• NASA rendition of largest X-Ray Burst ever

    Brightest X-Ray Burst Ever Observed!

    The ISS’s NICER Telescope Observed an X-Ray Burst That Released The Same Amount of Energy in 20 seconds as It Takes The Sun About Ten Days To Release! The Neuron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope mounted on the ISS...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Starlink Satellite Launch

    Watch SpaceX Launch 60 New Starlink Satellites into Space

    The Next Phase of the SpaceX’s Revolutionary Internet Service Program is in Orbit after They Successfully Launched 60 Starlink Satellites Yesterday. SpaceX wants to put a lot of satellites into orbit. Of course, they’ve been successfully doing it for a...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The Boeing Lunar Lander - Image Credit: Boeing

    Boeing Enters The Race to the Moon!

    As the 2024 Artemis Deadline Looms, Boeing Pitched Its Idea for a Lunar Lander on Tuesday. I have to admit some biases here before we start. First, I’m a proud Washingtonian, and Boeing is headquartered here. Naturally, I want them...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Starlink Satellites

    SpaceX Prepares to Launch 60 more Starlink Satellites

    The Next Generation of Internet Service is One Step Closer as Musk and Co. Get Ready to Add to Its Constellation of Starlink Satellites. It’s been about three months since SpaceX launched a rocket. That doesn’t mean there’s been nothing...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Boeing Starliner Test Successful

    Despite SpaceX’s Claims that They’re Years Ahead, Boeing Says Starliner Could Carry Astronauts Next Year. Today Boeing successfully pulled off a pad abort test for their Starliner crew capsule. The successful test comes just one week after SpaceX President and...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Celebrating the ISS anniversary

    Celebrating The ISS Anniversary On Twitter

    The First ISS Crew Launched Nineteen Years Ago. People Around the Twitterverse Cheer the Accomplishment and Are Already Getting Ready for Next Year’s Big ISS Anniversary. On Halloween of 2000, the first long-term crew of the International Space Station (ISS)...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Pluto in color

    NASA Considers a Return to Pluto

    After New Horizons Discovered Some Amazing New Data, a Return to Pluto May Be on NASA’s Agenda Soon. NASA might make a return to Pluto in the near future. Recently, the agency, funded the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in order...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon before and after the test

    SpaceX Crew Dragon Future Looks Bright

    Successful Pre-test of Newly-Redesigned Abort System Indicates the SpaceX Crew Dragon May Be Back On Track Understanding NASA’s frustration with SpaceX doesn’t take a degree in rocket science—if you’ll pardon the pun. Ever since 2011, when the agency retired the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell

    SpaceX Top Brass Has Harsh Words for Competitors

    SpaceX President and COO Claims There’s No Real Competition When It Comes to Falcon 9, Starlink, and Starship. Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO, fired proverbial shots at the competition over the past couple of weeks. In fact, whether meeting...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist rendering of SpaceX Starship on the Moon

    Will SpaceX Starship Beat NASA to the Moon?

    SpaceX’s President Says the SpaceX Starship Could Land With Cargo in 2022, and with People Shortly After. NASA plans to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon by 2024. Those of us covering the story made...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Concept art for the Artemis human landing system

    Artemis to Get More International Support

    After Last Week’s Presentation, More Nations Are Interested In Artemis and Our Plans for the Moon. Last week NASA sort of hosted the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington DC. The  International Astronautical Federation (IAF) technically hosted the event. However, because...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Animated simulation of India's Vikram Lander crash site

    NASA Still Can’t Find India’s Vikram Lander

    NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Flew By Again, But There’s Still No Sign of India’s Vikram Lander. Around six weeks ago India attempted to become the fourth nation to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon. Unfortunately, the Indian Space Research...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • A mission to Venus could reveal details about the surface

    Mars Is Neat, but What About a Mission to Venus?

    Scientists Say We Have the Tools, We Have the Technology, Let’s Go on a Mission to Venus Tomorrow! A month ago, a group of scientists and others from the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) presented recommendations to NASA’s planetary science...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • quantum computing breakthrough

    Quantum Computing Breakthrough with Powerful 54-Qubit Chip!

    Google Researchers Harness Quantum Mechanics to Reach “Quantum Supremacy”—A Major Quantum Computing Breakthrough—If They’re Right… Last month some rumors leaked out regarding a possible quantum computing breakthrough. The scuttlebutt was that Google achieved a milestone in quantum computing called “quantum...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Jupiter's Moon Europa discussed on today's NASA Live Stream

    Watch Today’s NASA Live Stream from the IAC!

    It’s a Busy Day at the International Astronautical Congress; Fortunately, NASA’s Streaming All of the Happenings! Today is the third day of the 2019 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, D.C. Though the IAC is a closed event (until Friday),...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Space Security is the topic of today's International Astronautical Congress panel

    International Astronautical Congress – Today’s Live Stream

    Today’s Live Stream from the International Astronautical Congress, Courtesy of NASA TV, Is Called “Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space – Advancing Space Economy” As we reported yesterday, Washington, D.C. is hosting the International Astronautical Congress this week. NASA kicked things...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX President and CEO Gwynne Shotwell meeting with U.S. Military advisers.

    SpaceX Looks for Potential U.S. Military Contracts

    Space Force or No, SpaceX Is Talking to The Army—Further Expanding the Military-Industrial Complex. SpaceX shares a partnership with NASA that seems like a good deal for mankind. They’re working on making reusable rockets to get scientists, astronauts, and communications...

    Brandon Humphreys