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00:45, 2019-08-18

NASA Marshall to Lead Artemis Program’s Human Lunar Lander Development NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tenness...
06:00, 2019-08-17

New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station SciGirls viewers from New York will have an opportunity on Monday, Aug. 19, to talk live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International ...
19:00, 2019-08-16

NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA deve...
19:00, 2019-08-16

NASA Television Coverage Set for Uncrewed Soyuz Mission to Space Station An uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11:38 p.m. EDT (8:38 a.m. ...
19:00, 2019-08-16

What if there was no big bang and we live in an ever-cycling universe? There is no good evidence that our universe even had a beginning, a startling proposition that means the cosmos could collapse in about 100 billion y...
15:00, 2019-08-16

A massive collision may have made Jupiter's core so weird A few years ago we learned Jupiter’s core is much messier than expected. Now simulations suggest a huge collision with a planetary embryo could expla...
00:51, 2019-08-15

NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk, Briefing on Space Station Docking Port Install Experts from NASA will preview an upcoming spacewalk with two American astronauts outside the International Space Station to complete the outfitting ...
03:51, 2019-08-14

NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in respon...
03:51, 2019-08-14

NASA Awards Contract for Exploration Ground Systems Program Services NASA has selected ARES Technical Services Corporation in Burlingame, California, to provide support services to the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) ...
03:51, 2019-08-14

NASA Administrator to Discuss Human Lander Update for Artemis Program NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, joined by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks, Robert Aderholt, Scott DesJarlais and Brian Babin, will discuss updates...
03:51, 2019-08-14

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected...
23:17, 2019-08-12

UK's biggest moon exhibition captures centuries of lunar love From Japanese painting of the harvest moon to Buzz Aldrin's "Snoopy cap", the UK's biggest moon exhibition at London's National Maritime Museum is bo...
10:51, 2019-08-11

NASA Invites Media to Drone Traffic Testing in Corpus Christi, Texas As NASA continues the final stage of testing for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform, the agency is inviting media to Cor...
19:00, 2019-08-10

Mysterious signals from space could teach us how dark energy works Weird bursts of radio waves from space could be used to measure cosmic distances, which would help us learn about dark energy and the universe’s expa...
21:51, 2019-08-08

NASA Administrator to Discuss Status of Rocket for First Artemis Lunar Mission Media are invited to accompany NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Thursday, Aug. 15, on his visit to the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Or...
20:51, 2019-08-08

NASA Television to Broadcast Space Station Departure of Cygnus Cargo Ship More than three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cy...
22:00, 2019-08-06

NASA, NOAA Announce Opportunity for Media to Preview Airborne Air Quality Study Media are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the second phase of a major field campaign to study the impacts of U.S. wildfires and agricultural f...
22:00, 2019-08-06

Two planets orbiting a nearby star could have oceans and maybe life Teegarden’s star, 12.5 light years away, is orbited by two planets, and even if they have very thin atmospheres they may be able to maintain liquid o...
10:17, 2019-08-04

GOES-17 Mishap Investigation Board Study Completed A Mishap Investigation Board appointed by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has identified the most likely cause fo...
22:51, 2019-08-01

NASA Targets Coastal Ecosystems with New Space Sensor NASA has selected a space-based instrument under its Earth Venture Instrument (EVI) portfolio that will make observations of coastal waters to help p...
22:51, 2019-08-01

NASA Administrator Names Acting Director for Goddard Space Flight Center NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named George Morrow to serve as acting director of the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Mary...
23:17, 2019-07-31

After years of sexism in space we urgently need more female astronauts Getting more women into space is essential if we're ever to run longer missions or even set up colonies off-planet. To do so we need a better underst...
21:00, 2019-07-31

NASA TV to Air Launch, Docking of Russian Space Station Cargo Ship A Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station Wednesday, July 31. Live coverage of the resupply craft...
20:00, 2019-07-31

SpaceX Dragon en Route to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to deliver the second commercial crew docking port and about 5,000 pounds of science investigations an...
20:00, 2019-07-31

NASA Announces US Industry Partnerships to Advance Moon, Mars Technology As NASA prepares to land humans on the Moon by 2024 with the Artemis program, commercial companies are developing new technologies, working toward sp...
20:00, 2019-07-31

