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  • Ignoring Space Commerce News On Wallops Island
    Rocket Lab Opens Launch Complex 2, Confirms U.S. Air Force Payload as First Electron Mission from U.S. Soil, RocketLab "Rocket Lab, the global leader in small satellite launch, has today officially opened Launch Complex 2, the company's first U.S. la…
    - 2 days ago 12 Dec 19, 11:41pm -
  • Bridenstine Calls B.S. On Boeing Exploration Upper Stage Claim
    Boeing, NASA clash over push for Congress to fund new stage for moon rocket, Washington Post "In an interview, Bridenstine said that while the upper stage will be a great asset for NASA some day, he said "any plan that...
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 19, 2:40pm -
  • Boeing Uses Lobbyists And PR To Force Big Artemis Decisions
    Boeing, NASA clash over push for Congress to fund new stage for moon rocket, Washington Post "In the Senate version of the NASA authorization bill for next year, lawmakers included language dictating that the agency "continue development" of the uppe…
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 19, 2:31pm -
  • Artemis Update From Bridenstine and Loverro
    Keith's note: Jim Bridenstine and Doug Loverro attended the Space News award event in Washington today. I asked them about the Moon/Mars plan that the Vice President and the National Space Council asked NASA to deliver in 60 days....
    - 4 days ago 10 Dec 19, 9:16pm -
  • Where Is NASA's Plan For Sustainable Moon/Mars Exploration? (Update)
    Keith's 10 Dec update: ; I asked Jim Bridenstine today if this report has been delivered. He replied that it has not. Findings from the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group Preliminary Draft, 4 December 2019...
    - 4 days ago 10 Dec 19, 8:34pm -
  • Robert Pearce Is The New NASA Aeronautics AA
    NASA Administrator Names Robert Pearce Head of Agency Aeronautics "NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Robert Pearce as the next associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). Pearce replaces Jaiwon Shin, wh…
    - 4 days ago 10 Dec 19, 8:20pm -
  • NASA Ames Public Affairs Is Asleep. Or Clueless. Probably Both.
    Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, partners with NASA Ames to offer startups access to space technology "The Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, announced this week it signed a partne…
    - 5 days ago 10 Dec 19, 12:19am -
  • A Strange Tweet From Russian Space Droid Fedor

    - 6 days ago 9 Dec 19, 7:34pm -
  • Artemis Day At Michoud: Missed Opportunities To Engage
    Odd: @NASA can do live TV with @JimBridenstine & @DouglasLoverro but they can't figure out a dial-in line for offsite media. As for the "shy NASA crowd" it is strange that #NASA employees want management to be more open...
    - 6 days ago 9 Dec 19, 2:47pm -
  • Cutting Deals To Get The Space Force
    Trump's Excellent Space Force Adventure, Washington Post "The creation of a Space Force is still being negotiated in Congress, where different versions of it have passed the House and Senate. As of press time, it's unclear whether the new military...
    - 6 days ago 9 Dec 19, 2:11pm -
  • Bridenstine: "The NASA brand is the most valuable brand America has"
    Two teams from the grade 11 at the Goldengate International College, Battisputali, Kathmandu will be searching asteroids with us at All-Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, November 20-December 17, 2019 #AsteroidSearch #ANASC2019 #Nepal pic.twitter.com/Cp…
    - 9 days ago 6 Dec 19, 7:16pm -
  • Imagine A Million People Living On The Moon in 50 Years
    Keith's note: Jim Bridenstine spoke at a Space Transportation Association luncheon today in Washington DC. At one point he talked about seeing a "million people living on the Moon in 50 years". So I tweeted that. Soon Twitter lit...
    - 9 days ago 5 Dec 19, 11:24pm -
  • Dear Space Force Fans: Please Chill Out
    The Space Force's moment of truth, op ed, Peter Garretson, Politico "Within the Bay Area itself are Made-in-Space, NASA's Ames Research Center, and a conglomerate of Silicon Valley affiliated companies. How will they fare without the Space Force? A..…
    - 9 days ago 5 Dec 19, 10:56pm -
  • NASA JSC Certainly Got All Of The Safety Memos
    Keith's note: From a retired NASA employee and long-time NASAWatch reader: "Keith, the attached photo was just too instructive to pass up. Let me explain. This is at the Gilruth Center at JSC. I believe that it visually shows...
    - 10 days ago 5 Dec 19, 1:17am -
  • Interesting Results Today From Parker Solar Probe
    NASA to Present First Findings of Solar Mission in Media Teleconference "NASA will announce the first results from the Parker Solar Probe mission, the agency's revolutionary mission to "touch" the Sun, during a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EST W…
    - 11 days ago 4 Dec 19, 6:04pm -

