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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
  • LEGO ISS model

    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
  • 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