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The world's first reality show in space plans to send one winner on a 10-day trip to the space station, filming the whole time

The world's first reality show in space plans to send one winner on a 10-day trip to the space station, filming the whole time

Space Hero, Inc., a US-based production company, has announced plans to produce a reality show that would send one person into space in 2023.

Business Insider - 3 hours ago

Why is space a vacuum?

Why is space a vacuum?

A vacuum is an empty place, which space nearly achieves.

Live Science - 14 hours ago

Space webcasts: NASA, NOAA discuss the upcoming Solar Cycle 25 of sun weather

Space webcasts: NASA, NOAA discuss the upcoming Solar Cycle 25 of sun weather

Liftoff is set for 1:57 p.m. EDT (1757 GMT).

space.com - 17 hours ago

Hell Is in Space and It Belongs to Russia, Roscosmos Chief Says

Hell Is in Space and It Belongs to Russia, Roscosmos Chief Says

This week, a team of researchers announced they have discovered traces of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus—a gas produced almost exclusively on Earth by anaerobic microorganisms, but the presence of which on Venus scientists currently don’t understand.

gizmodo.com - a day ago

Venus belongs to Russia, claims cosmonaut corporation director

Venus belongs to Russia, claims cosmonaut corporation director

A Russian space director claims that Venus is a Russian possession.

New York Daily News - a day ago

This is the show that I want Netflix to renew the most right now

This is the show that I want Netflix to renew the most right now

Launched in early September, the space drama Away quickly topped Netflix’s rankings, becoming one of the most popular shows on the streaming service. Away tells the story of humankind’s imminent journey to Mars and the human toll it will extract. It’s not an …

BGR - a day ago

'Space Hero:' Planned reality TV show wants to launch winner to International Space Station

'Space Hero:' Planned reality TV show wants to launch winner to International Space Station

The target launch date for the winning contestant is 2023.

space.com - a day ago

NASA astronauts have a new task: make videos of Estee Lauder products

NASA astronauts have a new task: make videos of Estee Lauder products

The International Space Station has served as the world's most unique laboratory for two decades, hosting hundreds of scientific experiments, crews of astronauts and even the occasional slime.

CNN - a day ago

How to watch historic SpaceX rocket launch more Starlink satellites Friday

How to watch historic SpaceX rocket launch more Starlink satellites Friday

The Falcon 9 that brought human spaceflight back to US soil is busy again.

CNET - 2 days ago

New reality show promises to send winner into space for 10 days

New reality show promises to send winner into space for 10 days

A planned reality show will seek to give the winner of its on-air competition "the greatest prize ever given out on Earth" — a 10-day stay on the International Space Station.

CNN - 2 days ago

SpaceX delays next Starlink satellite fleet launch due to rocket 'recovery issue'

SpaceX delays next Starlink satellite fleet launch due to rocket 'recovery issue'

Liftoff is now set for Friday, Sept. 18, at 1:57 p.m. EDT (1757 GMT).

space.com - 2 days ago

Planetary defense: ESA awards €129 million contract to German satellite maker for ‘Hera’ ANTI-ASTEROID system

Planetary defense: ESA awards €129 million contract to German satellite maker for ‘Hera’ ANTI-ASTEROID system

The European Space Agency has awarded a contract worth €129.4 million ($153.3 million) to German satellite manufacturer OHB to lead the development of the pioneering Hera planetary defense mission.

RT - 2 days ago

Mesmerizing Shots of Distant Galaxies and Aurorae Top the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

Mesmerizing Shots of Distant Galaxies and Aurorae Top the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

The 2020 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest gathers a trove of sublime shots capturing otherwise unseen phenomena and distant fixtures of outer space. With more than 5,000 entries from six continents, the 12th annual competition inc…

Colossal - 2 days ago

SpaceX’s next Starlink launch to break Falcon 9 fairing reuse record

SpaceX’s next Starlink launch to break Falcon 9 fairing reuse record

SpaceX has revealed that its next Starlink launch will mark a new first for Falcon 9 payload fairing reuse, reaching a milestone that took booster reuse 18 months in less than a year. Scheduled to lift off no earlier than (NET) 2:19 pm EDT (18:19 UTC) on Thur…

Teslarati - 2 days ago

Space station flies over Cincinnati this week: When to look up

Space station flies over Cincinnati this week: When to look up

The International Space Station will fly over the Tri-State this week, beginning Wednesday night.

