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  • Astronomy college homework guide: The best space documentaries

    Press ReleaseApril 13th, 2018

    Space has always been perceived as an exceedingly fascinating place. If you need to solve some mysteries for your astronomy college homework, you should check out these best documentaries.

  • Belarus eyes launch of its second remote sensing satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 12th, 2018

    According to recent statement made by the country’s prime minister, Belarus is planning to launch its second remote sensing satellite. However, the officials have not yet revealed the exact launch date of the spacecraft.

  • NASA announces James Webb Space Telescope Independent Review Board members

    Jim SharkeyApril 12th, 2018

    NASA recently announced the formation of an external Independent Review Board for the space agency's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The board will study a variety of factors impacting the mission's success and reinforce NASA's strategy for completing the observatory's final integration and testing phase, launch phase and commissioning.

  • China conducts surprise launch of Long March 4C rocket, lofts four satellites into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 11th, 2018

    Without any prior notice, China sent a Long March 4C booster aloft on Tuesday, April 10, carrying three Yaogan-31 spacecraft along with one microsatellite.

  • Latest Juno image shows Jupiter’s cloud tops in intricate detail

    Laurel KornfeldApril 10th, 2018

    Among the most recent JunoCam images released by NASA is an intricate, color-enhanced photo of Jupiter's cloud tops taken April 1, 2018, that has the appearance of a watercolor painting.

  • Think failure isn’t an option? NASA has a job for you

    Jim SiegelApril 9th, 2018

    Have you ever envisioned yourself as one of NASA's flight directors overseeing space exploration missions from Houston’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center? Well, now is your chance as the U.S. space agency has recently posted the flight director position on USAJobs.

  • Remembering the U.S.’ first space station: Searching for Skylab

    Press ReleaseApril 8th, 2018

    Dwight Steven-Boniecki was intrigued. Why did it seem the Skylab missions generated so little interest among space enthusiasts? Curious, he decided to find out more about the subject. That interest has grown into a full-blown project.

  • Hubble spots farthest star ever seen

    Jim SharkeyApril 7th, 2018

    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an enormous blue star, nicknamed 'Icarus,' located more than halfway across the universe. Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen. Normally it would be too faint to observe even with the world's largest telescopes, but the astronomers were able to take advantage of a phenomenon known as "gravitational lensing" that greatly magnified the star's faint glow.

  • Ariane 5 returns to flight with launch of two satellites

    Joe LatrellApril 6th, 2018

    The latest launch of an Ariane 5 rocket took place today at 21:34 UTC (5:34 p.m. EDT) from the company's launch complex in French Guiana. The Ariane 5 lifted off from Guiana Space Center (GSG) carrying two satellites to orbit. Today’s flight saw the release of both the DSN-1/Superbird-8 satellite as well as the HYLAS 4 spacecraft.

  • Interstellar ‘Oumuamua gives scientists new insights into formation of planetary systems

    Laurel KornfeldApril 5th, 2018

    Interstellar asteroid 'Oumuamua spent only a short time traveling through the Solar System, but its passage is providing scientists with new insights into the formation processes of planetary systems.

  • Video: CRS-14 launches to International Space Station

    Derek RichardsonApril 4th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lifting off at 4:30 p.m. EDT (20:30 GMT) April 2, 2018, a SpaceX Falcon 9 sent the CRS-14 Dragon capsule on its way toward the International Space Station. The following video was captured and put together by the SpaceFlight Insider visual team.

  • Gallery: Used CRS-14 Dragon capsule flies atop used Falcon 9 rocket

    Derek RichardsonApril 3rd, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lifting off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40, a SpaceX Falcon 9 sent the CRS-14 Dragon capsule on its way toward the International Space Station. SpaceFlight Insider's visual team was there to capture the event.

  • ICPS umbilical installed on SLS mobile launcher

    Collin SkocikApril 3rd, 2018

    The road to the first flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) took another step forward March 21, 2018, when one of the last of the big swing arms was installed on the mobile launcher at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

  • Scientists use Kepler telescope to study supernovae

    Laurel KornfeldApril 2nd, 2018

    NASA's Kepler space telescope was designed to discover exoplanets, but throughout its initial and extended missions, scientists have used its precision and ability to continuously collect data to study supernovae, the explosions produced by dying massive stars.

  • NASA InSight lander set to measure Marsquakes

    Jim SharkeyApril 1st, 2018

    NASA's next robotic mission to Mars should provide researchers their first look into the Red Planet's interior. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, is set to measure Marsquakes to learn about the Martian crust, mantle and core.