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  • NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2017 Annual Report
    The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2017 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to age…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jan 18, 10:04pm -
  • NASA Awards Engineering, Research Support Contract
    NASA has selected HX5, LLC of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to perform engineering, research and scientific support at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 18, 6:20pm -
  • NASA, Partners Discuss Power for Future Space Exploration
    NASA and its partners will host a news conference at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) Thursday, Jan. 18, at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, to discuss a recent experiment involving a new power source that could provide the safe, efficient and p…
    - 9 days ago 9 Jan 18, 10:00pm -
  • NASA Invites Media to View Orion Test Capsule, Recovery Hardware
    Media are invited to see a test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and the hardware that will be used to recover the spacecraft upon its return from space, and talk with team members involved in the recovery operations at 9 a.m. PST Thursday, Jan.…
    - 9 days ago 9 Jan 18, 6:00pm -
  • U.S. Cargo Spacecraft Set for Departure from International Space Station
    After delivering more than 4,800 pounds of science and supplies to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday, Jan. 13. NASA will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure begin…
    - 10 days ago 8 Jan 18, 9:15pm -

Space Politics Blog

  • A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial space, and related topi…
    - 2 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs. In…
    - 28 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced Wednesday that…
    - 28 Aug 14, 12:18am -
  • Air Force starts search for an RD-180 replacement
    Although the supply of Russian-built RD-180 engines that power the first stage of the Atlas V do not appear to be in the same level of jeopardy as feared earlier this year—United Launch Alliance took delivery of two of those engines last week—the…
    - 26 Aug 14, 4:12pm -
  • House gearing up for CR to last until December
    With no sign of progress on appropriations bills stalled in the Senate, the House is making plans to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that will keep the government running at least into December, a top House member said this week. In an inte…
    - 22 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • As China tests ASAT, US pushes multilateral space security efforts
    In a speech at a US Strategic Command symposium last week, a top State Department official made the case again for various multilateral efforts to improve space security, even as China appeared to perform another test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) wea…
    - 21 Aug 14, 2:58pm -
  • Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race
    Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in the November general election. One of those candidates is hoping that a last-minute endorsement from a famous former astronaut w…
    - 19 Aug 14, 3:21pm -
  • The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX
    SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles. Last month, for example, three members of the House of Representatives asked NASA for details on an “epidemic of anomalies” the…
    - 19 Aug 14, 2:19pm -
  • Improving SOFIA
    Although a final resolution may not come until late this year, when Congress finally approves a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, it appears that NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has survived its near-deat…
    - 14 Aug 14, 3:57pm -
  • Orion manager warns he’s “challenged” to make December 2017 launch
    In two separate public appearances last week, the manager of NASA’s Orion spacecraft warned that he is “challenged” to keep Orion on track for the first Space Launch System (SLS) mission in late 2017. Mark Geyer spoke at the Mars Society’s a…
    - 13 Aug 14, 3:13pm -

Commercial Space Watch

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  • newOrbital View Of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta
    Composite image of tropical cyclone Berguitta in the Indian Ocean, East of Madagascar, from 09:00 UTC on Tuesday, 16 January 2018....
    - 21 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 12:54am -
  • newNew Titan Topographic Map
    Using the now-complete Cassini data set, Cornell University astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain....
    - 21 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 12:28am -
  • newOdd Star Behavior Reveals Lonely Black Hole Hiding In Giant Star Cluster
    Astronomers using ESO's MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that is behaving very strangely....
    - 21 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 12:25am -
  • newBacteria Thrive as Earth's Oceans Warm
    Scientists have been working to identify the ways in which our warming seas are affecting other Earth systems, including life in the ocean....
    - 21 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 12:06am -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 January 2018
    Today - Rodent Research 6 (RR-6): In support of the on-going RR-6 investigation, today the crew refilled the rodent habitat water supply using the water refill kit and later remove the mice and restocked the rodent habitats with new food...