NASA Announces Call for Next Phase of Commercial Lunar Payload Services NASA has announced the latest opportunity for industry to participate in its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) efforts to deliver science and ...
20:00, 2019-07-31

Neil Armstrong’s Death, and a Stormy, Secret $6 Million Settlement The astronaut’s sons contended that incompetent medical care had cost him his life, and threatened to go public. His widow says she wanted no part of...
00:17, 2019-07-24

Eagle Scouts to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station Fifty years after NASA astronaut and Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong sent greetings from space to the 1969 Scout Jamboree, scouts will have an opportunity...
03:34, 2019-07-23

Commercial Space Ride Secured for NASA’s New Air Pollution Sensor NASA has secured a host satellite provider and ride into space for an instrument that will dramatically advance our understanding of air quality over...
03:34, 2019-07-23

Strange stars that go supernova may be dimming because of dark matter Some stars that go supernova are dimmer than we expect, so something must be filching their energy - it may be a possible dark matter particle called...
17:34, 2019-07-22

The Milky Way devoured another galaxy and we've spotted the remains We’ve identified the original stars that were in the Milky Way before it devoured another smaller galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus about 10 billion years...
17:34, 2019-07-22

NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan, Crewmates Arrive at Space Station on 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Fifty years to the day that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the Moon in a giant leap for humanity, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan ...
08:01, 2019-07-21

NASA Updates Broadcast of Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting 6:24 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 24, for the launch of its 18th resupply mission to the Internati...
00:17, 2019-07-21

Vice President Unveils NASA Spacecraft for Artemis 1 Lunar Mission on Moon Landing Anniversary Vice President Mike Pence visited and gave remarks in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida o...
22:51, 2019-07-20

For 50 Years Since Apollo 11, Presidents Have Tried to Take That Next Giant Leap President Trump is only the latest to propose returning to the moon and then heading to Mars. But he faces the burdens of history to accomplish what ...
23:51, 2019-07-19

NASA Coverage of Vice President’s Visit to Kennedy Space Center on Moon Landing Anniversary NASA will provide television, still image, and social media coverage of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Flo...
17:17, 2019-07-19

Man on the moon? Why we said Apollo 11 was an empty, obsessional quest New Scientist was opposed to the Apollo missions from the start, and complained for decades that the money to send people into space was being wasted...
16:00, 2019-07-19

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to fall from space The Chinese space agency is getting ready to bring its small space station, Tiangong-2, down from orbit to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on 19 Jul...
22:17, 2019-07-18

Apollo 11 Anniversary: Everything You Need to Read on the Moon Landing The New York Times has been covering the anniversary of the moon landing, looking back at the event’s meaning and forward to humankind’s next giant l...
19:34, 2019-07-18

Hawaiian Elders Protesting Telescope Construction Are Arrested When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construc...
19:34, 2019-07-18

Apollo 11 space mission: Diabolically hard practice got us to the moon Before anyone had been to space, NASA simulated everything that could go possibly wrong – efforts that averted catastrophe as the Apollo 11 crew were...
17:51, 2019-07-18

Internet joke plan to 'raid' Area 51 gets stern reply from US military What has driven millions of people to sign up to "storm" Area 51, the US government's military base? It's clearly just a bit of fun by internet jokes...
09:17, 2019-07-18

Journal criticised for study claiming sun is causing global warming The journal Scientific Reports has been criticised for publishing a study claiming the past two centuries of global warming were largely caused by so...
17:17, 2019-07-16

Mystery of universe’s expansion deepens with new cosmic calculation Cosmologists have two clashing measurements of the universe’s expansion, and a new method of measuring surprisingly doesn’t match up with either. Wha...
14:51, 2019-07-16

Martin Parr's Laika and Soviet space dog kitsch collection - in photos Laika, the Soviet space dog, paved the way for the race to the moon with her heroic flight. Now she’s acquired cult status, as Martin Parr's new book...
14:34, 2019-07-16

NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 7:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 21, for the launch of its 18th agency-contracted resupply mission to th...
13:34, 2019-07-16

NASA to Broadcast Launch, Arrival of Astronaut Andrew Morgan at Space Station A multinational crew of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Saturda...
05:00, 2019-07-13

