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NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Seventh Flight on Mars

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has completed its seventh flight on the red planet, taking a photo of the Martian surface during its 63-second trip.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Could NASA Really Find Life on Venus? Here's The Most Likely Place to Look

NASA has selected two missions, dubbed DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, to study the "lost habitable" world of Venus. Each mission will receive approximately US$500 million for development and both are expected to launch between 2028 and 2030.

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NASA Selects 2 Missions to Study ‘Lost Habitable’ World of Venus

NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor.

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Space Debris Has Hit And Damaged The International Space Station


The inevitable has occurred. A piece of space debris too small to be tracked has hit and damaged part of the International Space Station - namely, the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

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Warp drives: Physicists give chances of faster-than-light space travel a boost

If humanity ever wants to travel easily between stars, people will need to go faster than light.

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope unfolds its giant mirror for last time ahead of Oct. 31 launch

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has unfurled its big golden mirror for the final time on Earth ahead of its planned launch later this year.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Voyager 1, now in interstellar space, hears an ominous hum

The vast majority of NASA's most interesting projects are ones that are fresh and new, like the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter. As technology advances, NASA can do more and more interesting and revolutionary things, but sometimes decades-old

History | History

60 Years Ago, Alan Shepard Became The First American In Space

The passing of Apollo 11's Michael Collins along with the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard's historic flight reminds us how inspiring exploration can be.

History | History

5 Things You Didn't Know About Alan Shepard

Nov. 18 is Alan Shepard's birthday. HowStuffWorks Now shares some little-known facts about the first American in space.

News | News

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins dead at 90

NASA astronaut Michael Collins died Wednesday at age 90.

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NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts to space station from Kennedy Space Center, first time using recycled rocket

Four astronauts vaulted off the pad at the Kennedy Space Center early Friday, kicking off NASA and SpaceX's second full-duration mission to the ISS.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA’s Mars helicopter just flew for the second time

When NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took off for the first time on Mars on April 19th it was a history-making moment. No manmade spacecraft had ever achieved powered flight on another planet, and the pint-sized helicopter made it look relatively easy.

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WATCH LIVE: NASA's Ingenuity Attempts First-Ever Powered Flight on Another Planet


After a series of delays, the first-ever powered flight to happen on another planet is go for liftoff.

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Sierra Nevada, prepping for Florida launch, unveils space station

Sierra Nevada unveiled its take on an Earth-orbiting space station, joining others aiming to find alternatives to the International Space Station.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

In First, 3 Israeli Nanosatellites Launch Into Space For Geolocation Mission

The nanosatellites will move autonomously on a high-accuracy geolocation mission for search and rescue, remote sensing, and environmental monitoring.

Science & Technology | Science

Listen to the first-ever recording of a NASA rover driving on Mars

NASA has released the first-ever recording of a rover driving across the surface of Mars, and it sounds unlike any vehicle you've heard before.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Are strange space signals in Antarctica evidence of a parallel univer

Odd detections at the South Pole have so far defied explanation, inviting theories beyond conventional physics.

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Elon Musk reveals why SpaceX Starship SN10 exploded after landing

The prototype did more than just break a leg during its debut performance.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Warp Drive: Scientists Say a Physical Warp Drive Is Now Possible

For the first time, scientists have introduced a physical model for warp drive. That means humans are one step closer to traveling at faster-than-light speeds.

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What happened to NASA’s spacecraft after it dropped off the Perseverance rover?

After delivering the Perseverance rover to the surface of Mars, NASA's spacecraft was last seen disappearing into the martian dust. So where did it go?

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Watch Perseverance's dramatic landing on Mars in never-before-seen video

NASA released a multi-angle video of Perseverance's entry, descent, and landing on Mars, a unique look at the precise operation.

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NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars

NASA has unveiled the first pictures from its fifth Mars rover, Perseverance, after a successful landing on the red planet's Jezero crater at approximately 3:55 p.m. Thursday.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

After 300 million miles, NASA's Perseverance rover set for Mars landing

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is on the cusp of landing on the red planet after a 300 million-mile journey. Here's what happens next.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Apollo 14: ‘A Wild Place Up Here’

Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed Apollo mission and the third to land on the Moon. On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 launched from Kennedy Space Center with a cr...

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Preps for ULA’s new Vulcan rocket continue at Cape Canaveral

United Launch Alliance plans to launch a brand new rocket known later this year.

