News NASA Suspends Contact With Russia's Space Agency Over Ukraine
Pamela Engel and Jennifer Welsh
NASA has ceased working with the Russian government over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and Crimea.
News Mobility Testbed Rover Completes First 100-Meter Drive Test
Astrobotics rover development group at Carnegie Mellon University is developing the Mobility Testbed a rover to facilitate testing representative of the rover that will fly on Astrobotics mission to the Moons Lacus Mortis region.
News Map Registration Sensor Package
Map registration is a technique that matches (registers) a location in an image to the identical location on a map. Astrobotics landing technology registers high-quality, real-time camera images taken during the landers descent with terrain maps
News Moon Express Unveils Breakthrough MX-1 Commercial Lunar Lander
Moon Express, Inc., a privately funded lunar resources company, unveiled its MX-1 lunar lander spacecraft today as a breakthrough robotic space vehicle capable of a multitude of applications including delivering scientific and commercial payloads t
News How Hubble Successor Will Spread Its Wings Far From Earth | New Animation
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will travel to Lagrangian Point 2 (L2), 932,000+ miles from Earth. In comparison, the Hubble Space Telescope orbits only 347 miles up.
News Saturn's Moon Enceladus Is Now A Top Candidate For Life
http://www.popsci.com, Francie Diep
New gravity measurements determined Enceladus has a liquid water sea about as large as Lake Superior.
News NASA's Experimental Lander Just Completed One Of The Coolest Launches...
Jennifer Welsh and Dina Spector
NASA's Experimental Lander Just Completed One Of The Coolest Launches We've Ever Seen
News Darpas Robots Could Soon Assemble Satellites in Space
http://www.wired.com, By Allen McDuffee
Building satellites in the future could be as easy as sending robots packed with hardware into orbit, if a new project from Darpa takes off.
News Researcher to Examine Health Impacts of Space Travel in NASA-Funded Twin Study
When NASA sends an identical twin to the International Space Station next year, a Colorado State University researcher will be among just a few hand-picked scientists studying him and his brother to measure impacts of space travel on the human body.
News Awesome alignment: Mars, Earth, sun to line up (video)
http://www.usatoday.com, Doyle Rice
Skywatchers will get a rare treat Tuesday night when Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly straight line.
News THE BLOOD MOON RISES
We soon will witness an event that has long been associated with the end of the Earth (fortunate timing before finals for my students): the blood moon. Mars, Earth, and the Sun will all align tonight which happens once every 778 days.
News 'Express Delivery' Cargo Ship Docks To Space Station | Video
The ISS Progress 55 resupply craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 9th, 2014 and docked nearly 6 hours later. There are 3 tons of food, fuel and gear onboard.
News Mars, Earth and Sun Align Tonight: Watch It Live Online
http://www.space.com,By Mike Wall
Mars aligns with the sun and Earth today (April 8) in a cosmic event that occurs just once every 26 months, and you can watch it all unfold live online.
News How To See Spacetime Stretch - LIGO | Video
When two stars collide, or a massive star blows up, the fabric of the universe warps and springs back sending gravitational waves across the cosmos. So Einstein predicted.
News This Ex-Astronaut Is Stalking Asteroids to Save Civilization
http://www.wired.com, By Bryan Lufkin
Former astronaut Ed Lu thinks the biggest threat to our existence is up in the air. Way up in the air. His nonprofit, the B612 Foundation, wants to set up a defense perimeter around the planet. Not against aliens, but against asteroidslifeeradicati
News 'Back To The Moon For Good' | X Prize Planetarium Show Trailer
The Google Lunar X Prize will award 30 million dollars to the winner to the first privately funded team that successfully lands on the moon, travels 1650 feet and sends video, images and data back to Earth.
News Richard Branson 90 Percent Confident Space Travel Will Happen in 2014
Richard Branson is one of the world's most high profile billionaires. His 40 year career spreads across air travel, mobile, financial services, hospitality and space travel.
News How many people do we need for a viable space colony?
http://www.dvice.com, Robin Burks
Someday, either because of curiosity, necessity, or both, the human species will need to leave planet Earth and travel to the stars. But we must consider several important factors before we begin our journey.
News Milestone Prizes
XPRIZE and Google have incorporated Milestone Prizes into the Google Lunar XPRIZE in order to reward teams who achieve key milestones on their way to ready their subsystems for launch.
News Asteroids and the OSIRIS-REx Mission
Scheduled for launch in 2016, OSIRIS-REx will return the first samples ever taken from a special type of asteroid that scientists believe holds clues to the origin of the solar system.
News WATCH LIVE FRIDAY: SpaceX Launch Delayed to Friday, April 18, Due to Helium Leak
Editor's Update for 4 pm ET: SpaceX has delayed the planned launch today to no earlier than Friday April 18...
News The Coolest Spaceships Ever Built, Compared by Size
http://www.wired.com, By Adam Mann
There are a lot of online resources for information about space history, but none can rival the combination of thorough and adorable youll find at Historic Spacecraft.