Space

NASA’s next planet hunter will look closer to home

Posted July 27, 2016 by

As the search for life on distant planets heats up, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is bringing this hunt closer to home.

Full Story »

Space

35 Years On, Voyager’s Legacy Continues at Saturn

Posted August 24, 2016 by

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft.

Full Story »

Space

Surviving inferno of entry, descent, landing

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Anticipation is building as preparations are well underway for the launch of NASA’s next Mars mission, InSight. But before the roar of the rocket lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has subsided, a NASA team will be hard at work preparing for the lander’s eventual plunge through the Martian atmosphere. Experts from NASA’s…

Full Story »

Space

Space telescope primary mirror fully assembled

Posted February 5, 2016 by

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Feb. 3 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency's James Webb Space Telescope.

Full Story »

Space

DIA report details threats to America’s space-based world

Posted February 15, 2019 by Jim Garamone

Space enables the modern world, and the United States needs to maintain its progress in this critical domain if it hopes to lead in the future. That’s the conclusion of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s report titled “Challenges to Security in Space,” released today.

Full Story »

Space

U.S. Air Force declares 2nd Lockheed Martin GPS III satellite ‘available for launch’

Posted August 22, 2018 by

As the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite prepares to ship to the launch pad, the U.S. Air Force has declared that the second GPS III satellite is complete, fully tested and ready to launch.

Full Story »

Space

Earth’s moon hit by surprising number of meteoroids

Posted October 14, 2016 by

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Full Story »

Space

Hubble investigates stellar shrapnel

Posted August 22, 2016 by

NASA image Several thousand years ago, a star some 160,000 light-years away from us exploded, scattering stellar shrapnel across the sky. The aftermath of this energetic detonation is shown here in this striking image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3. The exploding star was a white dwarf located in the Large…

Full Story »

Space

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio departs NASA

Posted June 24, 2017 by

Veteran NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio has retired from NASA; his last day with the agency was June 16. “Rick is a classmate and a friend and he has done great work for NASA, both in space and on the ground,” said Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester, who was selected as an astronaut in the same class…

Full Story »

Space

NROL-45 launched from Vandenberg

Posted February 10, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

A pillar of orange fire rose into star-spangled, velvet-black skies over Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in the predawn hours of Feb. 10, heralding the deployment of a new National Reconnaissance Office satellite.

Full Story »


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.