Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), "represents the hopes and ambitions of the 10,000 astronomers who have already used the Hubble," said John Mather, Nobel laureate, astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the senior project scientist...
The Golden Record is affixed to the Voyager 1 spacecraft, 29 July 1979. (Photo: NASA/Public Domain) The year is… let's say it's 42026. You're cruising along your regular orbit, minding your own business, when suddenly, your craft's detection system registers a mysterious interloper. Show More Summary
Experts behind the first human-rated expandable space habitat answer questions on Reddit to promote the start of its 2-year test mission.
With surgical precision, two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installed the package of science instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope into the telescope structure. The package is the collection of cameras and spectrographs...Show More Summary
The tagline for UFO hunter Scott Waring's website is "the truth is within our grasp," and he believes that he's uncovered a truth so great that NASA are trying to suppress it.
Based on evidence from a series of images allegedly taken from NASA’s live ISS feed, UFO conspiracy theorists have jumped to the conclusion that Pentagon may have weaponized the International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit. However,...Show More Summary
Dark matter is a mysterious substance composing most of the material universe, now widely thought to be some form of massive exotic particle. An intriguing alternative view is that dark matter is made of black holes formed during the first second of our universe's existence, known as primordial black holes. Show More Summary
It seems that the recently announced Breakthrough Starshot project—to send a privately funded fleet of tiny spacecraft to a nearby star—may have started a star rush. Today a senior U.S. lawmaker who helps write NASA’s budget called on...Show More Summary
Dark matter is a mysterious substance composing most of the material universe, now widely thought to be some form of massive exotic particle. An intriguing alternative view is that dark matter is made of black holes formed during the first...
An expandable addition to the International Space Station will be blown up to full size on Thursday to begin a two-year test of whether the tent-like dwelling can protect astronauts from radiation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) explained in a video demonstration on Facebook.
NASA, private companies aim to end U.S. reliance on Russia for astronaut rides to orbit.
NASA and European Space Agency officials on May 19 said the European Service Module (ESM) for NASA’s Orion crew-transport vehicle was within budget and on schedule for a late-2018 inaugural flight pending a key review.But the ESM program...Show More Summary
The House Appropriations Committee has released a spending bill that would give NASA a budget of $19.5 billion for fiscal year 2017, which is $500 million above President Barack Obama’s request. The measure boosts spending for exploration and science programs. link.more.
Re-usable spacecraft sound like a good idea -- if they actually saved any costs and refurbishing them was economical. There are only a few examples of re-usable space vehicles so far, and NASA retired its space shuttle program in 2011, narrowing the field a bit. Show More Summary
NASA today announced that astronomers studying data from NASA’s Great Observatories have found the best evidence yet for “cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive black holes.” (more…)
Commerce, Justice, and Science—the House of Representatives’ subcommittee that oversees NASA spending—just released details on how they would fund the space agency in 2017. Overall, the news for the space program is very good.
According to a new NASA study, powerful solar storms could have been instrumental in warming ancient Earth, and preparing the planet for the development of complex life. Known as "superflares," the space weather events were thought to...Show More Summary
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NASA has joined forces with aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin to pioneer new “quiet supersonic” technology. Aviation leaders from Airbus to Virgin are racing to release the first quiet supersonic jet… Mary Grady
House budget provides funding for Mars helicopters, super fast propulsion, and more.