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President Trump To NASA: I Want You Back On The Moon, Then Mars Next

Trump has officially signed Space Policy Directive 1, which sets NASA up for a lunar mission and a potential trip to Mars. However, there’s the issue of funding.

Space December 12, 2017

The International Space Station Is Teeming With Germs, But That's A Good Thing

The International Space station is filled with germs, but it's possibly a good sign of a healthy spacecraft. Still, it's important to identify these microbes, especially now that humanity has a renewed interest in further space exploration.

Space December 7, 2017

International Space Station Astronauts Just Made Pizza In Zero Gravity

You can make pizza in zero gravity. Just watch these astronauts aboard the International Space Station create their own pizza in space because one of them missed it so much.

Space December 4, 2017

Voyager 1: NASA Fires Up Dormant Space Probe Thrusters For The First Time Since 1980

NASA fired up Voyager 1 thrusters for the first time in 37 years. The spacecraft is currently traveling in interstellar space.

Space December 3, 2017

Australian University Launches Its First Miniature Satellite In Space

An Australian university is leading the nation's push to enter the space race. Last week, it launched its first miniature cube satellite into orbit and recently, opened up Australia's first space mission design facility.

Space November 28, 2017

Are Robots Better Pilots? NASA Pits Human Pilot vs. AI And Here's What Happened

Robot-controlled drone against human-controlled drone and scores in accuracy and consistency. JPL researchers positive after AI's performance in drone flying.

Computers November 25, 2017

LOOK: NASA's New 'Superelastic Tire' Is Reinventing The Wheel

NASA Glenn Reseach Center's 'Superelastic Tire' is so durable that it can handle significant strain without deformation. The chainmail-looking wheel also has possible practical applications.

Space November 25, 2017

NASA Solves Mystery Of Eerie Whistling Sound In Space

A team of researchers from NASA has solved the puzzle of the whistler mode chorus. The phenomenon produces an eerie whistling noise in space.

Space November 17, 2017

Apollo 12 Astronaut Dick Gordon Dies At Age 88

Former NASA astronaut Richard 'Dick' Gordon passed away at the age of 88. Gordon was one of only 24 men that have flown to the moon.

November 10, 2017

Next Flyby Target Of NASA's New Horizons Needs A Name

Would you like to name a celestial object? New Horizons is heading to a Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 for its next flyby target, but NASA wants the public to give it a better name.

Space November 8, 2017

NASA's Juno Phones Home After Eighth Jupiter Flyby

NASA’s Juno has successfully completed its flyby of Jupiter, but it took a while for Earth to receive the data. The probe needed to maintain its silence to protect its information from the effects of solar conjunction.

Space November 6, 2017

LEGO's 'Women Of NASA' Is Now Amazon's Best-Selling Toy

LEGO's Women of NASA kit is certainly breaking boundaries, especially in sales. The collection of four female space pioneers in brick form is currently Amazon's one of the best-selling toys.

Space November 5, 2017

Earth's Ozone Hole Shrinks To Its Smallest Since 1988: NASA

NASA has stated that the ozone hole reached its smallest size this year since 1988. The observation was made by the space agency and NOAA with the help of ground-based, sky, and space equipment.

Earth/Environment November 4, 2017

Halloween Playlist: NASA Releases Playlist Of Spooky Space Sounds In The Universe

NASA has released a playlist containing tracks that feature the sounds of space. The musical piece has been curated especially to celebrate Halloween.

Space October 31, 2017

NASA Twins Study: Space Travel Alters Gene Expression 'Like Fireworks'

Preliminary results of NASA's Twins Study showed that space travel results in an explosion of alterations in gene expression. Identical twin brothers and astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly are at the forefront of this first-of-its-kind study.

Space October 29, 2017

Solar Wind Can Create Electric Charge On Mars Moon Phobos

NASA's probable plan of sending a human mission to Phobos in preparation for a robotic mission to Mars could be hazardous. New research has shown that solar wind can create risky static electricity for both astronauts and equipment stationed on the Martian moon.

