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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


Max Q: Selling space

Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox. This week actually includes two, since I was out last week for a Canadian national holiday (and back today for the U.S. one, ironically). There’s plenty to cover, including Blue Origin’s bidding process, lunar landers, spaceships launching at sea and the return of our very own space event. Blue Origin’s big bid Blue Origin is auctioning off one seat on its first ever human ...
Tags: Google, TC, Space, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Canada, United States, Space Tourism, Gm, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Lockheed


Japan wants to send a transforming spherical robot to the moon

The moon could soon be visited by a jolly round robotic friend. The Japanese Space Agency has announced plans to build a transforming lunar rover.
Tags: Space, Japan, News, Trends, Moon, JAXA, Japanese Space Agency


Japanese space company ispace aims to send landers to the Moon

Tokyo-based ispace has been selected to deliver rovers from Canada and Japan to the lunar surface after they launch aboard SpaceX rockets. The company will use its recently revealed Hakuto-R lander for both missions, currently scheduled for 2022 and 2023. The Canadian Space Agency selected three private Canadian companies, each with separate scientific missions, to ride the lander. Mission Control Space Services, Canadensys and NGC are the first companies to receive awards under the CSA’s Capabi...
Tags: TC, Space, Japan, Spacex, Germany, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Canada, Moon, United Arab Emirates, Tokyo, Lunar Mission, Aerospace, Csa, Moon Landing


Weather worries delay return trip for NASA/SpaceX crew – including Pomona’s Victor Glover – until Friday

From left, NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, aMichael Hopkins, and and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi speak to the media during a press conference from the International Space Station on Monday, April 26. Photo: Screenshot of NASA livecast In this image made from NASA TV, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is seen from the international space station, Saturday, April 24, 2021. The recycled SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts has arrived at ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Nbc, California, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, International Space Station, Aerospace, Gulf of Mexico, Hopkins, Southern California


Weather worries push Earthly arrival of NASA crew – including Pomona’s Victor Glover – to Saturday

From left, NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, aMichael Hopkins, and and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi speak to the media during a press conference from the International Space Station on Monday, April 26. Photo: Screenshot of NASA livecast In this image made from NASA TV, the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is seen from the international space station, Saturday, April 24, 2021. The recycled SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts has arrived at ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Nbc, California, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, International Space Station, Aerospace, Gulf of Mexico, Hopkins, Southern California


Watch SpaceX's Crew-1 astronauts plummet to an ocean landing on Saturday, ending the longest human spaceflight in NASA history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA will fly four astronauts back to Earth on Saturday. The Crew Dragon spaceship must plummet at high speeds, then deploy parachutes to land in the ocean. Watch NASA's livestream below to see the astronauts board Crew Dragon and fall to Earth. See more stories on Insid...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Hopkins, Hurley


Watch SpaceX's Crew-1 astronauts plummet to an ocean landing on Wednesday, ending the longest human spaceflight in NASA history

Flying aboard SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA are astronauts (from left) Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA will fly four astronauts back to Earth on Wednesday. The Crew Dragon spaceship must plummet at high speeds, then deploy parachutes to land in the ocean. Watch NASA's livestream below to see the astronauts board Crew Dragon and fall to Earth. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Hopkins, Hurley


SpaceX's new astronaut flight for NASA has reached the space station, which is now crowded with 11 people

There are now 11 humans aboard the International Space Station. NASA Crew-2 arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday morning. There are now 11 astronauts on the ISS for at least the next four days. Crew-1 astronauts will return to Earth as early as Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new international crew of astronauts, riding SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS).The astronauts - Shane Kimbroug...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, News UK, European Space Agency, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Columbus


SpaceX successfully launches astronauts with a re-used Dragon spacecraft for the first time

SpaceX has another successful human space launch to its credit, after a good takeoff and orbital delivery of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on Friday morning. The Dragon took off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 5:49 AM EDT (2:49 AM EDT). On board were four astronauts, including NASA’s Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, as well as JAXA’s Akihiko Hoshide and the ESA’s Thomas Pesquet. This was Spacex’s second official astronaut delivery mission for NASA, after its Crew-1 ope...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Esa, United States, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Artemis, Spacecraft, Falcon, Peter Diamandis


Watch SpaceX launch its second crew of Space Station astronauts on a flight-proven Falcon 9 live

SpaceX is set to launch its second operational commercial crew mission to the International Space Station for NASA, with a liftoff time of 5:49 AM EDT (2:49 AM PDT) on Friday morning. The flight will carry four astronauts, including two from NASA, one from JAXA (the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and one from the ESA (European Space Agency), to the station, where they will begin a regular tour of duty conducting science experiments, and maintaining and upgrading the orbital platform. Thi...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon, Space Station


