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  • newNASA Announces Lunar ISRU Selections
    NASA Selects Companies to Collect Lunar Resources for Artemis Demonstrations "Space resources will play a key role in NASA's Artemis program and future space exploration. The ability to extract and use extraterrestrial resources will ensure Artemis o…
    - 22 hours ago 3 Dec 20, 7:13pm -
  • NSF Video Of The Collapse Of The Arecibo Observatory
    "This video, that starts with a view of the top of Tower 4, was taken from the vantage point of an Arecibo Observatory drone, utilized for monitoring the condition of Tower 4 support cables." More: Video Of The Collapse...
    - 1 day ago 3 Dec 20, 4:28pm -
  • Mars Ingenuity Makes Time's Best Inventions Of 2020 List
    Time magazine's best inventions of 2020"Ready for Takeoff - NASA Ingenuity Helicopter " FYI @SciAstro @Dr_ThomasZ @JimBridenstine— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) December 2, 2020...
    - 2 days ago 2 Dec 20, 8:39pm -
  • Orion Problems Threaten Artemis-1 Launch
    Update on Orion Final Assembly and Transfer, NASA "While powering up the spacecraft to prepare for the pressurization of the crew module uprighting system, which ensures the capsule is oriented upward after splashdown, engineers identified an issue w…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 20, 11:12pm -
  • Chang'e-5 Has Landed On The Moon
    Keith's note: I will be on CGTN at 2:04 pm EST and on Deutsche Welle just after 3:00 pm EST today to talk about the successful landing of China's Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the Moon this morning. CGTN Keith Cowing ·...
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 20, 8:29pm -
  • Arecibo Observatory Suffered More Damage Overnight
    The instrument platform of the 305m telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell overnight. No injuries were reported. NSF is working with stakeholders to assess the situation. Our top priority is maintaining safety. NSF will release more det…
    - 3 days ago 1 Dec 20, 3:01pm -
  • National Space Council Superspreader Series Finale (Update)
    Vice President Mike Pence to Convene Eighth Meeting of the National Space Council "The Eighth Meeting of the National Space Council will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on December 9th, 2020 at 12:30 PM EST. The...
    - 4 days ago 30 Nov 20, 10:22pm -
  • Review: Moonbase-8 Only Gets 2 Stars
    I binge watched #Moonbase8 on @Showtime so you don't have to. I've been to Devon Island 3x & #NASA Desert RATS 2x so there's a few chuckles for me. Otherwise: Meh. The basic premise barely lasts 6 episodes. Lots of...
    - 5 days ago 29 Nov 20, 8:31pm -
  • The Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act Turns 5 Today
    #OTD in 2015 @BarackObama signed the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act. The bill boosted the development of the commercial space industry by uniting legislation with breakthrough possibilities in space innovation.…
    - 9 days ago 25 Nov 20, 4:31pm -
  • Transition Team Activities At NASA Are GO.
    FYI Tom Cremins is the #NASA lead for interactions with the Biden Transition Team. Tom has done this before and always does a good job.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) November 24, 2020...
    - 10 days ago 24 Nov 20, 5:33pm -
  • Its Time For More Make Space Great Again Rants
    Lucas Warns of Risk Posed by Chinese Launch to the Moon, Rep. Lucas "The launch of Chang'e-5 is a significant step by China towards their goal of establishing a long-term presence on the Moon. The nation that leads in space...
    - 11 days ago 24 Nov 20, 2:20am -
  • Chang'e-5 Is On Its Way To The Moon
    Keith's note: China has launched its Change'e-5 mission to return samples from the Moon. The launch aboard a Long March 5 rocket went off as planned and the spacecraft is now on its way out of Earth orbit and heading...
    - 11 days ago 24 Nov 20, 1:48am -
  • If You Search For NASA Search Engines You Get NASA Pages That Do Not Search For Anything
    Keith's note: Do a Google search for "NASA search engine". The first search result that comes up is NASA Multimedia Search last updated on 26 February 2006. The second result that comes up is Tools for searching last updated on...
    - 13 days ago 21 Nov 20, 7:20pm -
  • Uh Oh: The Space Community Is Writing A White Paper - Again
    Keith's note: Here we go again. Its presidential transition team season and all the space fans are lining up trying to get their ideas in front of the new Administration. As is usually the case someone starts a white paper...
    - 15 days ago 20 Nov 20, 12:32am -
  • NASA Public Affairs Is Bored With The Whole Space Station Thing
    Keith's note: I was hoping to ask a space biology question to one of the ISS crew today. So, a few days ago I called the number listed in the NASA media release to get on the list but it...
    - 15 days ago 19 Nov 20, 6:22pm -


NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Curly Spiral Galaxy M63
Curly Spiral Galaxy M63
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The Antennae Galaxies in Collision
The Antennae Galaxies in Collision
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Eye of Moon
Eye of Moon
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NGC 346: Star Forming Cluster in the SMC
NGC 346: Star Forming Cluster in the SMC
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Cygnus Without Stars
Cygnus Without Stars
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Verona Rupes: Tallest Known Cliff in the Solar System
Verona Rupes: Tallest Known Cliff in the Solar System
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