Recent Space News:


"I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky."

- Carl Sagan



SpaceX Dragon departs International Space Station to return to Earth News image
SpaceX Dragon departs International Space Station to return to Earth.

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule C209 has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and is now on track to reenter Earth's atmosphere...

Read the article: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-cargo-dragon-crs-24-space-station-departure/

Source: Teslarati

Published on Jan. 23, 2022, 10:13 p.m.



Raptor 2 testing at full throttle on the SpaceX McGregor test stands News image
Raptor 2 testing at full throttle on the SpaceX McGregor test stands.

Numerous Raptor 2 engines are now being put through their paces at SpaceX's test center in McGregor, involving static fire testing at the five test bays, ahead of the evolved engine being shipped to Starbase to be involved in future launches.

Read the article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/01/raptor-2-starbase-update/

Source: NASA Spaceflight

Published on Jan. 23, 2022, 5:47 p.m.



Cargo Dragon capsule departs space station News image
Cargo Dragon capsule departs space station.

SpaceX's Cargo Dragon spacecraft, closing out a month-long mission, undocked from the International Space Station Sunday after a two-delay in its departure to wait for better weather in the capsule's recovery zone off the coast of Florida. Splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled for Monday.

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/01/23/dragon-crs-24-undocking/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Jan. 23, 2022, 4:02 p.m.



Webb closes in on destination with critical mirror alignment on tap News image
Webb closes in on destination with critical mirror alignment on tap.

Thirty days outbound from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope will slip into its parking orbit a million miles away Monday, an ideal spot to scan the heavens in search of faint infrared light from the first generation of stars and galaxies.

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/01/22/webb-closes-in-on-destination-with-critical-mirror-alignment-on-tap/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Jan. 22, 2022, 9:32 p.m.



Astra fires up rocket for first time at Cape Canaveral News image
Astra fires up rocket for first time at Cape Canaveral.

Astra, a company seeking to carve out a segment of the growing small satellite launch market, test-fired its two-stage rocket at Cape Canaveral on Saturday in preparation for an upcoming demonstration flight for NASA.

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/01/22/astra-fires-up-rocket-for-first-time-at-cape-canaveral/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Jan. 22, 2022, 6:52 p.m.



Cargo Dragon set to return to Earth, bringing CRS-24 mission to a close News image
Cargo Dragon set to return to Earth, bringing CRS-24 mission to a close.

After a month-long stay at the International Space Station, NASA and SpaceX are ready to support the return of the CRS-24 Cargo Dragon back to Earth. Currently, ground controllers are targeting 10:40 AM EST (15:40 UTC) on Sunday, January 23, for the undocking of the Dragon spacecraft from the Harmony module's zenith – or space-facing – port.

Read the article: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2022/01/crs-24-return/

Source: NASA Spaceflight

Published on Jan. 22, 2022, 2:14 p.m.



Atlas 5 rocket delivers two military inspector satellites to high-altitude orbit News image
Atlas 5 rocket delivers two military inspector satellites to high-altitude orbit.

Two satellites for a once-classified U.S. military program to track and inspect other spacecraft in orbit — a mission the Space Force's top general equates to a “neighborhood watch” — lifted off from Cape Canaveral Friday on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket.

Read the article: https://spaceflightnow.com/2022/01/21/atlas-5-rocket-delivers-two-military-inspector-satellites-to-high-altitude-orbit/

Source: Spaceflight Now

Published on Jan. 21, 2022, 10:43 p.m.



Experimentos STEM de estudiantes ganan una oportunidad de vuelo mediante un concurso tecnológico de la NASA News image
Experimentos STEM de estudiantes ganan una oportunidad de vuelo mediante un concurso tecnológico de la NASA.

La NASA ha elegido a 57 equipos ganadores en un primer desafío nacional diseñado para atraer, involucrar y preparar a los futuros profesionales de las ciencias, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemáticas.

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/experimentos-stem-de-estudiantes-ganan-una-oportunidad-de-vuelo-mediante-un-concurso

Source: NASA

Published on Jan. 21, 2022, 8:43 p.m.



STEM Student Experiments Win Flight Opportunity in NASA Tech Contest News image
STEM Student Experiments Win Flight Opportunity in NASA Tech Contest.

NASA selected 57 winning teams in an inaugural nationwide challenge designed to attract, engage, and prepare future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professionals.

Read the article: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/stem-student-experiments-win-flight-opportunity-in-nasa-tech-contest

Source: NASA

Published on Jan. 21, 2022, 8:43 p.m.





Recent Space Blogs:



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Alone in space, but not lonely.

Comet Leonard heads out to roam free in interstellar space, alongside rogue planets, their moons, and maybe even life.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/alone-in-space-but-not-lonely

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Jan. 21, 2022, 3:34 p.m.

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USSF-8: ULA successfully launches Atlas V.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the USSF-8 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command lifted off on Jan. 21 at 2:00 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. To date ULA has laun...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/sbirs-geo-flight-5-ula-successfully-launches-atlas-v-0-0-0-0

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Jan. 21, 2022, 2:55 a.m.

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Akatsuki, the Venus Climate Orbiter.

The Japanese Akatsuki mission entered orbit around Venus in 2015, searching for clues on how the planet's atmosphere works.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/space-missions/akatsuki

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Jan. 20, 2022, 3:04 p.m.

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RocketStars: Ensuring USSF-8 is ready for rigors of launch.

Critical national security missions launching inside the payload fairing of a rocket experience intense sound and loads as part of the ascent, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) Dynamic Environments Mission Integrator Hillary Bunnelle ensured the teams...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/rocketstars-ensuring-ussf-8-is-ready-for-rigors-of-launch

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Jan. 18, 2022, 5:43 p.m.

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Is life possible on rogue planets and moons?.

Our exploration of the solar system combined with two decades of exoplanet research tells us there are several possibilities for life to exist on starless planets and their moons.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/articles/is-life-possible-on-worlds-without-stars

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Jan. 18, 2022, 3:03 p.m.

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What sci-fi dreams are made of.

From a space station cemetery to a super-resilient spacecraft, the feats of human ingenuity that make space exploration possible are the stuff of science fiction dreams.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/the-downlink/what-sci-fi-dreams-are-made-of

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Jan. 14, 2022, 3:33 p.m.

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Day of Action 2022 - Participant Information.

Information for registered participants of The Planetary Society's 2022 virtual Day of Action.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/advocacy/day-of-action-2022-participant-information

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Jan. 12, 2022, 8:23 p.m.

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USSF-8: ULA prepares to launch third GSSAP mission.

Another launch year is underway at United Launch Alliance (ULA) with attachment of a U.S. Space Force payload atop an Atlas V 511 rocket for the USSF-8 mission later this month.The two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) spacec...

Read the article: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/ussf-8-ula-prepares-to-launch-third-gssap-mission

Source: United Launch Alliance

Published on Jan. 11, 2022, 8:23 p.m.

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Day of Action: Frequently Asked Questions.

Have questions about our annual Day of Action? We've got answers.

Read the article: https://www.planetary.org/advocacy/day-of-action-frequently-asked-questions

Source: Planetary Society

Published on Jan. 7, 2022, 9:03 p.m.