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What Comes After the International Space Station?

What Comes After the International Space Station?

Funding for the world's premiere orbital laboratory won't last forever. Its end could usher in a new era of commercial space stations.

Wired - 18 hours ago

NASA retargets next SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to space station for November 14

NASA retargets next SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to space station for November 14

The launch will mark the first operational flight by SpaceX's commercially developed Crew Dragon spacecraft.

CBS News - a day ago

Nokia and NASA’s 4G lunar network will mess up radio astronomy

Nokia and NASA’s 4G lunar network will mess up radio astronomy

Radio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.

The Conversation Africa - a day ago

Inspiring future space explorers: Q&A with former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin

Inspiring future space explorers: Q&A with former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin

Education is a huge part of Melvin's life.

space.com - a day ago

This American astronaut just voted from space. Here's how she did it

This American astronaut just voted from space. Here's how she did it

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casting her vote from some 200 miles above Earth should be all the motivation you need to make a plan to vote this year.

CNN - 2 days ago

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink internet satellites from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink internet satellites from Cape Canaveral

With Saturday's launch, SpaceX has put 895 Starlinks into orbit, 180 of them — more satellites than any other company owns -- in less than three weeks.

CBS News - 3 days ago

NASA robotic arm overflowing with spoils of asteroid Bennu theft

NASA robotic arm overflowing with spoils of asteroid Bennu theft

NASA bumped into a space rock this week and collected so much of it larger rocks seemed to fail to make it all the way inside its spacecraft's sampling arm.

CNET - 3 days ago

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ties turnaround record, nears 1000 Starlink satellites launched

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ties turnaround record, nears 1000 Starlink satellites launched

SpaceX has successfully completed its 14th Starlink v1.0 launch less than a year after operational flights began and simultaneously tied its own world record for orbital-class rocket turnaround. On the heels of an unusual 48-hour delay SpaceX says it used to …

Teslarati - 3 days ago

NASA's first attempt to sample an asteroid in space made a mess. It's the best mess ever, scientists say.

NASA's first attempt to sample an asteroid in space made a mess. It's the best mess ever, scientists say.

The OSIRIS-REx probe's encounter with asteroid Bennu appeared flawless.

space.com - 3 days ago

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins votes from ISS: 'If we can do it from space...'

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins votes from ISS: 'If we can do it from space...'

In-space votes are electronically delivered back to Earth to be officially recorded.

CNET - 3 days ago

NASA Spacecraft Osiris-Rex Extracts Samples From Asteroid Bennu, a First for US

NASA Spacecraft Osiris-Rex Extracts Samples From Asteroid Bennu, a First for US

The spacecraft traveled more than 200 million miles and orbited the asteroid for nearly two years.

Daily Beast - 3 days ago

Watch live: SpaceX to launch 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit

Watch live: SpaceX to launch 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit

Liftoff is at 12:14 p.m. EDT (1614 GMT).

space.com - 4 days ago

Astrobotic Debuts Massive New 'Moon Base' in Pittsburgh

Astrobotic Debuts Massive New 'Moon Base' in Pittsburgh

The space robotics manufacturer Astrobotic Technology unveiled its new 47,000-square-foot headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week. The massive facility will serve as mission control for its lunar payload delivery services and upcoming NASA contract…

gizmodo.com - 4 days ago

Watch a NASA spacecraft collect pebbles from the ancient asteroid Bennu

Watch a NASA spacecraft collect pebbles from the ancient asteroid Bennu

The asteroid, Bennu, may have had water on it at some point and could offer clues about the origins of life

Salon - 4 days ago

NASA to announce 'exciting new discovery' about the moon on Monday

NASA to announce 'exciting new discovery' about the moon on Monday

Oh, there's a flying telescope involved, too.

space.com - 5 days ago

Rocket Lab scrubs launch of 10 Earth-observation satellites due to sensor readings

Rocket Lab scrubs launch of 10 Earth-observation satellites due to sensor readings

The launch window for the "In Focus" mission runs through Nov. 3.

space.com - 5 days ago

NASA just landed on asteroid Bennu. What you need to know about the mission

NASA just landed on asteroid Bennu. What you need to know about the mission

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft attempted to swipe space souvenirs from Bennu Tuesday to bring home to Earth. Soon we'll know how successful it was.

