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Aging Hubble Space Telescope in Safe Mode Following Computer Glitch

A critically important computer aboard Hubble has glitched out, causing the space telescope to enter into safe mode. An operations team is now scrambling to resolve the issue.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Hubble, Spaceflight, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Spacecraft, Goddard Space Flight Center, Edwin Hubble, Space Science, Space Telescope, Lockheed Corporation, Space Telescopes, Safe Mode, Technology Internet, Great Observatories Program


NASA’s ‘Moonikin’ Will Boldly Go Where No Test Dummy Has Gone Before

Should all go according to plan, NASA’s new Space Launch System megarocket will finally leave Earth this November, in a journey that will take an Orion capsule to the Moon and back. No human will fly on this inaugural Artemis mission, but a soon-to-be-named manakin will make the trip along with a pair of simulated…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Monty, Outer Space, Helga, Apollo Program, Zohar, Space Launch System, Ii, Drop Test, Mark Baldwin


China Set to Launch First Crew to Its New Space Station

China’s first crewed mission to its new space station is scheduled to blast off tomorrow morning from a launchpad at the Jiuquan Space Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. The mission will be China’s longest crewed mission to date.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Environment, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Human Spaceflight, In China, In Spaceflight, Tiangong Program, Ji Qiming, Liu Boming, Long March 2f, Shenzhou Program, Tianhe Core Module, Space Program Of The Peoples Republic Of China


The Last Images From Doomed Space Probes

To all the space probes we’ve loved before: sorry! You fell into Saturn, drifted into deep space, suffocated in Martian dust—all for the greater good of science. Today, we’re memorializing the space explorers that met dramatic endings far, far from Earth.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Environment, Saturn, Spaceflight, Titan, Venera, Venus, Carl Sagan, Spacecraft, Martian, Cassini, Huygens, Christiaan Huygens, Space Science, Oppy


Video Shows Wooden Satellite Prototype in the Stratosphere

A Finnish team is full steam ahead on its plans to launch a satellite made of plywood into space by the end of 2021. The satellite will orbit between 300 and 400 miles above Earth and will be a proof-of-concept for future wooden instruments in space.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Environment, Earth, Telecommunications, Satellite, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, StarLink, High Altitude Balloon, Riccardo Rampini


China’s New Rover Captures Unique Selfie on Mars

The Zhurong rover, whose name translates to “fire god,” used a detachable wireless camera to capture a clever image of itself and its landing platform on the surface of Mars.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Environment, Lander, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Perseverance, Mars rovers, In China, Utopia Planitia, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Tianwen 1, Zhurong


European Space Agency Ready to Study the Original Structure of the Universe

The future of space exploration is looking absolutely thrilling, as the European Space Agency has revealed its long-term plans for research that will, hopefully, identify potentially life-hosting planets beyond our solar system and scrutinize the earliest structures of the universe. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Lander, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Jupiter, Spaceflight, James Webb Space Telescope, Titan, Spacecraft, Astrobiology, CHEOPS, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Cosmic Vision, Uncrewed Spacecraft, Future Of Space Exploration


Europe is sending a probe to Venus, teaming up with NASA to rocket 3 missions to the planet in the next 15 years

An illustration of the EnVision spacecraft with Earth (left) and Venus (right). NASA / JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic / VR2Planets The European Space Agency is sending an orbiter to Venus, joining forces with NASA. Alongside NASA's two new Venus probes, the mission spells a renaissance for our closest neighbor. The three new spacecraft could help scientists understand how Venus' climate went to hell. See more stories on Insider's business page. After decades of gazing longin...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Planets, Mars, Spaceflight, Venus, Solar System, Spacecraft, Veritas


Hell Yeah, Another Venus Mission Just Got the Green Light

It’s been just a week since NASA announced its two Venus missions, and now there’s another one to look forward to. The European Space Agency today announced EnVision, its own Venus-bound spacecraft, slated to launch in the early 2030s.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, European Space Agency, Ariel, Spaceflight, Venus, Spacecraft, Veritas, Envision, JAXA, DaVinci, Thomas Zurbuchen, Günther Hasinger, Life On Venus, Cosmic Vision


Here's What NASA's Probe Saw When It Flew Past Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft was able to capture new images of the moon Ganymede during a close flyby on Monday. The natural satellite, the biggest moon in the solar system, has an icy surface that covers an interior of rock and iron.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Io, Junocam, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Draftplanetary Glaciology


NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Its Seventh Flight on Mars

The seventh flight of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars saw the vehicle fly nearly 350 feet to a landing spot that hadn’t been closely surveyed beforehand.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Exploration Of Mars, Mars Exploration Program, In Spaceflight


NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter beamed back close-up photos of the planet's largest moon, Ganymede, for the first time in 2 decades

The Juno spacecraft (left) flew past Ganymede (right) on Monday. NASA/JPL-Caltech; NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS NASA's Juno spacecraft zipped past Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, on Monday. Juno snapped an up-close portrait of the ice-encrusted moon for the first time in 20 years. NASA expects more Ganymede images soon, as well as data about its icy shell, which could hide an ocean. See more stories on Insider's business page. Grey, heavily cratered, and peering out from the bl...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Jupiter, Solar System, Spacecraft, Planet, Grey, Juno, Galileo, Ganymede, NASA JPL Caltech


NASA Spacecraft Has a Close Encounter with Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, in orbit around Jupiter since 2016, made a close flyby of the planet’s moon Ganymede at 1:35 p.m. ET on Monday. Its goal: to take stock of the icy orb’s composition and magnetic field, among other measurements.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Jupiter, Europa, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Simone Biles, Juno, Ganymede, Southwest Research Institute, Scott Bolton, Europa Clipper, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Planets Of The Solar System, Cosmic Vision


Extremely Delayed James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Again, Again

The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope, already seven years behind schedule, will not launch on Halloween as planned, which is just as well, given the ominous date and this project’s history of bad luck. For once, the delay is not due to the telescope, but rather the rocket that will deliver it to space.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, James Webb Space Telescope, Spacecraft, James Webb, Goddard Space Flight Center, Arianespace, Sunshield, Ariane, Thomas Zurbuchen, In Science, Ariane 5, Technology Internet


Hell Yes, We're Going to Venus

NASA announced Wednesday that two missions will visit Venus by the end of this decade, the first direct exploration of the hot planet since 1994. One spacecraft is set to orbit Venus, mapping it and studying it from above, while the other will attempt to land on the surface, sampling the planet’s atmosphere as it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Lander, Space Exploration, Spaceflight, Lucy, Venus, Spacecraft, Veritas, Magellan, Bill Nelson, DaVinci, Psyche, Pioneer Program, Uncrewed Spacecraft


NASA Budget Request Revives Science, Maintains Focus on Lunar Landing

NASA’s first budget request under the Biden administration seeks funding increases toward science, STEM education, and the environment while maintaining its commitment to a lunar landing in just three years.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Orion, Biden, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, Bill Nelson, Space Launch System, Dynetics, Lunar Lander, SpaceX Starship, Lunar Gateway, Artemis program


Congressional Watchdog Skeptical of NASA’s Plan to Return Astronauts to the Moon by 2024

The Government Accountability Office said it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that a crewed lunar landing will be possible in just three and half years, citing technical risks and ongoing management issues at NASA.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Orion, Biden, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Government Accountability Office, Space Launch System, Moonbase, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Lunar Outpost, Lunar Gateway, Artemis program, Artemis Moon


Ingenuity's Next Flight on Mars Could Be Its Most Interesting Yet

The flimsy-looking but impressively tenacious Ingenuity has booked its sixth flight on Mars. Slated for sometime next week, this flight will be the first of the helicopter’s new demonstration phase, following five successful test flights that proved the feasibility of powered, controlled flight on the Red Planet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Mars Exploration Program, Mars Slated


‘Clyde’s Spot’ on Jupiter Is Starting to Look Pretty Weird

Last May, a spot suddenly appeared in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. But as new images from the Juno spacecraft show, the once circular feature has morphed into an enigmatic splotch. Read more...
Tags: Science, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Juno, Great Red Spot, Io, Junocam, Kevin M Gill, Planets Of The Solar System, Clyde Foster


China’s Zhurong Rover Sends Back Its First Images of Mars

On Sunday, China became the second country to successfully land a mission on Mars. The Zhurong rover, now comfortably sitting just above the dusty plain of Utopia Planitia, has sent back its first images of the Martian landscape.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Environment, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Perseverance, Jezero, Mars rovers, Utopia Planitia, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Mars Exploration Program, In Spaceflight, Zhurong, Syrtis Major Quadrangle