SpaceX astronaut launch pushed to Friday due to bad weather

HAWTHORNE >> Thanks to bad weather, Hawthorne-based SpaceX will have to wait at least another day before launching its next group of astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour had been scheduled for about 3:15 a.m. California time on Thursday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Weather reports earlier this week had been about 80% favorable for launch, but that changed by Wednesday morning. The launch is now set for 2:49 a.m. California time Friday. ...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, News, California, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, European Space Agency, Ucla, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Pomona, Northern California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Astronauts on the space station just flew SpaceX's Crew Dragon to a new port - a first for the spaceship

The Crew Dragon Resilience undocks from the forward port of the International Space Station on April 5, 2021. NASA TV SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship moved on Monday to make way for the next Dragon capsule. The spaceship undocked from the International Space Station and maneuvered to a different port. It's the first time Crew Dragon has conducted this port relocation, but likely won't be the last. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's first full astronaut...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Atlantic Ocean, Mike Hopkins


An astronomer's colorful animation shows how Saturn's disappearing rings act like a 'mini solar system'

Saturn's rings, imaged based on radio data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Green indicates regions with particles smaller than 5 centimeters; purple is where no particles are that small. The white area is so dense that it blocked radio signals. NASA/JPL Saturn's seven icy rings each spin at their own speed, behaving like a "mini solar system." Planetary scientist James O'Donoghue made a beautifully simple animation to show how it works. But the rings are temporary: Saturn i...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Animation, Planets, Saturn, Solar System, Cassini, Rings, Donoghue, JAXA, James O Donoghue, Morgan McFall Johnsen


An astronomer's animation shows how Earth and the moon both orbit a spot 3,000 miles from the true center of the planet

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) captured a view of the moon as it passed between the spacecraft and Earth. DSCOVR EPIC team Earth and the moon both orbit an invisible point just below the planet's surface. All planetary systems have this point, called a barycenter, where their mass is perfectly balanced. For some systems - like Pluto and its moon, Charon - the barycenter is outside the planet. See more stories on Insider's business page. The moon orbits Earth - right? T...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Animation, Moon, Pluto, Solar System, Dscovr, Charon, Donoghue, JAXA, Deep Space Climate Observatory DSCOVR


Astroscale launches its ELSA-d orbital debris removal satellite

Space startup Astroscale has launched ELSA-d, the demonstration mission for its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale (ELSA) technology, which aims to dock with, and then safely remove, orbital debris. Astroscale’s demonstrator package includes two separate payloads, a servicer that represents its future production spacecraft, and a ‘client’ satellite that’s meant to represent the debris satellites it’ll be de-orbiting on behalf of customers in future. The Astrocale payload was launched via a Soyuz...
Tags: Startups, TC, Elsa, Space, UK, Articles, Entrepreneur, Tech, United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Partner, Space Debris, Walter Scott, Outer Space


ISS astronauts complete spacewalk to upgrade station’s solar arrays

The crew of the International Space Station completed another spacewalk yesterday, successfully installing modifications for the station's new solar arrays.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Spacewalk, JAXA


Japanese scientists find water and organic matter on Itokawa asteroid

Scientists have found water and organic matter on the surface of an asteroid sample collected from the solar system – the first time that such material has been found on an asteroid.The sample, which was only a single grain, came from asteroid 'Itokawa' by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (Jaxa) first Hayabusa mission in 2010. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Space Exploration, Asteroids, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, Itokawa, Organic Compounds


Video: Here's what it's like to orbit the moon in real time

In 2007, Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter, better known as Kaguya, became the first orbiter to capture high-definition images of the moon.Kaguya's images helped scientists create a highly detailed topography of the lunar surface.Artist Seán Doran synthesized and polished the Kaguya images to simulate what it's like to orbit the moon in real time. In 2007, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the SELENE lunar orbiter, better known by its nickname Kaguya. As the most ambitious moon ...
Tags: Europe, Space, Japan, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Innovation, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Belfast, Wassily Kandinsky, Gill, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, Cosmos, JAXA, Doran


Feast your eyes on the space rocks Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission harvested from asteroid Ryugu

Japan’s ambitious second asteroid return mission, Hayabusa 2, has collected a wealth of material from its destination, Ryugu, which astronomers and other interested parties are almost certainly champing at the bit to play with. Though they may look like ordinary bits of charcoal, they’re genuine asteroid surface material — and a little something shiny, too. Hayabusa 2 was launched in 2014, and arrived at the asteroid named Ryugu in 2018, at which point it deployed a couple landers to test surfac...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, Tech, Asteroids, Aerospace, JAXA, Hayabusa, Ryugu, Hayabusa 2, Hayabusa2, Ryugu Perhaps


