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NASA-funded pulsed plasma rocket concept aims to send astronauts to Mars in 2 months

19 May, 2024 - 12:00
NASA is studying innovative rocket system developed by Howe Industries that could reducing travel time to the Red Planet to just a few months.

NASA's PREFIRE mission is ready to unlock the mysteries of Earth's poles

18 May, 2024 - 16:00
A pair of cubesats will measure far-infrared radiation from Earth's poles to improve climate predictions.

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 111 —The Big Glass Wars

18 May, 2024 - 15:58
On Episode 111 of This Week In Space, Rod and Tariq talk with John Mulchaey, Director of the Carnegie Observatories, about the threat to completing two new giant astronomical observatories.

Why we're one step closer to understanding how Earth got its oceans (op-ed)

18 May, 2024 - 15:00
Earth may have gotten some of its water from 'dark comets,' and the forthcoming Vera C. Rubin Observatory could uncover key clues about these mysterious cosmic bodies.

How to watch Blue Origin's NS-25 private space tourist mission online today

18 May, 2024 - 14:00
Blue Origin is scheduled to launch a crewed mission for the first time in nearly two years on Sunday (May 19). Here's how to watch the action live.

James Webb Space Telescope sees Orion Nebula in a stunning new light (images)

18 May, 2024 - 12:00
The Orion Nebula may be a familiar astronomical sight over Earth but that hasn't stopped the James Webb Space Telescope from seeing this star-forming region in a stunning new light.

NASA astronauts practice 'moonwalking' in the Arizona desert (photos)

18 May, 2024 - 02:00
NASA astronauts headed to Arizona desert to rehearse moonwalks and test technology for the Artemis mission.

Who is the 'Doctor Who' villain Maestro? And what's their relationship with the Toymaker?

18 May, 2024 - 00:00
The new villain Maestro is out to destroy music in 'Doctor Who' episode 'The Devil's Chord' —and they're part of a new Pantheon of godly antagonists.

Boeing's 1st Starliner astronaut launch delayed again, to May 25

17 May, 2024 - 23:23
The first crewed mission of Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft has been pushed back by an additional four days, to May 25.

India's ambitious 2nd Mars mission to include a rover, helicopter, sky crane and a supersonic parachute

17 May, 2024 - 23:00
India's second mission to Mars will include a rover, helicopter, sky crane and a supersonic parachute, according to media reports.

Massive sunspot that brought widespread auroras to Earth now targets Mars

17 May, 2024 - 22:00
After quite the aurora experience across Earth this past weekend, beastly sunspot AR3664 could give Mars quite the same solar spectacular.

Here we go again — new sunspot regions emerge, strong solar flare recorded

17 May, 2024 - 21:52
With the decrease of potential impacts from AR 3664, forecasters are monitoring new sunspot regions developing on the eastern half of the sun.

US Space Force is launching more missions than ever. Lawmakers worry America's spaceports can't keep up

17 May, 2024 - 21:00
The House Armed Services Committee has raised concerns about whether Space Force's two main coastal ranges can keep up with rising launch demands.

China launches new mystery Shiyan satellite (video)

17 May, 2024 - 20:00
China launched the latest in its secretive Shiyan satellite series on May 12 atop a Long March 4C rocket. China's space agency says the satellite will be used for "space environment monitoring."

Everything we know about Dune: Prophecy — Release date, plot, cast, & more

17 May, 2024 - 18:59
Their plans are measured in centuries — here's everything we know about Dune: Prophecy, the prequel series that will explore the past of the Bene Gesserit.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Starlink satellites on record 21st flight

17 May, 2024 - 18:00
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched for the 21st time tonight (May 17), setting a new reusability record for the company.

NASA's Juno probe captures fascinating high-resolution images of Jupiter's icy moon Europa

17 May, 2024 - 02:00
During a close flyby of Europa, the Juno spacecraft was at an altitude of just 330 kilometers (220 miles) above the moon's surface. It caught some awesome images, too.

Blue Origin will launch these 6 passengers May 19, on its 1st crewed mission since 2022

17 May, 2024 - 00:00
Blue Origin plans to launch six people — including the United States' first-ever black astronaut candidate — on a suborbital spaceflight this weekend.

SpaceX stacks Starship megarocket ahead of 4th test flight (video, photos)

16 May, 2024 - 23:30
SpaceX stacked its giant Starship rocket ahead of the vehicle's fourth test flight, which could launch just a few weeks from now.

Lithuania becomes 40th nation to sign Artemis Accords for moon exploration

16 May, 2024 - 23:00
Lithuania signed the Artemis Accords on Wednesday (May 15), bringing the number of nations in the moon-exploration pact to 40.