NASA Funds Demo of 3D-Printed Spacecraft Parts Made, Assembled in Orbit NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. of Mountain View, California, to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, call...
05:00, 2019-07-13

NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure Support Services NASA has awarded eight contracts for architect-engineering services in support of the Facilities Infrastructure Division at NASA’s Glenn Research Cen...
05:00, 2019-07-13

Something is seriously wrong with our understanding of the cosmos Our two ways of measuring the universe’s expansion disagree, and a third method is intensifying that clash - which may mean big changes in how we vie...
19:17, 2019-07-11

NASA, NOAA Invite Media to Preview Study of Fires’ Impact on US Air Quality Media are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of a joint field campaign led by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to...
03:51, 2019-07-10

7 bizarre objects from the festival's worth of trash left on the moon The Apollo 11 lunar lander and other moon missions left behind some weird stuff, including cannons, bags of poop, golf balls and the secrets to top m...
01:01, 2019-07-10

Future moon missions probably won't carry astronauts - here's why Unlike the Apollo missions, the new era of moon exploration might be about mining, tourism or art. The reason we pick to return will define the moon'...
01:01, 2019-07-10

Media Invited to News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, along with crewmates Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab ...
00:17, 2019-07-09

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Groundbreaking Astrophysics Mission NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, whi...
00:17, 2019-07-09

Moon rocks can tell us where life could thrive beyond the solar system Moon rocks collected by the Apollo missions contain a pristine record of Earth's history. Reading it can teach us where best to look for habitable ex...
19:17, 2019-07-08

Apollo 11 only made it to the moon through diabolically hard practice Before anyone had been to space, NASA simulated everything that could go possibly wrong – efforts that averted catastrophe as the Apollo 11 crew were...
14:51, 2019-07-08

Mickey Kapp, Who Made Mixtapes for Astronauts, Dies at 88 Mr. Kapp, a record producer, became the unofficial music provider to the space-bound after forging an unlikely connection with members of the Mercury...
03:34, 2019-07-06

Exomoons that run away from their planets could become 'ploonets' We haven’t found any moons around exoplanets, which may be because they are flung away and turn into “ploonets” - a fate that could one day befall ou...
12:17, 2019-07-04

NASA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing with Live TV Broadcast, Events NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future of exploration on the Moon and Mars with a liv...
23:51, 2019-07-02

Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions NASA successfully demonstrated Tuesday the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety during a...
14:51, 2019-07-02

NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations NASA has selected 12 new science and technology payloads that will help us study the Moon and explore more of its surface as part of the agency’s Art...
06:34, 2019-07-02

NASA Awards Contract for WFIRST Science Operations Center NASA has awarded a contract to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimor...
06:34, 2019-07-02

NASA Awards Contract for Acquisition of Nitrogen, Oxygen NASA has awarded eight contracts under the NASA-wide Acquisition for Nitrogen and Oxygen 3 (NANO 3) solicitation to eight U.S. companies to supply ni...
06:34, 2019-07-02

NASA Selects Teams to Study Our Moon, Mars’ Moons, and More NASA has selected eight new research teams to collaborate on research into the intersection of space science and human space exploration as part of t...
11:51, 2019-06-29

NASA Awards Contract for Telescope Facility Management, Operations NASA has awarded a contract to University of Hawaii Systems in Honolulu for management and operational support of the agency’s Infrared Telescope Fac...
11:51, 2019-06-29

NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, Crewmates Return from Space Station Mission NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two of her Expedition 59 crewmates returned to Earth from the International Space Station Monday, landing safely in K...
05:34, 2019-06-28

NASA Technology Missions Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA technology demonstrations, which one day could help the agency get astronauts to Mars, and science missions, which will look at the space enviro...
05:34, 2019-06-28

NASA Awards Contract for Second Mobile Launcher at Kennedy Space Center NASA has selected Bechtel National, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, to design and build a second mobile launch platform, known as Mobile Launcher 2 or ML2...
05:34, 2019-06-28

Coverage Set for NASA Test of Orion Abort System for Moon to Mars Missions NASA Television will broadcast launch and prelaunch activities for the Ascent Abort-2 flight test of the launch abort system for NASA’s Orion spacecr...
05:34, 2019-06-28

