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

    Another All-Female Spacewalk Tomorrow!

    After Making History in October with the First All-Female Spacewalk, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are Ready to Head out into the Black Again Tomorrow. According to a tweet from astronaut Jessica Meir, she and fellow astronaut Christina Koch are...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Christina Koch and Luca Parmitano show of the first ever space cookies

    Space Cookies are Here!

    That’s Right, the Space Cookies Baked By ISS Astronauts are Back Home on Earth! This holiday season, the astronauts aboard the ISS prepared a treat for some lucky earth-bound humans. That’s because back in November, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Chinese Long March 3b with Mystery Satellite Payload

    China’s First 2020 Launch has Mystery Satellite Payload

    China Launches a Long March 3B with a Mystery Satellite Payload to Kick-Off 2020. China’s space agency launched its first rocket of 2020 last Tuesday (Jan 7th). The payload, however, remains a mystery. In fact, there’s some disagreement between the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's new graduating class is part of this week's top space tweets

    Top Space Tweets for Friday

    It’s Friday Again! Time for the Top Space Tweets from the Twitterverse. It hasn’t been the busiest week in space news, but there have been some significant developments that are worth mentioning. We’re ready to run down the top five...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon safety test

    Crew Dragon Safety Test Delayed One Week

    SpaceX and NASA Are Taking Some Extra Time for “Spacecraft Processing” Before the Next Crew Dragon Safety Test. It’s speculation, of course, but one has to imagine that SpaceX engineers working on Crew Dragon have had a rough go these...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Supernova picture

    Betelgeuse Supernova? We May See it Soon!

    Betelgeuse May Be a Real Ghost After All Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse… Shoot. Nothing happened. And yes… I did say it out loud. Okay, so maybe the charismatic ghost played by Michael Keaton isn’t real. But the star after which he...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Teslarati image of Falcon 9 launch

    SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches More Starlink Satellites

    New Starlink Mission Makes SpaceX the Largest Commercial Satellite Operator in the World. The night sky just got more crowded by 60 SpaceX Starlink satellites. Yesterday at around 9 pm EST SpaceX launched its first Falcon 9 mission of 2020....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with the ISS

    Five Top Space Stories of 2019

    We’re Back and Ready to Go for a New Decade! Before Jump In, Though, Let’s Take a Look at the Five of the Top Space Stories of 2019. A lot can happen in a year. And within the realm of...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Boeing Starliner launch

    Big Disappointment For Boeing Starliner Launch

    On Its First Trip to the ISS, The Boeing Starliner Won’t Get to the ISS. This morning the first mission to the ISS for the Boeing Starliner lifted off. Then it flew itself into the wrong orbital pattern. It’s hard...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • marijuana in space

    SpaceX Plans to Send Marijuana to the ISS

    SpaceX Rocket will Carry Marijuana to the ISS for “Scientific Purposes.” A few weeks ago, A SpaceX Dragon capsule went to the ISS with the makings for beer. For that specific mission, the idea was to see how seeds germinate...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • European Exoplanet Mission

    European Exoplanet Mission Launches Successfully

    After Delays Earlier This Week, A Suyoz Rocket Blasted Off This Morning With a New European Exoplanet Mission Exoplanets are something of a craze among astronomers these days. Ever since scientists confirmed their existence back in 1992, they’ve have been...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Falcon 9

    Another Successful SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch and Landing

    Elon Musk’s Dream of Reusing SpaceX Falcon 9 Rockets is Becoming Reality. Now Let’s See If The Low-Cost Promises Will, Too. Yesterday Elon Musk’s space-tech firm launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into space and nailed the landing. Again. Despite...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Europa and Panspermia 2

    New Study: Panspermia Theory Not Looking So Good

    Panspermia Theory on Thin Ice When It Comes to Populating the Outer Reaches of the Solar System You’ll just have to pardon the ice pun in the headline there because we’re talking about Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon. You see, for...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist rendering of monster black hole 1

    Monster Black Hole Probably Not So Massive After All

    After Three Independent Reviews, Scientists Now Believe That Monster Black Hole Wasn’t as Big as We Thought. The Scientific Method Prevails! I’ll be frank, I make a crappy astronomer. I know enough to break some things down for you guys,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Rosie the Rocketeer - the First Passenger on the Boeing Starliner

    Boeing Starliner toTake a an Icon to Space on Friday

    The First Boeing Starliner Passenger Pays Tribute to Gender Equity Icon No, she’s not Buster. And she’s not any of the other dummies we may wish were being jettisoned into space (particularly the ones in suits who run things). This...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • fireball in the sky on today's top space tweets

    Friday’s Top Space Tweets

    It’s That Time Again! Let’s See What Twitter’s Saying about Space Today’s Top Space Tweets Every so often here on Space Porn we like to take a look at Twitter and see what people are saying about space topics. Here...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Seven Cyclones on Jupiter

    Juno Finds Seven Swirling Cyclones on Jupiter

    We’ve All Seen The Big Red Spot. Now We Can See Seven More Massive Cyclones on Jupiter in the South Pole Region. Juno has proven to be quite the “Little Spacecraft That Could.” A few months ago NASA’s Jupiter-studying probe...

    Brandon Humphreys