May 7, 2020

This Month in Space History | May 2020

Four months before his address on September 12, 1962, John F. Kennedy delivered a historic speech to congress. He said: “Now it is time to take […]
April 2, 2020

This Month in Space History | April 2020

Poyekhali! Despite the tensions during the Cold War, NASA Administrator Jim Webb congratulated the Soviets on American television. Cold War or not, it’s not every day […]
March 6, 2020

This Month in Space History | March

“The rocket did not rise at first, but the flame came out, and there was a steady roar.” -Robert Hutchings Goddard It takes dreamers to push […]
February 24, 2020

Space photos: The most amazing images this week!

A Portuguese astrophotographer captures a glimmering view of the constellation Orion, celestial “guest-stars” make an appearance over New York City and a solar-sailing spacecraft snaps a […]
February 10, 2020

Our sun will never look the same again thanks to two solar probes and one giant telescope

It’s always sunny for heliophysicists, but especially so now. The Solar Orbiter spacecraft, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA, launched yesterday (Feb. 9), less than […]
February 6, 2020

This Month in Space History | February

“I am a stranger. I come in peace. Take me to your leader and there will be a massive reward for you in eternity.” John Glenn […]
February 5, 2020

SpaceX wins NASA contract to launch Earth science mission

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — NASA awarded a contract to SpaceX Feb. 4 for the launch of an Earth science mission that has successfully staved off cancellation […]
January 23, 2020

It’s time to say goodbye to NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Here’s why.

How does NASA know it’s time to end a mission? For the Spitzer Space Telescope, the agency can blame it on the spacecraft’s juice. Specifically, Spitzer’s struggle […]
January 17, 2020

Violent solar storms are happening closer to Earth than anyone thought was possible

The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side: They have the power to wreak havoc on […]
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