Ukraine’s Lofty Ambitions, Fallen to Earth
Signs of the country’s space-age glory are everywhere, and Ukrainians are determined to hold on to their scientific traditions.
Second U.S. Spacewalk by Astronauts this Year Completes R...
Yesterdays spacewalk successfully completed a choreographed series of movements over three spacewalks since last fall to swap MDA built Latching End Effector...
SpaceX Launching Internet Satellites Aboard Used Rocket S...
SpaceX plans to launch the first two prototypes for its vast satellite-internet constellation Sunday (Feb. 18), and you can watch the liftoff live.
On This Day In Space! Feb. 17, 2007: NASA Launches 5 THEM...
On February 17, 2007, NASA launched the THEMIS quintet of satellites to figure out the science behind Earth's most colorful auroras. See how it happened in o...
Bits of Famous, Lost (and Fake) 'Flying Saucer' Turn Up i...
The flying saucer's copper bottom was covered in hieroglyphics, very much like the saucer discovered in Roswell, New Mexico.
New Mock Mars Mission in Hawaii Begins With Most Internat...
Atop a volcano, a new eight-month long Mars simulation is underway.
After 5,000 Days On Mars Opportunity Still Does Science
New Day for Longest-Working Mars Rover "NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded the dawn of the rover's 4,999th Martian day, or sol, with its Pano...
The National Space Council Is Operating in Stealth Mode (...
Keith's 15 Feb note: The National Space Council (NSpC) (established by Presidential Executive Order) is having a big, potentially lavish, meeting at NASA KSC...
Opportunity Rover Hits 5,000 Sols On Mars - And Takes A S...
PSI Senior Scientist R. Aileen Yingst was in the driver's seat Feb. 15 directing the science activities for NASA's Opportunity Rover as it spent its 5,000th ...
New Day for Longest-Working Mars Rover
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded the dawn of the rover's 4,999th Martian day, or sol, with its Panoramic Camera (Pancam) on Feb. 15, 2018, ...
Modeling Venus-Like Worlds Through Time
We explore the atmospheric and surface history of a hypothetical paleo-Venus climate using a 3-D General Circulation Model. We constrain our model with the i...
CASIS President/Executive Director Quits
CASIS Announces Change of Leadership "The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced that President and Executive Director Gregor...
Trump's Privatized ISS 'Not Impossible,' but Would Requir...
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 16, 2018 US President Donald Trump wants to privatize the International Space Station, looking to turn the station into an orbiting real...
140 successful tests and several "firsts" for Vinci, the ...
Vernon, France (SPX) Feb 16, 2018 The re-ignitable Vinci, engine, which will power the upper stage of the Ariane 6 launcher, has now successfully completed i...
Launch Reservation with Open Cosmos
Tucson AZ (SPX) Feb 16, 2018 Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Gala...
Russian Resupply Ship Delivers Three Tons of Cargo
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 16, 2018 Russian Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft automatically docked on Thursday with the International Space Station (ISS) after being...
Repetition key to self-healing, flexible medical devices
University Park PA (SPX) Feb 13, 2018 Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to...
Turning background room temperature heat into energy
Tsukuba, Japan (SPX) Feb 15, 2018 Every time we convert energy from one form to another, part of that energy is lost in the form of heat. Trying to efficient...
Researchers help robots think and plan in the abstract
Providence RI (SPX) Feb 15, 2018 Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks by constructi...
General Atomics enlists Boeing for its MQ-25 Stingray pro...
Washington (UPI) Feb 14, 2018 General Atomics has announced their collaboration with Boeing, among other companies, to develop and build the MQ-25 Stingray c...
UNIST researchers develop highly stretchable aqueous batt...
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Feb 13, 2018 The current development of stretchable battery materials that mimic the functions of nature has emerged as a highly int...
Air Force makes way for the B-21 Raider to replace B-1B, ...