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SpaceX to launch 2 rockets hours apart with Starlink satellites

If everything aligns, SpaceX could launch two batches of Starlink satellites Thursday morning just hours apart.

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SpaceX launch: Crew Dragon civilian mission will open seats to public

A billionaire will command SpaceX's first all-civilian launch this year, but the mission includes a twist: the public can enter to fly in Crew Dragon.

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How to Observe Judaism in Outer Space?

Space travel presents its own unique challenges to the Jewish astronaut: How can one procure kosher space food, as well as all the other necessities of Jewish life? How does one face Jerusalem when praying in orbit?

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Imagining Faster-Than-Light Travel | National Air and Space Museum

After the 1950s, fictional depictions of space travel needed to suggest conceivable ways to cross interstellar distances to seem plausible. Some authors suggested faster-than-light drives, hyper drives, jump drives, worm holes, and black holes.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Scheduled for Sunday Morning at 10 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday morning from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station following Saturday's scrubbed attempt due to unfavorable weather in the area.ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX is targeting Sunday, January 24 for launch of Tran

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Weather Forecast Shows Conditions 80-Percent Favorable for Friday's SpaceX Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral

The latest weather report from the 45th Weather Squadron shows conditions for the Friday morning SpaceX rocket launch is 80-percent favorable.

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Historic NASA Launch Platform Will Be Demolished

NASA’s Mobile Launcher Platform-2—a structure involved in the Apollo and Space Shuttle missions—is in the process of being torn down.

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NASA Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000th day on Mars with stunning panorama of planet

The glorious new image captures the 96-mile-wide Gale Crater and part of Mount Sharp, its central mountain.

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California farmworker turned astronaut, Jose Hernandez, urges kids not to give up - ABC7 Los Angeles

Next year Netflix will begin production on a film about Jose Hernandez's life and journey into space.

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How Far Could A Spaceship Go If We Never Ran Out Of Thrust?

A single lifetime is more than enough to take you to the limits of the Universe.

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Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt to recover Super Heavy rocket by catching it with launch tower – TechCrunch

SpaceX will try a significantly different approach to landing its future reusable rocket boosters, according to CEO and founder Elon Musk. It will attempt to “catch” the heavy booster, which is currently in development, using the launch tower

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Straight out of sci-fi: Scientists achieve long-distance “quantum teleportation” for the first time – NaturalNews.

Scientists have successfully "beamed up" units of quantum information known as qubits over a great distance for the first time. Led by scientists from the California Institute of Technology, a team of researchers demonstrated this so-called &q

Science & Technology | ISRAELI TECH

Israel plans 2024 moonshot after first unmanned lander crashed

Israel is planning to launch another unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024. Last year, Israel's Beresheet spacecraft crashed while attempting a lunar landing.

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Scientists make major breakthrough in search for aliens – and its first discovery is a disappointment

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the search for alien life – but its first discovery has proved disappointing for anyone hoping to meet extraterrestrials.

Science & Technology | Technology

SpaceX flies its Starship rocket to 40,000 feet, just misses the landing in explosive finale | TechCrunch

SpaceX is one step closer to replacing its Falcon line of active duty spacecraft: Its Starship prototype “SN8” achieved a major milestone in the ongoing spacecraft’s development program, flying to a height of around 40,000 feet at SpaceX’s development fac

Health & Fitness | Health News

Former Israeli General And Space Security Chief: "Aliens Are Real" Says President Trump Was Close To Public An

Haim Eshed, a former Israeli general told the Jerusalem post that Aliens are in fact real, and that both the U.S. and Israel have known for years

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

3D Map Shows the Milky Way Galaxy in Unprecedented Detail

With this new map of the Milky Way, astronomers can calculate the galaxy's mass and learn more about its past and future.

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Mysterious object that flew by Earth has finally been identified

The object originally dubbed Asteroid 2020 SO appears to be a long-lost rocket booster that left Earth in 1966 and finally came back. The booster was part of a failed NASA mission to the Moon, and it has apparently been orbiting the Sun ever since.

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Don’t Miss It: Jupiter, Saturn Will Look Like Double Planet for First Time Since Middle Ages

Just after sunset on the evening of December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer together in Earth’s night sky than they have been since the Middle Ages, offering people the world over a celestial treat to ring in the winter solstice. “Alignme

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Artemis I Launch Preparations Are Stacking Up at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Ahead Next Year's Launch

NASA has stacked the first piece of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on the mobile launcher in preparation for the Artemis I launch next year.

