NASA gives media a peek at Mars 2020 Rover’s progress

U.S. 12/28/19, 18:53

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), on Friday, Dec. 27, gave members of the press special access to the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory “clean room.” This is the space where NASA Mars 2020 team members were doing the finishing touches on the Mars 2020 rover. Mars 2020 Flight System Manager Ray ...

Vice President Pence: ‘America is leading in space once again’

U.S. 08/20/19, 18:43

"America is leading in space once again,” said Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the sixth meeting of the National Space Council. Pence quoted President Donald J. Trump saying, “It is America's destiny to be the leader amongst nations on our adventure into the great unknown.” Speaking from the ...

NASA picks Alamaba’s ‘Rocket City’ for lunar lander job

U.S. 08/17/19, 04:44

NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday, Aug. 16, to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville beat out Johnson Space Center in Houston, which managed the Apollo lunar lander a half-century ago. The new lunar lander on its way to being designed ...

US Senators consider challenges in NASA’s Artemis program

U.S. 07/18/19, 12:46

U.S. senators gathered on Wednesday, July 17, in Washington to consider obstacles, as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Chief Jim Bridenstine spelled out some of the challenges facing its Artemis moon program. Bridenstine started by mentioning NASA’s achievements. "We want to continue doing these stunning achievements and go further ...

US Vice President Pence unveils Armstrong’s restored spacesuit

U.S. 07/16/19, 16:53

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on Tuesday, July 16, unveiled astronaut Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. Armstrong’s spacesuit is back on display after 13 years off the showcase—just in time for the 50th anniversary of Apollo11 mission. On July 16, 1969, ...

NASA to send drone to Saturn’s largest moon Titan

Inspired Stories 07/01/19, 17:09

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that its next mission is to send a drone called Dragonfly to explore Saturn's largest moon Titan. NASA scientists are saying that Titan is a suitable choice to explore on whether its environment can support primitive life. The plan is to launch Dragonfly ...

NASA says US will return to moon as stepping stone to Mars

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:09

As rivals such as China and Russia continue space exploration and development, including development of military capabilities in space, it has become imperative for the United States to stay ahead of the world. A significant portion of the future economy will also be connected to and part of travel to ...

Astronomers spot ‘Forbidden’ planet in ‘Neptune Desert’

Space 05/31/19, 11:42

A group of international astronomers said they have spotted a “Forbidden” planet closely orbiting a star. The newly discovered world is three-times the size of Earth and 920 light-years away from our planet. This exoplanet was found in the Neptune Desert, a zone previously thought to be hostile to gaseous Neptune-like ...

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs, report says

Space 05/22/19, 13:03

The U.S. Department of Defense has acknowledged that it is still investigating reports of unidentified aerial phenomena," also identified as UFOs. It doesn't imply the Pentagon acknowledged the presence of extraterrestrials, but a spokesman told the New York Post that a secret government program called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program ...

New study says universe expanding faster and is younger

Space 04/26/19, 11:46

The universe is expanding faster than it used to, meaning it's about a billion years younger than we thought, a new study by a Nobel Prize winner says. And that's sending a shudder through the world of physics, making astronomers re-think some of their most basic concepts. At issue is a ...

The universe expands more quickly than we thought, and nobody knows why.

Space 04/26/19, 06:56

It's become clear that something doesn't add up in the cosmos. Every second, the universe grows larger. Actually, it expands much more quickly than it should. For some time now, observations of the early universe made with the Planck Telescope of the European Space Agency and what astronomers see when they ...

Israeli team assesses what went wrong with lunar landing

Space 04/12/19, 10:54

The team behind the Israeli spacecraft that crashed into the moon has released a preliminary technical assessment of what went wrong. SpaceIL, the start-up that sought to make history with the first privately funded lunar landing, revealed Friday that the spacecraft's engine malfunctioned Thursday just 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) above the ...

Black hole named ‘Powehi’ by Hawaii university professor

Space 04/11/19, 21:10

A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment. University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The world's first image of a black hole revealed Wednesday was created ...

Spacewalking astronauts replace more station batteries

Space 03/29/19, 07:18

Spacewalking astronauts are conducting more battery work outside the International Space Station.NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch (Cook) floated outside Friday, a week after the first spacewalk to install new and stronger batteries for the station's solar power grid.Koch was supposed to go out with Anne McClain, but there ...

NASA’s new rocket won’t be ready for moon shot next year

Space 03/13/19, 12:32

NASA's massive new rocket won't be ready for a moon shot next year, the space agency's top official told Congress on Wednesday.Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he's considering switching to commercial rockets to keep the June 2020 launch date.Bridenstine told a Senate committee that two private rockets would be needed, one ...