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China Launching Relay Satellite Toward Moon's Far Side Sunday

18 May, 2018 - 12:56
A Chinese spacecraft designed to set up shop just beyond the moon's far side will launch on Sunday (May 20), if all goes according to plan.

Gravity Assist Podcast: TESS, with Martin Still

18 May, 2018 - 12:47
NASA's new Chief Scientist, Dr Jim Green, speaks to Martin Still, who is the Program Manager on the TESS mission, about how its quest to discover nearby exoplanets.

Back in Action? Mars Rover Curiosity to Test New Drilling Technique Saturday

18 May, 2018 - 10:00
A mechanical problem knocked Curiosity's drill out of commission in late 2016. Mission team members have been studying ways to get the drill back online ever since, and they plan to test a promising work-around this weekend.

NASA Chief Laments Texas School Shooting Near Johnson Space Center

18 May, 2018 - 10:00
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed anguish to the news of a school shooting in Texas today (May 18), a tragedy that occurred near the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Chaotic, Shapeless Galaxy Glitters in Dazzling Hubble Telescope View

18 May, 2018 - 08:19
This shapeless blob of a galaxy is home to many clusters of bright, blue newborn stars, which form in pockets around the outskirts of its cloudy, yellow-white core.

NASA's New Exoplanet Hunter Just Buzzed the Moon and Snapped Its 1st Photo!

18 May, 2018 - 08:18
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite zoomed within about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) of the moon yesterday (May 17) in an orbit-shaping maneuver. The spacecraft also recently took its first test image, NASA officials said.

Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station

18 May, 2018 - 08:15
Recently, aboard the International Space Station, the first tones of an out-of-this world band sounded 200 miles above the Earth.

Third 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Movie Title Revealed!

17 May, 2018 - 18:50
And it may be what you think it is.

How to See the Moon and Venus with 6 Degrees of Separation Tonight!

17 May, 2018 - 18:42
By now, you almost certainly have noticed dazzling Venus in the west-northwest sky soon after sunset. Tonight, it will have company.

Japanese Rockets H-IIA & H-IIB

17 May, 2018 - 17:37
Japan's H-IIA and H-IIB rockets lift satellites and other spacecraft into orbit and beyond.

Lunar Palace 1: China's One-Year Mock Moon Mission in Pictures

17 May, 2018 - 13:40
In May 2018, China wrapped up a yearlong mission inside "Lunar Palace 1," a Beijing facility designed to help the nation prepare to but boots on the moon. See images of the experiment here.

World's 'Most Advanced' Camera Will Hunt for Alien Worlds

17 May, 2018 - 13:36
A new type of camera developed by U.S. researchers will allow astronomers to directly image planets around nearby stars in the search for another Earth.

Black Hole Traffic Accidents May Produce Monster Mergers

17 May, 2018 - 13:36
Cascades of black hole collisions could lead to the formation of more-massive black holes.

SpaceX Launch of NASA and Iridium Satellites Delayed Until May 22

17 May, 2018 - 13:32
Two NASA Earth-observation satellites and five commercial communications craft will have to wait a bit longer to get off the ground.

China Wraps Up 1-Year Mock Moon Mission to Lunar Palace 1

17 May, 2018 - 13:31
Chinese student volunteers completed a one-year test living in a simulated space lab in Beijing yesterday (May 15), setting a record for the longest stay in a self-contained facility.

What's Next for Exoplanet Searches? A Talk with Astrophysicist Sara Seager

17 May, 2018 - 08:26
How will we know when we've found another Earth?

Stephen Hawking's Memorial Might Have Time Travelers in Attendance

17 May, 2018 - 08:21
Stephen Hawking once threw a party just for time-travelers (none showed up). Will his interment be a different story?

Moon Dust Is Super Toxic to Human Cells

17 May, 2018 - 08:17
Turns out moon dust is really bad for human cells.

Former Astronaut and NASA Chief Charles Bolden Donates Personal Collection

17 May, 2018 - 07:18
Charles Bolden didn't realize that he had so much stuff to give.

How Tom Wolfe, Who Wrote 'The Right Stuff,' Inspired a Generation of Astronauts

16 May, 2018 - 16:00
Tom Wolfe, who in 1979 chronicled the high-flying adventures of the first U.S. astronauts in his book "The Right Stuff," has died at the age of 88.