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Arecibo Observatory to Close Its Giant Eye on the Sky - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Record-setting asteroid zoomed past Earth — missing by just 240 miles, NASA announces

An asteroid known as 2020 VT4 flew 240 miles away from Earth last week, setting a record for the closest to fly past Earth without hitting it, NASA said.

News | News

Israel To Send Its Second Astronaut To Space In 2021

Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe is expected to take off next year on a research mission logging 200 hours at the International Space Station.

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Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

NASA plans to build a nuclear power plant on the moon and Mars to support its long-term exploration plans.

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Four astronauts poised to make history as SpaceX's 'Resilience' preps for Sunday launch

'Resilience' will break free of the shackles of gravity and shepherd four astronauts to the ISS for the first ever operational commercial crew mission.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to the ISS Saturday | Live Science

NASA and SpaceX are all set to launch a full crew into space tomorrow (Nov. 14) from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This will be the first operational crew mission leaving U.S. soil, since the final space shuttle launch in July 2011.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA's Perseverance rover getting closer to Mars, potentially finding evidence of life

NASA's Perseverance rover has less than 100 days until it gets to Mars and looks for fossilized evidence of extraterrestrial life, the space agency announced. 

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Scientists discover bizarre hell planet where it rains rocks and oceans are made of lava - CBS News

If you thought living on Earth in 2020​ was comparable to hell​, planet K2-141b is here to prove you wrong.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

”Spacetime is Emerging from Some Deeper Reality” --Stephen Hawking's Paradox | The Daily Galaxy

    In has been said that Newton gave us answers; Stephen Hawking gave us questions. A trio of scientists are one step closer to resolving the black-hole information paradox, one of the most intriguing physics mysteries of our time. “Spacetime

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA Contacts Voyager 2 Using Upgraded Deep Space Network Dish

The only radio antenna that can command the 43-year-old spacecraft has been offline since March as it gets new hardware, but work is on track to wrap up in February.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

New images show NASA spacecraft's historic landing and sample collection on asteroid

New images taken by the OSIRIS-REx mission show the historic first touchdown of a NASA spacecraft on the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft collected a sample that will be returned to Earth in 2023.

Science & Technology | Science

A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever

On October 19th, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to grab a large sample of rocks from an asteroid named Bennu, with the goal of returning the material back to Earth in 2023.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Walt Disney, Space, and The Right Stuff

Disney culture is filled with interesting coincidences, inspirations, and connections—one of the most remarkable and surprising is the influence of Walt Disney himself on the U.S. space program. That stimulus certainly raised public awareness and

Science & Technology | Science

Why Doesn't the Earth Have a Bunch of Mini Moons? | WIRED

To answer this question, let's take a look at something called the Three-Body Problem.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Here’s how astronauts vote from space

NASA has a system in place so that astronauts who are in space can still cast their votes in elections. The process is relatively straightforward, with a unique ballot sent electronically that only the voter can access.

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Scientists May Have Found a Material for Building on Mars | WIRED

Using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin can be transformed into a viable substance for creating tools and habitats on the Red Planet.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

Astronomers have detected a chemical in Venus’ atmosphere that signifies life on Earth. Could it mean the same on Venus?

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NASA Satellite Launched In 1964 Is About To Fall Back To Earth

A satellite NASA launched 56 years ago to study Earth’s magnetosphere is set to make a fiery homecoming on Saturday when the Orbiting Geophysics Observatory 1 (OGO-1) re-enters our atmosphere.

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NASA watches as weird 'dent' in Earth's magnetic field splits in two

NASA is tracking a strange dent in Earth's magnetic field called the South Atlantic Anomaly, which can expose spacecraft to higher levels of damaging radiation.

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SpaceX launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a record-breaking sixth flight - The Verge

On August 18th, SpaceX will attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on its sixth mission to space, breaking the company’s record for reflights of a single booster. The rocket is launching 58 of SpaceX’s internet-beaming Starlink satellites and three hitchhiki

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Dwarf planet closest to Earth is geologically alive

The tiny, frigid world Ceres amazes with evidence of recent ice volcanoes fed by the remnants of an ancient underground sea.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The 20 best space movies you can launch right now

A roundup of the best space movies that are available to stream, rent or buy online, from 'Apollo 13' to '2001: A Space Odyssey', 'Alien' to 'Star Wars'.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Best way to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky - Los Angeles Times

Get out this week and look up to see Comet NEOWISE, the most spectacular comet in decades.