See photos of the sample JAXA brought back from asteroid Ryugu

There's a strange silvery sliver among the sample of asteroid rocks.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa-2, Breaking Twitter


Hayabusa2 capsule returns with first-ever gas sample from deep space

Scientists in Japan have opened a capsule recently returned by Hayabusa2 after an incredibly challenging sample-collection mission in deep space.
Tags: Space, Japan, News, Trends, Asteroid, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2, Breaking Twitter


Japanese Probe Returned More Asteroid Than Expected—Including Pebbles and Gas

It looks like coffee beans in a grinder, but it’s actually bits of dust and pebbles scooped up from the surface of asteroid Ryugu. The Japanese space agency confirmed the presence of these precious samples earlier today, following the recent return to Earth of its Hayabusa2 spacecraft.Read more...
Tags: Science, Asteroids, Planetary Science, JAXA, Ryugu, Hayabusa2


Japan has completed its 3-billion-mile mission to collect dust from an asteroid. Photos show the prize falling into Australia like a fireball.

A JAXA worker retrieves the capsule dropped by Hayabusa-2 in Woomera, Australia, December 6, 2020. JAXA via AP Japan's Hayabusa-2 mission bombed an asteroid in order to scoop up rock and dust from below its surface. The spacecraft dropped the asteroid material into the Australian outback on Saturday. That made Japan the first nation to collect samples from a space rock. NASA just collected samples from another asteroid, but it won't bring them back to Earth until 2023.  Photos show how Jap...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, Australia, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Fireball, Space Exploration, Asteroid, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, Planetary Science Division, JAXA, Woomera Australia, Hayabusa


Japan’s Hayabusa2 Probe Has Sent Bits of the Ryugu Asteroid Back to Earth

After six years of traveling and exploring, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 probe on Saturday sent a capsule back to Earth filled with what scientists hope is at least a 100 milligram-sample of the asteroid Ryugu, which is located about 186 million miles (300 million kilometers) from Earth. …Read more...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, Earth, Asteroids, JAXA, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Ryugu, Hayabusa2


How to watch Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft deliver a slice of asteroid today

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will soon be returning a precious sample of asteroid to Earth, and we've got the details on how you can watch the delivery live.
Tags: Space, Japan, News, Trends, Earth, Asteroid, JAXA, How To Watch, Hayabusa2


A Japanese spacecraft is about to send a 'treasure box' of asteroid dust plummeting to Earth. Watch the sample return live.

An illustration shows the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft releasing its sample capsule to Earth. JAXA Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft is set to deliver a sample of rock and dust from asteroid Ryugu to Earth on Saturday. Hayabusa-2 blasted the asteroid with a bullet in 2019. The "treasure box" it's bringing back holds the world's first sample from below the surface of an asteroid. Studying this space rock can reveal new information about the evolution of the solar system and the origins of life on Eart...
Tags: Japan, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, Planetary Science Division, JAXA, Woomera Australia, Hayabusa, Bennu, Osiris Rex, Hyabusa, Ryugu, Lori Glaze, Makoto Yoshikawa, Morgan McFall Johnsen


Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has now flown on 3 different spaceships. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is 'the best,' he said.

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is a mission specialist for Crew-1, the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX launched its first long-term astronaut mission for NASA on Sunday, blasting a crew of four into orbit. Soichi Noguchi, one of those astronauts, said Crew Dragon is "the best" spacecraft he's ever flown. Noguchi is only the third person ever to fly on three different spaceships: Crew Dragon, NASA's Space Shuttle, ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Falcon, Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon docks with the International Space Station for first operational mission

SpaceX’s astronaut-ferrying Crew Dragon spacecraft is now docked to the International Space Station in Earth’s orbit, marking the successful completion of the first phase of its inaugural operational mission. Dragon was certified for human spaceflight earlier this month by NASA after having completed the development and testing program with a successful human demonstration flight earlier in 2020. Dragon lifted off from Florida on Sunday evening, carrying four astronauts, including NASA’s Mich...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Space Station, Outer Space, Commercial Crew Program


Watch 4 astronauts explore SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in zero gravity — and give rookie Victor Glover a gift

Victor Glover holds up his new gold pin, recognizing his first flight to 1,000 kilometers above Earth, November 16, 2020. NASA TV SpaceX and NASA launched Crew-1, their first full-length mission, on Sunday. The four-person astronaut crew gave a video tour of the Crew Dragon spaceship from orbit on Monday. They also gave pilot Victor Glover a gold pin to commemorate his first spaceflight. Watch the full video from inside the spaceship below.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Victor, Hopkins, Atlantic Ocean, Mike Hopkins, Walker, Crew Dragon