Tag: NASA

Nobody knows if NASA’s OSIRIS-REx can pull off its daring asteroid-sampling maneuver

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft first arrived at the large space rock known as Bennu late last year, and it’s spent the first few months of 2019 observing its new space companion and teaching NASA more about the rock’s surface. Unfortunately for NASA engineers, the asteroid’s surface is nothing like what they assumed it would be, and […]

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Watch two NASA astronauts make repairs outside the International Space Station live

There’s been a lot of anticipation for the first all-female spacewalk which is rapidly approaching on March 29th, but before that historic adventure happens there’s another spacewalk that’s happening right now, and you can watch it live. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague are currently outside the International Space Station and will spend the […]

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Report claims Boeing has been forced to delay first Starliner launch by months

NASA needs a way to get astronauts to the International Space Station that doesn’t involve paying Russia heaps of money, so it struck deals with both SpaceX and Boeing to build crew capsules capable of fulfilling that need. Earlier this month, SpaceX successfully sent its Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, paving the […]

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NASA’s InSight lander still has a big problem, and nobody is quite sure how to fix it

One of NASA’s most exciting ongoing missions is that of the InSight lander that currently calls Mars home. The robotic lander has the potential to teach scientists a great deal about the Red Planet and its history, but first NASA has to figure out what to do with one of its important, but underperforming, instruments. […]

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NASA captures devastating Nebraska floods from high above

Many of NASA’s satellites spend their entire lives pointed deep into the cosmos, but the space agency also had plenty of lenses pointed back down towards Earth. NASA tracks all kinds of things that happen here on our planet, including weather systems and natural disasters like the record-setting floods currently taking place in Nebraska. In […]

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NASA administrator Bridenstine wants everyone to know he still has faith in the SLS

Well, that certainly didn’t take long! Just a day after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine alluded to the possibility of flying the new Orion crew capsule’s first experimental trip around the Moon using a pair of commercial rockets instead of NASA’s own Space Launch System which is still in development, he’s issued a new statement assuring […]

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Trio of new crew members successfully arrive at International Space Station

It’s been a number of months since the failed Soyuz launch derailed plans for astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin to head to the International Space Station, but they finally made it to their original destination. In a launch late Thursday, both Ovchinin and Hague headed to the ISS with first-time space traveler Christina […]

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