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  • newThey're Talking About Space In Europe This Week
    G7 nations commit to the safe and sustainable use of space, UK Space Agency "Today at the G7 Leaders Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, delegates from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA, the UK and the EU pledged to...
    - 10 hours ago 14 Jun 21, 8:30pm -
  • Beware Of Hungry Aliens The Next Time You Do SETI Research
    Contacting aliens could end all life on earth. Let's stop trying, Op Ed by Mark Buchanan, Washington Post "More alarming is the possibility that alien civilizations are remaining out of contact because they know something: that sending out signals is…
    - 1 day ago 13 Jun 21, 11:29pm -
  • Let's Make Up More Busy Work For Stennis
    NASA doesn't need to test SLS anymore, but the Senate mandates it anyway, Ars Technica "But there was more to the NASA amendment. Wicker co-sponsored it and got his own language added to the bill. The Stennis-specific provision says NASA...
    - 1 day ago 13 Jun 21, 11:17pm -
  • Shh! NASA Wants Your Commercial Space Station Astronaut Ideas
    Keith's note: According to this posting on the NASA.gov website: NASA Seeks Proposals for Next 2 Private Astronaut Missions to Space Station which says "NASA is seeking proposals for two new private astronaut missions to the International Space Stati…
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 6:22pm -
  • Wallops PAO Is Giving Media Exclusives To Classified Launch Pads
    Keith's note: Really? NASA Wallops PAO is giving "exclusive on-pad access" to a launch pad with a classified mission sitting on it and only one media outlet gets this "exclusive on-pad access"? And they are bragging about it? And...
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 5:18pm -
  • NASAWatch on CNN: Billionaires And Their Rocketships
    Keith's note: I will be on CNN Friday morning around 6:30 am EDT talking about billionaires flying in their own rocket ships....
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 12:36am -
  • Biden Gives Yet Another Shout Out To Aeronautics And Space
    Moments ago: @POTUS #JoeBiden addressing troops in the UK: "There is nothing that our nation cannot do if we do it together. We are the nation that cracked the physics of flight, broke the sound barrier, put a man on...
    - 5 days ago 9 Jun 21, 8:15pm -
  • New Look For NASA Small Business But It Still Ignores Its Own Events
    Keith's note: 2 weeks ago there was a posting on NASAWatch complaining about how badly NASA's Office of Small Business Programs website and social media usage were. This is how the website used to look just a few weeks...
    - 6 days ago 9 Jun 21, 4:41pm -
  • Rep. Gohmert Wants To Alter Earth and Moon Orbits To Fight Climate Change
    ORBITS: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change during a House Natural Resources hearing pic.twitter.com/yYiOyi2cMZ— Forbes (@Forbes) Jun…
    - 6 days ago 9 Jun 21, 2:04pm -
  • Rogozin Dials Up The Complaints And Makes Threats
    Rogozin told on what conditions the United States handed over Sea Launch to Russia, RIA Novosti (auto translation) "The United States agreed to transfer Russian space rocket complex "Sea Launch" under the condition that it will not compete with the..…
    - 7 days ago 8 Jun 21, 3:39pm -
  • More Rich People In Space
    The next time you hear a space person cheering about a zillionaire spending $250,000 or more just to take a quick suborbital flight into space, just recall what real people in the real world spend just to get a college...
    - 7 days ago 7 Jun 21, 11:16pm -
  • Rethinking NASA's Search For Life In The Universe
    NASA is getting serious about UFOs, CNN "We don't know if it's extraterrestrial. We don't know if it's an enemy. We don't know if it's an optical phenomenon," Nelson said. "We don't think [it's an optical phenomenon] because of the...
    - 9 days ago 6 Jun 21, 3:45pm -
  • Nelson And Rogozin Had A Chat
    NASA Administrator Statement on Meeting with Roscosmos "NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement after an introductory call Friday with Roscosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin: "I was pleased to speak with General Director Di…
    - 10 days ago 4 Jun 21, 7:21pm -
  • NASA Technology Ignores Its Cool Stuff But Follows Lady Gaga On Twitter
    Keith's update: It took them a while but @NASA_Technology tweeted a link - a day after the procurement notice was issued. But there is still no mention of this NIAC opportunity on the NASA Technology Directorate or NIAC websites....
    - 11 days ago 3 Jun 21, 8:04pm -
  • NASA Seeks Public Input On Something That The Public Cannot See
    Keith's note: Make sure you read this carefully. NASA Wants your input on something that they use to coordinate public outreach. They call it NSPIREHub and apparently it is a very cool thing. At least they think so. Update:...
    - 12 days ago 3 Jun 21, 5:00pm -

