China’s Shenzhou-14 crew is preparing for their second spacewalk adventure outside the country’s in-construction space station, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports. Back on September 2, two taikonauts — Chen Dong and Liu Yang – exited the space station. The third taikonaut, Cai Xuzhe, provided support inside the cabin. Once outside, using the Wentian lab’s […]

  NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3592 tasks. “Curiosity is back on the road,” reports Kristen Bennett, a planetary geologist at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. The robot’s arm is good to go, so the team planned a full day of activities. Extra observations “Curiosity has […]

Says the add: “12 people have been there…7 billion want to visit.”  Designed by Canadian architectural company Moon World Resorts Inc., each of the four MOON Destination Resorts to be developed in North America, MENA, Europe and Asia Pacific will feature 4,000 luxury Resort suites. The Resort will be developed to a Five Star standard […]

Worried about safe and stable spaceflight, free of satellite collisions in orbit? Slingshot Aerospace, Inc. announced today a free version of the group’s Slingshot Beacon that provides urgent collision alerts; coordinates satellite maneuvers; and seamlessly communicates, especially during high-risk moments. “Ensuring the safety of current and future satellites in orbit is paramount to maintaining space […]

China’s mysterious reusable space plane remains in orbit, a mission that got underway on August 4th. This “reusable experiment spacecraft” was hurled into orbit from Jiuquan in the Gobi Desert atop of a Long March 2F rocket. This type craft flew back in September 2020, but performed a much shorter shake-out mission of two days. […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3590 duties. A select number of images showcase the work of the robot at its present location:

NASA hosted the second National Space Council meeting, chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris. The Vice President highlighted the importance of climate, human spaceflight, and STEM education during the Biden-Harris Administration’s second National Space Council meeting Friday, September 10th, held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. A recording of the full National Space Council […]

China’s Moon exploration plans are moving ahead smoothly. This fourth phase consists of three missions: the Chang’e-6, Chang’e-7, and Chang’e-8 lunar spacecraft, to be implemented in the following 10 years. Liu Jizhong, director of Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center under China National Space Administration (CNSA), observes that as backup of the Chang’e-5 probe, the […]

A sixth new lunar mineral discovered has been named “Chang’esite-(Y)” – identified from the Moon samples brought back to Earth by China’s Chang’e-5 mission in 2020. Scientists at the Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology announced that they found the new mineral within the 1,731 grams of lunar samples returned to Earth. “This family is […]

“We had liftoff!” That’s the word from JPL detailing the successful flight 31 on September 6th of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter. The mini-craft flew 318 ft (97 meters) west towards the Jezero river delta, in 55.6 seconds. Maximum altitude reached: 33 feet (10 meters) Go to the helicopter’s flight log at: https://go.nasa.gov/3BmhGib A photo posted […]