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Tracking System Glitch Delays Rocket Lab's 1st Commercial Electron Launch

23 June, 2018 - 18:50
The private spaceflight company Rocket Lab called off the commercial launch debut of Electron rocket in New Zealand early Saturday (June 23) due to an issue with a tracking dish.

How Fast Is Earth Moving?

22 June, 2018 - 15:57
Earth moves at a fantastic rate of speed on its axis, around the sun and across the universe.

Star Wars 'Anthology' Films Put On Hold - Report

22 June, 2018 - 13:42
A report says Lucasfilm is scuttling plans for its Star Wars "anthology" stories.

Google Doodle Honors Science Fiction Author Octavia E. Butler

22 June, 2018 - 13:41
Google honored the legacy of famed science fiction author Octavia E. Butler with her own Google Doodle today (June 22), which would have been the writer's 71st birthday.

1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight

22 June, 2018 - 13:30
The first spacecraft to demonstrate active space debris-removal technologies — such as a harpoon, a net and a drag sail — in orbit has been released from the International Space Station to commence its mission.

Where Does Trump's 'Space Force' Fit in the International Agreement on Peaceful Use of Space?

22 June, 2018 - 13:20
Overnight US President Donald Trump announced the establishment of a "Space Force" as a separate force of the US military.

NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Speaks About Her Puzzling Removal from Space Mission

22 June, 2018 - 09:59
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps still doesn't know why she was removed from her first assignment to go to space.

Space Force: Pentagon Navigates Way Ahead and Awaits Direction From Congress

22 June, 2018 - 09:32
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will turn to his own policy advisers for options that he could present to the president.

National Space Council's 'Think Tank' Starts Work

22 June, 2018 - 09:31
An advisory group dubbed the "think tank" for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues.

Mars Will Soon 'Reverse Its Course' in the Sky

22 June, 2018 - 09:11
Mars continues to approach Earth as the Red Planet grows steadily brighter, but on June 28, it will halt its normal eastward motion among the stars and turn back toward the west — a strange change in its nightly wandering that befuddled ancient stargazers

'It's Business Time!' Watch Rocket Lab's 1st Commercial Electron Launch Tonight

22 June, 2018 - 08:17
The U.S. spaceflight startup Rocket Lab will attempt the first commercial launch of its new Electron rocket today (June 22), and you can watch the liftoff live online.

Could Self-Repairing 'Star Wars' Droid L3-37 Come to Life? Not Quite

21 June, 2018 - 18:19
Is the newest droid in the "Star Wars" universe the future of modern robotics?

See the Eerie Lava Glow of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption from Space

21 June, 2018 - 18:01
Astronauts in space have been tracking Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption since May, but they've never revealed a view quite like this. Here's what Kilauea's lava looks like from space.

Epic Dust Storm on Mars Now Completely Covers the Red Planet

21 June, 2018 - 15:16
A massive dust storm on Mars that covered one-fourth of the planet just a week ago has grown into a global weather event, NASA officials said Wednesday (June 20).

Golden 'Blue Moon' Gleams Over Lisbon (Photo)

21 June, 2018 - 13:48
A lovely cityscape view captured from a rooftop on Amoreiras Towers in Lisbon, Portugal, shows the last "Blue Moon" of 2018 rising above the city on March 31.

What Is the Summer Solstice? An Astronomer Explains

21 June, 2018 - 13:35
The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth's people who live in the Northern Hemisphere.

China Appears To Be Preparing To Deorbit Its Tiangong-2 Space Lab

21 June, 2018 - 09:43
China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year.

Sally Ride's Legacy: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace Science and Engineering

21 June, 2018 - 08:36
On June 18, 1983, 35 years ago, Sally Ride became the first American woman to launch into space, riding the Space Shuttle STS-7 flight with four other crew members.

Einstein Was Right! Scientists Confirm General Relativity Works With Distant Galaxy

21 June, 2018 - 08:20
A new study validates Einstein's theory of general relativity in a distant galaxy for the first time.

Apollo Moon Rock Rediscovered in Cambodia Debuts on Display

20 June, 2018 - 17:40
A moon rock gifted to Cambodia by the U.S. amidst the Vietnam War has been found and put on display after being all but lost to time and strife.

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