Space Exploration and Astronomy

From Day Into Night on the International Space Station A couple times a year, the International Space Station orbit happens to align over the day/night shadow line on Earth.
Zero-G Spiderman Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A parabolic flight experiment tests perception in altered gravity states
Gravity wonders Space Science Image of the Week: Black holes provide an extreme cosmic laboratory to test some of the strongest gravity fields in the Universe
NASA is Going Green, in Space NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission, or GPIM, will prove a sustainable and efficient approach to spaceflight.
CDF podcast NASA's Small Steps, Giant Leaps podcast interviews ESA engineer Torsten Bieler on the Agency's Concurrent Design Facility and concurrent engineering for space
Spot the International Space Station Did you know there are six humans living in space, and you can see their home from your home? NASA astronaut Nick Hague shares how you can use to find out when the International Space Station will be visible ...
Amending the Budget to Support Humans on the Moon in 2024 on This Week @NASA – May 17, 2019 Amending the budget to support humans on the Moon in 2024, what may be causing possible Moonquakes, and a virtual flight over an area of scientific interest on Mars … a few of the stories to tell you about – ...
Apollo 10: ‘Tell the world, we have arrived’ Fifty years ago, Apollo 10 launched from Cape Kennedy on May 18, 1969. The Apollo 10 mission encompassed all aspects of an actual crewed lunar landing, except the landing. It was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft ...
Apollo 10 Launches Into History on May 18, 1969 When Apollo 10 launched on May 18, 1969, it was the fifth launch of the Saturn V.
Living Planet highlights As the biggest Earth observation conference in the world draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the week’s highlights
Mission control 'saves science' Every minute, ESA’s Earth observation satellites gather dozens of gigabytes of data about our planet – enough information to fill the pages on a 100-metre long bookshelf. Flying in low-Earth orbits, these spacecraft are continuously taking the pulse of our ...
Week in images Our week through the lens: 13 - 17 May 2019
Earth from space: Po Valley In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme from the Living Planet Symposium in Milan, we feature a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of the Po Valley.
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Air quality: Take a deep breath Air pollution has become a serious problem. According to the World Health Organization, seven million premature deaths per year are linked to air pollution. The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Services provide key information about air quality around the globe to help ...
Galaxy Blazes With New Stars Born From Close Encounter The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new generation of stars, and presumably planets.
Art from lunar 3D printing contest winner at UK science festival ESA asked the public a question: what would you ask to have 3D printed, to make a future lunar base seem like home? The winning idea came from an artist with a longstanding fascination with the Moon, whose work forms ...
Jonny Kim: NASA's 2017 Astronaut Class Jonny Kim was selected as a member of NASA's 2017 astronaut class, nicknamed "the Turtles."
Proba-V is six Technology image of the week: the snow-capped peaks of New Zealand’s South Island, taken by ESA’s Earth-observing minisatellite, into its sixth year in orbit
Contracts signed for prototype of a highly-optimised black upper stage Rocket upper stages are commonly made of aluminium but switching to carbon composites lowers cost and could yield two metric tonnes spare payload capacity.
Good Vibrations: Orion Crew Module Undergoes Testing On April 29 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Orion’s service module moved to the lift station inside the assembly bay.
Virgin Galactic In Space For The Second Time On 22nd February 2019, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo flew into space at three times the speed of sound with three crew members on board.

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