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 18, 7:29pm -

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  • newEurope's space agency braces for Brexit fallout
    Paris (AFP) Jan 17, 2018 The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday. Programmes throw in flux by Britain's…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newNASA, USGS confirm Michigan meteorite strike
    Washington (UPI) Jan 17, 2018 Both NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have confirmed that a meteorite entered Earth's atmosphere above southeastern Michigan on Tuesday night. The meteorite created a fiery streak seen as far away as New York City…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newRaytheon awarded $641M for ballistic missile defense system testing
    Washington (UPI) Jan 16, 2018 The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon with a contract to test multiple radar platforms to support the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The terms of the $641 million deal were announced Friday by the Depart…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newNext Mars Analog mission will help improve efficiency and reduce dust exposure
    Daytona Beach, FL (SPX) Jan 18, 2018As NASA and others look to return humans to the Moon for longer durations, lunar dust remains an industry concern. Apollo mission crew members described the dust as similar to sandpaper, having a texture lik…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • new'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40
    Tokyo (AFP) Jan 17, 2018 Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders". Four decades after the game…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • new'First Light' images from CERES FM6 Earth-observing instrument
    Hampton VA (SPX) Jan 18, 2018It's working! The covers on the Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System Flight Model 6 (CERES FM6) opened Jan. 5, allowing it to scan Earth for the first time. The instrument was one of five that launched Nov.…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newDeveloping a secure, un-hackable net
    London, UK (SPX) Jan 15, 2018A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un- hackable quantum network. To date, communicatin…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newApplications now open for the Space Debris Training Course
    Paris (ESA) Jan 18, 2018Space debris is a hazard to our satellites and spacecraft as well as a contributor to near-Earth space pollution. To help raise awareness of this issue, ESA's Education Office is organising the first ESA Academy Space Debri…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newHimawari-8 data simulation allows 10-min updates of rain and flood predictions
    Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jan 18, 2018Using the power of Japan's K computer, scientists from the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science and collaborators have shown that incorporating satellite data at frequent intervals - ten minutes in the…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newASU engineer showcases NASA research for Congress
    Tempe AZ (SPX) Jan 18, 2018To help NASA better explore outer space, Yuji Zhao headed to Capitol Hill with NASA's best and brightest collaborators in academia to talk space tech with U.S. Congress members. Zhao, an assistant professor of electr…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newAir Force, ULA prepare to launch missile defense satellite SBIRS GEO 4
    Washington (UPI) Jan 16, 2018 The modernization of the United States' missile monitoring and defense system is scheduled to meet another benchmark on Thursday with the launch of GEO-4, the fourth satellite in the Space-Based Infrared System, or SBI…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newNASA picks up where it left off in 2017, tests RS-25 Flight Controller
    Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) Jan 18, 2018NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on Jan. 16, 2018, on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center nea…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newGrumman to support BACN airborne communications system
    Washington (UPI) Jan 16, 2018 The U.S. Air Force has awarded $172 million to Northrop Grumman to manage the payload technology for a battlefield communications system. This one-year contract, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, provide…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newColumbus: 10 years a lab
    Paris (ESA) Jan 18, 2018In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue... In 2008 another Columbus sailed into space. Next month, Europe's Columbus laboratory achieves 10 years in orbit. Circling our planet at 28 800 km/h, this element of the Internat…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newStingray soft robot could lead to bio-inspired robotics
    Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 15, 2018UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, re…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -

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  • CBS News Space Page is Moving!
    By WILLIAM HARWOODCBS NewsEDITOR’S NOTE: We are in the process of moving stories on this page to the CBS News Sci-Tech page. This site will be taken down in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience!