NASA to Announce New Solar System Mission, Hold Media Teleconference NASA will announce a major new science mission to explore our solar system during a broadcast of NASA Science Live at 4 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 27. T...
05:34, 2019-06-28

NASA Highlights Science on 18th SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 9, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial...
05:34, 2019-06-28

NASA's Dragonfly Will Fly Around Titan Looking for Origins, Signs of Life NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for the building blo...
05:34, 2019-06-28

NASA to Livestream South America Total Solar Eclipse NASA has partnered with the Exploratorium in San Francisco to bring live views to people across the world of a total solar eclipse, occurring Tuesday...
05:34, 2019-06-28

Unique chance to confirm methane spikes – and perhaps life – on Mars NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a brief burp of methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because satellites were monitoring the ...
19:17, 2019-06-27

NASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony for West Virginia Facility Media are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2, celebrating the renaming of NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verif...
23:51, 2019-06-21

Media Invited to See Progress on NASA’s Space Launch System for Its First Moon Mission Media are invited to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at 9:30 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28, to view progress on the rocket core stage for ...
23:51, 2019-06-21

NASA is going back to the moon but most people in the US don't want to Most people in the US don’t support going to the moon or Mars, according to a recent survey, but about half say they’d take a trip to orbit Earth if ...
20:17, 2019-06-21

NASA Invites Media to Opening of Newly-Restored Apollo Mission Control Center Fifty years ago, an unparalleled team of experts in a mission control center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston landed the first humans on the...
06:00, 2019-06-21

How Mercury and Venus can guide our hunt for alien life on exoplanets Earth's nearest neighbours have turned into uninhabitable hellholes. Understanding their transformation will teach us which rocky exoplanets might be...
04:00, 2019-06-21

NASA Television to Cover Departure, Landing of Astronaut Anne McClain and Space Station Crew NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two crewmates on the International Space Station are scheduled to conclude their stay aboard the orbiting laboratory ...
20:17, 2019-06-20

Coverage Set for NASA Tech Missions Launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA Television coverage is scheduled for an upcoming prelaunch activity and first nighttime launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, which will be ca...
17:00, 2019-06-20

Media Invited to Final Roll of Mobile Launcher Before Artemis 1 Moon Mission Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from 6 to 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 27, to view the agency’s mobile launcher as it makes...
00:34, 2019-06-20

NASA Awards Environmental Test, Integration Services Contract NASA has awarded the Environmental Test and Integration Services III contract to Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems’ Technical Services Division (TS...
00:34, 2019-06-20

ESA plans triple spacecraft to lurk in wait for a speedy comet After the success of Rosetta, the European Space Agency plans to launch three spacecraft to wait in space until a speedy comet from the edge of the s...
20:51, 2019-06-19

NASA Astronaut Available for Interviews Before First Space Mission NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will be available from 7 to 8:15 a.m. EDT Monday, July 1, for live satellite interviews from Star City, Russia, before l...
04:34, 2019-06-19

NASA Invests $45M in US Small Businesses for Space Tech Development American small businesses will help NASA land astronauts on the Moon in five years and establish a sustainable presence there, as part of the agency’...
04:34, 2019-06-19

NASA Awards Contract for Near-Earth Mission Services NASA has awarded the Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract to Peraton, Inc. in Herndon, Virginia, to perform telemetry, t...
04:34, 2019-06-19

Urban Air Mobility, Alternate Propulsion Among NASA Research at Aviation Forum NASA’s cutting-edge aeronautics research will be the focus of agency discussions and demonstrations at this year’s American Institute of Aeronautics ...
14:51, 2019-06-18

Our galaxy's central black hole is oddly quiet – now we may know why The supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s centre is relatively calm and peaceful, which may be because magnetic fields keep gas and dust just ou...
15:00, 2019-06-17

NASA Administrator Available to Speak with Media at Paris Air Show NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be available to speak with media during the International Paris Air Show on Tuesday, June 18, in Le Bourget, ...
17:00, 2019-06-14

