Two NASA astronauts set for spacewalk to replace faulty space station antenna

Nov 30 (Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts were set on Tuesday to venture out of the International Space Station for a spacewalk to replace a failed antenna, facing what NASA officials say is a slightly elevated risk from the debris of a Russian anti-satellite missile test. NASA TV planned to provide live coverage of the … Read more

Researchers have solved the mystery of Earth’s water and it could help space travel

Oxford University researchers may have solved a mystery about the origins of Earth’s water which could help future space travel. The scientists describe how new analysis of an ancient asteroid suggests extra-terrestrial dust grains carried water to Earth as the planet formed. According to the study, the water in the dust was produced by “space … Read more

SpaceX launches satellites into space

Status: 14.12.2020 7:58 a.m. With a long-serving rocket version, Tesla boss Elon Musk’s space company has launched a satellite for a US radio provider. A few days earlier, a prototype of a new missile had exploded while attempting to land. The unmanned “Falcon 9” rocket was launched on Sunday (local time) from the Cape Canaveral … Read more

Space: A total solar eclipse will take place this WEEK – but will only be visible in Antarctica

This year’s only total solar eclipse will take place this week, but you may have some way to go to enjoy it — with the full event only visible from Antarctica, NASA said. Taking place on Saturday December 4, the eclipse will reach its greatest extent at around 07:33 GMT for viewers near the edge … Read more

Exploring Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Rockets, history and inspiration await

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Few sights in Central Florida are more jaw-dropping than a rocket launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Florida’s Space Coast. But even without a rocket at the ready on a launchpad, a gem for any space enthusiast can be found at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. … Read more

What’s Happening in Space Policy November 28-December 4, 2021

Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com’s list of space policy events for the week of November 28-December 4, 2021 and any insight we can offer about them. The House and Senate are in session this week. During the Week It’s another one of those weeks where Congress must pass and the President must sign legislation by an imminent … Read more

Big 10: Most unforgettable views of, or in, space

With NASA’s $10 billion, 100-times-more-powerful James Webb Space Telescope set to replace Hubble in T-minus 24 days, we asked astronauts, astronomers and others: What’s the most unforgettable view you ever had of, or in, space? About 13.5 billion years ago, the first galaxies began forming. But what were they like? Tune into the first episode … Read more

Peanuts’ Astronaut Snoopy Is Actually Going to Space

Beloved icon Snoopy of the Peanuts comic strip is going to space, with NASA announcing a space themed doll of Snoopy will be taking off in Artemis I. Peanuts character and cultural icon Snoopy will be taking off into space, with NASA announcing his use in the Artemis I’s mission. Peanuts, created by Charles Schulz … Read more

Richard Branson Looks to the Future of Flight as His Space Journey Comes Full Circle

Sir Richard Branson’s time in space was just a few minutes, but it was a journey 25 years in the making. During Wednesday’s closing keynote at SATELLITE 2021, Branson shared with the audience that he looked to start a space business 25 years ago when he registered “Virgin Galactic” and somewhat ironically, “Virgin Intergalactic” as … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope’s Powerful Infrared Camera – The NIRCam

The Hubble Space Telescope answered major questions about the cosmos, but its data also inspired new theories about the origins of the universe that cannot be confirmed without even more powerful instruments. On December 22, an international partnership will launch the James Webb Space Telescope , a new cluster of instruments that will make Hubble … Read more