Space October 24, 2017

New VR Experiment Allows You To Walk On Planet Mars

New NASA and Google virtual reality (VR) experiment allows users to visit planet Mars and experience it from the comfort of their homes. 'Access Mars' can work on most VR headsets available in the market.

Space October 24, 2017

Astronaut Completes Spacewalk Outside Space Station Despite Frayed Tether, Bad Jetpack

An astronaut successfully completed a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Oct. 20. Astronaut Joe Acaba managed to replace a 'blurry camera' outside of the space station, despite having a frayed tether and a bad jetpack.

Space October 22, 2017

NASA's Maven Mission Finds Planet Mars Has Magnetic Tail

New research from NASA's Maven spacecraft discovers Mars's 'invisible magnetic tail.' The research indicates that the tail is 'twisted' as a result of an interaction with the solar wind.

Space October 20, 2017

New Discovery Takes Us One Step Closer To Living On The Moon

NASA and JAXA scientists have confirmed that there are underground caves on the Moon, left behind by flowing lava. The discovery brings the human race one step closer to living on the Moon.

Space October 19, 2017

Chinese Space Station Will Fall To Earth Within Months

Chinese officials confirmed that they had lost control of the Tiangong-1 and it would probably crash to Earth within few months. Tiangong-1 was utilized as both manned laboratory and an experimental testbed to demonstrate orbital rendezvous and docking capacities.

Space October 17, 2017

Mysterious Planet Nine Exists: NASA Close To Finding It, Reassures Us It Won't Hit The Earth

NASA is getting close to finally finding the mysterious Planet Nine, as Caltech researchers have presented new evidence for its existence. NASA also reiterated that Planet Nine, Nibiru, or whatever people want to call it, will not collide with Earth.

Space October 16, 2017

New NASA Research Facility In Virginia Named After 99-Year-Old ‘Human Computer’ Katherine Johnson

NASA has named its new computational research facility in Virginia after Katherine Johnson, a key engineer at NASA during the Space Race. She, along with fellow black female workers at the space agency, shattered various racist and sexist stereotypes.

Space September 25, 2017

A Mock Crew Just Came Out Of An 8-Month Mars Isolation Experiment Backed By NASA

A Mars mock crew has emerged from an eight-month isolation experiment that was supposed to simulate what it's like to be on Mars. It marks the fifth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation attempt.

Space September 19, 2017

The World Will End On Sept. 23 As It Collides With ‘Planet X,’ Christian Numerologist Claims: Here’s What NASA Says

The world as we know it will end on Sept. 23: Earth will collide with Planet Nibiru and cause a series of catastrophic events. Or so a Christian numerologist believes.

Space September 18, 2017

Goodbye, Cassini: NASA Spacecraft To End 20-Year Voyage By Crashing Into Saturn

NASA's Cassini is now on course to crash into Saturn on Sept. 15. The end of the 20-year mission of the spacecraft, which has explored Saturn for the past five months, has resulted in overflowing expressions of grief.

Space September 13, 2017

The Sun Is Erupting Solar Flares Like Crazy: NASA Recorded Several X-Class Flares Over The Past Week

NASA has just recorded an X8.2 class solar flare on Sept. 10, just one of the many solar flares that occurred over the past week. Is a solar flare a cause of concern, though?

Space September 13, 2017

Elon Musk Unveils The Official SpaceX Spacesuit That’s Seemingly Inspired By Sci-Fi

SpaceX is scheduled to send astronauts to the International Space Station sometime in the near future. Elon Musk has shared a photo of what they’re going to wear.

Space August 24, 2017

Large Near-Earth Asteroid To Safely Zoom Past The Planet On Sept. 1

NASA has confirmed that a large asteroid will have a safe flyby in September. Asteroid Florence is the largest near-Earth object to fly at a relatively close range.

