Astronauts Complete Marathon Spacewalk To Fix Antimatter Detector On ISS

It took four years of planning, 20 new tools shipped by spacecraft and an unprecedented four-part repair job, but a $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is all patched up after a spacewalk by astronauts Saturday (Jan. 25). NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano spent 6 hours, 16 […]

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Fancy a ride on a space plane? Maybe AstroClipper will be what you're looking for.

Startup Exodus Space Corp. plans to build a space plane to ferry cargo around Earth. Eventually, that cargo could include people, if the spacecraft is deemed safe enough. The spaceship — called AstroClipper — will take off from a runaway, make a flight into space and then land again, plane-style. A heft booster at the space plane’s […]

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DARPA scraps XS-1 military space plane project after Boeing drops out

By Mike Wall Phantom Express won’t get off the ground after all. Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane (XSP), a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation’s access to space. The aerospace giant had named its hypersonic concept vehicle Phantom Express. That moniker is now oddly appropriate, since the […]

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A TV satellite is about to explode following 'irreversible' battery damage

Following an unexplained accident, a satellite built by Boeing and operated by DirecTV is at risk of exploding in the coming weeks. To mitigate potential damage to other satellites, the U.S. government will allow the satellite TV provider to move the doomed craft to a higher orbit ahead of schedule. The satellite, called Spaceway-1, has […]

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India Is Officially Going Back to the Moon with Chandrayaan-3 Lunar Lander

It’s official: India will try again to land on the moon. The Chandrayaan-3 mission, which will consist of a lunar rover and a stationary lander, has been approved by the Indian government, K. Sivan, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced during a news conference Wednesday (Jan. 1). India’s first moon-landing effort […]

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Satellite Images Show Australia's Devastating Wildfires From Space

Satellites in space can spot changes to Earth’s climate, and they are providing frightening bird’s-eye views of the devastating consequences of global warming.  The wildfires raging in the Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria began in November 2019, and they continue to pose severe safety and environmental problems. NBC News reported that thousands […]

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