Rocket Lab Launches 2nd Test Flight of Electron Small-Satellite Booster

Space News - 20 January, 2018 - 14:45
An Electron rocket built by the commercial startup Rocket Lab successfully took off today (Jan. 20) from New Zealand, carrying the company's first customer payloads.

Christa McAuliffe's Lost Challenger Lessons to be Taught on Space Station

Space News - 20 January, 2018 - 13:10
Two educators turned NASA astronauts will film science lessons aboard the International Space Station that were planned for the late Christa McAuliffe, the first "teacher in space," who died on board space shuttle Challenger in January 1986.

Fireball Finds! Meteorite Fragments from Dazzling Michigan Meteor Found on Ice

Space News - 20 January, 2018 - 13:00
Meteorite hunters in Michigan found six rocks Thursday (Jan. 18) that likely came from a spectacular fireball that lit up local skies earlier this week.

Senate Committee Advances NASA and NOAA

Space News - 20 January, 2018 - 13:00
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate.

Supermoon and Pink Sky: Full Moon Rises Against 'Belt of Venus'

Space News - 20 January, 2018 - 13:00
A nearly full "supermoon" rises above a pink band in the sky known as the "Belt of Venus" in this photo captured above Lake Alqueva in the Portuguese village of Monsaraz.

Hubble Mission Commander, Spacewalker to Enter Astronaut Hall of Fame

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 18:37
Scott Altman, commander of the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, and spacewalker Thomas Jones, who helped install the U.S. laboratory on the International Space Station, will enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in April.

After Delay, Rocket Lab to Attempt 2nd Electron Launch Today: How to Watch

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 17:57
Tonight (Jan. 19), the private spaceflight company Rocket Lab will once again attempt a second test launch of its small-scale Electron rocket.

Small Michigan Meteor Packed a Seismic Punch, Experts Say

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 16:47
The meteor that caused a huge fireball above the skies of southern Michigan Tuesday night (Jan. 16) was only a few feet in size, researchers have said, but its speed was enough to shake the ground as it exploded in the atmosphere.

Watch Japan's Epsilon Rocket Launch the ASNARO-2 Radar Earth Satellite

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 15:57
A Japanese Epsilon rocket launched a new Earth-observation satellite into space this week, notching a third successful flight for the solid-fueled booster.

In Photos: India's PSLV rocket Launches Cartosat-2 Satellite & 30 More!

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 15:55
On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched 31 satellites, making a comeback from a launch failure in August 2017. See photos from the Cartosat-2 satellite mission here!

No, an Asteroid Is Not Going to Collide with Earth in February

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 14:55
An asteroid's upcoming close pass with Earth has been the subject of some sensational news coverage — but is there is anything to fear?

Atlas V Rocket Launches New Missile-Warning Satellite for US Air Force

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 14:00
The U.S. Air Force has a new missile-tracking sentinel in orbit with the successful launch Friday (Jan. 19) of the Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight 4 early-warning satellite. See how it launched.

Astronomical Odds: Becoming an Astrophysicist Keeps Getting Tougher

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 13:22
Ah, the life of an astrophysicist. The money. The parties. The paparazzi. No wonder so many young people flock to their nearest large research universities with stars in their eyes and dreams of Nobels in their hearts.

Enormous 'El Gordo' Galaxy Cluster Captured in Hubble Image

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 13:18
An incredible photo from the Hubble Space Telescope showcases an enormous galaxy cluster that weighs in at a whopping 3 million billion suns.

New National Defense Strategy to Shed Light on Pentagon's Thinking About War in Space

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 13:15
How the military views outer space and cyberspace as battlefronts in future wars are likely topics in the administration's new national defense strategy.

Saturn's Moon Titan May Have Earth-Like 'Sea Level'

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 08:39
Saturn's moon Titan and Earth are even more alike than previously thought. New research shows that the giant moon has a global sea level, just like our own planet.

Get Ready for the 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Eclipse of Jan. 31!

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 08:00
If you live in Hawaii, Alaska or the western half of North America, be sure to put a big circle on your calendar for Jan. 31, when you will have an opportunity to see the second full moon of January.

China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 07:48
The Chinese satellite Micius has once again shattered records, this time enabling practical quantum encryption between Beijing and Austria.

How a Government Shutdown Would Affect NASA

Space News - 19 January, 2018 - 07:41
With the U.S. government just hours away from a potential shutdown as lawmakers struggle to agree on a new spending bill, more than 18,000 NASA employees around the country are bracing for the agency to temporarily shut down as well.

United to introduce premium economy cabin in 2018

Aviation News - 18 January, 2018 - 21:14
United Airlines will join its competitors in offering a premium economy cabin on certain aircraft beginning this year.

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