The Stakes for Boeing’s 2nd Space Mission Are Astronomical

The Stakes for Boeings 2nd Space Mission Are Astronomical

Can Boeing begin to repair its battered reputation with one rocket launch? Its Starliner capsule now sits atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a pad in Florida, being readied for a flight to the International Space Station Thursday evening, as part of a test program already two and a half years behind schedule. NASA wants … Read more

This Week @NASA: Webb Telescope Mission, Historic Black Hole Image, Monster Quake on Mars

This Week @NASA Webb Telescope Mission Historic Black Hole Image

The Webb Telescope is closer to starting its mission of science … A historic look at the center of our galaxy … And the Crew-3 astronauts reflect on their mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Webb Telescope in Final Phase of Instrument Setup NASA’s James … Read more

All systems go for historic Axiom Space Ax-1 mission on SpaceX rocket

All systems go for historic Axiom Space Ax 1 mission on

All systems go for a historic launch at the Kennedy Space Center Friday morning.Axiom and SpaceX will put the first all-private crew on the International Space Station.Just hours before the scheduled liftoff at 11:17 a.m., a final pre-launch briefing from Axiom, SpaceX and NASA teams.Watch the Axiom news conference below:Axiom made it clear that its … Read more

NASA SPHEREx Mission: Finalized Plans for a Cutting-Edge Cosmic Mapmaker

NASA SPHEREx Mission Finalized Plans for a Cutting Edge Cosmic Mapmaker

The SPHEREx mission will have some similarities with the James Webb Space Telescope. But the two observatories will take dramatically different approaches to studying the sky. NASA’s upcoming SPHEREx mission will be able to scan the entire sky every six months and create a map of the cosmos unlike any before. Scheduled to launch no … Read more

Gaia mission finds parts of the Milky Way much older than expected

1648093402 Gaia mission finds parts of the Milky Way much older

Milky Way edge-on view. Credit: European Space Agency Using data from ESA’s Gaia mission, astronomers have shown that a part of the Milky Way known as the ‘thick disc’ began forming 13 billion years ago, around 2 billion years earlier than expected, and just 0.8 billion years after the Big Bang. This surprising result comes … Read more

Blue Origin announces replacement for Pete Davidson on next space tourism mission

1647904425 Blue Origin announces replacement for Pete Davidson on next space

The company announced Monday it will replace Davidson with its chief architect of its suborbital rocket, Gary Lai. Davidson, who has become a pillar of entertainment intrigue amid his relationship with Kim Kardashian and feud with Kanye West, had been slated to fly as an invited guest alongside five paying customers aboard Blue Origin’s New … Read more

NASA Extends Ingenuity Helicopter Mission on Mars

1647848881 NASA Extends Ingenuity Helicopter Mission on Mars

The American space agency NASA has extended flight operations on Mars for its Ingenuity helicopter. Ingenuity landed on Mars a little over a year ago along with NASA’s Perseverance explorer, or rover. At first, NASA officials described Ingenuity as a demonstration mission. It was designed to see whether the small aircraft could take off, fly … Read more