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Bound for Mars, World's 1st Interplanetary Cubesats Phone Home

7 May, 2018 - 13:30
NASA's Mars Cube One duo, officially known as MarCO-A and MarCO-B, checked in with their handlers Saturday afternoon (May 5), not long after launching from California along with NASA's InSight Mars lander.

Ariana Grande Thinks Jupiter's Pretty (But Neptune's Better) and NASA Is Thrilled

7 May, 2018 - 12:46
Ariana Grande apparently likes giant planets. Jupiter and Neptune caught Grande's eye, with the "No Tears Left To Cry" singer spending part of Saturday (May 5) marveling at their beauty on Twitter.

I Rode a Lego Millennium Falcon Pedicab for 'Star Wars Day' and It Was Awesome

7 May, 2018 - 12:07
Lego had a special surprise for "Star Wars" fans in New York City in celebration of Star Wars Day, or "May the Fourth," as fans call it. The company built a 20,300-brick Millennium Falcon pedicab that offered free rides around Manhattan's Bryant Park.

Jupiter at Opposition 2018: How to See It Tuesday

7 May, 2018 - 11:49
Skywatchers will see Jupiter at its brightest Tuesday (May 8), when the planet is exactly opposite to the sun in our sky. Here's how to catch a glimpse of the solar system's largest planet.

SpaceX Set to Debut Newest Falcon 9 Rocket: 'Block 5'

7 May, 2018 - 08:52
SpaceX is set to debut the latest, most advanced version of its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket, called the Block 5, this Thursday (May 10).

See a SpaceX Rocket Fairing Glide Back to Earth in This Awesome Photo

7 May, 2018 - 07:38
A new photo unveiled by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shows half of a Falcon 9 rocket fairing, the protective nose cone that surrounds a payload, as it glides back to Earth under a parafoil.

China to Test Rocket Reusability With Long March 8 Booster

6 May, 2018 - 17:25
China is developing a Long March launch vehicle with a reusable first stage that could have its trial launch as early as 2020, according to a senior Chinese rocket designer.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Suffers New Problem During Testing

6 May, 2018 - 16:04
As an independent review of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope continues, the project is dealing with a new problem discovered in recent testing of the spacecraft.

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Has Left Earth: So What's Next for the Probe?

6 May, 2018 - 15:00
NASA's InSight Mars lander is now cruising to the Red Planet. The spacecraft began its 205-day, 301-million-mile (485 million kilometers) journey to Mars by launching on an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California on May 5.

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Headed Back to Earth from Space Station

5 May, 2018 - 15:45
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is returning to Earth today (May 5) to end a month-long stay at the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule is returning nearly 2 tons of science gear, including a group of intrepid mice.

Firefly Aerospace to Take Over Vandenberg Delta 2 Pad

5 May, 2018 - 15:26
Firefly Aerospace, a small launch vehicle developer, has won approval from the U.S. Air Force to take over a launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base used by the soon-to-retire Delta 2.

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Launches to Probe Red Planet's Deep Interior

5 May, 2018 - 14:51
NASA's InSight Mars lander launched today (May 5) atop an Atlas V rocket, rising off a pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:05 a.m. EDT. InSight is the first-ever interplanetary mission to launch from the U.S. West Coast.

In Photos: Atlas V Launches NASA's InSight Mars Lander

5 May, 2018 - 13:26
NASA's InSight Mars lander lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5, 2018 at 7:05 a.m. EDT (1105 GMT). See photos from the historic launch here.

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2018 Is Peaking Now! Here's What to Expect

5 May, 2018 - 12:43
Just before daybreak on Sunday (May 6), the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will reach its peak. This meteor display is active in the first week of May and produces long streaks whose paths are aimed away from the "water jar" of Aquarius.

Watching NASA's InSight Mars Lander Launch Saturday? Here's What to Expect

4 May, 2018 - 17:39
NASA's InSight Mars lander will launch Saturday at 7:05 a.m. EDT (4:05 a.m. PDT/1105 GMT) on Saturday from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. Here's what to expect if you're viewing the launch.

NASA Is Launching Its InSight Mars Lander Early Saturday: Watch Live

4 May, 2018 - 13:20
NASA's InSight Mars lander will launch toward the Red Planet early Saturday morning (May 5), and you can watch it live online. Here's how.

The Best 'Star Wars' Gifts in the Universe

4 May, 2018 - 13:01
Happy Star Wars Day! Get ready for "Solo: A Star Wars Story" with these amazing toys, gifts, and gadgets from a galaxy far, far away. (And may the fourth be with you)

Happy 'Star Wars Day' 2018! Here's the Best 'Star Wars' Deals

4 May, 2018 - 13:00
May the Fourth is upon us and fans don't have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to score Jedi-worthy deals. May the force be with you!

A Lego Millennium Falcon Pedicab Will Cruise NYC Streets This 'Star Wars Day'!

4 May, 2018 - 13:00
Fans of the "Star Wars" franchise have dubbed May 4 (or "May the Fourth") as Star Wars Day, in a play on the famous line "May the Force be with you."

NASA's InSight Mars Lander Almost Didn't Happen. Here's How It Was Saved.

4 May, 2018 - 12:43
NASA's InSight Mars lander, which is scheduled to launch Saturday morning (May 5), was originally supposed to lift off in March 2016. Here's why InSight didn't meet that first opportunity, and why NASA decided to stick with the mission anyway.