NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater has just begun Sol 3311 operations. Newly issued imagery shows the current scenery viewed by the robot:

  If you are hungry for a fundamental change in the paradigm for NASA science, technology development and testing, along with the human exploration of space, look no further than the SpaceX Starship system. That’s a leading conclusion from a paper jointly authored by NASA, university and industry researchers, led by Jennifer Heldmann, an astrobiologist […]

China’s resupply spacecraft – the Tianzhou series – will open its cargo hatches in the future and carry investigations by government organizations, research institutions, educational institutions, enterprises and industry groups. The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced that post-completion of the country’s space station — headed for the end of 2022 — two Tianzhou spacecraft […]

  The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) has released imagery and videos showcasing life onboard the country’s in-construction Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) space station. China launched the Shenzhou-13 piloted spaceship on October 16 by a Long March 2F carrier rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite   Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert. The booster hurled three […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3307 duties. “As we head into a long weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., Curiosity will take advantage of some extra time at the Zechstein drill location to conduct even more science,” reports Lauren Edgar, a planetary geologist at the USGS Astrogeology […]

What to do about orbital debris is now a day-to-day topic of conversation and concern. Lots of “debris cleaning” ideas are being literally floated. However, at the end of the day, is it all too little too late? Then there’s the Kessler syndrome of debris making debris by on-orbit slamming between space leftovers that is […]

The next space tourism flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital rocket ship has been detailed. This 19th mission, set for liftoff on December 9, will be the first to carry a full manifest of six astronauts to space – two honorary guests and four paying customers. Guests include Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan […]

Researchers using a new technique have added several hundred new exoplanets to create an uptick in the total exoplanet tally. A team of scientists from Universities Space Research Association (USRA), NASA, and other institutions used a new deep neural network dubbed ExoMiner. The result: discovery of 301 new exoplanets, joining the 4,569 already validated planets […]

    Space traveler Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on December 8, 2021.  He will be flying with Russian mission commander Alexander Misurkin and MZ’s assistant Yozo Hirano, producer and manager for MZ’s private projects, including filming for MZ’s youtube channel.    On the ISS, Yozo will be responsible […]

“My latest sample is from a rock loaded with the greenish mineral olivine, and there are several ideas among my science team about how it got there. Hypotheses are flying! Science rules.” Perseverance imagery of sampling site: Right Mastcam-Z Camera, a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast.         These […]