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  • Stargazing from the ISS

    ISS Partner Nations Remain Committed to Gateway

    ISS Sticks to Commitment Despite Changes That Will Delay Plans. You really have to hand it to the clattering of leaders that make up the ISS Partner Nations. By the way, did you know that the collective noun for ISS...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Starship prototype in production at Cocoa FL.

    SpaceX Starhopper Completes Final Test

    After Last-Minute Delay, SpaceX Resets and Starhopper Reaches Its Goal of 150 Meters I reported the other day on a last-minute failure that ended the first attempt at an untethered 150-meter hop for the SpaceX Starhopper prototype. Monday at around...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Poster

    New D23 Star Wars Trailer!

    Fanboys, Fangirls, and Fans Beyond the Binary Rejoice as We Get a Longer Look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Amid the flurry of Star Wars related announcements at last weened’s D23 conference, the company that bought and (arguably)...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist's rendering of SpaceX's final Starhsip design

    SpaceX Starhopper Test Delayed after Last-Minute Abort

    SpaceX Hopes to Retry Starhopper Test Today SpaceX Starhopper, the prototype for the long-awaited Starship spacecraft, failed again on Monday. Starhopper should have launched around 500 feet into the air and made a gentle landing on terra firma using propulsion...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Official portrait of Anne McCain

    Space-Crime: Apparently It’s a Thing Now.

    Allegations of First Space-Crime Committed May Be Overhyped but Raise Good Questions about Legality. [Sighs] First of all, I hate that I have to write this story. It involves the personal lives of an astronaut, her estranged spouse, and their...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Chandrayaan-2's first photo of the moon

    Chandrayaan-2 Sends First Lunar Photo

    Chandrayaan-2 Reaches Lunar Orbit, Sends Back Great Pics! India’s been working very hard lately to prove they can run with the big dogs when it comes to space exploration. The second most populous nation on earth made news earlier this...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Astronauts install the new ISS docking adapter

    New ISS Docking Adapter Installed After EVA

    ISS Astronauts Complete EVA Successfully and Install the New ISS Docking Adapter.  Early yesterday morning (depending on where you are on Earth) astronauts Nick Hague and Drew Morgan did something even crazier than jumping out of an airplane. They jumped...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Europa, moon of Jupiter

    Europa Mission Gets NASA Approval Despite Politics

    Even As Next Steps for Europa Mission Are Approved, Politics Still Stand In The Way NASA brass granted approval to the team working on the Clipper mission to carry on with the next stages of their plan to visit Europa....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • New He-Man teaser image from the forthcoming Netflix series

    New He-Man Series Coming to Netflix!

    Kevin Smith, Netflix Team Up for Anime Sequel to ’80s He-Man Cartoon If Eternia, Prince Adam, Cringer, Castle Grayskull, or Man-At-Arms mean anything to you, I feel safe in assuming a couple of things about you. First, you’re probably a...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • View of Earth from Starman's dashboard

    SpaceX Starman Roadster Complete Solar Orbit

    Why Did Elon Musk Send A Tesla Into Space? If you’re the cynical type, you’d answer that question with something like, “Because he has more dollars than sense.” On the other hand, if you’re the optimistic-rainbows-and-unicorns type, you might say...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Robonaut Returning to ISS.

    NASA’s Humanoid Robonaut Will Return to the ISS Soon, Officials Say Next week, Russia will send FEDOR, their own humanoid robot into space. I mean, we did it back in 2011, but whatevs, we’re not keeping score anymore… right? The...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Brad Pitt observes space in Ad Astra 1

    NEW Ad Astra Trailer—And It’s Got Commentary!

    Brad Pitt and Director James Gray Talk Story Behind Some Amazing Visuals! I’ve written before about my huge um… excitement… over Brad Pitt’s new space drama Ad Astra. It’s true. I love me some Brad Pitt. I also love me some...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

    NASA Calls for Independent Review of ISS National Lab

    Jim Bridenstine Calls for “Strategic Pause” and Independent Review of ISS National Laboratory.  NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced via Twitter Tuesday night that an independent review of ISS National Lab is coming. This comes just a couple of weeks after...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Curiosity rover collecting samples

    Scientists Are Concerned About Future Mars Missions

    The Mission to Retrieve Curiosity’s Samples May Be Eating Up Future Funding What happens when you put a bunch of space scientists in a room to talk about funding. Bedlam, that’s what happens. Well, as “bedlam” as a confluence of...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Diagram of Chandrayaan-2's flight path, orbiting the earth five times before heading to the Moon.

    Chandrayaan-2 Leaves Earth Orbit for the Moon

    India’s Chandrayaan-2 Leaves Earth Orbit. Now it’s headed “Straight to the Moon!” A few weeks ago, India launched Chandrayaan-2, a spacecraft designed to land on the Moon’s south pole and continue exploring that region. In doing so, they joined the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The Rocky surface of Bennu

    Asteroid Mining Sites Found on Bennu

    Asteroid Mining For Real, This Time… And No, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck Aren’t Involved. Out there in the black, a 1600-foot asteroid is speeding toward earth. There’s a 1/24,000 chance that it could hit Earth. That may seem like...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Star Wars Episode 9 poster

    New Star Wars Theory: An Exercise in Futility

    Episode 9 Will Be What It Will Be, And “Fans” Will Gripe No Matter What. A new star wars theory hit the internets on Sunday that contains some interesting ideas about Luke Skywalker’s upcoming role in the final chapter of...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Spacewalk photo

    Spacewalk Planned to Install ISS Docking Adapter

    Despite Other Testing Setbacks, NASA Moves One Step Closer to American Space Independence A couple of weeks ago, a SpaceX Dragon capsule docked with the ISS and delivered some slime that got a lot of coverage (because…kids) and a really...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist rendering of the multiverse connected by wormholes

    Supercomputer’s Virtual Universes Further Understanding

    Findings From a Supercomputer’s Virtual Universes Clarify the Vision of Our Own Universe. We’ve all heard of “The Big Bang Theory.” (No, Steve! I’m not talking about Leonard, Sheldon, and Penny!) While it’s adapted and changed a lot since its...

    Brandon Humphreys