewed launch slides a day

Sunset launch sends classified spy satellite to space; next crewed launch slides a day

The NROL-101 mission, carrying a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:32 p.m., just minutes after the sun dipped below the horizon.

FOX 13 Tampa Bay - 9 days ago

SpaceX is about to launch its first full NASA crew to the space station: Here's what you should know

SpaceX is about to launch its first full NASA crew to the space station: Here's what you should know

SpaceX is set to make history once again this year, as Elon Musk's space company prepares to launch the Crew-1 mission for NASA on Sunday evening.

CNBC - 9 days ago

SpaceX Crew-1 launch: start time, live stream, and how to watch the flight

SpaceX Crew-1 launch: start time, live stream, and how to watch the flight

On November 15th, SpaceX is slated to launch its next crewed mission to NASA, sending a group of four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA. Here’s how to watch the mission as SpaceX counts down to launch.

The Verge - 9 days ago

Astronauts Prepare To Launch To Space Station Aboard SpaceX Rocket

Astronauts Prepare To Launch To Space Station Aboard SpaceX Rocket

Four astronauts will fly to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon crew capsule. The mission will be the first of what NASA hopes are many.

NPR - 9 days ago

SpaceX Crew-1 launch: How to watch NASA mission to the ISS live Sunday

SpaceX Crew-1 launch: How to watch NASA mission to the ISS live Sunday

SpaceX wants Crew Dragon flights to the space station with NASA to be business as usual. Crew-1 will lead the way, but only after a weather delay.

CNET - 10 days ago

Why Elon Musk's SpaceX is launching astronauts for Nasa

Why Elon Musk's SpaceX is launching astronauts for Nasa

Why is SpaceX carrying astronauts to the space station and back for Nasa?

BBC News - 10 days ago

NASA ushering in new era with first operational launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying 4 astronauts

NASA ushering in new era with first operational launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying 4 astronauts

The stage is set for the first operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four astronauts to the space station.

CBS News - 10 days ago

Meet the 4 astronauts about to launch on SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASABusiness Insider

Meet the 4 astronauts about to launch on SpaceX's first operational human mission for NASABusiness Insider

As the crew's only female member, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is set to become the first woman to fly in a commercial spacecraft.

Business Insider - 10 days ago