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5 years after its Pluto flyby, New Horizons spacecraft forges ahead - CNN

When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto five years ago this week, it captured detailed views of the mysterious icy dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system.

History | History

NASA Names Headquarters for 'Hidden Figure' Mary Jackson

Mary W. Jackson, NASA’s first Black female engineer, was an unsung hero of the Space Race in the 1960s.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli doctors to blast bacteria into orbit, readying for space-based medicine

Scientists will send experiments into space, including a capsule of E. coli, with the hope of overcoming antibiotic-resistant germs and to prepare for space travelers getting sick

Science & Technology | Science

A green glow has appeared around Mars

The Mars Trace Gas Orbiter spotted a phenomenon on Mars that has also been observed around Earth. A green glow outlining the planet is the result of charged oxygen atoms gradually calming down.

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NASA’s New Horizons probe helped measure the distance to a potentially habitable system

NASA's New Horizons probe was able to help measure the distance between two stars and our home system thanks to its distant location. The probe's images of the stars were compared with images of those same stars shot from Earth, and researchers calculated

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SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley can now begin a stay in orbit that could last up to 110 days before they return home.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Former Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on privatization of space exploration | Fox News Video

Harrison Schmitt, second to last man to walk on the moon, joins Neil Cavuto on 'Your World.'

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Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight - The Verge

Small satellite launcher, Virgin Orbit, plans to conduct the first test launch of its LauncherOne rocket on Sunday, May 24th. Unlike other rockets, LauncherOne is designed to take off from underneath the wing of a giant 747 airplane called Cosmic Girl.

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NASA and SpaceX say they are ‘go’ to proceed with historic crewed flight on May 27th

After two days of review, NASA and SpaceX have mutually decided to proceed with the company’s historic flight on May 27th of launching two astronauts to the International Space Station from Florida. However, there is still a lot of work to complete over t

Science & Technology | Science & Space

X-37B space plane launches on its most ambitious mission to date | Engadget

The X-37B space plane has launched carrying its most experiments ever -- and an endurance record to challenge.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Attention Aspiring Astronauts: Challenge Yourself With SpaceX's ISS Docking Simulator

Before SpaceX sends its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, see what the astronauts onboard will experience with this free docking simulator.

Science & Technology | Science

Space Photos of the Week: Happy Birthday, Hubble! | WIRED

Every year on the telescope's birthday, we're the ones who get a gift: a brilliant and never-before-seen snapshot of the cosmos.

News | NEWS

Space Force Launches First Recruiting Ad: ‘Maybe Your Purpose On This Planet Isn't On This Planet’ | Video

The United States Space Force has begun the first recruiting drive since its creation as the sixth branch of the military last year with this new ad.

"We have to plan for what's possible while it's still impossible," the voiceover says. "Maybe you weren'

Science & Technology | Science

The American Museum of Natural History Is Hosting a Virtual Field Trip to Mars

If you're looking for a change of scenery, join the American Museum of Natural History on May 8 to explore the surface of Mars without leaving home.

Entertainment | Entertainment

NASA confirms work on a Tom Cruise movie to be shot aboard the International Space Station | TechCrunch

NASA is indeed working with actor Tom Cruise on a film to be shot in space — aboard the International Space Station (ISS), it turns out. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the news, which was detailed in an earlier report, via a tweet today. The

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Casio Is Releasing a Retro-Style, NASA-Themed G-Shock Watch

Just because you’re not headed to the Moon doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt your passion for space exploration.

Science & Technology | Science

Astronaut study suggests spaceflight permanently alters the human brain

Scientists discovered a major effect that long duration spaceflight has on astronauts' brains, altering the volume of fluids around the brain.

Science & Technology | Tech

NASA’s asteroid probe is rehearsing for its most dangerous move yet

NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe is about to perform its most daring maneuver yet. In a rehearsal for the sample-gathering act planned for later this year, the spacecraft will carry out an exercise that will bring it closer to the asteroid Bennu than ever

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Space Images | Curiosity's 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama

NASAs Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

9 of the Best Space Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now

Explore black holes, hang out with the Curiosity rover, and get to know the team behind the Apollo missions with these space documentaries on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney+.