Mission to Mars: The complete guide to getting to the Red Planet Humanity's first Mars mission will need a big rocket, lots of free time, reliable team mates and lots of NASA cash. Here's our 5-step plan to get peo...
05:17, 2019-06-14

Europa’s salty surface may indicate an ocean that’s good for life Jupiter’s moon Europa has an ocean buried beneath its icy shell which may be full of regular table salt. That’s a good sign for the possibility of li...
10:17, 2019-06-13

NASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony Honoring Hidden Figures NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be joined at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 12, by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mende...
21:17, 2019-06-11

NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring Lunar Craters, Mining Asteroids Robotically surveying lunar craters in record time and mining resources in space could help NASA establish a sustained human presence at the Moon – p...
19:34, 2019-06-11

NASA will let people pay to stay on the International Space Station NASA has announced that it is opening the International Space Station up to private business, including astronauts who will pay $35,000 a night to vi...
18:17, 2019-06-07

NASA Opens International Space Station to New Commercial Opportunities, Private Astronauts NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercia...
15:17, 2019-06-07

We've seen signs of a mirror-image universe that is touching our own New experiments are revealing hints of a world and a reality that are complete reflections of ours. This mirrorverse may be able to solve the mystery...
05:00, 2019-06-06

NASA Awards Launch Range Operations Contract for Wallops Flight Facility NASA has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC of Columbia, Maryland, to provide launch range operations support at the agency’s Wal...
00:17, 2019-06-06

NASA Invites Media to 18th SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA supplies, equipment and science investigations to the International Sp...
19:34, 2019-06-04

Tana Joseph: The Hubble Space Telescope hooked me on science Astronomer Tana Joseph found her calling as a kid. She talks cosmic beauty, binary black holes and how even unlikely people can achieve something awe...
14:34, 2019-06-04

The planets might control the sun's activity - and it's not astrology Our sun goes through a cycle of activity every 11 years, and it may be kept consistent by a periodic alignment of Venus, Earth, and Jupiter in their ...
10:34, 2019-06-04

Media Briefing Highlights NASA Tech on Next SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch NASA is sending four technology missions that will help improve future spacecraft design and performance into space on the next SpaceX Falcon Heavy r...
03:51, 2019-06-04

NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program NASA has selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Se...
23:51, 2019-05-31

NASA to Announce Commercial Opportunities at International Space Station NASA will announce the agency’s plans to open the International Space Station to expanded commercial activities at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, June 7, at Nas...
23:51, 2019-05-31

Pennsylvania Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station Students from Pennsylvania will have an opportunity to speak live with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station at 1:40 p.m. EDT Monda...
03:51, 2019-05-31

NASA TV Set to Air US Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station Filled with more than 4,200 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to return to Earth fro...
03:51, 2019-05-31

NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference NASA will announce the next major step in the Artemis program’s lunar surface exploration plans during a NASA Science Live broadcast at 1 p.m. EDT Fr...
03:51, 2019-05-31

SpaceX’s bright Starlink satellites are upsetting astronomers SpaceX launched 60 internet satellites last week and their bright appearance has caused concern amongst astronomers, who say plans for 12,000 of them...
19:51, 2019-05-28

‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects No one at the Pentagon is saying that the objects are extraterrestrial, but the Navy has issued new classified guidance for reporting unexplained aer...
04:51, 2019-05-27

Celebrate the moon with the best films, books and festivals The 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing is coming. In honour of that, here is the cream of the cultural highlights celebrating all things lun...
14:17, 2019-05-26

NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station Two veteran Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk Wednesday, May 29, to retrieve science experiment...
23:34, 2019-05-24

By Jupiter! How the solar system’s giant made Earth ripe for life An audacious mission circling Jupiter’s poles is probing the planet’s deepest mysteries - including how it shaped our solar system and paved the way ...
06:17, 2019-05-24

NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Lunar Gateway Power, Propulsion In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on Thursday the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly S...
00:51, 2019-05-24

NASA to Land in Mars, Pennsylvania to Celebrate Red Planet with STEAM NASA returns to Mars, Pennsylvania Friday, May 31 to celebrate Mars exploration and share the agency’s excitement about landing astronauts on the Moo...
17:51, 2019-05-23

