Space Exploration and Astronomy

Heat Shield Milestone Complete for First Orion Mission with Crew Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida recently finished meticulously applying more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft.
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Jupiter's Magnificent Swirling Clouds A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
We Persevere NASA's next Mars rover has a name – Perseverance. Like every exploration mission before, our rover is going to face challenges, and it’s going to make amazing discoveries. 
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Join the second online Global Space Economic Workshop On 9 July at 9:30 BST / 10.30 CEST, join the second online Global Space Economic Workshop (GSEW) to discuss the value of Earth observation data during and after the COVID-19 crisis, how space data can help with monitoring the impacts of ...
Meet the NASA Psyche team who will map Psyche’s elemental composition Meet the team designing and building the Psyche mission's gamma ray and neutron spectrometer. This instrument on the spacecraft will detect, measure, and map Psyche’s elemental composition. It is mounted on a 6-foot (2-meter) boom to distance the sensors from ...
Upgrading the Space Station Is All in a Day's Work NASA astronaut Robert Behnken works during the Wednesday, July 1, 2020, six-hour and one-minute spacewalk to swap an aging nickel-hydrogen battery for a new lithium-ion battery on the International Space Station's Starboard-6 truss structure.
Herschel and Planck views of star formation A collection of intriguing images based on data from ESA’s Herschel and Planck space telescopes show the influence of magnetic fields on the clouds of gas and dust where stars are forming.
Independence Day Message from Astronauts in Space Astronauts Chris Cassidy, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken commemorate Independence Day in the United States. They explain the history of the American flag that was flown on the first and last space shuttle missions, which Doug and Bob will carry ...
A Mighty Powerful Spacewalk Outside the Space Station on This Week @NASA – July 3, 2020 A mighty powerful spacewalk outside the space station, a look at the space station’s next crew, and updates on our Artemis program … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
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ESA Startup competition announces four winners The four winners of ESA’s Startup competition are using space to solve problems on Earth. Each startup company presented their business proposals to delegates online at ESA’s Industrial Policy Committee meeting on 29 June.
Earth from Space: Ari Atoll, Maldives The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us to explore the Maldives, in this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme.
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B-Life - Space enabled mobile lab fighting COVID-19 While the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging in many countries across the globe, in Europe it seems the first peak has passed. In Italy, which has been struck extremely hard by the pandemic, the local authorities of the Piedmont region ...
Just add nano-materials for stronger, tougher diving fins Adding microscopic nano-materials to carbon fibre composites has resulted in stronger, tougher fins for divers. A space material company teamed up with a market leader in the design and production of free-diving and spear-fishing equipment through ESA’s Technology Transfer and ...
July 4, 1997: Sojourner Arrives on the Red Planet Hitching a ride on the Mars Pathfinder mission, the Sojourner rover arrived on Mars on July 4, 1997.
A Day's Work: Robert Behnken Updates Power Systems on the Station On June 26, 2020, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy conducted the first of two spacewalks to swap batteries and upgrade power systems on the International Space Station.
Mission Recap: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity completes second flight from Spaceport America. Successful glide flight puts Virgin Galactic on the path for space flight from New Mexico. Subscribe to Virgin Galactic on YouTube:
New Footage: SpaceShipTwo Unity's first solo flight from Spaceport America New Footage from SpaceShipTwo's recent Glide Flight from Spaceport America, New Mexico, an important flight test milestone in preparation for commercial service.
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SpaceShipTwo Unity Completes First Flight From Spaceport America This glide flight marks the inaugural solo flight of VSS Unity in New Mexico and as such is an important flight test milestone in preparation for commercial service.
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