Starship: All you need to know about Elon Musk’s rocket ahead of its first launch

Starship: All you need to know about Elon Musk’s rocket ahead of its first launch

It is a day that could go down in history as the moment humans took their first small step in what will be a giant leap to becoming a multi-planetary species. Elon Musk’s $3 billion (£2.4 billion) Starship – a vehicle that could be a game-changer for long-distance space travel – is now just weeks away … Read more

CNN Exclusive: Secretive process to select astronauts for NASA’s next moon mission

CNN Exclusive: Secretive process to select astronauts for NASA’s next moon mission

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Sometime this spring, NASA will make one of the biggest announcements in its history when it names the initial four-person crew for its flagship Artemis program to return astronauts to the moon for … Read more

‘Paddington Bear’ on Mars captures internet’s imagination

Is it a bear? A wolf? A “doge?” The internet has mixed opinions on an image released by NASA showing what looks like a bear’s face on Mars. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been orbiting the Red Planet and sending back high-resolution photos for about 17 years, captured the image on Dec. 12. The orbiting camera is … Read more

Nuclear Rocket In 2027 // New JWST Problems // Starship WDR – Fraser Cain

Nuclear Rocket In 2027 // New JWST Problems // Starship WDR  Fraser Cain

LAUNCH: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6

Event Details Payload Blog NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Feb 26, 2023 Launch Complex 39A • Kennedy Space Center NASA’s Crew-6 Astronauts Stephen Bowen (NASA) Mission Commander Woody Hoburg (NASA) Pilot Sultan Al Neyadi (MBRSC) Flight Engineer Andrey Fedyaev (ROSCOSMOS) Mission Specialist Mission: NASA and SpaceX will soon launch the sixth … Read more

Webb Telescope Spectrograph Suffers Software Glitch

NASA says the Webb Space Telescope’s Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph is currently unavailable for science operations following a software glitch earlier this month. In a release published yesterday, the agency stated that the issue started on January 15, when a communications delay within the instrument caused its flight software to time out. Flight … Read more

Huge asteroid the size of a LONDON BUS will fly within 2,100 miles of Earth this week

An asteroid the size of a London bus will make the fourth closest approach to Earth on record this week. The space rock, known as 2023 BU, was only discovered by NASA last weekend but is set to come within 2,100 miles (3,400 km) of our planet’s surface this Friday (January 27) at about 00:30 … Read more

NASA satellite images show greening effect of flooding in Queensland’s Channel Country

NASA’s Earth Observatory has released satellite pictures showing the greening effect of recent flooding on western and north-western Queensland.  Key points: NASA’s MODIS spectroradiometer produces false-colour images that differentiate between water, vegetation and bare land Recently released images show floodwater from northern Queensland has worked its way south into Channel Country Parts of the state remain flooded, … Read more

Look up for a rocket launch from Virginia on Tuesday night

Rescheduled from Monday, NASA and New Zealand based rocket builder Rocket Lab plan first launch of the Electron rocket from US. soil. The launch, scheduled for a window which opens at 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday January 24, may be visible from New England to the Carolinas, with clear skies making that even easier. The … Read more

NASA and DARPA Discuss New Advanced Propulsion Tech

Artist’s conception of a spacecraft enabled by nuclear thermal propulsion.Illustration: NASA Two of the most forward-thinking agencies in the United States are joining forces to foster the development of advanced space propulsion. A fireside chat on the new collaboration is scheduled for Tuesday morning, and you can watch it live right here. The 2023 American … Read more