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  • Concept art for satellite constellation

    Space Safety Coalition Formed

    A New Organization, the Space Safety Coalition, Seeks to Limit the Risk of Future Space Operations for All. There’s a lot of junk in space. And we’re putting more of it out there faster than it’s falling back to Earth....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Ethan Chappel's photo of the August 7th Jupiter Flash

    Last Month’s Jupiter Impact Explained

    Jupiter Impact Both Not As Cool, and Yet Even Cooler than You Probably Thought. A little over a month ago, an amateur astronomer from Texas called Ethan Chappel spotted a large flash on Jupiter. Thankfully, he had his telescope’s camera...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Brad Pitt in Ad Astra

    Brad Pitt Calls an Astronaut to Talk Ad Astra

    It’s Ad Astra Week for Us Common Folk… Of Course I’m Gushing. On Friday, a movie I’ve been anticipating for months now will finally hit theaters, and in my mind, I’m already in line. Ad Astra, a new action/sci-fi/drama/space-pirate adventure (okay—the space-pirate...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Radiation-hardened circuit

    No, China. You Can’t Have Our Space Tech.

    US Officials Run Sting Operations to Thwart Chinese Theft of U.S. Space Tech Reporters have made much of Chinese industrial espionage over the year or so. The issue is at the center of the current trade war that’s got the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist rendering of asteroid

    Asteroid Flyby This Weekend!

    NASA’s Keeping an Eye on Two Asteroids Coming Close Tomorrow For astronomers at NASA’s asteroid monitoring team, this weekend will be something of a reunion. Two asteroids that the team has observed before are swinging by for a weekend visit....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Super Earth with atmospheric water

    Atmospheric Water Found on Super-Earth!

    It’s Not a New Earth, but The Discovery of Atmospheric Water on Another World has Huge implications K2-18b. Ever heard of it? If not, you may want to remember the name. It’s a super-earth around 110 light-years away. K2-18b is...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Storm Area 51 Cancelled 1

    Storm Area 51 Called Off—For Good Reason

    Organizers Behind “Alienfest” Decide Against Hosting “Humanitarian Disaster.” I mean… we knew Storm Area 51 was a joke from the start, right? Well, some of us did, anyway. Unfortunately, when you tell jokes to the internets, a certain, yet significant...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • artist rendering of starship on the moon

    SpaceX Starship: New Details Revealed!

    As We Wait for Musk’s Next Big Announcement about SpaceX Starship, New Details are Leaked. SpaceX founder, and my favorite slightly-eccentric robber-baron billionaire, Elon Musk will announce the next step in Starship’s evolution at the end of this month. Space...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Cassiopeia A as observed from Chandra X-ray Observatory

    What Does a Dying Star Look Like?

    NASA Releases New Photos of a Dying Star that Happened Over 11,000 years ago. When we point our cameras, telescopes, and instruments at the night sky, it’s important to realize that the images we see are portraits of the past....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's Langley Research Center

    New Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center Announced

    Bridenstine Announced the New Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center Monday There’s a new Director in town at NASA’s Langley Research Center, according to a press release by NASA on Monday, September 9th. The position’s current occupant, Davide Bowles, retires...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander

    Watch Chandrayaan-2 Attempt to Land on the Moon Live!

    India Prepares to Make History with Chandrayaan-2 Video provided by Doordarshan National.  History being made as India prepares to become the fourth nation to land a craft on the moon! Update: Communication with Vikram Lander lost 2km before touchdown, but orbiter...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Elon Musk Gazes upon SpaceX Starship in awe

    SpaceX Starship Plans Moving Along!

    Full-Sized SpaceX Starship Mk1 Prototype Might be Revealed This Month SpaceX founder Elon Musk told the world three years ago that he was going to take humans to Mars. In the past few weeks, he’s demonstrated that the tech required...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The USS Voyager in all her glory

    USS Voyager: Cool Stuff You Probably Didn’t Know

    Did You Know Tom Morello from Rage Was on the USS Voyager? Well, you do now. Tom Morello was on the USS Voyager. There are all kinds of fun facts about Star Trek: Voyager in this cool breakdown from Generation...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Cool map of the universe

    We Don’t Know Universal Expansion as Well as We Think

    Conflicting Universal Expansion Data May Indicate That We Don’t Know as Much about the Universe As We Thought We’ve known the Universe is still expanding for some time now. We thought we knew exactly how fast universal expansion is happening,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Chandrayaan-2 launches for the moon

    India’s Chandrayaan-2 Prepares for Moon Landing

    Chandrayaan-2 Lander and Orbiter Separate and Prepare for Landing  In a truly remarkable feat given the budget of the project, India prepares to become the fourth nation to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon. Yesterday at approximately 3:45 am...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Stargazing from the ISS

    ISS Partner Nations Remain Committed to Gateway

    ISS Sticks to Commitment Despite Changes That Will Delay Plans. You really have to hand it to the clattering of leaders that make up the ISS Partner Nations. By the way, did you know that the collective noun for ISS...

    Brandon Humphreys