Venus may be Earth s closest cousin, but for many planetary scientists, it can seem a distant dream. It s been nearly 30 years since a NASA spacecraft has visited the planet. But that could change, as missions to Venus are two of the four finalists for the agency s next two $500 million planetary missions, NASA announced today.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. mdash; The number 13 may have a bad wrap among the superstitious, but Northrop Grumman is taking it in stride as the company prepares to launch its 13th Cygnus cargo flight to the International Space Station on Sunday (Feb. 9).
NASA''s Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday after shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station.
The spacecraft will launch from Cape Canaveral on February 7, 2020, at 11:15 pm EST which converts to 9:45 am IST on February 8, 2020. Once the spacecraft is out of the ecliptic plane, it will proceed to snap the first ever look at the Sun;s poles with its bird;s eye view, NASA said. Up until Solar Orbiter, all solar imaging instruments have been within the ecliptic plane or very close to it, said Russell Howard, space scientist at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC and principal investigator for one of Solar Orbiter s ten instruments. Now, we ll be able to look down on the Sun from above.
by Ivan Mehta mdash; in Space Elon Musk said last night that SpaceX plans to send NASA astronauts to space between April and June. The mission, dubbed as Demo 2, will see the crew rocket up to the International Space Station for several days.
We;re off and running with good milestones achieved for NASA;s commercial crew program, which means it;s more likely than ever we;ll actually see astronauts launch from U.S. soil before the year is out.If that ''s not enough to get you pumped about the space sector in 2020, we also have a great overview of 2019 in space tech investment, and a look forward at what ''s happening next year from Space Angels ' Chad Anderson. Plus, we announced our own dedicated space event, which is happening this June.
Credit: NASA, JPL Caltech, MSSSAdvertisement As is the way of news cycles, in recent days we're back to hearing about plans for setting humans up on Mars. A few years ago this idea was in the spotlight because of now defunct efforts like Mars One, which somehow got 200,000 people to express interest in what would have been a lifelong trip to the red planet. We've also seen Elon Musk''s vision of how SpaceX would eventually provide a human "backup plan " by permanently settling Mars.
A summer intern has made the first discovery ever through NASA s newest planet finding program. Many astronomers and physicists spend their whole careers trying to discover new worlds in the universe. For a teen intern at NASA, it took him three days.
Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian American US Air Force colonel, is among the 11 new NASA graduates who have successfully completed their over two years apos; of basic astronaut training. They are all set to be a part of the space agency apos;s ambitious future missions to the International Space Station, Moon and Mars.
PASADENA, Calif. NASAs planet hunting TESS mission has discovered multiple intriguing planets since it first began searching the sky in the summer of 2018. But a high school searching through data gathered by TESS contributed to its latest discovery. The pl Read More
Just three days into his internship, little did 17 year old Wolf Cukier realise that he is going to make history in helping NASA discover its first Earth size planet resting in its star''s habitable zone the way our Earth rests in its Goldilocks zone.
Last summer, Wolf Cukier, had just completed his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York when he joined NASA;s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland for a summer internship. NASA assigned him to look at star brightness variations that had been recorded by the space program;s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which aims to find planets outside the Earth;s solar system.About three days into his internship, Cukier noticed a signal from a system named "TOI 1338. "
Nasa is losing water more quickly than scientists expected and it could affect its chances of hosting alien.A new study has found that water vapour is accumulating in large quantities and unexpected proportions at an altitude of over 80 km in the Martian atmosphere.
Lunar eclipse 2020 is occurring today, January 10, and the event has gathered much interest globally. It will be visible in India and countries across Africa, Asia, and Europe. However, people in the US won''t be able to watch the celestial activity live. Today''s lunar eclipse (known as chandra grahan in Hindi) is of the penumbral type, which is the most common. It is also the first of the four penumbral lunar eclipses that will occur this year. Today''s eclipse coincides with the first full Moon of this year, dubbed as Wolf Moon . NASA has explained what the Wolf Moon term means, also called Ice Moon or the Moon after Yule, Shakambhari Purnima, Paush Purnima, and Duruthu Poya. The latest eclipse.We here list five facts you should know before you're set to enjoy watching the lunar eclipse 2020 that will come along the penumbral Wolf Moon.
The heart of NASA''s first Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket is on the move.