WLWT Cincinnati - 3 days ago

Giant Magellan Telescope snags $17.5 million grant to test advanced optics

Giant Magellan Telescope snags $17.5 million grant to test advanced optics

The grant is the first given to the GMT by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

space.com - 3 days ago

Will this lander carry humans to the moon? Dynetics unveils lunar mock-up

Will this lander carry humans to the moon? Dynetics unveils lunar mock-up

The full-size test article will be used to inform and refine the final design.

space.com - 3 days ago

The Search for Life on Venus Could Start With Rocket Lab

The Search for Life on Venus Could Start With Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab may be able to send a small spacecraft to probe the clouds of Venus long before NASA or other space agencies are able to do so.

New York Times - 3 days ago

UK Space Agency funds tech for orbital awareness

UK Space Agency funds tech for orbital awareness

Grants will promote ideas to detect, characterise and track the millions of objects moving overhead.

BBC News - 4 days ago

How Fast Is the Universe Expanding? Measuring Cosmic Expansion With Radio Astronomy and Gravitational Waves

How Fast Is the Universe Expanding? Measuring Cosmic Expansion With Radio Astronomy and Gravitational Waves

How fast is the universe expanding? We don’t know for sure. Astronomers study cosmic expansion by measuring the Hubble constant. They have measured this constant in several different ways, but some of their results don’t agree with each other. This disagreeme…

SciTechDaily - 4 days ago

Three HUGE asteroids headed towards Earth, after amateur astronomer spots massive space rock our planetary defenses MISSED

Three HUGE asteroids headed towards Earth, after amateur astronomer spots massive space rock our planetary defenses MISSED

Scientists are getting better at spotting inbound, “potentially hazardous” asteroids, with three more measuring over 15 meters in diameter on the way this week. However, asteroid hunters missed a 1,000m space rock just last month.

RT - 4 days ago

Kate Rubins – First Person to Sequence DNA in Space – Set to Return to Space Station

Kate Rubins – First Person to Sequence DNA in Space – Set to Return to Space Station

During her first mission to space and to the International Space Station, Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. During her upcoming mission, Rubins will work on a cardiovascular experiment that builds on an investigation she completed …

SciTechDaily - 4 days ago

Bridenstine hints Artemis 3 could land near Apollo site

Bridenstine hints Artemis 3 could land near Apollo site

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine suggested Sept. 14 that NASA might send the first Artemis human landing mission away from the south pole.

SpaceNews - 4 days ago

Weather OK for next SpaceX Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Weather OK for next SpaceX Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Get ready to rumble Thursday afternoon.

Florida Today - 4 days ago

DarkSats not dark enough: SpaceX Starlink satellites continue to ruin it for astronomers

DarkSats not dark enough: SpaceX Starlink satellites continue to ruin it for astronomers

SpaceX's megaconstellation also sets a precedent for other companies to follow suit with their own, without considering the needs of the astronomy community, say experts.

Firstpost - 5 days ago

Spacecraft to be named for astronaut who died in East Texas space shuttle tragedy

Spacecraft to be named for astronaut who died in East Texas space shuttle tragedy

A spacecraft set to launch later this month will be named for a pioneer astronaut who perished during the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in East Texas.

KSLA - 5 days ago

SpaceX drone ship heads to sea for Falcon 9’s next Starlink launch and landing

SpaceX drone ship heads to sea for Falcon 9’s next Starlink launch and landing

An upgraded SpaceX drone ship is headed roughly 630 kilometers (~390 mi) into the Atlantic Ocean to support Falcon 9’s next Starlink launch and landing. SpaceX’s 11th Starlink launch this year alone, the mission will be the 12th operational (v1.0) launch and …

Teslarati - 6 days ago

Space Station 20th: A Look Back at the First NASA Research on ISS

Space Station 20th: A Look Back at the First NASA Research on ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) is a unique laboratory operating in low-Earth orbit. Over the past 20 years, more than 3,000 investigations from researchers in 108 countries have been accomplished aboard the orbiting facility. In the early days of ISS a…

SciTechDaily - 6 days ago

Carbon-Rich Exoplanets May Be Made of Diamonds – “Unlike Anything in Our Solar System”

Carbon-Rich Exoplanets May Be Made of Diamonds – “Unlike Anything in Our Solar System”

As missions like NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, TESS, and Kepler continue to provide insights into the properties of exoplanets (planets around other stars), scientists are increasingly able to piece together what these planets look like, what they are made o…

SciTechDaily - 6 days ago

Laika and her crew: 'Space Dogs' documentary explores Moscow through a stray's eyes

Laika and her crew: 'Space Dogs' documentary explores Moscow through a stray's eyes

The film features never-before-seen footage of Laika and other Soviet canine explorers.

Live Science - 7 days ago

We All Need Space. 11 Sublime Images From ‘Astronomy Photographer Of The Year’ That Will Make You Gasp

We All Need Space. 11 Sublime Images From ‘Astronomy Photographer Of The Year’ That Will Make You Gasp

The award-winning images from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020.

