Today in Space! June 27, 1997: NEAR Spacecraft Visits Ast...
Find out what happened today in space on June 27, 1997, when NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft flew by asteroid 253 Mathilde.
6 of the Best Places to See the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
Here are six suggestions for where to see the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, whether you're a science lover, wine connoisseur or music fan.
New Mobile App from Exploratorium Museum Explores Solar E...
A new mobile app from San Francisco's Exploratorium science museum lets users dig into the science behind the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.
Student-Made Rocket Tops 30,000 Feet, Wins 1st 'Spaceport...
A student team from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, took top honors last weekend at the 2017 Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico.
20 Years of Nonstop Mars Coverage: NASA Red Planet Effort...
From the NASA Pathfinder mission in 1997 to the Curiosity rover, the space agency has had a constant presence on and around the Red Planet.
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017 China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration ...
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusio...
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017 Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, im...
NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017 NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility...
Supercam in the ARCTIC: Manned and Unmanned planes with A...
Izhevsk, Russia (SPX) Jun 27, 2017 Unmanned Systems Group (Izhevsk, Russia) has successfully conducted joint flights of Supercam UAV together with manned air...
Five projects selected from ISS funding opportunity focus...
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jun 27, 2017 The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sci...
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen prod...
Upton NY (SPX) Jun 23, 2017 Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up car...
Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017 The US Navy and the Japanese ministry of defense have unsuccessfully attempted to intercept a ballistic missile in a test of a...
Amtrak to SpaceX Launch, Wifi hack, Spectacular trip, But...
Vandenberg AFB CA (SPX) Jun 26, 2017 The rumble of the air introduces the Spacex Falcon as it roars over the hill and the crowd screams seem to propel it hig...
SLS Core Stage Production Continues for Rocket's First Fl...
Michoud MS (SPX) Jun 26, 2017 Throughout NASA's 43-acre rocket factory, the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, engineers are building all five parts o...
Return to the blue
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017 How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts...
Orbex reveals space rocket factory
London, UK (SPX) Jun 23, 2017 Welcoming the UK's focus on low-cost, reliable commercial spaceflight activities in the Queens's Speech, a UK company has revea...
Developing Landing Tech for Space
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017 Canyons, craters and cracked ice fields on other worlds might be hiding exciting scientific discoveries. But how do we get spa...
Keeping the rhythm in space
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017 Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of...
GomSpace to supply disruptive spectrum monitoring system ...
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2017 GomSpace has been selected by and has entered into a procurement contract with UnseenLabs SAS to develop and deliver a syste...
Boecore awarded contract for ballistic missile launch war...
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017 Boecore has received a $93 million contract to provide support for the Shared Early Warning System operated by the U.S. Air For...
Laser-targeting AI Yields More Mars Science
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017 Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens o...
Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near crater rim
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017 NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been ei...
Opportunity Straightens Wheel, Resumes Driving
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017 Opportunity is at the top of Perseverance Valley on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover experienced a left-front wheel stee...
No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 23, 2017 As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red...
India's Mars Orbiter Mission Completes First 1,000 Earth ...
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017 The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) maiden Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also known as Mangalyaan, completed its f...
Mars Orbiter spots rover ascending Mount Sharp
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017 In an image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Martian rover Curiosity can been seen as a bright blue speck as...
University Students Mine for Water at NASA's Mars Ice Cha...
Hampton VA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017 For humans to survive on other worlds, they'll have to harness the resources - like water - that exist there. A recent competit...
Are NEOs Coming to Earth?
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2017 Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets and asteroids in heliocentric orbits that have been influenced by planetary flybys causi...
NASA, French Space Agency Express Commitment to Joint Exp...
Le Bourget, France (SPX) Jun 20, 2017 France and the United States have a long history of cooperation in space, combining their talents over the years to adv...
MAVEN's top 10 discoveries at Mars
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 19, 2017 On June 17, NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) will celebrate 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the...
Opportunity collecting panoramas of high-value targets at...
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 19, 2017 Opportunity is at the top of Perseverance Valley on the rim of Endeavour crater. The rover experienced a left-front wheel stee...
Martian Crater Provides Reminder of Apollo Moonwalk
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 19, 2017 NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity passed near a young crater this spring during the 45th anniversary of Apollo 16's tr...
Elon Musk's vision of a self-sustaining city on Mars publ...
New Rochelle, NY (SPX) Jun 16, 2017 The Commentary entitled "Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species presents the vision of Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, for fut...
Russian Institute to Start Long-Haul Mars Mission Simulat...
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 16, 2017 The first among a series of psychological experiments designed to look into problems that might arise in a mixed crew on its wa...
Walkabout Above 'Perseverance Valley'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 12, 2017 Opportunity is at the top of "Perseverance Valley" on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The plan before proceeding down the valley ...
Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find
The Hague (AFP) June 26, 2017 Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may ho...
Impact Threat from Asteroid Apophis Cannot Be Ruled Out
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017 The famous near-Earth asteroid Apophis caused quite a stir in 2004 when it was announced that it could hit our planet. Alth...
Topsy-Turvy Motion Creates Light-Switch Effect at Uranus
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017 More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using the spacecraft's dat...
Study suggests solar eruptions hit planet Earth like a sn...
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017 New analysis of plasma clouds ejected by the sun suggest solar eruptions behave like a sneeze. Until now, astronomers looked...
Hubble captures massive dead disk galaxy that challenges ...
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 27, 2017 By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space with the capability of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a ...
Dark Matter Day is approaching
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017 A global hunt for the universe's missing matter is underway, and this autumn everyone is invited to join in. On and around O...
Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid danger
Belfast, UK (SPX) Jun 27, 2017 A leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time. Professo...
Russian Soyuz Rocket Puts Military Satellite Into Earth's...
Plesetsk Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017 The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that the Soyuz rocket has successfully put a military satellite to th...
New Satellite Gives India the Edge Along the Border
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017 With the ability to zoom in on areas less than 0.6 meters, India's Cartosat-2 series satellite will allow the Indian Army to...
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