NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovers FIVE double-sun planets that ‘could support alien life’ 

The Kepler mission has spotted thousands of exoplanets since 2014, with 30 planets less than twice the size of Earth now known to orbit within the habitable zones of their stars. Launched from Cape Canaveral on March 7th 2009, the Kepler telescope has helped in the search for planets outside of the solar system.  It … Read more

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission begins its 1.4 billion mile journey home from asteroid Bennu

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has embarked on its 1.4 billion-mile journey back to Earth after spending two years on asteroid Bennu.  OSIRIS-REx (the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) was the first NASA mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, survey the surface, and collect a sample to deliver to Earth.  The craft is carrying … Read more

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will leave asteroid Bennu TODAY

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will leave asteroid Bennu today and begin its 1.4 billion mile, two year long journey back to the Earth, the space agency confirmed.    OSIRIS-REx (the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) was the first NASA mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, survey the surface, and collect a sample to deliver to … Read more

Listen to Ingenuity fly on Mars! NASA releases first audio of the hum of the helicopter’s rotors

The world has seen a number of videos showing NASA’s Ingenuity flying above the surface of Mars, but now, for the first time, we can hear the humming of its tiny rotors spinning. The low hum from blades spinning at more than 2,500 revolutions per minute is barely audible and almost sounds like a low-pitched, … Read more

Liftoff! SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a recycled Falcon 9 rocket

Liftoff! SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a recycled Falcon 9 rocket named after the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit Tuesday at 3:01pm ET The Falcon 9 rocket took off from Kennedy Space Station in Florida This is the third trip the rocket has … Read more

NASA’s Ingenuity completes FOURTH flight on Mars that was ‘farther and faster than ever before’

NASA announced Friday that Ingenuity successfully completed its fourth flight, which saw the small helicopter ‘fly farther and faster than ever before.’ The $85 million drone traveled 872 feet (266 meters) at a height of 16 feet (5 meters) for two minutes. The American space agency received the data downlink at 1:39pm ET that showed the … Read more

NASA DELAYS return of SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts until Saturday due to bad weather in Florida

The International Space Station will be crowded a little longer after NASA and SpaceX announced a delayed return for the Crew-1 mission. Astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi were set undock from the orbiting laboratory April 28, but poor weather has pushed it to April 30. This means the Crew Dragon … Read more

NASA DELAYS the return of SpaceX’s Crew-1 astronauts until Saturday because of bad weather

The International Space Station will be crowded a little longer after NASA and SpaceX announced a delayed return for the Crew-1 mission. Astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi were set undock from the orbiting laboratory April 28, but poor weather has pushed it to April 30. This means the Crew Dragon … Read more

NASA shares FIRST color aerial photos of surface of Mars taken by Ingenuity helicopter

NASA has shared the first color aerial images of the surface of Mars that were taken by Ingenuity during its second successful flight through the Martian atmosphere. The historic photographs were captured while the helicopter hovered 17 feet above the surface while it travels away from Perseverance, but manages to snap the rover’s tire marks. … Read more

NASA shares FIRST color aerial photos of the surface of Mars snapped by Ingenuity soaring 17ft above

NASA has shared the first color aerial images of the surface of Mars that were taken by Ingenuity during its second successful flight through the Martian atmosphere. The historic photographs were captured while the helicopter hovered 17 feet above the surface while it travels away from Perseverance, but manages to snap the rover’s tire marks. … Read more