CNET - 5 days ago

The first space station crew to launch during a pandemic is coming home

The first space station crew to launch during a pandemic is coming home

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner will return to Earth on Wednesday, October 21. They were the first crew to launch to the space station during a pandemic.

CNN - 6 days ago

NASA probe OSIRIS-REx 'boops' asteroid Bennu in historic mission

NASA probe OSIRIS-REx 'boops' asteroid Bennu in historic mission

After a four-year journey, NASA's robotic spacecraft OSIRIS-REx briefly touched down on asteroid Bennu's boulder-strewn surface on Tuesday to collect rock and dust samples in a precision operation 200 million miles (330 million kilometers) from Earth.

phys.org - 6 days ago

SpaceX Starship go for nosecone installation forward after historic static fire

SpaceX Starship go for nosecone installation forward after historic static fire

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that Starship and Raptor’s first triple-engine static fire was a success, opening the door for nosecone installation. Around 3:13 am CDT, October 20th, Starship serial number 8 (SN8) successfully fired up three Raptor engine…

Teslarati - 6 days ago

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft touches down on asteroid Bennu

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft touches down on asteroid Bennu

The mission marks the space agency's first landing on an asteroid.

CNET - 7 days ago

NASA's Voyager 2 Spacecraft Detects Increase in Density Levels of the Interstellar Space

NASA's Voyager 2 Spacecraft Detects Increase in Density Levels of the Interstellar Space

The data shared by Voyager 2 shows that a higher density level is considered by scientists to be more of a general feature of the very local interstellar medium (VLIM).

News18 - 7 days ago

How to watch SpaceX launch its next batch of Starlink satellites Wednesday

How to watch SpaceX launch its next batch of Starlink satellites Wednesday

Elon Musk is looking to keep growing his nascent mega-constellation after several weeks marked by delays.

CNET - 8 days ago

NASA astronaut Christina Koch reflects on 1-year anniversary of first all-woman spacewalk

NASA astronaut Christina Koch reflects on 1-year anniversary of first all-woman spacewalk

"It was such a momentous moment," Christina Koch said.

space.com - 8 days ago

Space Science Picking Up Before Trio Departs ISS for Earth

Space Science Picking Up Before Trio Departs ISS for Earth

Science is doubling up on the International Space Station with the addition of three new space residents. However, they will split up on October 21 before four more astronauts launch to join the Expedition 64 crew in November. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, on h…

SciTechDaily - 9 days ago

The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week! Here's what to expect.

The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week! Here's what to expect.

It's an excellent year to view the Orionids, which peak before dawn on Wednesday (Oct. 21).

space.com - 9 days ago

A defunct Soviet satellite and Chinese rocket booster nearly collided in space

A defunct Soviet satellite and Chinese rocket booster nearly collided in space

For a while this week, it looks like there could be an impact in orbit around the earth between two pieces of space junk that might cause harm to other satellites. Two pieces of space junk included…

SlashGear - 9 days ago

Updates: SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from Kennedy Space Center, sticks landing

Updates: SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from Kennedy Space Center, sticks landing

SpaceX launched 60 more Starlink internet satellites from Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18.

Florida Today - 9 days ago

SpaceX Falcon 9 Set to Launch Next Starlink Mission Sunday Morning

SpaceX Falcon 9 Set to Launch Next Starlink Mission Sunday Morning

It's the 6th launch and landing for this booster.

News 13 Orlando - 9 days ago

NASA’s Next Moonsuit Is Going to Be Damned Impressive

NASA’s Next Moonsuit Is Going to Be Damned Impressive

Here’s what you need to know about the Artemis spacesuit and how it will take lunar exploration to the next level.

gizmodo.com - 10 days ago

Why scooping an asteroid sample is harder than it looks

Why scooping an asteroid sample is harder than it looks

When NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descends toward the surface of Bennu on Oct. 20, it will be the first time that a U.S.-led mission attempts to pick up a sample of pristine material from an asteroid. Bennu is likely an extraterrestrial accumulation of the or…

phys.org - 10 days ago

Space Station Crew Safe After Oxygen Supply System Failure

Space Station Crew Safe After Oxygen Supply System Failure

Crew members aboard the International Space Station are dealing with a failed oxygen supply generator located within a Russian module. Thankfully, the astronauts and cosmonauts are not in danger, but this is now the second recent glitch involving a Russian co…

gizmodo.com - 11 days ago

Elon Musk 'guesses' SpaceX could send a ship to Mars as soon as 2024

Elon Musk 'guesses' SpaceX could send a ship to Mars as soon as 2024

The rocket man wants to see development of his next-generation Starship move faster.