    - 30 Jul 15, 3:32am -
  • Cause of Russian Progress failure still TBD
    Four weeks after a Progress space station supply ship spun out of control in a launch mishap, Russian engineers have not yet revealed what might have gone wrong, casting a cloud of uncertainty over downstream flights of unpiloted cargo ships as well…
    - 28 May 15, 2:51am -
  • NASA selects instruments for Europa mission
    Taking a major step toward an eventual robotic mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, NASA has selected nine sophisticated instruments for a solar-powered spacecraft designed to find out whether the hidden realm could support life of some sort, agency o…
    - 26 May 15, 8:45pm -
  • SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth
    A SpaceX cargo capsule loaded with 3,100 pounds of research samples, no-longer-needed equipment and trash returned to Earth Thursday after a month-long stay at the International Space Station.
    - 21 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • X-37B spaceplane launched on secret mission
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thundered away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, boosting an unpiloted military spaceplane into orbit for a secret mission.
    - 21 May 15, 2:13am -
  • Air Force set to launch spaceplane on mostly secret mission
    An Air Force X-37B spaceplane, a mini shuttle making the program's fourth flight, is poised for launch Wednesday on a mostly classified mission featuring an unusual hitchhiker: a small publicly-funded satellite built to test the feasibility of using…
    - 19 May 15, 5:35pm -
  • Brightman steps down from station flight
    Soprano and would-be space tourist Sarah Brightman, who was in training for a flight to the International Space Station this fall aboard a Russian Soyuz ferry craft, will not be chasing her dream aloft after all, the singer's website and Facebook pag…
    - 13 May 15, 7:45pm -
  • Russia delays upcoming ISS flights in wake of Progress failure
    Russia is delaying the return to Earth of three space station crew members by about a month in the wake of the April 18 failure of a Russian Progress supply ship. Launch of three fresh crew members also will be delayed, from May 26 to late July.
    - 12 May 15, 8:33pm -
  • SpaceX stages emergency escape system test
    Simulating a launch pad emergency, an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule was blasted away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, shooting to an altitude of several thousand feet before arcing over for an offshore splashdown in a dramatic emergency escape system…
    - 6 May 15, 2:15pm -
  • SpaceX gears up for pad abort test
    SpaceX is readying an unmanned Dragon capsule for a simulated launch pad abort Wednesday, a short, high-speed flight to demonstrate an innovative rocket-powered escape system designed to quickly pull a crew to safety in the event of an impending boos…
    - 5 May 15, 4:24pm -
  • Messenger probe, out of gas, crashes into Mercury
    NASA's hardy Messenger spacecraft, out of fuel at the end of a remarkably successful 11-year mission, ended its life with a bang Thursday, smashing into the hellish surface of Mercury at some 8,750 miles per hour and blasting out a new crater in the…
    - 30 Apr 15, 9:01pm -
  • Blue Origin launches sub-orbital New Shepard test flight
    Blue Origin, a rocket engine and spacecraft development company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, carried out an unpiloted maiden test flight of the company's New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle Wednesday, the company revealed early Thursday.
    - 30 Apr 15, 7:19am -
  • New Horizons detects possible polar cap on Pluto
    New photos and animations of Pluto and its large moon Charon taken by the fast-approaching New Horizons probe are revealing distinct surface features for the first time, including a bright area that could be a snowy polar cap, mission managers said W…
    - 29 Apr 15, 9:30pm -
  • Russian abandon efforts to salvage wayward cargo ship
    Russian flight controllers have given up attempting to salvage a Progress cargo ship loaded with 3 tons of supplies and equipment intended for the International Space Station. Instead, the spacecraft likely will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up wi…
    - 29 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
  • Progress cargo ship spins out of control after launch
    A Russian Progress supply ship loaded with more than 3 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station apparently spun out of control shortly after reaching orbit Tuesday, putting the resupply mission in jeopardy.
