Latest Space News
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:00:45 +0000
Maxar Technologies plans to install a NASA sensor to monitor air pollution over North America on a commercial communications satellite scheduled for launch to geostationary orbit in 2022.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:36:08 +0000
OneWeb Satellites, the joint venture of Airbus and OneWeb, formally opened its Florida factory that will soon be producing satellites for OneWeb’s constellation at the rate of two per day.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:33:32 +0000
India successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 orbiter and lunar surface spacecraft Monday, a week after the first launch attempt was scrubbed due to an issue with the launch vehicle.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:15:34 +0000
As NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first crewed landing on the moon, the agency released new details about how it will procure landers to enable humans to return to the moon in the 2020s.
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 02:53:09 +0000
NASA and the White House used the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing to mark the latest achievement in the development of the Orion spacecraft and reaffirm plans to use it to return humans to the moon by 2024.
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 21:27:21 +0000
The SDA is preparing to host its first public meeting with space industry contractors as it tries to reassure skeptics.
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000
Indeed, we were witnessing “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Nevertheless, my maternal grandmother who lived with us and was born in Eastern Europe in 1890, exclaimed, “I don’t believe it and will never believe it.”
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:01:20 +0000
Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains the political will to do so.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:22:00 +0000
Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:00:29 +0000
During the decades since the cancellation of the Apollo program, some have used the Chinese treasure fleets of the early 1400s as a cautionary tale.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:31:29 +0000
Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and continues work on a new launch facility.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:23:00 +0000
The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:10 +0000
China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:28 +0000
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:53 +0000
The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:17 +0000
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station.
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:17:32 +0000
The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center.
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.”
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:49:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s merger with a publicly-traded investment company is likely a one-off event based on the company and people involved, and not a sign of more fundamental changes in the industry, investors argue.
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:00 +0000
A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable new human and robotic missions to the moon in the near future.
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Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:45:17 +0000
Last week, construction on the TMT observatory was once again halted by peaceful protests by Native Hawaiians to whom the site on Mauna Kea is sacred.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:15:20 +0000
India's Chandrayaan-2 mission is now on its way to the moon, but it has a slow journey ahead: The rover and lander won't touch down until early September.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 21:00:34 +0000
SpaceX's Mars-colonizing rocket will be even more powerful than we had thought.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:31:40 +0000
Watch out, "America's Got Talent." Apollo 11 is launching onto your stage Tuesday, July 23, by way of Light Art Show's Alex Dowis!
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:07:02 +0000
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing today (July 20), Master Replicas has created a memento any space lover would be proud to hang on their wall.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:44:57 +0000
Here's a guide to SpaceX's launch schedule, other rocket missions, astronomical events of the next year, as well as milestones for spacecraft already in travel.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:00:46 +0000
Frances "Poppy" Northcutt had the important job of bringing the Apollo 11 astronauts home safely, from her perch in NASA's Mission Control. She was the first female engineer to work on Apollo missions.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:56:17 +0000
The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft approaches the International Space Station carrying three new Expedition 60 crewmembers.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:30:05 +0000
On July 22, 1972, the Venera 8 spacecraft landed on Venus! See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series!
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:18:56 +0000
On July 22, 1969, the three men on NASA's Apollo 11 mission were in the homestretch of their historic moon voyage. See how they fired the engines on their spacecraft.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:13:55 +0000
Chandrayaan-2 is India's planned second mission to the moon. It will consist of an orbiter, a lander and a rover.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:05:00 +0000
On board the International Space Station, a new antenna has switched on and is gathering data from tiny tags attached to a very different type of flier.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:00:00 +0000
Using red giant stars, scientists calculate new universe expansion rate.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:59:25 +0000
Fifty years after NASA's Apollo 11 mission put the first boots on the lunar surface, many plans are afoot to explore and exploit Earth's nearest neighbor.
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:42:40 +0000
India is on its way to the moon again — this time, to the lunar surface.
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:19:51 +0000
The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing inspired more than just memories to come forward, but also millions of dollars for memorabilia from the Apollo 11 mission.
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:19:27 +0000
As Corvette and astronaut Scott Kelly unveil the new C8 Corvette for 2019, here's a at the Apollo-era "AstroVette" of 1969.
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:07:09 +0000
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin's famous lunar boot print landed in Times Square here Saturday (July 20) to bring a taste of the moon down to Earth for the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing.
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:19:58 +0000
Smartphones and tablets contain far more computing power than the Apollo 11 Lunar Module did. And our favorite mobile astronomy apps now put the universe at our fingertips.
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 13:03:28 +0000
After 21.5 hours on the moon, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin blasted off from the lunar surface on July 21, 1969 to rejoin their crewmate Michael Collins in orbit.

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