CNET - 11 days ago

Two High-Speed Pieces of Space Junk Just Narrowly Missed a Major Collision

Two High-Speed Pieces of Space Junk Just Narrowly Missed a Major Collision

In a collision, the satellites would have exploded into a cloud of dangerous, high-speed debris — augmenting a space-junk problem that's getting worse.

Business Insider - 11 days ago

Life on earth: Why we may have the moon's now defunct magnetic field to thank for it

Life on earth: Why we may have the moon's now defunct magnetic field to thank for it

The habitability of a planet depends on many factors. One is the existence of a strong and long-lived magnetic field. These fields are generated thousands of kilometers below the planet's surface in its liquid core and extend far into space—shielding the atmo…

phys.org - 11 days ago

SpaceX Indicates More Beta Testers Are Receiving Access to Starlink

SpaceX Indicates More Beta Testers Are Receiving Access to Starlink

SpaceX’s presentation to the FCC also shows the company has introduced a software upgrade that can boost the satellite network’s speeds by 2.5 times from the previous speed tests

pcmag.com - 11 days ago

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Why we don't know exactly what happened during a near-collision in space

Space traffic experts tracked two pieces of orbital garbage that appeared to be careening toward each other on Thursday night: a defunct Soviet satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket booster. Ultimately, the two objects narrowly missed each other, according…

CNN - 11 days ago

Elon Musk to share latest moon and Mars plans with Earthlings today

Elon Musk to share latest moon and Mars plans with Earthlings today

The SpaceX founder will update his grand vision at the Mars Society virtual convention.

CNET - 11 days ago

ISS oxygen supply system in Russian module fails, but the crew is OK

ISS oxygen supply system in Russian module fails, but the crew is OK

First a pesky air leak on the space station and now this.

CNET - 11 days ago

Astronomers watch a black hole destroy a star in deep space

Astronomers watch a black hole destroy a star in deep space

Astronomers have discovered a black hole in deep space that ripped apart a star millions of light-years from Earth. The process, known as “spaghettification,” saw the black hole create …

New York Post - 11 days ago

Space Coast company secures high-profile NASA contract for Artemis moon program

Space Coast company secures high-profile NASA contract for Artemis moon program

An upstart Space Coast company, Eta Space, that specializes in aerospace cryogenics was one of several selected under new NASA lunar contracts.

Florida Today - 12 days ago

NASA's Osiris-Rex about to land on asteroid Bennu: Here's what will happen

NASA's Osiris-Rex about to land on asteroid Bennu: Here's what will happen

In a first for the space agency, the van-size spacecraft will try to swipe space souvenirs to bring home to Earth. But it might not be easy.

CNET - 12 days ago

NASA, Boeing set to conclude SLS testing – 'The beginning of the next era of human spaceflight'

NASA, Boeing set to conclude SLS testing – 'The beginning of the next era of human spaceflight'

NASA and Boeing are in the final days of testing on the core stage of Space Launch System (SLS), the

Yellowhammer News - 12 days ago

NASA announces partners to develop moon, Mars, technologies

NASA announces partners to develop moon, Mars, technologies

NASA has announced a slew of partners that will work with the space agency to develop technologies for missions to the moon and Mars.

Fox Business - 12 days ago

Getting Rid Of All The Space Junk In Earth's Backyard

Getting Rid Of All The Space Junk In Earth's Backyard

Space, as the name suggests, is mostly empty. However, since the first satellite launch in 1957, mankind began to populate the Earth orbit with all kinds of spacecraft. On the downside, space also …

Hackaday - 12 days ago

NASA prepares to collect asteroid samples next week in deep space OSIRIS-REx mission

NASA prepares to collect asteroid samples next week in deep space OSIRIS-REx mission

NASA currently has an orbiter circling the asteroid Bennu about 200 million miles from Earth, and a live streamed attempt to collect a sample from its surface will be made next week. The mission, OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identifi…

Teslarati - 13 days ago

Boeing spacecraft commander abruptly pulls out of test flight mission

Boeing spacecraft commander abruptly pulls out of test flight mission

Former NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson says he no longer plans to command the first-ever crewed mission of the Boeing Starliner, the spacecraft he's spent the last decade helping to build.

CNN - 13 days ago