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Victor Glover, One of the Crew of SpaceX’s First Flight to Station

When SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off on its first operational mission to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Victor Glover will be aboard. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

The Future of Space Exploration

Administration Jim Bridenstine tours the inside of the Orion test crew capsule, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Satellite Views Fires Raging in California

More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Prepping to Launch for the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has cleared the final procedures in the clean room before its move to the launch pad. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Soaring Into an Orbital Sunrise

The International Space Station soars into a sunrise every 90 minutes, each and every day. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Mars Terraforming Not Possible Using Present-Day Technology

Transforming the inhospitable Martian environment into a place astronauts could explore without life support is not possible without technology well beyond today’s capabilities because Mars does not retain enough accessible carbon dioxide that could be put back into the atmosphere…

Data from Earth observation satellites could help make travel on lake ice safer

2018-07-26 – NextGen’s project is one of twelve that will receive a total of $1.75 million from the Canadian Space Agency. Source: ASC-CSA

Las antenas satélite necesitan modernizarse

YAKARTA, Indonesia – A medida que nuevas antenas satélite de alta tecnología comienzan a llegar al mercado, varios operadores de satélites expresaron su preocupación de que las antenas existentes y futuras no satisfarán sus necesidades. Los operadores de la flota…

Gran futuro en el lanzamiento de cohetes de carácter militar

La startup Relativity Space será uno de los pocos empresas americanas en un segmento del mercado dominado por empresas extranjeras. Esto podría colocar a la compañía en una posición ventajosa para competir por contratos militares. Fuente:

Wall Street Journal Editorial Shoots Down Space Force

A new military service requires congressional authorization but the WSJ board does not see that as a major impediment. «Members of both parties seem willing, albeit after a fight over whose district will host the space cadets.» Source:

Inmarsat rechaza por segunda vez la propuesta de fusión con EchoStar

WASHINGTON – El operador de la flota estadounidense EchoStar abandonó el 6 de julio el esfuerzo de invertir $ 4.25 mil millones para comprar Inmarsat luego de que el operador satelital británico rechazara la segunda oferta de fusión de EchoStar…

Kepler in safe mode amid concerns spacecraft is running out of fuel

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has paused science observations upon receiving indications that the spacecraft may be finally running out of fuel after more than nine years of operations. In a status update distributed July 6, NASA said mission managers…

Epic Crash with 'Sausage' Galaxy Shaped Milky Way's Bulge

A sausage-shaped galaxy smashed into our own Milky Way billions of years ago, changing our galaxy’s shape forever. Source:

Construcción misil V2

Orígenes de la carrera espacial

La influencia de Alemania en la carrera espacial La carrera espacial de los EEUU y la URSS no nacieron bajo el pacífico techo de un parque científico sino que empezaron a fraguarse en plena batalla por la derrota de Alemania…

A trillion-dollar space industry will require new markets

RENTON, Wash. — Forecasts that predict the space industry to grow to a trillion dollars by the 2040s will require the development of new markets, even with the modest annual growth rates needed to achieve that goal. A panel session…

Ice Block Avalanche

One of the most actively changing areas on Mars are the steep edges of the North Polar layered deposits. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Trump wants NASA out of the ISS operations business. Easier said than done.

This article originally appeared in the June 25, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Since President Trump’s 2019 budget called for ending International Space Station funding in 2025, Congress held hearings, NASA published an ISS Transition Report and U.S. companies advertised…

County Fire Lights Up the Night

Light from the County Fire illuminated the night skies of Northern California when the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image overnight on July 1, 2018. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

Traces of 'Sonic Boom' Meteorites Found on Ocean Floor

The first mission designed to hunt a meteorite that crashed into the ocean has now discovered what may be tiny fragments of the meteorite’s crust, researchers say. Source:

Fourth of July Stargazing: Planets and Constellations Complement Fireworks in the Night Sky

While you’re waiting to watch fireworks this Fourth of July, take a look up at the sky to spot Venus and other bright visible planets. Source:

Opportunity Mars Rover Still Silent Beneath Raging Dust Storm

NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover remains silent as a giant dust storm continues to swirl on the Red Planet. Source:

Measat to join Asia’s HTS stampede with spacecraft in 2021

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Malaysian fleet operator Measat will soon join the increasingly crowded club of companies with high-throughput satellites in the Asia Pacific. Measat Chief Operating Officer Yau Chyong Lim said July 3 that the company is preparing to order…

Engine tests underway for DARPA spaceplane program

WASHINGTON — A space shuttle-era main engine is undergoing a series of daily test firings to demonstrate its suitability for use on a reusable spaceplane under development. The Aerojet Rocketdyne AR-22 engine is in the midst of a series of…

Why a Fighter Jet Is Testing 'Quiet' Supersonic Booms Over Texas for NASA

This November, onlookers will get to hear a so-called «quiet» sonic boom as a supersonic military jet zips through the skies of Galveston, Texas, according to NASA. Source:

Burst of Celestial Fireworks

Like a July 4 fireworks display, a young, glittering collection of stars resembles an aerial burst. The cluster is surrounded by clouds of interstellar gas and dust – the raw material for new star formation. Source: Image of the Day…

Sirangelo leaving Sierra Nevada Corporation

WASHINGTON — Mark Sirangelo, the longtime leader and public face of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s space business, has resigned from the company for personal reasons but as part of a “friendly transition,” the company confirmed July 2. In a statement to…

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Restoration Begins on NASA's Last Flight-Configured Saturn IB Rocket

An extensive effort is underway to save the last remaining flight-configured rocket of the type that launched the first Apollo astronauts 50 years ago. Source:

Report recommends NASA revise its planetary protection policies

WASHINGTON — NASA’s approaches to planetary protection are outdated in an era of more ambitious missions and emergence of private space exploration ventures and thus need to be revised, a new report concludes. The report, prepared by a committee of…

Seeing Jupiter

Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created this image of Jupiter using data from the Juno spacecraft’s JunoCam imager. Source: Image of the Day by NASA


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