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth Soon Won’t Be Able to Answer

NASA will spend 11 months upgrading the only piece of its Deep Space Network that can send commands to the probe, which has crossed into interstellar space.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Ant Nebula | Flickr

From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical - CNET

Betelgeuse has been very volatile lately, and astronomers are watching to determine if it's terminal or just going through a phase.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially One Specific Concept

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ…

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Voyager 2 shut off its instruments to save power, NASA says - CNN

Voyager 2 was only expected to last for five years, but it's still operating 42 years after launch.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel’s SpaceIL Gets $1 Million Grant From Blavatnik Foundation For New Spacecraft, 2nd Moon Mission

The foundation said the grant would support SpaceIL's Beresheet 2 program and advance the goal of landing an unmanned Israeli spacecraft on the lunar surface.

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

It Will Take 20,000 Years for Our Earliest Probes to Reach Alpha Centauri

The earliest explorations of the universe beyond our solar system were made by four probes launched in the 1970s -- Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager 1 and 2. But where will these early probes end up? And how long will they travel before finding another star?

Science & Technology | Science

Does Space Really Have A Vacuum Effect Like In The Movies?

We often see ship hull breaches in space movies, but do they accurately depict the vacuum's pull? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost.

Science & Technology | Science

These are the top 20 scientific discoveries of the decade

The 2010s yielded many incredible finds and important milestones. Here are our favorites.

News | In The News

NASA Astronaut Found Sunken Treasure From Space and Kept It Secret Until His Death

“Gordon went to sleep on top of a fully fuelled missile and it didn’t bother him at all."

Science & Technology | Science

$700 Quintillion Metal Asteroid Is Likely Former Planet Core

16 Psyche, an asteroid made up of 95% metals, is estimated to be worth $700 quintillion, and may even be the former core of a protoplanet.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Jewish astronaut snaps space pics of Israel, salutes late father

Jessica Meir posts photos of the Middle East and says it's part of the journey her Iraqi-born dad took, reaching US via Israel, Lebanon, Switzerland and Sweden

Science & Technology | Science

Interstellar space even weirder than expected, NASA's Voyager 2 reveals

The spacecraft is just the second ever to venture beyond the boundary that separates us from the rest of the galaxy.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Radiation Protection Space Vest To Make Debut On International Space Station | News Brief

A prototype of the AstroRad vest, developed by US-Israeli startup StemRad, will be sent to space on November 2 for feedback on its ergonomic features. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Why is space so cold if the sun is so hot?

Earth is a pretty mild place, but space is full of wild temperature extremes.

Science & Technology | Science

Voyager Mission Detects Unexpected Pressure At The Edge Of The Solar System

NASA’s Voyager 1 mission scientists have calculated the total pressure from particles in the outer region of the solar system, known as the heliosheath during an opportune timing of a solar event that made the measurement possible.

Science & Technology | Science

Inbound interstellar comet Borisov has a toxic tail

The space rock isn't from around here, but the poisons it carries are.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA’s new Moon-bound spacesuit is safer, smarter and much more comfortable | TechCrunch

The next Americans to set foot on the Moon will do so in a brand new spacesuit that's based on, but hugely improved from, the original Apollo suits that last went up there in the '70s. With easier entry, better mobility, and improved communications, these

Science & Technology | Technology

Boeing backs Virgin Galactic with strategic $20M investment | TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic has $20 million more to pursue its goal of space tourism with a new investment from Boeing announced this morning. The two companies are both deeply involved in human spaceflight, but in different ways — and Boeing seems to feel that it'

Science & Technology | Technology

Boeing backs Virgin Galactic with strategic $20M investment | TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic has $20 million more to pursue its goal of space tourism with a new investment from Boeing announced this morning. The two companies are both deeply involved in human spaceflight, but in different ways — and Boeing seems to feel that it'

Science & Technology | Science

Why Is It So Dark in Outer Space?

It's a question scientists have been asking for more than 400 years.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Moon Landing: Why It's Still So Hard to Land on the Moon

Two missions from SpaceIL and the Indian Space Research Organization both failed to land craft on the moon this year. Fifty years after Apollo, we spoke to two space experts to understand why are lunar landings still so challenging.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How NASA gave birth to modern computing—and gets no credit for it

The space agency and MIT’s bet on the integrated circuit kicked off the digital age.

