Latest Space News
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:43:00 +0100
On Sept. 30, 2014, a sounding rocket will fly up into the sky – past Earth's atmosphere that obscures certain wavelengths of light from the sun -- for a 15-minute journey to study what heats up the sun's atmosphere. This is the fourth flight for the Very high Angular Resolution Ultraviolet Telescope, or VAULT, will launch from the White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico. The instrument, now called VAULT2.0, has been refurbished with new electronics and an imagi...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:44:00 +0100
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square kilometers) in Ligeia Mare, one of the largest seas on Titan. It has now been observed twice by Cassini's radar experiment, but its appearance changed between the two apparitions. The mysterious feature, which appears bright in radar images against the dark background of the liquid sea,...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:01:00 +0100
NASA and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system (LAS). “Once the launch abort system is integrated and functional testing concludes, the spacecraft is considered done,” said Michael Hawes Lockheed Martin Orion program manage...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:48:00 +0100
NASA has selected Mission Technologies, Inc., of Cleveland to provide facility assurance, inspection, maintenance and occupational safety services including flight safety and mission assurance services at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. This hybrid contract is a firm-fixed price, cost-plus, fixed-fee contract with a firm-fixed price base effort allowing for indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity tasks. The approximate value of the contract is $48.3 million. The pha...
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:51:00 +0100
The ILS Failure Review Oversight Board (FROB) has concluded its work, after a detailed review of the findings, conclusions and identified corrective action plans from the Russian State Inter-agency Commission (IAC) and Khrunichev (KhSC) investigations into the probable cause of the May 16 failure of the Russian Federal Proton mission carrying the Express AM4R satellite. The members of the FROB reviewed the initial assessment provided by the IAC along with the additional testing and investigat...
More space news...
Quick Job Search

Space.com News

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:38:38 EDT
Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image from the Raven’s Nest cliffs in Acadia National Park in Maine.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:22:27 EDT
After sunset this evening, look 15 degrees up from the southwest horizon. There you’ll see a crescent moon, 30 percent illuminated. Hovering almost directly below it will be Mars, which looks like a moderately bright yellow-orange star.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:07:44 EDT
The strange feature that appeared on the shoreline of Titan's Ligeia Mare sea was imaged by NASA's Cassini probe in July 2013 and again in August 2014.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:47:39 EDT
On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe will try to drop a robotic lander onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. No spacecraft has ever attempted a soft landing on a comet before.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:42:37 EDT
India's first spacecraft to visit Mars has beamed home its greatest photo of the Red Planet yet, a spectacular view that reveals the planet from pole to pole.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 07:50:23 EDT
India's first mission to the Red Planet, called the Mars Orbiter mission, is slated to launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Oct. 28, 2013. See photos from the mission's preparation here.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:31:37 EDT
What signs of life could a far-off alien spacecraft spot on Earth? The answer could help researchers shape the hunt for E.T. in far-off solar systems.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:31:22 EDT
The close-orbiting alien planet, known as WASP-18b, is apparently disrupting the magnetic field of its host star so much that the object is behaving like a much older star, researchers said.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:41:50 EDT
Following its 2017 launch, NASA's TESS mission should collect a wealth of information on new exoplanets, the majority of which should be available for follow-ups with ground-based telescopes.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:16:14 EDT
Astronauts may be able to walk on the moon faster than previously thought, a new study reports. These new findings could help scientists design better spacesuits that could aid astronauts' exploration of the moon, Mars or asteroids.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:22:23 EDT
For a couple of hours after nightfall Sunday (Sept. 28), Mars will be a fairly conspicuous light. The Red Planet will have a companion this evening; sitting below and to its left will shine the reddish 1st-magnitude star Antares.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:21:04 EDT
Engineers have integrated the two stages of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta 4 Heavy rocket that will launch NASA's Orion capsule on a highly anticipated unmanned mission known as Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) in December.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 08:00:00 EST
Among the nearly 2,000 planets found beyond our solar system, there are volcanic super-Earths, gas giants that dwarf Jupiter and worlds with multiple sunsets. Here are some of the most incredible.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:32:17 EDT
Autumn is under way in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you are an avid sky gazer you just might have noticed signs of the season's change, in star form. Here are the stars to look for in Fall 2014.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:13:25 EDT
Paramount Pictures has released new posters for the much-anticipated film 'Interstellar,' offering dazzling views of interstellar spaceflight and otherworldly planets.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:05:03 EDT
NASA has developed apps that can track shooting stars and iPhone games to hunt for comets, but its latest app is an educational project for kids all about rocket launches.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:26:19 EDT
As summer came to a close, astrophotographer Chris Bakley took this stunning image of the Milky Way from Cape May, New Jersey. See how he did it.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:37:49 EDT
The White House is looking to data from NASA's space shuttle program to help in the fight against climate change. NASA will publicly release hi-res topographic maps of the globe to help other nations prepare for a changing environment.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:09:54 EDT
ISS crew member Alexander Gerst captured a complete orbit of Earth. The station passes from day to night, back to day in that time-period. An aurora can be seen in the nighttime portion of the video.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:56:55 EDT
On September 24th, 2014, the Mars Science Laboratory drilled into a basal-layer outcrop on Mount Sharp and collected samples. The rover has traveled 6 miles to get to the mountain since landing in 2012.

Bookmark and Share
Terms & ConditionsCopyright ©2014 Spacelinks