Sun-Orbiting Spacecraft Takes Fascinating Images of a Coronal Mass Ejection

Coronal mass ejections are regular space weather events involving huge, fast-moving expulsions of plasma from the Sun’s surface. They’re routinely observed by a bevy of telescopes, and recently, Solar Orbiter has imaged its first stellar burps.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sun, Coronal Mass Ejection, Spacecraft, Plasma Physics, Applied Sciences, Solar Flare, Space Science, Solar Orbiter, Technology Internet, Solar Phenomena, Space Plasmas, Stellar Corona, Solar Telescopes


China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time, delivering a water-hunting rover to the red planet

An illustration of China's Zhurong rover leaving the lander to explore the Martian surface. Chinese State Administration of Science/Xinhua China's Mars lander and rover touched down on the Martian surface on Friday evening. China is the third nation to land on Mars, and the first to deploy an orbiter, lander, and rover. The Zhurong rover aims to study water ice on Mars - a valuable resource for future astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. China has landed its...
Tags: Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, National Geographic, Spacecraft, Soviet Union, National Museum, Beijing China, China University of Geosciences, Andrew Jones


China’s ‘Zhurong’ Rover Is About to Land on Mars

Later today, China will attempt to become just the second country to successfully deploy a probe on Mars. Here’s what we know about this historic mission and how China will attempt to overcome its own “seven minutes of terror.”Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Environment, Lander, Insight, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Rosalind Franklin, Perseverance, Mars rovers, Ye Peijian, Tianwen 1, Uncrewed Spacecraft, Schiaparelli Edm


China plans to attempt an ambitious Mars landing as early as Friday, dropping both a lander and a rover to the red planet

The first image of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe, released by the China National Space Administration on February 5, 2021. China says it will attempt its first Mars landing sometime between Friday and Tuesday. If successful, the Tianwen-1 mission will be the first to deploy an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. China's Zhurong rover aims to study water ice on Mars - a valuable resource for future astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is about to ...
Tags: Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Space Exploration, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Soviet Union, National Museum, Beijing China


China is expected to attempt an ambitious Mars landing on Friday, dropping both a lander and a rover to the red planet

The first image of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe, released by the China National Space Administration on February 5, 2021. China may attempt to land its Mars lander and rover on the red planet on Friday. If successful, the Tianwen-1 mission will be the first to deploy an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. China's Zhurong rover aims to study water ice on Mars - a valuable resource for future astronauts. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is about to attemp...
Tags: Science, News, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Soviet Union, National Museum, Beijing China, Hebei


With Ingenuity Out of the Way, Perseverance Rover Gets Cracking on Real Martian Science

As NASA’s little helicopter whirred off to its new airfield on Mars, one could practically hear the sigh of relief from Perseverance from 183 million miles away; it was an exhale of “thank god they’ve gone” that comes with the departure of an attention hog. A patient rover, Perseverance has been getting all its…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Abigail Allwood, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Jezero, Ken Farley, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Mastcam Z, Planetary Instrument For X Ray Lithochemistry


We'd need 5 to 10 years' notice to stop a killer asteroid heading for Earth

An artist's illustration of asteroids flying by Earth. Peter Carril/ESA NASA simulated a scenario in which an asteroid was approaching Earth and would hit in six months. The experts determined that wasn't enough time to stop it. We'd need at least five years to deflect an asteroid. To have that much warning time, NASA needs a new space telescope that can spot asteroids. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last month, experts from NASA and other space agencies aroun...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Dart, Congress, France, Time, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Explosion, Asteroids, Simulation


NASA’s Voyager 1 Probe Detects the Steady ‘Hum’ of Plasma in Interstellar Space

Voyager 1—the most distant human-made object—has made yet another remarkable discovery having to do with interstellar space.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Spacecraft, Plasma Physics, Applied Sciences, Space Science, Heliosphere, Voyager, Health Medical Pharma, In Spaceflight, Solar Phenomena, Space Plasmas, Voyager Program


Listen to the Incredible Sound of NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Flying on Mars

A microphone on NASA’s Perseverance rover has managed to capture the sounds made by Ingenuity during the helicopter’s fourth flight on Mars. It marks the first time that a machine on another planet has captured the sounds made by another vehicle. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Perseverance, Ingenuity, SuperCam, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars, Mars Exploration Program, In Spaceflight, David Mimoun


The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Experiment Is About to Get More Interesting

It’s not wrong to want Ingenuity to crash. The Mars helicopter getting into a dramatic accident would mean that the NASA team pushed the craft to its limits—that there’s finally a ceiling on the accomplishments of the astonishingly successful chopper. So far, Ingenuity has completed four of its five scheduled test…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Aung, Mimi Aung, Havard Grip, Exploration Of Mars, Jennifer Trosper



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