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Perseverance Rover is Getting Tucked Into its Launch Fairing

70 days from now, the next launch window to Mars opens. That's when NASA will launch their Perseverance Rover. New…

2 months ago

Is Time To Go Back to Uranus and Neptune? Revisiting Ice Giants of the Solar System

We’ve only seen Uranus and Neptune one time up close. There are now some mission ideas in the works that…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 453: Favorite Things We’ve Done These 10 Years

10 years of Astronomy Cast... wow. It's been a long, fun journey. What are some of our favorite episodes and…

3 years ago

New Soyuz Mission A Go After Technical Delays

After days of delay caused by a technical glitch, the Russian space agency has announced that the Soyuz SM-02 mission…

4 years ago

How Does a Rocket Work?

Rockets are the perfect way to get around in space. But how do they work? Space travel and rockets, it’s…

6 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 31, 2014: Bad Week in Space

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Ken Kremer (kenkremer.com /…

6 years ago

A History of Launch Failures: “Not Because They are Easy, but Because They are Hard”

Over the 50-plus years since President John F. Kennedy’s Rice University speech, spaceflight has proven to be hard. It doesn't…

6 years ago

Balloon launcher Zero2Infinity Sets Its Sights to the Stars

Clearly, the sky is not the limit for balloon launcher Zero2Infinity. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the company announced this week…

6 years ago

ESA Marks 50 Years of Cooperative Space Innovation

In 1964 the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) and the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO) were founded, on February 29 and March…

6 years ago

Heavy-Lift Rocket Launch Seen from Space

We all know what a big rocket launch looks like from the ground, but this is what it looks like…

6 years ago