Space August 19, 2017

NASA Resupplies ISS Astronauts With Tons of Scientific Cargo And Ice Cream

ISS astronauts have received more equipment for scientific research aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule. NASA also rewarded their hard work with a freezer full of real ice cream.

Feature | Science August 18, 2017

Want To Stream Next Week’s Solar Eclipse? The Best Bet Is Twitter Or NASA

The solar eclipse will finally happen across the United States on Aug. 21. If you can’t watch in real-life, here’s how to make sure you still won’t miss it.

Internet August 18, 2017

Perseid Meteor Shower 2017 Not Brightest Meteor Shower In History: NASA

The Perseid meteor shower will not light up the night sky in an incredible display in 2017. NASA debunks rumors and says the moon will be brighter.

Space August 11, 2017

Africa Enters Space Race With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Our Planet

GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.

Space August 8, 2017

NASA’s Voyager Reaches 40th Year: Why It’s An Important Solar System Probe

Revisit the feats and accomplishments of the twin probe on the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission. See how long they are likely to survive interstellar space and send valuable data back to Earth.

Space August 8, 2017

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Protect Earth From Alien Matter

The Planetary Protection Officer is tasked to protect planet Earth from contamination by alien matter brought by spacecraft from missions that explored extraterrestrial worlds. The job comes with a six-figure salary.

Space August 4, 2017

Soyuz Rocket Heads To International Space Station With 3 Veteran Astronauts

The ISS expands to a crew of six after the Soyuz Rocket docked with three veterans. The new team is excited to carry out research.

Space July 29, 2017

‘Burrito Of Awesomeness’: ISS Shares Captivating Photos Of Aurora

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station shared a timelapse video of the aurora borealis or northern lights last Sunday. But what is the bright light display that is an aurora and how does it form?

Space July 27, 2017

These Might Have Happened If The Apollo Space Program Continued

Since astronaut Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lander back in 1972, no human has set foot on the moon again. Learn what could have happened if the Apollo program continued and proceeded with its space missions.

Space July 25, 2017

Want To Be A Citizen Scientist For Total Solar Eclipse 2017? Here’s How

NASA urges the public to be citizen scientists for a day during the total solar eclipse 2017. All one needs is a smartphone, a thermometer, and to download the free GLOBE Observer app to be part of the initiative.

Space July 25, 2017

NASA Uploads Archive Videos Of Air And Space Vehicles On YouTube

NASA releases hundreds of aircraft test flights and failure videos from its archive on YouTube. About 500 videos will be made available to the public.

Space July 24, 2017

Hubble Captures Mars Moon Phobos Orbiting Red Planet

The Hubble space telescope captured Phobos photobombing Mars during an observation in 2016. NASA finally releases the time-lapse image of the Martian satellite in orbit.

Space July 21, 2017

NASA Communication Satellite Damaged Weeks Before Atlas V Launch

The antenna of NASA's TDRS-M communication satellite was damaged while it was being packed for launch. The accident may cause changes in the timeline of the mission set for launch on Aug. 3.

Space July 17, 2017

Here Are The Close-Up Images Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Thanks To JunoCam And Citizen Scientists

JunoCam has sent in close-up images of Jupiter's most iconic feature, the Great Red Spot. Citizen scientists were quick to take the opportunity to process and enhance the photos.

Space July 16, 2017

NASA Does Not Have Money For Mars Manned Mission: US Space Agency May Send Humans To Another Destination

NASA admits that it does not have enough funds to send people to Mars by the 2030s. The agency could focus on its planned lunar outpost instead.

Space July 15, 2017

NASA Admits Its Budget Can't Afford To Send Humans To Planet Mars

NASA's chief of human spaceflight, William Gerstenmaier, said that the space agency's current budget cannot afford the cost required for a manned mission to Mars. How much does it cost to send humans to the Red Planet?

Space July 14, 2017

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