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This Powerful Ion Engine Will Be Flying on NASA’s DART Mission to Try and Redirect an Asteroid

Despite humanity's current struggle against the novel coronavirus, and despite it taking up most of our attention, other threats still…

1 week ago

NASA Chooses 4 New Astronomy Space Missions for Additional Study

NASA recently selected four new missions for development that will study gravitational waves, supernovae, relativistic jets, and exoplanet habitability.

2 weeks ago

The Lunar Gateway is No Longer a Required Part of the Artemis Mission to Return to the Moon by 2024

As anticipated, NASA has announced that the Lunar Gateway will no longer be part of their "return to the Moon"…

2 weeks ago

NASA tells Boeing to Make 61 Corrective Actions to Starliner Before the Program can Continue

An independent review has found 61 issues that need to be fixed before Boeing's CST-100 Starliner can take to space…

2 weeks ago

Good News! The New Strategy of Using InSight’s Arm to Push the Mole Seems to be Making Progress.

There's at least one small bit of good news in these challenging Covid-19 times. And it's playing out on the…

3 weeks ago

OSIRIS-REx did its Closest Flyover Yet, just 250 Meters Above its Sample Site

NASA's OSIRIS-REx is getting closer, physically and temporally, to its primary goal. The spacecraft arrived at Bennu at the end…

4 weeks ago

Comparing Mountains on the Moon to the Earth’s Peaks

NASA's Artemis Program is planning to land astronauts on the Moon's south pole. To prepare for this, NASA's Solar System…

4 weeks ago

WFIRST Passes an Important Milestone, it’s Time to Begin Development and Testing

Soon, astronomers and astrophysicists will have more observing power than they know what to do with. Not only will the…

4 weeks ago

NASA is Planning to Build a Lunar Rover With a 1-Meter Drill to Search for Water Ice

Meet VIPER, NASA's new lunar rover, equipped with a drill to probe the Moon's surface and look for water ice.…

1 month ago

The Life of Katherine Johnson Shows that ‘Hidden Figures’ Are Important to History

NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson did more than just calculate rocket trajectories for early space missions. Her story, when it was…

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