Nelson: Apollo 11 United the Country in 1969, Artemis Will Too

July 20, 2024|

In marking today’s 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson expressed hope that the space program can unite the country again as it did decades ago. The fractious [...]

NASA SLS Core Stage headed to KSC for Artemis II

July 20, 2024|

Prime contractor Boeing rolled out the second Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage on July 16 from the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) and secured it to NASA’s Pegasus barge for transportation to the Kennedy Space [...]

Moon Day: The Stamps Have Landed

July 20, 2024|

Call it the UN “stamps of approval” to commemorate July 20, 2024 as International Moon Day. The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) is issuing six postage stamps and three souvenir sheets to commemorate this day, [...]

What became of the flags Apollo astronauts left on the moon?

July 20, 2024|

Astronauts placed six different American flags on the moon during the Apollo program. What became of those flags in the years since, and why were they controversial? Read More - Space

Will burying biomass underground curb climate change?

July 20, 2024|

(credit: TEEIC) On April 11, a small company called Graphyte began pumping out beige bricks, somewhat the consistency of particle board, from its new plant in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The bricks don’t look like much, [...]

Mini-Neptune turned out to be a frozen super-Earth

July 20, 2024|

Enlarge / Renditions of a possible composition of LHS 1140 b, with a patch of ocean on the side facing its host star. Earth is included at right for scale. (credit: BENOIT GOUGEON, UNIVERSITÉ DE [...]

Armada to Apophis—scientists recycle old ideas for rare asteroid encounter

July 19, 2024|

Enlarge / This artist's concept shows the possible appearance of ESA's RAMSES spacecraft, which will release two small CubeSats for additional observations at Apophis. (credit: https://www.esa.int/Space_Safety/Planetary_Defence/Introducing_Ramses_ESA_s_mission_to_asteroid_Apophis) For nearly 20 years, scientists have known an asteroid [...]

ESA supports work on Apophis mission

July 19, 2024|

The European Space Agency will allow a proposed mission to the asteroid Apophis to proceed to a next stage of development to keep it on schedule even though it is not yet fully funded. The [...]

Elon Musk plans to move SpaceX HQ to Starbase over new California law

July 19, 2024|

This week SpaceX founder and leader Elon Musk has decided to pull SpaceX’s headquarters from Hawthorne, California to Starbase, Texas over a pro-LGBTQ+ law. However, what this actually means is unclear, as this is not [...]

ESA Gets Go Ahead to Begin Work on Apophis Mission

July 19, 2024|

To the delight of planetary defense experts, ESA is beginning work on a probe to visit the asteroid Apophis before it reaches Earth in 2029. Apophis will not impact Earth, but its very close approach [...]

The next generation of spacesuits: Are you thirsty for more?

July 19, 2024|

A new approach to spacesuit technology promises to revolutionize astronaut life support systems, ensuring sustainability and self-sufficiency in the harshest environments of space. Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University are addressing a significant [...]

France funds small satellite capture and inspection mission 

July 19, 2024|

France has awarded a Thales Alenia Space-led group a contract to capture and inspect a small satellite in a demonstration mission slated toward the end of the decade. The post France funds small satellite capture [...]

NASA to Host Panels, Forums, and More at Oshkosh 2024

July 19, 2024|

3 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) NASA’s pavilion as it will look at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 is seen in this illustration, Flying into the graphic, clockwise from upper left: [...]

Exploring the Moon: Episode Previews

July 19, 2024|

2 Min Read Exploring the Moon: Episode Previews Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program Discover. Learn. Explore. NASA’s video series, Exploring the Moon, takes a “behind-the-scenes” look at humanity’s next steps on the Moon. [...]

The sun’s next solar cycle has begun, ‘starquakes’ suggest

July 19, 2024|

Even though the sun's current solar cycle hasn't reached its peak yet, scientists have seen signs that the next 11-year solar cycle is already getting ready for its time to shine. Read More - Space

Illegal drug found in Diamond Shruumz candies linked to severe illnesses

July 19, 2024|

Enlarge (credit: Diamond Shruumz) Newly released testing data of Diamond Shruumz-brand gummies purchased in 2023 identified the presence of psilocin, a hallucinogenic drug closely related to the magic-mushroom drug psilocybin that is classified as a [...]