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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


NASA’s Upcoming Megarocket Is Really Starting to Take Shape

NASA has reached an important milestone, as the 188,000-pound core stage of its latest rocket is now standing vertically inside an assembly building in Florida.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, Orion, Spaceflight, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center, Space Launch System, Lunar Gateway, Artemis program, Artemis Iii, Mobile Launcher Platform, Exploration Ground Systems, Artemis 1


Watch Live: Space Force Rocket Launch Should Be Visible From Eastern U.S. on Tuesday Morning

Update: June 15, 8:05 a.m. ET: The launch team is now aiming for liftoff of the Minotaur 1 rocket at 9:35 a.m. ET, with NASA coverage starting at 9:05 a.m. ET.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Spaceflight, Minotaur, Northrop Grumman, Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, Wallops Flight Facility, Science And Technology In The United States, Minotaur Iv


Space Force Rocket Launch Should Be Visible From Eastern U.S. on Tuesday Morning

A Northrop Grumman Minotaur 1 rocket is scheduled to launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at 7:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 15. Conditions permitting, the launch will be visible from New York City and other locations along America’s northeast. Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, America, Nasa, Spaceflight, Minotaur, Northrop Grumman, Zuma, Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, Wallops Flight Facility, Science And Technology In The United States, Minotaur Iv


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 Lays Out Plans for Next 30 Years of Space Exploration

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: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Lander, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Jupiter, Spaceflight, James Webb Space Telescope, Titan, Astrobiology, Outer Space, Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Cosmic Vision, Future Of Space Exploration


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


NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Finally Hitting the Road on Mars

With its helicopter babysitting duties all wrapped up, Perseverance can finally get down to the serious business of searching the Martian landscape for signs of former life.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Rover, PERCY, Mars, Spaceflight, Astrobiology, Gale, Perseverance, Kevin Hand, Jezero, Exploration Of Mars, Jennifer Trosper, Aeolis Quadrangle, Octavia E Butler Landing


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 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


Gorgeous New Short Film Shows Us What an Early Lunar Colony Would Actually Look Like

Called Life Beyond Earth, the four-minute short film presents a realistic vision of a future lunar base and the sustainable habitats that could turn this long-sought goal into a reality.Read more...
Tags: Science, Moon, Spaceflight, Outer Space, Skidmore Owings Merrill, Human Spaceflight, Moonbase, Lunar South Pole, Lunar Outpost, Lunar Rover, Jeffrey Hoffman, Lunar Gateway, Exploration Of The Moon, Technology Internet, Colonization Of The Moon, Lunar Orbiter Program


Covered in Martian Muck, NASA's InSight Lander Tries to Tidy Itself Up

The dust piled up everywhere. Pushed around by the Martian winds, it stifled the InSight lander, whose solar panels—the source of its power—have been coated in red grime. Now, NASA has announced a step in the right direction for the sedentary probe: By commanding it to drop dirt on top of the dust, they managed to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Insight, Mars, Spaceflight, The Martian, Perseverance, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars, Tianwen 1, Mars Exploration Program, Discovery Program, Geology Of Mars


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 is finally returning to Venus with 2 new spacecraft - one to map the 'inferno-like world' and one to plunge to its surface

A composite image of Venus from NASA's Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA is sending two new missions to Venus between 2028 and 2030, the agency announced Wednesday. The DAVINCI+ mission will plunge to Venus' "inferno-like" surface, while VERITAS will map the planet. The spacecraft could help scientists investigate how Venus became so hot and whether it holds life. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than three decades have passed...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Jupiter, Spaceflight, Neptune, Venus, Nelson, Extraterrestrial Life, Veritas, Triton, Magellan


Space Junk Has Blasted a Hole in a Key Space Station Tool

Low Earth orbit can be a dangerous place, as a recent incident involving Canadarm2 confirms.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Pollution, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Space Debris, Outer Space, Low Earth Orbit, Canadarm, Space Shuttle Program, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident, Robotic Manipulators, Power Switchbox, Sts 132


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


Japan Is Sending This Tiny Transforming Robo-Ball Straight to the Moon

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has teamed up with Sony, Doshisha University, and toymaker Tomy to send a transforming rover roughly the size of a baseball to the Moon. What a time to be alive, amirite?Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Flight, Moon, Lander, Sony, Rover, Spaceflight, Outer Space, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, TOMY, Lunar Rovers, Google Lunar X Prize, Regolith, Ispace, Lunar Lander


NASA’s Helicopter Totally Flipped Out During Its Sixth Flight on Mars

Ingenuity experienced an “in-flight anomaly” during its sixth flight on the Red Planet, causing it to fly erratically. The helicopter managed to land safely, but the incident served as an unexpected stress test of the system.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Vehicles, Aircraft, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Grip, Red Planet, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Mimi Aung, Havard Grip, Nasa People


A mid-air error led NASA's Mars helicopter to tilt wildly back and forth in its latest flight - but it landed safely

The Ingenuity helicopter has flown six times on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA's Ingenuity helicopter encountered a navigation glitch in its most dangerous Mars flight yet. The drone tilted back and forth during the last 200 feet of its flight but managed to land safely. Ingenuity still showed off new technical skills as part of a fresh mission to test its limits. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Ingenuity helicopter suffered a glitch during its most recent ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Glitch, Grip, Planetary Science Division, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Tech Insider, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Ken Farley


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


Meet VIPER, NASA’s New Water-Hunting, Crater-Crushing Lunar Rover

Equipped with headlights and a suite of powerful instruments, NASA’s VIPER is poised to revolutionize our understanding of lunar water, and how much of it might be available to future explorers. Here’s what you need to know about the golf cart-sized rover, which is scheduled to reach the Moon in late 2023.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Moon, Spaceflight, Viper, Outer Space, Deep Space Network, Astrobotic Technology, Lunar Rovers, Lunar South Pole, Lunar Water, Sarah Noble, Commercial Lunar Payload Services, Artemis program, Exploration Of The 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



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