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    Space Station Water Contaminated with Bacteria

    After Discovering Space Station Water Contaminated with Two Strains of Bacteria, Officials Report it Just as Safe as Water on Earth.  Any time one finds an unexpected contaminant in something as essential as drinking water little alarms should go off....

    Brandon Humphreys
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    Red Space-Lettuce Success!

    Space Lettuce Is as Nutritious as Earth Lettuce, Study Suggests. Sometime in the next decade or so, NASA astronauts will make their way to Mars. When they do, they’ll most likely have to grow their own food during the long...

    Brandon Humphreys
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    Meet “Percy”—America’s Next Mars Rover!

    Out with “MARS 2020” and in with “Perseverance”—NASA Finally Reveals the Name of its Newest Mars Rover! Today, NASA officials announced the name of the Rover-Formerly-Known-As-MARS-2020. As is tradition when naming Mars rover, the agency combed through 28,000 K-12 student...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Voyager 2 Recovers from Glitch, Back on Mission

    One of NASA’s Most Remarkable Spacecraft Survived an Interstellar Glitch. And Now It’s Back to Collecting Data. In January, a seemingly critical incident threatened to put an end to NASA’s Voyager 2 mission. The legendary spacecraft, part of a set...

    Brandon Humphreys
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    Is LUVOIR NASA’s Next Large Space Telescope?

    First Came Hubble. The James Webb Space Telescope Launches Next Year. But is LUVOIR Next? It’s been thirty years since Hubble—NASA and the world’s first space telescope—launched and began to give us some of the most stunning images of the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The Guide to Space-Themed Hobby Ideas

    Everyone Needs a Hobby—and You Need a Space-Themed Hobby. Come on, admit it. Spending hours alone playing ES:O is great and all, but sometimes you need to take a break from the screen and the keyboard and just try something...

    Brandon Humphreys
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    How to Become an Amateur Astronomer

    The Space Porn Guide to Becoming an Amateur Astronomer… ‘Cause Sometimes Amateurs are the Best! I figured I’d start this piece out by reminding us all about how one starts to catch the bug that causes an obsession with being...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Spitzer telescope

    NASA to Retire the Spitzer Telescope

    After Sixteen Years of Faithful Service, NASA’s Ready to Buy Its Spitzer Telescope a Watch and a Cake. For those of you youngins that don’t get the watch and cake reference, once upon a time, people would work at the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Curiosity Rover

    Curiosity Rover Glitch Leads to a Freeze-Up

    The Curiosity Rover Bugs Out and Needs an Attitude Adjustment Okay. So it’s not really that type of attitude adjustment. Nevertheless, NASA’s Curiosity rover—the only working rover we have on Mars—seemed to have a crisis on the existential level. A glitch...

    Brandon Humphreys
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    Space Nerd Heaven? A LEGO ISS Model!

    LEGO Releasing an International Space Station Model on February 1st! Calling all Space Nerds! Oh, I’m sorry… Look, if you’re reading a site called Space Porn and you don’t consider yourself a Space Nerd, you’re deluding yourself. You may as well...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • A Falcon 9 rocket explodes as SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule escapes unharmed.

    A Great Day for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon on Saturday!

    SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Aces Its Final Milestone and a Falcon 9 Goes Boom! Watch Saturday’s Critical Safety Test Here. Saturday morning SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule passed its final critical safety test with flying colors. Actually, the capsule passed with exploding...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • China's Rocket Launches keep coming.

    China’s Rocket Launches Just Keep on Coming

    China’s Rocket Launches Are Happening at a Break-Neck Tempo. Can the Rest of the World Keep Up? Just over 24 hours after its last “mystery” satellite launch (the first of 2020), China launched another commercial satellite late last night (Wednesday)....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Christina Koch and Jessica Meir prepare for the second all-female spacewalk

    WATCH: The Second All-Female Spacewalk

    Astronauts and Heroes Jessica Meir and Christina Koch Do It Again with the Second All-Female Spacewalk. This morning, despite a slight helmet issue, Jessica Meir and Christina Koch completed their second spacewalk together. Oh yeah… and that makes it the...

    Brandon Humphreys