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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Bennu asteroid sample has been successfully stowed for its journey back to Earth.

NASA Asteroid Sample Stowed for its Journey Back to Earth

A sample that was collected from the surface of the Bennu asteroid by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was stowed successfully on October 28 in preparation...
NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft collects sample from asteroid 321 million kilometres from Earth.

NASA Collects Sample from Asteroid 321 Million Kilometres from Earth

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft appears to have successfully collected a sample from the surface of the Bennu asteroid located 321 million kilometres from Earth. Bennu...
The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope has been scheduled for October 21, 2021.

James Webb Telescope Launch Scheduled for October 21, 2021

NASA has announced that the launch of its James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed. The delay is the latest for a program that...
NASA are preparing to start a fire aboard the SS Robert H. Lawrence.

NASA Are Preparing to Start in Fire Inside a Spacecraft

NASA is preparing to conduct its fourth Spacecraft Fire Safety Experiment (Saffire) aboard the SS Robert H. Lawrence. In order to study how a...
NASA's Hubble telescope observes as comet ATLAS disintegrates.

Hubble Captures Cosmic Light Show as Comet ATLAS Disintegrates

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular cosmic event. The celebrated telescope observed comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) disintegrating approximately 146 million kilometers (91...
Researchers have discovered a planet that rains iron.

Researchers Observe Super-Heated Exoplanet Where it Rains Iron

Researchers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have observed a super-heated exoplanet where they suspect it rains liquid iron. With the use of the...
NASA’s JPL has released a 1.8-billion-pixel panoramic image of Mars.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captured a 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama of Mars

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a 1.8-billion-pixel panoramic image of the surface of Mars. The image was captured by the agency’s Curiosity rover...
NASA has awarded the $170 million Psyche launch contract to SpaceX.

NASA Awards $170 Million Psyche Launch Contact to SpaceX

NASA has selected the SpaceX Falcon Heavy to carry the agency’s Psyche mission. The mission will explore an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars...
NASA discover two moons of Neptune locked in an orbital ballet.

NASA Discovers Moons Orbiting Neptune Locked in an Orbital Ballet

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have discovered two small moons around Neptune perform a “dance of avoidance” as they orbit the planet. Naiad...
NASA InSight lander continues to dig into Martian surface with “Mole” probe.

InSight Lander’s “Mole” Probe Resumes Drilling into Martian Surface

NASA has revealed that the Mars InSight lander’s Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package probe is once again operational. The probe is designed to...

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The MOXIE instrument aboard NASA’ Perseverance rover extracts breathable air from the Martian atmosphere by separating oxygen atoms from carbon dioxide molecules.

NASA Perseverance rover extracts breathable oxygen from Martian air

A toaster-sized instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover has successfully extracted breathable oxygen from Martian air paving the way for future crewed missions to the...
The Chinese Space Station Telescope will carry out large sky surveys enabling scientist to solve the mysteries of the stars and very deep space.

Flagship-class Chinese telescope will operate alongside space station

A new optical space telescope China is developing to survey the sky will work in concert with the country's planned space station enabling it...
Amazon will begin to launch its Kuiper broadband internet satellites aboard nine Atlas V missions.

ULA signs contract with Amazon to launch nine Kuiper missions

United Launch Alliance has signed an agreement with Amazon to launch nine Atlas V missions carrying the company's Kuiper satellites. Kuiper Systems, a subsidiary of...
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is slated to take to the skies of the Red Planet for the first time early Monday, 19 April.

NASA to attempt maiden powered flight on Mars early tomorrow

NASA is now targeting no earlier than April 19 for the maiden flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. The flight is slated to occur...
Once they arrive in lunar orbit aboard an Orion spacecraft two members of a four-person crew will transfer to a SpaceX Starship lunar lander for their final leg to the surface of the Moon.

NASA award SpaceX $2.89 billion contract to build human-rated lunar lander

NASA announced April 16 that it had awarded a $2.89 billion contract to SpaceX for the development of a commercial human-rated lunar lander. Awarded under...