• Commemorating Apollo 13 — 50 years later.

    NASA’s Most Famous “Successful Failure,” Apollo 13 Happened 50 Years Ago. Here’s How They’re Remembering It: Fifty Years ago today, (April 13th) the Apollo 13 spacecraft suffered an explosion while en route to the Moon. At the time, crewmembers Com....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Q&A Session with ISS Expedition 62 Crew!

    NASA Astronauts Chris Cassidy, Jessica Meir, and Andrew Morgan Answer Questions as ISS Expedition 62 Comes to an End. Former Navy SEAL and current astronaut Chris Cassidy just got to the ISS yesterday. He and Russian crewmates, Ivan Vagner and...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Mercury Probe Captures Earth on Camera!

    An ESA/JAXA Mercury Probe Just Buzzed Earth… And Got Some Great Pics! The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) combined forces to send a Mercury probe into space. The joint mission, called BepiColombo, is headed...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • COVID-19 Closes Earth’s Largest Telescopes

    Social Distancing COVID-19 Countermeasures Mean Closure For the World’s Biggest Telescopes. According to Astronomy magazine, over 100 of the biggest research telescopes on Earth sit dormant and inoperative right now. In the past few weeks, observatories around the world heeded best...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Watch Expedition 63 Launch and Dock With the ISS!

    The crew of Expedition 63 Successfully Launched This Morning! NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, along with Rosmocos crewmates Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner left the planet this morning. Together they comprise the International Space Station’s (ISS) Expedition 62-63 crew. And at...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Go Long! It’s a Heavy Metal Planet Shaped Like a Football!

    This Heavy Metal Planet Seems Deformed by Gravity to Look Like an American Football! Exoplanets definitely take the spotlight as a hot topic in astronomy these days. Of course, that’s because NASA’s TESS planet-hunting telescope provided researchers with a plethora...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Changes Coming to NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program

    A Few Month’s Into the Job, NASA’s Head of the Human Spaceflight Program Looks to Implement Big Changes. We knew it was coming. Nearly a year ago, when Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Trump administration would cut four...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • TESS Exoplanet Search Strikes Gold Again!

    The TESS Exoplanet Hunting Mission Provides Astronomical Treasure Once More! NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) just started orbiting Earth recently, but already the TESS exoplanet discoveries have been astounding! In less than two years, the satellite masterpiece has detected...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Announces New Cubesat Mission to Study Solar Storms

    NASA’s New Cubesat Mission to Help Astronomers Learn About Solar Radiation and Much More. Yesterday NASA announced funding for a brand new cubesat mission!  The mission, intended to study solar storms, will use an array of six cubesats. Of course,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Watch the First Space Force Mission Launch

    Today the First Atlas V Launches Under the U.S. Space Force Banner. Watch Now! I know I’ve made a thing of it quite a bit on this site, but one can’t hear a whisper in a hurricane. So it goes...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Fixes InSight Mars Probe By Smacking It.

    NASA’s InSight Mars Probe Had A Problem, So They Hit it With A Shovel. And It Worked, Of Course. Sometimes you just need a hammer. Fans of Jeremy Clarkson will understand. There are certain problems, which, in life, pop up...

    Brandon Humphreys