SpaceRef

  • newNASA Weekly ISS Space to Ground Report for December 13, 2019
    NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station....
    - 16 hours ago 14 Dec 19, 3:55pm -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 December 2019 - Preparing for Boeing's Orbital Flight Test of the CST-100 Starliner
    NASA and Boeing are proceeding with plans for Boeing's Orbital Flight Test following a full day of briefings and a Flight Readiness Review that took place at the Kennedy Space Center....
    - 1 day ago 13 Dec 19, 10:26pm -
  • Earth from Space: Baltic Blooms
    The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the green algae blooms swirling around the Baltic Sea....
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 19, 3:46pm -
  • Hubble Watches Interstellar Comet Borisov Speed Past the Sun
    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured comet 2I/Borisov streaking through our solar system on its way back into interstellar space....
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 19, 4:06am -
  • New Jupiter Cyclone Discovered
    Jupiter's south pole has a new cyclone. The discovery of the massive Jovian tempest occurred on Nov. 3, 2019, during the most recent data-gathering flyby of Jupiter by NASA's Juno spacecraft....
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 19, 4:04am -
  • Mars Express Views Phobos' Phases
    ESA's Mars Express recently tracked Phobos as the moon passed in front of the spacecraft's camera, capturing detailed views of the small, irregularly shaped body at different angles and stages of the flyby...
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 19, 4:01am -
  • NASA Selects Site for Asteroid Sample Collection
    After a year scoping out asteroid Bennu's boulder-scattered surface, the team leading NASA's first asteroid sample return mission has officially selected a sample collection site....
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 19, 3:58am -
  • New Space Station Life Support System
    In October the International Space Station was even more busy than usual with nine astronauts living and working in humankind's outpost in Earth orbit....
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 19, 3:00am -
  • New NASA eBook Reveals Insights of Earth Seen at Night from Space
    Earth has many stories to tell, even in the dark of night....
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 19, 2:56am -
  • Greenland's Rapid Melt Will Mean More Flooding
    The Greenland Ice Sheet is rapidly melting, having lost 3.8 trillion tons of ice between 1992 and 2018, a new study from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) finds....
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 19, 2:54am -
  • The Return to Venus and What It Means for Earth
    Now superheated by greenhouse gases, Venus' climate was once more similar to Earth's, with a shallow ocean's worth of water. It may even have subduction zones like Earth, areas where the planet's crust sinks back into rock closer to the...
    - 3 days ago 12 Dec 19, 2:49am -
  • Bucharest, Romania Seen From Orbit
    The brightly lit capital city of Bucharest, Romania with a population of almost 1.9 million, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the eastern European nation....
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 19, 3:31am -
  • Two Rovers to Roll on Mars Again: Curiosity and Mars 2020
    Curiosity won't be NASA's only active Mars rover for much longer....
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 19, 3:28am -
  • How to Shape a Spiral Galaxy
    Our Milky Way galaxy has an elegant spiral shape with long arms filled with stars, but exactly how it took this form has long puzzled scientists. New observations of another galaxy are shedding light on how spiral-shaped galaxies like our...
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 19, 3:25am -
  • Viewing Glacier Change From Space
    New time-lapse videos of Earth's glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space - some spanning nearly 50 years - are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet's frozen regions are changing....
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 19, 3:23am -

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mammatus Clouds over Nebraska
Mammatus Clouds over Nebraska
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Interstellar Comet 2I Borisov
Interstellar Comet 2I Borisov
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Full Moon Geminids
Full Moon Geminids
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Decorating the Sky
Decorating the Sky
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N63A: Supernova Remnant in Visible and X-ray
N63A: Supernova Remnant in Visible and X-ray
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Starlink Satellite Trails over Brazil
Starlink Satellite Trails over Brazil
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