NASA Administrator to Make Artemis Moon Program Announcement, Media Teleconference Set NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a significant announcement about the Artemis program’s lunar exploration plans at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, M...
08:01, 2019-05-23

What Is a Black Hole? Here’s Our Guide for Earthlings Welcome to the place of no return — a region in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that not even light can escape it. This is a black ho...
23:51, 2019-05-22

High Life’s sex and black holes sci-fi intrigues without satisfying High Life, a sci-fi tale of black holes, redemption and sex, intrigues while leaving big questions unanswered – like who does the disembodied hand be...
21:34, 2019-05-22

Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same. NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through spa...
17:51, 2019-05-22

Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon In a year when we’ll celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical ...
17:51, 2019-05-22

Interstellar ‘Oumuamua might be a fractal snowflake not an alien probe The interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua might be an alien spaceship, at least according to one prominent researcher, but now there is a much more reasona...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Signal of first known exomoon may actually be from Jupiter-like planet There have been several hints of a moon orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, but now researchers say these signals might actually point to a Jupiter-...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Japan's Hayabusa 2 may finally kick-start the asteroid mining era The turn of the decade saw a huge surge of interest in asteroid mining, but now this would-be industry has flopped. Can a tiny Japanese probe revive ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Neptune’s smallest moon keeps getting smashed up and resurrected again A tiny moon of Neptune called Hippocamp, first spotted in 2013, has probably been smashed up and reassembled around nine times in the last 4 billion ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

First private mission to the moon is launched on SpaceX rocket The moon has only ever been visited by government superpowers, but a small Israeli non-profit called SpaceIL is about to change that with its lunar l...
00:51, 2019-05-22

The Wandering Earth review: Epic Chinese sci-fi film heralds a new era The Wandering Earth, an adaptation of Cixin Liu's story of humans struggling to move Earth to a new home, is coming to Netflix. Our review: Despite a...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Virgin Galactic reaches space again - this time with a passenger The first test passenger has gone to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s Unity space plane, a key milestone in the firm’s quest to send paying...
00:51, 2019-05-22

SpaceX is about to launch a dummy astronaut called Ripley to the ISS SpaceX plans an uncrewed test flight of the Dragon spacecraft on 2 March, which will carry cargo and an astronaut dummy to the International Space St...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Asteroids hitting Mars could have made hot rain fall for decades Asteroids hitting the surface of Mars billions of years ago would have produced enough energy to vaporise ice, creating clouds of hot rain that took ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

SpaceX ready to take humans to the ISS after a successful dummy run The Crew Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station on Sunday with a dummy on board, paving the way for human passengers to make the ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

At last, US dream of resuming human space launches are within reach For nearly a decade the US has relied on Russia to get its astronauts into space. With the test of SpaceX's crew capsule, it looks set to bring launc...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Jupiter could be cracking its moon Europa with powerful magnetic force Jupiter’s colossal magnetic field may create a jet stream in Europa’s subsurface ocean, which could explain cracks in its surface and help nourish li...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Black holes and lasers could let us cheat at interstellar travel Firing a laser at a pair of black holes can produce more energy than you start with, letting you travel the galaxy without needing a large amount of ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Earth may be partly made of rocks from elsewhere in the galaxy We’ve only seen one interstellar object, a rock called ‘Oumuamua that passed by in 2017, but they may be crucial to speeding up the planet-building p...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Distant space rock Ultima Thule formed in a slow and gentle collision New images of the most distant space rock we have ever visited show that it has mysterious bright spots and stripes, and that it probably formed in a...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Asteroid Ryugu is so dry we may have to rethink how Earth got water The first results from Japan’s Hayabusa-2 mission show that the asteroid Ryugu is surprisingly dry, which may have implications for how life began on...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Asteroid Bennu is spewing out dust and rocks to create its own moons NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has found that Bennu is an active asteroid and is covered in large rocks that will make grabbing a sample more difficult...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Stunning picture shows dead star racing away from a massive explosion A speedy pulsar moving 1100 kilometres per second is racing away from the supernova explosion that created it in this image taken by the Very Large A...
00:51, 2019-05-22

NASA’s InSight lander is using magnetism to search for water on Mars Measuring magnetic fields on Mars could help us figure out how much water it has, and NASA’s InSight lander has taken the first ever measurements fro...
00:51, 2019-05-22

