• Thanksgiving in space

    Thanksgiving in Space!

    The View and the Food May Be Different, but Astronauts on the ISS Still Find Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space. The astronauts aboard the ISS are used to eating space food. After all, every kilogram we send into orbit...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's Super Guppy Transport Aircraft

    NASA’s Super Guppy Aircraft Delivers Orion to Ohio!

    The Super Guppy Brings the Artemis 1 Mission Spacecraft to Final Testing Grounds One certainly understands why NASA’s giant transport aircraft is named after a fish. Beyond that, though, the bulbous Super Guppy manages to be both retro and futuristic...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX's Starship explodes

    SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 Blows Its Top

    Could a Critical Failure During a Pressure Test Spell Doom for SpaceX’s Starship Program? SpaceX Says Absolutely Not. Covering SpaceX is a bit like covering cholesterol in eggs back in the 1990s. If you’re too young to remember that phenomenon,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Starship Mk1

    Starship Mk1 Begins Testing Phase?

    SpaceX Watchers Catch Starship Mk1″Breathing” During an Apparent Pressure Test on Monday There’s a very good chance that SpaceX’s flagship project could be ferrying passengers to the moon in under two years. If current timelines hold up, SpaceX will send...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Europa's Water Plumes

    New Evidence of Europa’s Water Plumes!

    Direct Evidence of Europa’s Water Plumes Helps Support Theory of Underwater Oceans Let’s face it. Unless you consider yourself a professional astronomer or even an enthusiastic amateur, you probably wouldn’t know the name Europa were it not for water. I...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Static fire test of SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule

    SpaceX Crew Dragon One Step Closer To Flight!

    Yesterday’s Successful Static Fire Test Puts SpaceX Crew Dragon in Position for Crucial Upcoming Flight Tests Yesterday at around three o’clock Eastern time, engineers fired up the escape-system engine on the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule. The capsule’s SuperDraco engines passed...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The object formerly known as Ultima Thule - now called Arrokoth

    An Ultima Thule by Any Other Name…

    NASA Responds to Backlash Over Nazi Ties to Ultima Thule Name. The object formerly known as Ultima Thule will henceforth be known as Arrokoth. The leadership of NASA’s New Horizon’s mission nicknamed the object. And much was made of New...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • 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