A new assessment of the recent Russian anti-satellite test has been released by the Outer Space Institute (OSI), based at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. The Russian military used a ground-based missile to strike their defunct Cosmos-1408 satellite on November 15, 2021.   The defunct Soviet-era satellite had a mass of […]

  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3315 tasks. Curiosity scored a perfect drive to some boulders that the science team have been interested in investigating, reports Lucy Thompson, a planetary geologist at University of New Brunswick; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada “The large boulders are thought to represent the darker, […]

  On December 1, 2021, the Biden administration hosted its first meeting of the National Space Council.  Chaired by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, the event was held at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.                                   […]

Just released imagery shows NASA Ingenuity’s 16th flight on Mars. The helicopter acquired these images using its high-resolution color camera. This camera is mounted in the helicopter’s fuselage and pointed approximately 22 degrees below the horizon. Images were acquired on November 21, 2021, the date of Ingenuity’s 16th flight.    

      Vice President Kamala Harris has Convened the Administration’s Inaugural National Space Council MeetingDecember 1, 2021 starting at 1:30 PM ET Go to: https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9vAwU4S8rgNASA is also airing live coverage of the first National Space Council meeting from the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Also, the White House Space Framework has […]

  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3313 duties. Susanne Schwenzer, a planetary geologist at The Open University; Milton Keynes, U.K., reports Curiosity is keeping itself busy exploring Gale crater, and this means having one last look at the Zechstein drill hole and its surroundings. The robot’s Mars Hand Lens […]

This November, the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft carried out a series of experimental communication tests with the Chinese (CNSA) Zhurong Mars rover. Mars Express successfully caught data sent up ‘in the blind’ by the rover and relayed them to Earth where they were forwarded to the Zhurong rover team in China. The experiments […]

Decades of near-Earth space exploration and utilization have resulted in an increasingly congested environment. Indeed, pieces of space debris are a growing threat to space assets, human spaceflight and future access to outer space. A just-issued report — Policy Options to Address Collision Risk from Space Debris – takes a hard look at the issue, […]

With an expected launch and return from the ISS in early Summer 2022, Dianna Rae Jewelry is flying a limited number of natural and lab-grown diamonds. Available for sale to the public, each diamond will be numbered, laser engraved and documented by the American Gem Society Laboratory. The Diamonds in Space Program are in a […]

  A pit crater, created by an empty lava tube, has been studied in Mars’ Arsia Mons region. Using imagery captured in August 2020 by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE camera onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers appraise the pit at being about 150 feet (50 meters) across.   That measurement suggests it’s […]