Forbes - 7 days ago

China says Mars probe stable; no word on reusable spacecraft

China says Mars probe stable; no word on reusable spacecraft

BEIJING (AP) — China's Mars probe Tianwen-1, which blasted into space in July, is now more than 15 million kilometers (9 million miles) from Earth en route to the red planet, the National Space...

Associated Press - 7 days ago

Chinese Kuaizhou-1A rocket launch ends in failure

Chinese Kuaizhou-1A rocket launch ends in failure

Launch of a Kuaizhou-1A satellite carrying a remote sensing satellite has ended in ambiguity and likely failure following liftoff from Jiuquan.

SpaceNews - 7 days ago

Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners revel in the beauty of space

Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners revel in the beauty of space

It looks like you could hold the Andromeda Galaxy in the palm of your hand.

CNET - 7 days ago

Hubble snaps stunning image with thousands of multi-colored stars

Hubble snaps stunning image with thousands of multi-colored stars

NASA’s aging Hubble Space Telescope has snapped an image showing ‘a pocketful of stars,’ according to the space agency — a cluster of the universe packed full of thousands o…

SlashGear - 7 days ago

Space shuttle rocket boosters roll into California for Endeavour orbiter exhibit

Space shuttle rocket boosters roll into California for Endeavour orbiter exhibit

They'll find a new mission in an epic (and upright) display.

space.com - 7 days ago

Hubble images reveal new aspect of mysterious dark matter in the universe

Hubble images reveal new aspect of mysterious dark matter in the universe

Dark matter, the invisible matter that provides structure for the universe, reveals itself through gravitational influence in galaxies. New observations made using the Hubble Space Telescope have shown distribution of elusive dark matter differs from theoreti…

CNN - 8 days ago

The Space Blindness in 'Away' Is a Real Concern for NASA

The Space Blindness in 'Away' Is a Real Concern for NASA

Several astronauts report having vision problems.

menshealth.com - 8 days ago

Tilt Shift Photo of Andromeda Wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Tilt Shift Photo of Andromeda Wins Astronomy Photographer of the Year

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has just unveiled the winners of the coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards. And this year's top prize

PetaPixel - 8 days ago

Northrop Grumman cancels Omega rocket; would have launched from Kennedy Space Center

Northrop Grumman cancels Omega rocket; would have launched from Kennedy Space Center

Northrop Grumman will not continue development of its Omega rocket after the Space Force didn't select it for future national security missions.

Florida Today - 8 days ago

Where no spacecraft has gone before: A close encounter with binary asteroids

Where no spacecraft has gone before: A close encounter with binary asteroids

CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin will lead a new space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at a mysterious class of solar system objects: binary asteroids.

phys.org - 8 days ago

Flee Earth With Winning Images From the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of Year Competition

Flee Earth With Winning Images From the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of Year Competition

The prestigious Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has announced the winning photos of its 2020 contest. From galaxies and star-forming nebulae through to planets, aurorae, and annoying satellite trails, these photos remind us t…

gizmodo.com - 9 days ago

New Hubble data suggests there is an ingredient missing from current dark matter theories

New Hubble data suggests there is an ingredient missing from current dark matter theories

Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. This missing ingredient may explain why rese…

phys.org - 9 days ago

Giant particle accelerator in the sky

Giant particle accelerator in the sky

The Earth's magnetic field traps high-energy particles. When the first satellites were launched into space, scientists led by James Van Allen unexpectedly discovered the high-energy particle radiation regions, which were later named after its discoverer: the …

phys.org - 9 days ago

Hitch a ride to space (and back) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 in this awesome video

Hitch a ride to space (and back) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 in this awesome video

Falcon 9 made a rare onshore landing following its historic launch on Aug. 30.

space.com - 9 days ago

Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch and landing from a whole new vantage point

Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch and landing from a whole new vantage point

Elon Musk's space company shares a new point of view on what it would be like to ride along on a quick trip toward space.

CNET - 9 days ago

NASA warns of 4 inbound asteroids as ESA shares VIDEO showing just how hard they are to spot

NASA warns of 4 inbound asteroids as ESA shares VIDEO showing just how hard they are to spot

NASA is warning of four asteroids over 20 meters in diameter due to make a close flyby of Earth this week, while the ESA has shared a video showing just how difficult it is for planetary defenses to spot these inbound space rocks.

RT - 10 days ago

SpaceX's Satellite Internet Service Latency Comes in Under 20 Milliseconds

SpaceX's Satellite Internet Service Latency Comes in Under 20 Milliseconds

SpaceX disclosed the benchmarks in a presentation the company sent to the FCC last Friday. It also revealed the public beta for Starlink is coming to multiple US states.

pcmag.com - 10 days ago