    - 28 Apr 15, 2:34pm -

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  • newSpaceX Reiterates Falcon 9 Performed as Planned for Zuma Launch
    At a hearing today on NASA’s commercial crew program, committee members could not resist asking SpaceX’s representative about the super secret Zuma mission that apparently failed earlier this month.  SpaceX’s Hans Koenigsmann reiterated that t…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 4:13am -
  • newNASA “Brainstorming” Options if Commercial Crew Not Ready Before End of 2019
    The Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew systems are not likely to be certified until late 2019 or early 2020 according to testimony to Congress today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  That could imperil U.S. access to the International…
    - 19 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 2:50am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: January 16, 2018
    Here are our tidbits for January 16, 2018:  will Congress pass a new CR to avoid a government shutdown?;  Falcon Heavy update; NASA tests SLS engine.  Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow us on Twitter (@SpcPlcyOnline) fo…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 18, 4:24am -
  • What’s Happening in Space Policy January 15-19, 2018 – UPDATE
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of January 15-19, 2018 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate will be in session beginning Tuesday. [Updated January 15.] During the Week Tomorrow (Monday) is a federal hol…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 18, 6:38pm -
  • SpaceX Commercial Crew Flight Tests Slip
    In advance of a congressional hearing next week on the status of the commercial crew program, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP)  has released new dates for when Boeing and SpaceX will conduct flight tests of their CST-100 Starliner and Crew Dra…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 18, 8:07pm -
  • Today’s Tidbits: January 11, 2018
    Here are our tidbits for January 11, 2018:  NASA IG concludes CASIS is underperforming;  successful glide flight test of SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity; update on China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far-side lander. Be sure to check our website for feature stor…
    - 7 days ago 12 Jan 18, 6:40am -
  • NASA Safety Panel Reiterates Need for Constancy of Purpose, Attention to Human Spaceflight Systems
    NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) issued its annual report today.  NASA is at a critical juncture in human space flight development, it says, repeating a warning from previous years that “constancy of purpose” at NASA is essential…
    - 7 days ago 12 Jan 18, 4:55am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: January 10, 2018
    Here are our tidbits for January 10, 2018:  Japanese astronaut apologizes — did not grow 3.5 inches after all; JWST optical system passes tests; NASA’s SWIFT telescope renamed in honor of Neil Gehrels.  Be sure to check our website for feature…
    - 8 days ago 11 Jan 18, 4:25am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: January 9, 2018 – UPDATE
    Here are our tidbits for January 9, 2018:  China’s quantum communications satellite sparks interest at HASC hearing; Japanese astronaut grows 3.5 inches in 3 weeks on ISS [but note the update below].  Be sure to check our website for feature stor…
    - 9 days ago 10 Jan 18, 5:51am -
  • SpaceX Insists Falcon 9 Performed Nominally for Zuma Launch
    SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell issued a statement this morning reasserting the company’s position that its Falcon 9 rocket was not at fault for whatever happened to the Zuma satellite.  Publicly, the fate of the mysterious satellite rema…
    - 9 days ago 9 Jan 18, 6:25pm -

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Hubble Finds Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula
Hubble Finds Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula
- 7 days ago 11 Jan 18, 7:15pm -
Researchers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Burping — Twice
Researchers Catch Supermassive Black Hole Burping — Twice
- 7 days ago 11 Jan 18, 3:15pm -
NASA’s Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Out Image of Distant Galaxy
NASA’s Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Out Image of Distant Galaxy
- 7 days ago 11 Jan 18, 3:15pm -
Hubble Probes the Archeology of Our Milky Way's Ancient Hub
Hubble Probes the Archeology of Our Milky Way's Ancient Hub
- 7 days ago 11 Jan 18, 3:15pm -
NASA Space Telescopes Provide a 3D Journey Through the Orion Nebula
NASA Space Telescopes Provide a 3D Journey Through the Orion Nebula
- 7 days ago 11 Jan 18, 3:00pm -
Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe
Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe
- 37 days ago 12 Dec 17, 6:00pm -

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Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing
Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing
- 7 days ago 11 Jan 18, 9:42pm -
Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star
Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star
- 35 days ago 14 Dec 17, 6:00pm -
Kepler-90 System Planet Sizes
Kepler-90 System Planet Sizes
- 35 days ago 14 Dec 17, 2:49pm -
Kepler-90 Planets Orbit Close to Their Star
Kepler-90 Planets Orbit Close to Their Star
- 35 days ago 14 Dec 17, 2:48pm -
Could Kepler-90 Have More Planets?
