The James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Deploys Its Mirrors

Artist rendering of the James Webb Telescopeclarification: NASA The James Webb Space Telescope is nearly ready for scientists eager to peer into the depths of space and time, but it’s also an exciting moment for all of humanity. We are now approaching the end of our most significant deployments with all 18 JWST Gold Hexagonal … Read more

Scientists Want to Send a Probe to Catch Up With ‘Oumuamua by 2054

It’s the what-ifs that hurt the most. ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar object to be observed in our Solar System, might be an alien spacecraft, but it could also be a cigar-shaped rock. If only it had hung around in our neck of the galaxy long enough for us to have figured it out. While many … Read more

NASA fixes glitch in the ‘brain’ of SLS megarocket ahead of its maiden flight in March

NASA engineers have fixed a defect in the “brain” of the giant SLS rocket, which will eventually take the first woman and the next man to land on the moon. The $20 billion Space Launch System (SLS) has been in development since 2011, and has been plagued by several delays and problems over the past … Read more

A “potentially hazardous” asteroid more than twice the size of the Empire State Building will make close pass by Earth

An asteroid larger than the tallest building in the world is due to encounter one of its closest encounters with Earth. NASA expects that an asteroid called 7482 (1994 PC1) will fly near on Tuesday. The asteroid is estimated to measure nearly a kilometer wide, or more than 3,280 feet – a size more than … Read more

Games Bring Space Exploration Home. But They Omit the Full Risks

Imagine rushing past Asteroids on advanced spacecraft, calculating the speed boost you’ll get by overtaking a massive planet, navigating the radiation hazards of space, developing sensible and speculative techniques for rocket propulsion and for sifting through valuable resources. NASA scientists are not alone in studying such things; With the latest board games, everyone can. Board … Read more

Why do astronauts get “space anemia”? This study has an answer.

A new analysis has found that space travel can reduce the number of red blood cells, leading to a condition known as “space anaemia.” A collaboration between the University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital examined the red blood cell counts of 14 astronauts who were in space, and found that their bodies destroyed 54% more … Read more

Pebbles Before Mountains – NASA Mars

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission team is working methodically and comprehensively, making good progress in understanding the best path forward to remove unwanted pebbles from a persistent circle. Over the previous weekend, and earlier this week, operational sequences were developed and tested to remove these rock-hard intruders. After the ground trials were completed, we began implementing … Read more