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Physicists Just Found the Last Missing Protons and Neutrons In the Universe

The universe’s missing baryons have been found, and they’re floating between the stars in the form of superhot oxygen. Source:

On This Day In Space! June 23, 1949: XS-1's 117th Flight

On June 23, 1949, the XS-1 space plane flew for the 117th time. The XS-1, later called the Bell X-1, was a piloted, rocket engine-powered plane that could fly faster than the speed of sound. See how it happened in…

Commerce Department moves ahead with space regulatory reforms

WASHINGTON — Nearly a month after the signing of a policy directive calling for commercial space regulatory reforms, Commerce Department officials said this week they’re moving ahead on a number of fronts. At the June 18 meeting of the National…

The Canadian Space Agency will be at the Old Port of Montreal for the airshow put on by the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds!

2018-06-22 – On June 28, the Canadian Space Agency will have a booth for the Snowbirds’ airshow in the Old Port of Montreal, where we’ll be talking about our big projects: David Saint-Jacques’ mission, the launch of three new Canadian…

How Fast Is Earth Moving?

Earth moves at a fantastic rate of speed on its axis, around the sun and across the universe. Source:

Star Wars 'Anthology' Films Put On Hold – Report

A report says Lucasfilm is scuttling plans for its Star Wars «anthology» stories. Source:

NASA to study converting centers into FFRDCs

WASHINGTON — The White House has directed NASA to study the possibility of converting one of more of its field centers into federal labs, revisiting a proposal made nearly 15 years ago. The proposal is one of more than 30…

SpaceX wins $130 million military launch contract for Falcon Heavy

WASHINGTON — SpaceX has won its first  big-ticket classified military launch contract for the Falcon Heavy rocket. The Air Force awarded SpaceX a $130 million contract for the launch of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-52 satellite. The Falcon Heavy beat…

Cyber firm catches Chinese hackers probing US satellites • ESA’s EDRS-C satellite nears completion • Israel close to buying satellite from IAI

To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES Chinese hackers tried to gain control of U.S. satellites in late 2017, leading a cyber firm to notify the U.S. government. Symantec’s protection…

Blue Origin plans to start selling suborbital spaceflight tickets next year

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin expects to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle “soon” and start selling tickets for commercial flights next year, a company executive said June 19. Speaking at the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit…

Chaotic Clouds of Jupiter

This image captures swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices within Jupiter’s northern hemisphere. Source: Image of the Day by NASA

C-Com, University of Waterloo test hardware for new phased array antenna

WASHINGTON — Canadian satellite antenna manufacturer C-Com said June 21 it successfully tested the building blocks of a phased array antenna it hopes to sell next year. Leslie Klein, C-Com’s chief executive, said the laboratory test with the University of…

In Photos: Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption as Seen from Space

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted in May 2018, creating a vast ash cloud visible from space and sending lava spewing from fissures to devastate homes. See photos of the volcano’s ash and destruction from space. Source:

Could Self-Repairing 'Star Wars' Droid L3-37 Come to Life? Not Quite

Is the newest droid in the «Star Wars» universe the future of modern robotics? Source:

See the Eerie Lava Glow of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption from Space

Astronauts in space have been tracking Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruption since May, but they’ve never revealed a view quite like this. Here’s what Kilauea’s lava looks like from space. Source:

Space Calendar 2018: Launches, Sky Events & More

Here’s a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel. Source:

Launching to Observe Our Sun

On June 21, 1975, NASA successfully launched the eighth Orbiting Solar Observatory aboard a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This satellite was the final in a series of spacecraft specifically designed to look at the Sun in high-energy wavelength…

Space Force: Pentagon navigates the way ahead and awaits direction from Congress

WASHINGTON — As the initial shock of the president’s order to create a Space Force wears off, the question of “what comes next” looms large for the Pentagon. With the U.S. Air Force poised for a major breakup if and…

China appears to be preparing to deorbit its Tiangong-2 space lab  

HELSINKI, Finland — China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year. Tiangong-2 was launched in…

Apollo Moon Rock Rediscovered in Cambodia Debuts on Display

A moon rock gifted to Cambodia by the U.S. amidst the Vietnam War has been found and put on display after being all but lost to time and strife. Source:

Soyuz Spacecraft: Backbone of Russian Space Program

Soyuz is a type of spacecraft that Russia — and previously, the Soviet Union — has used to launch cosmonauts and astronauts into space for decades. Source:

Sally Ride's Space Stamp Collection: Inside the Astronaut's Albums

Before Sally Ride left her personal stamp on space history, the astronaut found a passion for collecting space-topical stamps. The first American woman to fly into space, Ride was honored with a United States postage stamp of her own. Source:…

NGIS: Cargo Ships to the ISS

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems brings together decades of work by pervious companies in the aerospace industry. Source:


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