Could Kepler-90 Have More Planets?
- 35 days ago 14 Dec 17, 2:47pm -
Planetary Systems by Number of Known Planets
Planetary Systems by Number of Known Planets
- 35 days ago 14 Dec 17, 2:46pm -

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  • newPhysicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab
    For the first time, a team of researchers have managed to recreate gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the lab, opening new venues for research into cosmic phenomenaThe post Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab appeared first on…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 6:23pm -
  • newMicrobial Life in the Solar System Can Now Be Directly Detected --"First Since the Mars Viking Missions in the 70's"
    "The search for life is a major focus of planetary exploration, but there hasn't been direct life detection instrumentation on a mission since the 70s, during the Viking missions to Mars," explains Dr Jacqueline Goordial. "We wanted to show a...  …
    - 3 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 6:18pm -
  • newIs Democratic Opposition To Bridenstine Wavering?
    Interestingly only one Democrat spoke at all about Bridenstine and it was @SenBillNelson. 4 Republicans spoke out in support of Bridenstine.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) January 18, 2018 Looks like a lot of democrats did not bother to show up for..…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 6:02pm -
  • newWhy Should One Senator Boss NASA Around?
    FYI during his 3rd term in the House @SenBillNelson overtly used his political office to force @NASA to fly him in space. If a lawyer with zero aerospace experience can use politics to become an astronaut then a fighter...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 6:01pm -
  • newSpace 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.
    - 4 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:40pm -
  • new"You Mess With It At Your Peril" --World's Biggest Wildlife Reserve Planned for Antarctica in Global Campaign" (Today's "Planet Earth Report")
    “The Antarctic is a massively important area and you mess with it at your peril,” said Callum Roberts, professor of marine conservation at the University of York, who says the sanctuary would also play a key role in tackling climate...     …
    - 4 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:29pm -
  • newUS Air Force's New Missile-Warning Satellite Launching Tonight: Watch It Live
    The U.S. Air Force's newest early-warning satellite for missile defense will launch into space from Florida tonight (Jan. 18) and you can watch the action live online.
    - 4 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:15pm -
  • newBridenstine Nomination Version 2.0 (Update)
    Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Executive Session: Bridenstine Nomination "The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold an executive session on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Hart 21…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 4:32pm -
  • newTeresa Maria Zalewska has signed out. Teresa Maria Zalewska

    - 5 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 4:27pm -
  • newImage of the Day
    Saturn's south pole looks like a linty, cosmic belly button in this image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Cassini captured this view on Sept. 10, 2008, and citizen scientist Kevin Gill processed the raw data to create this stunning color image.
    - 6 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • newGravity Assist Podcast, Ice Giants (Uranus & Neptune) with Amy Simon
    In this episode of Gravity Assist, NASA’s Jim Green and Amy Simon discuss Uranus, Neptune, and Neptune’s intriguing moon – Triton -- and what we still have to learn about these mysterious bodies.News Article Type: Homepage…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 3:58pm -
  • newLawmakers Prod SpaceX and NASA on Fate of Secret Zuma Mission
    House lawmakers on Wednesday (Jan. 17) pressed SpaceX and NASA officials on what exactly happened to the secret Zuma spacecraft launched into space this month on one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets.
