• 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
  • water ice found on mars

    NASA Discovers Water Ice Beneath the Martian Surface

    The Presence of Water Ice Has Major Implications for Colonization Efforts Scientists at NASA found water beneath the surface of Mars. More than that, they say that it’s not even that far down. In fact, according to one researcher, Sylvain...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's ruptured Space Launch System

    Watch NASA Blow Up The Space Launch System!

    Here’s What Happens When Engineers Decide to Blow Up Its New Space Launch System (SLS) Progress and greatness often demand sacrifice. Sometimes, in order to create something beautiful, one must destroy it first. Still, I personally burst into tears every...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Blue Origin launch of new shepard

    Blue Origin Launch Faces Weather Delay

    Bezos and Co Will Have to Wait At Least Another Day for the Latest Blue Origin Launch Several months have passed since the last time we saw a Blue Origin launch. That dry spell was supposed to end today. Unfortunately...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's Space Launch System

    NASA’s Space Launch System First Core Unveiled (Watch)

    The Controversial and Expensive Space Launch System is One Step Closer to Taking Americans Back to the Moon.  Senator Richard Shelby’s (R- Alabama) pet project—a ridiculously large and expensive rocket called the Space Launch System (SLS)—got all kinds of attention...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • An elephant seal wearing a scientific hat for NASA

    NASA Recruits Elephant Seals in Funny Hats

    These Elephant Seals Will Help NASA to Better Understand Climate Change Elephant seals Wearing The Latest Fashion For Science! No, this seal isn’t under a delusion that it’s a unicorn. And it’s not putting on a fashion show for its...

    Brandon Humphreys