Washington (UPI) Feb 13, 2018 The U.S. Air Force has rolled out plans to phase out the B-1B and B-2 bomber fleets as it makes way for the new B-21 Raider, wh...
NASA's Continued Focus on Returning U.S. Human Spacefligh...
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 13, 2018 NASA's Commercial Crew Program and private industry partners, Boeing and SpaceX, continue to develop the systems that will r...
Why Russia is one step ahead of US Army's plans for futur...
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 12, 2018 The Pentagon and Israel's Defense Ministry have launched 'Urban Navigation Challenge', a startup competition to create advanced...
Russia launches cargo spacecraft after aborted liftoff
Moscow (AFP) Feb 13, 2018 Russia on Tuesday launched an unmanned Progress cargo ship to the International Space Station after a glitch led officials to postp...
Improving drone performance in headwinds
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Feb 12, 2018 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? The prevalence of multi-rotor drones has increased dramatically in recent years, but in headwin...
NASA Acting Administrator's Statement on FY 2019 Budget P...
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 13, 2018 The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2019 agency budget proposal....
Oppy Takes A Selfie To Mark Sol 5000
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 16, 2018 The Sun will rise on NASA's solar-powered Mars rover Opportunity for the 5,000th time on Saturday, sending rays of energy to a...
Mars Rover Opportunity Reaches 5000 Sols On Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 16, 2018 NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity keeps providing surprises about the Red Planet, most recently with observations of p...
Danish architect envisions life on Mars
Dubai (XNA) Feb 14, 2018 Could humans ever live on Mars? Award-winning architect gave a positive answer and even a timescale to this question: in 100 years. ...
A Piece of Mars is Going Home
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 14, 2018 A chunk of Mars will soon be returning home. A piece of a meteorite called Sayh al Uhaymir 008 (SaU008) will be carried on boa...
Mars Opportunity Rover Energy Levels Improve
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 13, 2018 Opportunity is continuing her exploration of "Perseverance Valley" on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover has moved al...
Leaky Atmosphere Linked To Lightweight Planet
Paris (ESA) Feb 13, 2018 The Red Planet's low gravity and lack of magnetic field makes its outermost atmosphere an easy target to be swept away by the solar ...
In Oman desert, European venture sets sights on Mars
Dhofar, Oman (AFP) Feb 8, 2018 Would-be astronauts in aluminium-coated suits venture out in rovers from a sprawling camp in Oman's barren desert: a simulatio...
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter preparing for years ahead
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 12, 2018 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has begun extra stargazing to help the space agency accomplish advances in Mars explo...
NASA leverages proven technologies to build agency's firs...
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 09, 2018 NASA scientists have found a way to adapt a handful of recently developed technologies to build a new instrument that could g...
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter capatures images of splitting...
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 09, 2018 This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill. The dark...
Tiny Crystal Shapes Get Close Look From Mars Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 09, 2018 Star-shaped and swallowtail-shaped tiny, dark bumps in fine-layered bright bedrock of a Martian ridge are drawing close inspec...
Studies of Clay Formation Provide Clues to Early Martian ...
Mountain View, CA (SPX) Feb 06, 2018 New research published in Nature Astronomy seeks to understand how surface clay was formed on Mars despite its cold clim...
HKU scientist makes key discoveries in the search for lif...
Hong Kong (SPX) Feb 08, 2018 The planet Mars has long drawn interest from scientists and non-scientists as a possible place to search for evidence of life be...
SpaceX poised to launch 'world's most powerful rocket'
Miami (AFP) Feb 6, 2018 SpaceX is poised for the first test launch Tuesday of its Falcon Heavy, which aims to become the world's most powerful rocket in oper...
Opportunity Celebrates 14 Years of Working on Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 05, 2018 Opportunity is continuing her exploration of "Perseverance Valley" on the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover has moved al...
Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking storm
Baltimore MD (SPX) Feb 16, 2018 Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm - once big enough to ...
NASA's Lunar Outpost will Extend Human Presence in Deep S...
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 16, 2018 As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in luna...
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