    - 6 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 3:55pm -
  • newToday's Top Space Headline: "Here Come the Star-Trek Voyages" --NASA Will Navigate Deep Space Using Pulsars
    Half a century ago, astronomers observed their first pulsar: a dead, distant, ludicrously dense star that emitted pulses of radiation with remarkable regularity. So consistent was the object's signal that astronomers jokingly nicknamed it LGM-1, shor…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 3:49pm -
  • newLong-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA
    Portal origin URL: Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAAPortal origin nid: 416982Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:30Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Earth’s global surface temp…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 3:30pm -
  • newCassini Finds Saturn Moon Has 'Sea Level' Like Earth
    Just as the surface of oceans on Earth lies at an average elevation that we call “sea level,” Titan’s seas also lie at an average elevation.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 1…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 3:29pm -
  • newTrilobites: Are Earthquakes More Likely During Full Moons? That’s a Myth, Study Finds
    A seismologist scrutinized hundreds of strong earthquakes over four centuries and found no relationship to lunar cycles.
    - 7 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 2:51pm -
  • newSpace.com Talks with Astronaut Scott Tingle in Space Today!
    Today at 12:20 p.m. EST (1720 GMT), Space.com will make a long-distance connection with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle on the International Space Station, and we want you to join us! Do you have a question for Tingle in space? Let us know!
    - 8 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 1:25pm -
  • newAtlas-V to Launch High-Priority Missile Defense Satellite Tonight from Florida
    Sunset at Launch Complex 41, where a ULA Atlas-V rocket stands ready to launch to the fourth U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Orbit (SBIRS GEO-4) spacecraft Thursday evening. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace United…
    - 9 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 12:54pm -
  • newIndia’s Spike ATGM deal back on track, again | Upgraded C-130H begins testing at Eglin AFB | Airbus makes first A400M delivery of 2018
    Americas The first upgraded C-130H arrived at Eglin Air Force Base on January 11 to begin testing. Operated by the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, testing will continue for the next several months, with the evaluations aimed at col…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 11:52am -
  • newU.S. missile-deterrence to get upgrade from Florida launch
    If North Korea — or any country for that matter — launches a missile, a satellite scheduled to head into space from Florida today will be on the front lines of defense. The U.S. Air Force will launch the latest member of the military’s next-ge…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • newThe C-130J: New Hercules & Old Bottlenecks
    RAAF C-130J-30, flares (click to view full) The C-130 Hercules remains one of the longest-running aerospace manufacturing programs of all time. Since 1956, over 40 models and variants have served as the tactical airlift backbone for over 50 nations.…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 9:55am -
  • newRaytheon awarded $641M for ballistic missile defense system testing
    Washington (UPI) Jan 16, 2018 The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon with a contract to test multiple radar platforms to support the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The terms of the $641 million deal were announced Friday by the Depart…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • new'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40
    Tokyo (AFP) Jan 17, 2018 Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders". Four decades after the game…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newNext Mars Analog mission will help improve efficiency and reduce dust exposure
    Daytona Beach, FL (SPX) Jan 18, 2018As NASA and others look to return humans to the Moon for longer durations, lunar dust remains an industry concern. Apollo mission crew members described the dust as similar to sandpaper, having a texture lik…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newNASA, USGS confirm Michigan meteorite strike
    Washington (UPI) Jan 17, 2018 Both NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have confirmed that a meteorite entered Earth's atmosphere above southeastern Michigan on Tuesday night. The meteorite created a fiery streak seen as far away as New York City…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 18, 5:04am -
  • newUN chief defends Iran deal after Trump demands changes
    United Nations, United States (AFP) Jan 17, 2018 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that any bid to address concerns about Iran should not jeopardize the hard-won nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump demanded changes…
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  • newIS poses threat to Iraq one month after 'liberation'
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  • newUS nuclear review calls for development of low-yield weapons
    Washington (AFP) Jan 17, 2018 The US military wants to overhaul its atomic arsenal and develop a new type of low-yield weapon that experts worry could lead to greater proliferation and heighten the risk of nuclear war. The proposed changes to the…
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  • newRolls-Royce deepens restructuring, may sell marine unit
    London (AFP) Jan 17, 2018 Rolls-Royce, the British maker of engines, announced further restructuring Wednesday that could result in the sale of its commercial marine business. "Building on our actions over the past two years, this further simplif…
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  • newNearly seven decades of tensions between the two Koreas