Science & Technology | Science

Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even...

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Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say

Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is being touted as a milestone, could have major implications in the search for life outside the Solar System

Science & Technology | Science

Why Soviets Sent Dogs, Not Primates, to Space - The Atlantic

Researchers didn’t know how people would react to weightlessness. So they sent animals first.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

NASA Scientist Claims Earth May Have Been Visited by Extraterrestrials

A NASA scientist has claimed that Earth may have been once visited—or is being visited—by extraterrestrials, but we may not have realized it.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to explore its icy oceans | TechCrunch

NASA has confirmed a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, will indeed happen. The mission was initially explored starting in 2017, with the space agency looking for reports on how it might proceed, and now NASA has said it will go ahead and mov

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun | Popular Science

The moon is a barren place, but every so often humanity sends it some visitors. Most recently, the dusty rock received a rather large delegation of Earth’s toughest living critters.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel eyes next-gen satellite launch to scrutinize universe under new light | The Times of Israel

Micro-satellite weighing 160 kilos has projected 2023 launch; it will operate in ultraviolet light to answer 'some of the big questions in astrophysics'

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Perseid meteor shower: The Perseids peak tonight

The peak of the best summertime meteor shower – the Perseids – will be coming to a sky near you tonight, weather permitting.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel's Amos-17 Satellite Successfully Launched Into Space, Will Provide Fast Internet Service To Africa, Mideast

The launch comes almost three years after a spectacular launchpad explosion destroyed Spacecom's Amos-6 satellite and the SpaceX rocket it was on in September 2016. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Science

Move Over, Energizer Bunny! NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Just Got Its Nuclear Battery

NASA's next spacecraft on the Red Planet, Mars 2020, is getting a nuclear battery to do science on the Red Planet.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Could You Pass This Astronaut Aptitude Test? | Mental Floss

Think you've got what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin? Take this Astronaut Test and find out.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Chris Kraft, legendary flight director for NASA, dead at 95

Chris Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control, died Monday in Houston, just two days after the 50th anniversary of what was his and NASA's crowning achievement: Apollo 11's moon landing.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Chris Kraft | NASA

Christopher C. "Chris" Kraft, Jr. (b. 1924) created the concept, and developed the organization, operational procedures, and culture of NASA's Mission Control, which was a critical element of the success of the nation's human spaceflight program

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Here's What Music Apollo 11 Astronauts Enjoyed for Their Walk on the Moon | Military.com

NASA began equipping astronauts with small Sony TC-50 cassette recorders on the Apollo 7 mission. They used them to play mixtapes.

Science & Technology | Science

BBC - Apollo in 50 numbers: Time

Humanity has spent little more than three Earth days exploring the Moon. But that time has given us an extraordinary insight into our nearest celestial neighbour.

History | History

Meet Margaret Hamilton: The Woman Behind the Apollo Project | Mental Floss

When Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the surface of the Moon in July of 1969, software was a relatively new development. In fact, the Moon mission was one of the first times this kind of engineering was used in such a fundamental way. History was being wri

History | History

The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon | Mental Floss

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 when they became the first people to step foot on the Moon. Ten others have followed in their footsteps.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Why the Moon landing matters, 50 years later

We owe our current digital age to the 1960s Space Race. What will today’s Space Race herald for the future?

Science & Technology | Fun Science Stuff

Guess who was waiting at the Moon for Apollo 11? The Russians

How the race to the Moon between the United States and the Soviet Union was a race to the very end.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Would we have landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, if JFK had lived?

JFK’s private conversations and public statements in his last year as president crackle with high-stakes gamesmanship and Cold War intrigue.

History | History

Here Are the Bad Things NASA Thought Might Happen to the First Astronauts on the Moon

Fifty years ago this week, humankind landed on the Moon for the first time. It was one of the most impressive technological feats ever pulled off, filled with peril and uncertainty. Given that, it’s fair to wonder just what exactly NASA scientists were wo

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Breathtaking Simulation Recreates Neil Armstrong’s View of the Apollo 11 Landing

Choppy video taken by a camera next to Buzz Aldrin’s window is the only visual record we have of the first Moon landing. Using archival data and new high-res images, a team from NASA has recreated the Apollo 11 landing, showing Neil Armstrong’s perspe