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Wed, 27 Mar 2019 02:13:25 +0000
Shortly after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return humans to the moon by 2024, four years earlier than previous plans, reactions from space companies and organizations ranged from excitement to bewilderment.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 21:50:12 +0000
Shanahan said the top priorities in DoD space reorganization are U.S. Space Command and the Space Development Agency.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 21:45:33 +0000
The U.S. Commerce Department on March 26 sent a report to the White House declaring sufficient access to radio frequency spectrum critical for a healthy domestic space industry, but avoided weighing in on contested spectrum issues within the space and telecommunications industries.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:57:48 +0000
Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return humans to the surface of the moon by 2024, a dramatic acceleration of the agency’s human space exploration plans but a directive accompanied by few technical or fiscal details.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:27:04 +0000
No one at present can say with certainty – from a legal perspective – where the “Earth” ends and where “outer space” begins.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:04:44 +0000
Raymond today is the nation’s top space commander, overseeing space forces under the Air Force and joint forces under U.S. Strategic Command.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:58:00 +0000
Swarm Technologies’ self-stated mission is to bring internet access to the whole world, but it’s best known at this point for defying the U.S. Federal Communications Commission by launching four tiny SpaceBee satellites last year without a license.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:29:39 +0000
Ahead of the planned March 27 launch of the OS-M1/’Chongqing · Liangjiang Star’ four-stage solid rocket OneSpace representatives responded to a series of questions on the imminent launch, the company's ambitions, the nascent Chinese commercial space sector and more.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:00:24 +0000
Perhaps the strongest sign to date that the space industry is in some kind of bubble is the creation of Hypergiant Galactic Systems.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:42:46 +0000
A spacesuit sizing issue has prompted NASA to reshuffle assignments for a pair of upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station, cancelling a first-ever all-woman spacewalk and in the process turning what had been an accidental public relations coup for the agency into a headache.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 07:39:41 +0000
As a House appropriations subcommittee gears up for a series of hearings this week on budget requests for science agencies, including NASA, the chairman of that subcommittee said he will not run for reelection because of health issues.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:51:29 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said he strongly opposes the Trump’s administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:45:42 +0000
The data from the Arabsat 6A mission could determine how soon the Air Force will be ready to certify reused boosters.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:09:36 +0000
While a recent agreement signed between the United States and Brazil has been touted as enabling American launches from a Brazilian spaceport, the agreement’s biggest effect may be on other aspects of aerospace cooperation between the two nations.
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:25:30 +0000
The Launch Service Procurement would be the first competition under the National Security Space Launch program.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:24:29 +0000
Tarana Wireless has raised $200 million in total from investors that include AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Wyler’s 1010 Holdings, LLC.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:54:03 +0000
The National Space Council will likely press NASA at its upcoming meeting to speed up its plans to return humans to the moon as the agency continues to study alternative approaches for the next flight of its Orion spacecraft.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:11:03 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace conducted its third launch of the year March 21, orbiting a remote-sensing satellite for the Italian Space Agency on a Vega rocket.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:22:21 +0000
The Canadian government has vowed to increase the level of funding for the development of low Earth orbit satellites that can bring internet services to rural parts of the country.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:03:11 +0000
Even before the launch, NASA officials said there was already work identified before the Demo-1 flight that needed to get done before the agency would consider flying astronauts on board.
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Tue, 26 Mar 2019 23:00:00 +0000
Two incredible new images from the Hubble Space Telescope show galaxies in all their shining glory.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 21:39:04 +0000
The waning moon will make a close approach to Jupiter in the night sky tonight (March 26), and you can see the giant gas planet shining close to Earth's natural satellite early tomorrow morning.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 21:37:49 +0000
NASA's plans for the first all-female spacewalk by space station astronauts this week had all the makings of a historic moment.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:44:13 +0000
Rocket Lab is now aiming to launch DARPA's R3D2 satellite prototype no earlier than Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. EDT (2230 GMT) during a four-hour window.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 18:24:50 +0000
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024 — just five years from now — during the National Space Council meeting on Tuesday (March 26).
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:00:00 +0000
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter continues to monitor the whereabouts and wanderings of China's Yutu 2 rover on the moon's far side.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:42:00 +0000
For more than 20 years, Lunar Module 9 has been in a state of constant flight. Now, it has finally come down for a landing — and for a closer view by the public.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000
Put yourself at the center of an ever-changing Milky Way with this new immersive video of the galaxy's core.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000
A flat-Earthers conference promises a cruise to Antarctica.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 14:27:16 +0000
Jupiter looks like a beautifully detailed marble in this new view from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:23:26 +0000
The most dangerous thing in space exploration is the humans that do the exploring — right up until it isn't.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:21:16 +0000
You've never seen Jupiter look like this.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:12:52 +0000
The National Space Council will convene today (March 26) for the fifth time, and you can watch it live. The meeting, over which Vice President Mike Pence will preside, starts at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT).
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:10:31 +0000
Is Earth an exhibit in an alien zoo?
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:10:24 +0000
An asymmetry between matter and antimatter has been observed in the charm quark.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:26:33 +0000
The first all-female spacewalk in history won't be happening this week after all due to a last-minute crew swap, NASA announced today (March 25).
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:43:34 +0000
To this day, the photos taken by the Soviet spacecraft are the best we have from the cloudy planet.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:35:36 +0000
For the first time ever, astronomers have witnessed the birth of one of Neptune's enormous 'Great Dark Spot' storms.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:28:23 +0000
Northrop Grumman has named its next space station resupply ship after an astronaut who died in NASA's pursuit of the first moon landing.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:00:00 +0000
The elemental composition of Earth and sun are unexpectedly similar.

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