    Seoul (AFP) Jan 18, 2018 North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, in the latest sign that the crisis on the peninsula may be easing. The decision comes after months of tensio…
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  • newEurope's space agency braces for Brexit fallout
    Paris (AFP) Jan 17, 2018 The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday. Programmes throw in flux by Britain's…
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  • newProtein designed entirely from scratch functions in cells as a genuine enzyme
    (Princeton University) Artificial biology is working toward creating a genuinely new organism. At Princeton, Chemistry Professor Michael Hecht and the researchers in his lab are designing and building proteins that can fold and mimic the chemical pr…
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  • newNeutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists
    (McGill University) The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten - much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took place about 138 million light ye…
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  • newNASA sees Tropical Cyclone Berguitta soaking Mauritius and Reunion Island
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA found heavy rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Berguitta as it closed in on Mauritius and Reunion Islands. On Jan. 18, NASA's Terra satellite captured an early morning visible image that showed the center of the stor…
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    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Like the waistband of a couch potato in midlife, the orbits of planets in our solar system are expanding. It happens because the Sun's gravitational grip gradually weakens as our star ages and loses mass. Now, a tea…
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  • newViruses are everywhere, maybe even in space
    (Portland State University) Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. They might also exist in space, but as of yet scientists have done almost no research into this possibility. Portland State Univer…
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  • newIsrael’s Arrow Theater Missile Defense
    Arrow test concept (click to view full) In a dawning age of rogue states, ballistic missile defenses are steadily become a widely accepted necessity. Iran is widely believed to be developing nuclear capabilities, and Israeli concerns were heightened…
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  • newBringing Home the BACN to Front-Line Forces
    E-11A BACN (click to view full) In late June 2009, the USAF awarded Northrop Grumman Defense Mission Systems Inc., of San Diego, CA an urgent requirement contract for its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) System. Under current plans, No…
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    Saturn's moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recently published paper based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals a new way this distant world and our own are eerily similar. Just as the...       
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  • Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 17, 2018: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars
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  • Night Became Day In Detroit As Meteor Lit Up Sky
    A meteor streaked over southeast Michigan Tuesday night, creating a sonic boom so loud it shook houses. After seeing the spectacle in the night sky, thousands of people took to social media to share what they witnessed.
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  • James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space
    The James Webb Space Telescope just emerged from 3 months of vacuum-chamber testing, another milestone on the road towards its deployment next yearThe post James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space appeared first on Univer…
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  • Carnival of Space #544
    This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #544 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related bl…
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  • Black Holes: Where Reality Beats Fiction
    We know that at the heart of pretty much every galaxy, there is a giant black hole. There is a lot that we know about black holes — and a lot that we don't know, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
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  • Fireball Cuts Through the Sky Over Michigan as Meteor Falls
    Videos showed a bright flash of light, followed by a pop almost like a light bulb burning out.
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  • Hubble Weighs in on Mass of Three Million Billion Suns

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  • Commercial Crew Hearing
    Hearing: Update on NASA Commercial Crew Systems Development "10 a.m. EST, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a Subcommittee on Space hearing titled An Update on NASA Commercial Crew Systems Development. The purpose o…
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  • Bright Light, Sonic Boom As Meteor Streaks Across Southern Michigan
    The space rock punched through the clouds near Detroit just after 8 p.m. with a boom that shook houses and registered magnitude 2.0 on U.S. Geological Survey instruments.
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  • 'First to the Moon'
    A new documentary that looks back at Apollo 8, the first mission to fly astronauts to the moon aims to be out by the flight's golden anniversary this December. To do so, director Paul Hildebrandt is looking to crowdfund the production expenses for hi…
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  • Remembering Columbia
    Keith Cowing's Devon Island Journal 20 July 2003: Arctic Memorials and Starship Yearnings "Our task was a somewhat solemn one. We were here to erect a memorial to Columbia astronaut Michael Anderson. Two memorials have already been erected by members…
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