SpaceRef

  • newCape Cod As Seen From Orbit
    Provincetown on the northern tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 262 miles above the Atantic Ocean....
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:59am -
  • newSLS Core Stage Joins Solid Rocket Boosters for Artemis I mission
    The core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for NASA's Artemis I mission has been placed on the mobile launcher in between the twin solid rocket boosters inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center....
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:55am -
  • newAstronomers Spot a Blinking Giant Near The Center Of The Galaxy
    Astronomers have spotted a giant 'blinking' star towards the centre of the Milky Way, more than 25,000 light years away....
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:52am -
  • newStar's Death Will Play A Mean Pinball With Rhythmic Planets
    Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star are destined to be pinballed around their solar system when their sun eventually dies, according to a study led by the University of Warwick that peers into its future....
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:50am -
  • newWhich Way Does The Solar Wind Blow?
    The surface of the sun churns with energy and frequently ejects masses of highly-magnetized plasma towards Earth. Sometimes these ejections are strong enough to crash through the magnetosphere -- the natural magnetic shield that protects the Earth --…
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 21, 2:46am -
  • NASA JSC SpaceCast Weekly 11 June, 2021
    SpaceCast Weekly is a NASA Television broadcast from the Johnson Space Center in Houston featuring stories about NASA's work in human spaceflight....
    - 2 days ago 13 Jun 21, 3:03pm -
  • This Week at NASA - Artemis Moon Rocket and More
    Making progress on our Artemis Moon rocket, images from a close encounter with a Jovian moon, and a ring of fire for our Moon ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA....
    - 2 days ago 13 Jun 21, 2:54pm -
  • NASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for 11 June, 2021
    NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station...
    - 3 days ago 12 Jun 21, 2:47pm -
  • Earth from Space: Chongqing, China
    Chongqing, the largest municipality in China, is featured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image....
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 2:52pm -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 June, 2021 - Preparing for New Solar Arrays Installation
    Mission controllers will command the Canadarm2 robotic arm to remove a new pair of solar arrays from the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship tonight....
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 2:42pm -
  • Waiting For The SLS Core Stage
    An overhead view shows the fully stacked twin solid rocket boosters for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on top of the mobile launcher inside High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the agency's Kennedy Space Center...
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 3:01am -
  • Columbus Module Bathed In Plant Growth Hues
    Thomas Pesquet: This is what Columbus looks like at night now that all our experiments have arrived! The pink light is not for our evening mood, it's for a plant growth experiment, as it improves the crop yields....
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 2:59am -
  • Citizen Scientists Discover Two Gaseous Planets Around A Bright Sun-like Star
    At night, seven-year-old Miguel likes talking to his father Cesar Rubio about planets and stars. "I try to nurture that," says Rubio, a machinist in Pomona, California, who makes parts for mining and power generation equipment....
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 2:56am -
  • ESA Selects Venus Mission "EnVision"
    "A new era in the exploration of our closest, yet wildly different, Solar System neighbour awaits us," says Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science....
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 2:53am -
  • Climate Change and Melting Glaciers Have Widely Varied Impacts on Asian Water Supplies
    Climate change is causing mountain snow to melt more rapidly and glaciers to shrink, but this is making a widely varied impact on water supplies in Asia, a new paper by PSI Senior Scientist Jeffrey Kargel says....
    - 4 days ago 11 Jun 21, 2:51am -

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Zhurong: New Rover on Mars
Zhurong: New Rover on Mars
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Ganymede from Juno
Ganymede from Juno
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A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas
A Supercell Thunderstorm Over Texas
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Eclipse on the Water
Eclipse on the Water
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Eclipse Flyby
Eclipse Flyby
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Circular Sun Halo
Circular Sun Halo
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