Parker Solar Probe of NASA Makes 20th Close Approach to the Sun

This incredible accomplishment highlights the probe’s sturdy construction and the careful preparation that went into its mission to discover the sun’s outer atmosphere. 2018 saw the launch of the Parker Solar Probe, which is still pushing the envelope in solar exploration and supplying priceless data Continue Reading

NASAHoping to Repair Starliner Spacecraft, Delaying Astronaut Return

At the International Space Station (ISS), two American astronauts are experiencing delays as engineers work to resolve issues with Boeing’s Starliner aircraft. NASA, the American space agency, and Boeing are working together on the Starliner project. On June 6, the capsule reached the ISS. It Continue Reading

NASA Decides to Continue Testing Starliner Aboard the International Space Station

Before the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth, NASA and Boeing plan to keep it aboard the International Space Station for a minimum of four more days to conduct additional testing of the commercial crew vehicle. NASA reported on June 14 that Starliner, carrying NASA Continue Reading

‘Spacesuit discomfort’ prompts NASA to cancel the spacewalk at the ISS

The two NASA astronauts’ planned spacewalk for today, June 13, has been rescheduled. Tracy Dyson and Matt Dominick, members of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 71 crew, will not be participating in an extravehicular activity (EVA) that was supposed to start this Thursday, June Continue Reading

NASA Assesses Boeing’s Starliner Astronaut Test Flight’s Probable Effects on Helium Leaks and Other Factors

A detailed inspection of Boeing’s Starliner capsule is ongoing during its inaugural astronaut trip. On June 5, Starliner lifted off, sending NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams on a Crew Flight Test (CFT) shakeout voyage to the International Space Station (ISS). Originally scheduled to Continue Reading

International Planet Searchers Reveal an Extensive Catalog of Unusual Worlds

Despite the fact that thousands of planets have been found orbiting other stars, not much is known about them. There are 126 strange, recently found worlds included in a NASA catalog with precise measurements that let us compare them to our own solar system. The Continue Reading

Astronauts Expected to Reach Mars in Two Months with NASA-Funded Pulsed Plasma Rocket

Future deep space trips to Mars could be revolutionized by an inventive rocket technology, cutting the time it takes to reach the Red Planet down to a few months. Many obstacles stand in the way of the objective of landing humans on Mars, one of Continue Reading

The Honorable Hubble Space Telescope Continues to Provide

When NASA astronauts lifted the Hubble Space Telescope out of the cargo bay of Space Shuttle Discovery and launched it into orbit in 1990, things were considerably different. There were only 5.3 billion people on the planet, the Cold War was coming to an end, Continue Reading

NASA Chooses Proposals for a New Series of Earth Science Programs

NASA has selected a smaller Earth science technology demonstration mission for development and four Earth science mission ideas for additional consideration. On May 7, NASA announced that it has chosen four ideas for its first Earth System Explorer missions, which will be Phase A research Continue Reading