We’ve found 4000 exoplanets but almost zero are right for life The chemical reactions that give rise to life need enough liquid water and not too much ultraviolet light, which seems to be a rare combination in th...
00:51, 2019-05-22

NASA cancels first all-women spacewalk due to spacesuit size issue NASA scheduled the first ever spacewalk with only female astronauts this week, but it has been cancelled because there isn't enough time to configure...
00:51, 2019-05-22

The US wants to send astronauts to the moon’s south pole in 2024 Vice president Mike Pence has announced that NASA’s newest goal is to land astronauts on the south pole of the moon by 2024, in an effort to beat Rus...
00:51, 2019-05-22

There’s so much junk in space that our satellites will soon be at risk We have been leaving debris in space for 60 years. Our continuing exploration of the cosmos may rely on a bizarre array of nets, lasers and gecko-lik...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Water on Mars is probably too cold and salty for life as we know it Even if there is water on Mars’s surface it may be too cold and salty for life as we know it to survive there – so there is no risk of contaminating ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Venus may have had a climate suitable for life billions of years ago Nowadays, Venus is sweltering with no liquid water on its surface. But billions of years ago it may have had an ocean and a relatively pleasant clima...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Cliffs on comet 67P wander across the landscape in summer When the Rosetta spacecraft orbited the comet 67P, it spotted cliffs that wandered around the ground, completely remaking its surface features every ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Our most pressing space mission is to clear decades of orbiting junk Sixty years ago, the focus was on getting more objects into orbit. Today, the top priority is working out how technology can bring them back down aga...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Curiosity is entering what may be the best area to find life on Mars Clay on the Martian surface may be able to sustain and nourish microbes, and the Curiosity rover has just rolled into an area on Mars that’s chock fu...
00:51, 2019-05-22

The weird and wonderful inner moons of Saturn revealed by Cassini Saturn has a smorgasbord of little moons. The final few orbits the Cassini spacecraft made before it disintegrated in the planet’s atmosphere allowed...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Sorry, but NASA probably isn't sending astronauts to the moon in 2024 The Trump administration has set NASA an ambitious goal of returning to the moon, but the agency doesn't have enough money or the right spacecraft to...
00:51, 2019-05-22

A dead planet is orbiting a dead sun in a distant dead solar system A piece of a planet that survived the death of its star has been spotted orbiting the stellar corpse. Planets in our solar system may look similar wh...
00:51, 2019-05-22

First ever picture of a black hole may be revealed this week The Event Horizon Telescope aims to capture an image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way – and its first results will be released on 10 A...
00:51, 2019-05-22

NASA's method of paying for its giant rocket belongs in the Apollo era Contracts that leave NASA meeting all the extra development costs for its Space Launch System make no sense when firms like SpaceX offer fixed-price ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

LIGO has spotted another gravitational wave just after turning back on One week after LIGO switched back on, it has already detected the gravitational waves from another pair of merging black holes, marking the beginning...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Everything you need to know about the first black hole image Space and physics reporter Leah Crane answers New Scientist readers’ questions on the first ever images of a black hole from the Event Horizon Telesc...
00:51, 2019-05-22

First black hole picture: The big mysteries we still need to solve We finally have the first real image of a black hole, so researchers can begin studying these cosmic mysteries in detail. Here is what they are hopin...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Israel's Beresheet lunar lander has crashed on the moon The first privately funded lunar lander, SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft, suffered an engine failure and crashed as it was attempting to land on the m...
00:51, 2019-05-22

What happened when one twin went to space and the other stayed home? Astronaut twin brothers Scott and Mark Kelly took part in a unique space travel experiment and it turns out that space changes your urine but not you...
00:51, 2019-05-22

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has flown its first commercial flight The Falcon Heavy rocket’s maiden flight was last February, but now it has launched a satellite for a paying customer for the first time, which is a b...
00:51, 2019-05-22

A mission to Alpha Centauri affirms humanity's faith in the future Designing and building spacecraft that can traverse 4.3 light years in just two decades is an unprecedented challenge, but one well worth undertaking...
00:51, 2019-05-22

