NASA Cancels All-Female Spacewalk Due To Spacesuit Size Issue

History was due to be made on March 29th, 2019 as NASA had scheduled the first all-female spacewalk for that date. This would be the first time in decades of human spaceflight that an all-female crew would venture outside the International Space Station for a mission. It was unintentional but historic, nonetheless. However, NASA has had to cancel the all-female spacewalk because of what’s essentially a wardrobe issue.


NASA May Use Commercial Rockets For Upcoming Moon Mission

NASA caught many by surprise at a Senate hearing today when its administrator Jim Bridenstine suggested that the agency’s upcoming Moon mission might fly on a commercial rocket. Orion is NASA’s upcoming crew vehicle and its first flight, dubbed Exploration Mission-1, is scheduled for June 2020.


NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover Is Officially Dead

NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover has helped scientists understand a lot more about the Red Planet and has also shaped the public’s view of our neighbor. The rover landed on Mars back in 2004 as part of the Mars Exploration Rover mission. 15 years later, NASA has confirmed that Opportunity is now officially dead.


Leaking Toilet Makes Life Difficult For Space Station Crew

You can imagine that living on the International Space Station is not exactly a walk in the park. You’re sharing tiny spaces with other astronauts, supplies are limited, and there’s no gravity. The last thing you’d want is a leaking toilet but that’s something that the crew has now had to put up with as well.


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NASA Photographs Mesmerizing ‘Blue’ Sand Dune On Mars

A mesmerizing “blue” sand dune on Mars has been photographed by NASA. The sand dune actually appears blue in an enhanced-color photo. Such dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters on the Red Planet. This particular dune formed in a region of the Lyot Crater and was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


Mars Orbiter Spots NASA’s InSight Lander From Space

Many of us have been fascinated by the journey of NASA’s InSight lander. It landed on Mars a couple of weeks ago after spending around six months traveling through space. The robot’s precise location within the Elysium Planitia is now known as it has been spotted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from space.


NASA’s InSight Lander Sends A Selfie From Mars

NASA InSight lander’s selfie game is literally out of this world. It recently arrived on the Red Planet and to prove that it is indeed chilling up there on Mars, it has sent a selfie which shows the lander in all its glory. The image was posted on NASA’s official Twitter account.


NASA Confirms Voyager 2 Probe Has Entered Interstellar Space

NASA confirmed an impressive feat today. The agency has confirmed that a man-made object has reached the space between the stars for the second time in history. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe has entered interstellar space after existing the heliosphere, the plasma bubble created by the sun which covers most of our solar system.


NASA InSight Lander Successfully Touches Down On Mars

InSight, NASA’s robotic lander, has successfully touched down on Mars. It has spent seven months traveling through space to reach the Red Planet. It notified the agency of its successful landing with a “beep” signal shortly after touching down to confirm that everything was as it should be. A photo of the Martian surface where it landed was sent back to Earth as well.


NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Jet Being Built By Lockheed Martin

Supersonic commercial air travel may become a possibility at some point in the future. NASA has been working to make that happen. The first part of the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft is now being built by Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works team as part of NASA’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstration program.


NASA Announces Landing Site For 2020 Mars Rover

NASA will be sending another rover to Mars in 2020 and the space agency has now confirmed where it’s going to land the machine. The Jezero Crater has been chosen as the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover. It has been selected as the landing spot after a five year search during which every detail of more than 60 possible locations was scrutinized and debated by the mission team […]


James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed Again

NASA has announced that it has delayed the James Webb Space Telescope launch after an independent review board unanimously recommended that the development work on the new telescope should continue. In light of the recommendation, NASA has decided to delay the launch of its next major telescope to 2021. For those who are unaware, the James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to NASA’s famous Hubble Telescope.


Apple Furthers Their Self-Driving Car Initiative With New Hires

For a while we’ve known about Apple’s interest in self-driving cars and the technology behind it. We’re not sure what the company plans to do about it, but whatever the company is planning for the technology is certainly progressing thanks to a recent hire in the form of Jaime Waydo, a senior engineer who previously worked with Waymo and was also at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


NASA Sending A Helicopter To Mars

As part of its 2020 mission to put a more advanced rover on the Red Planet, NASA has announced that it’s going to send a small helicopter to Mars. This would make it the first time that an aircraft like the helicopter will be used outside our planet. The Mars Helicopter that NASA has developed is going to travel to the neighboring planet with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover. It’s […]