There is water just under the surface of the moon that we could use When there’s a meteor shower on the moon, the impacts cause puffs of water, which means that it’ll be simple for us to get that water to use for expl...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Our nearest neighbour Proxima Centauri may host a second exoplanet Proxima Centauri is the closest star to the solar system, and it may be home to a frigid planet six times the size of Earth in addition to the possib...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Prepare to jump to light speed: Inside the mission to go interstellar Proxima Centauri is 4 light years away. Ambitious space mission Breakthrough Starshot is developing a way to push spacecraft there at a fifth of the ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

We’ve found the first type of molecule to form after the big bang The first atoms fused into molecules about 400,000 years after the big bang, and now we’ve seen signs of those earliest types of molecule in a distan...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Zero-gravity robot cleaner could automatically sterilise the ISS Cleaning the International Space Station is laborious work, so hygiene firm GermFalcon has made a drone that works in zero-gravity to do the job inst...
00:51, 2019-05-22

An interstellar rock may have hit Earth in 2014 but nobody noticed In 2017 astronomers spotted the first interstellar object in our solar system, ‘Oumuamua, but our planet may have been hit by a meteor from another s...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Black hole breakthrough: a lot done, much more to do The first direct image of a black hole is another triumph for Einstein's general relativity – but to make further progress we must look for even bett...
00:51, 2019-05-22

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule lost after 'anomaly' during ground test The Crew Dragon capsule is intended to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, but a possible explosion during a ground test may set lau...
00:51, 2019-05-22

NASA’s InSight lander on Mars has felt its first marsquakes Measuring seismic activity on Mars could help us figure out how much water the planet has, and now NASA’s InSight lander has felt marsquakes for the ...
00:51, 2019-05-22

The moon may be made of magma that once covered Earth’s entire surface The moon’s makeup is extremely similar to Earth’s - perhaps because a huge rock smashed into a magma-covered Earth, splashing out the material to mak...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Titan has a belt of ice 6300 kilometres long that shouldn't be there The surface of Saturn’s moon Titan is mostly coated in a thick layer of sediment, but it has a long corridor of bare ice that is proving difficult to...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Battle of the exomoon: Astronomers can't agree on controversial find What appeared to be the first moon ever discovered around a planet circling another star may not really exist, but it seems like we’ll never know for...
00:51, 2019-05-22

LIGO may have just spotted a black hole devouring a neutron star In a cosmic clash of the titans, we may have just spotted a black hole eat a neutron star - the first collision seen between a mixed pair of these ma...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Surprisingly wet asteroid dust could spark a rethink of Earth's water Samples of space dust from the Hayabusa mission to the asteroid Itokawa are far less dry than we expected, which may prompt a rethink of how Earth go...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Why 'Martian' Tanya Harrison loves everything about the Red Planet Tanya Harrison has been fascinated by space since she was 5 and now works on rocks and robots on Mars. But her hobby is about as far from space as yo...
00:51, 2019-05-22

Elon Musk's SpaceX or a superpower: Who'll win the new space race? Nations from the US to China and companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are vying to leave Earth again. But why – and are we ready for a second space a...
00:51, 2019-05-22

SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with approximately 5,500...
16:17, 2019-05-21

Kansas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station Students from Kansas will have an opportunity this week to speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station who also hails from the...
16:17, 2019-05-21

NASA Moon 2024 Budget Amendment Available, Media Teleconference Today NASA leaders, including Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will host a media teleconference today, Monday, May 13 to discuss how a new budget amendment f...
16:17, 2019-05-21

NASA Highlights Moon 2024 Mission with FY 2020 Budget Amendment NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sent a video message to agency employees Monday about the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget amendment, which wil...
16:17, 2019-05-21

NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among the technologies NASA is looking to develop w...
16:17, 2019-05-21

NASA Invites Media to Watch Drone Traffic Management Testing NASA is entering the final stage of testing its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform and invites media to learn more and watch...
16:17, 2019-05-21

Moon Landing by Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Ends in Crash The spacecraft’s orbit of the moon was a first for a private effort, but the landing failure highlighted the risks of fast and cheap approaches to sp...
14:51, 2019-05-21

Matter: Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same. NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through spa...
14:51, 2019-05-21