This Is the Free Jumpsuit You’ll Get With a $250,000 Ticket to Space

VideoA new, high-tech jumper for customers of Virgin Galactic’s space flight.”As part of the price of the ticket — the cost of a seat is currently $250,000 — the Virgin Galactic customers will get to keep their space clothes including the jumpsuits, underwear and boots. Read more »

Aleksei Leonov, First to Walk in Space, Dies at 85

ImageThe cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov in Moscow in March 1965, just days after he became the first man to walk in space.His death was announced by Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, on its website. Read more »

An Astronaut Who Built Paths to Space for Other Women

Janet Kavandi, who recently retired from a senior NASA post, went to space three times and added fairness to the astronaut selection process.It isn’t the only thing the former astronaut did that changed the work of her successors in space. Read more »

Why This Small Country Just Sent an Astronaut to the Space Station

ETThe United Arab Emirates has sent its first astronaut to space.Hazzaa al-Mansoori, a former Emirati F-16 pilot, launched for the International Space Station in a Soyuz space capsule from a Russian spaceport in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Read more »

Trump Authorizes a Space Command. Next, He Wants a Space Force.

VideoPresident Trump authorized the creation of the United States Space Command, calling the unit a precursor to the Space Force, a sixth branch of the military he has promised supporters.wants ‘Force,’ said Todd Harrison, the director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read more »

How a Bitter Divorce Battle on Earth Led to Claims of a Crime in Space

ImageThe domestic troubles of Anne McClain, left, a decorated NASA astronaut, appear to have extended into outer space.The five space agencies involved in the space station — from the United States, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada — have long-established procedures to handle any jurisdictional questions that arise when astronauts of various nations are orbiting Earth together. Read more »

How Flat Earthers Nearly Derailed a Space Photo Book

What a photographer’s struggle to raise money for his book of images tells us about Facebook and conspiracy theorists.This was a lesson that Benedict Redgrove, a photographer, said he took away from his recent attempt to advertise his space photo project on Facebook and Instagram. Read more »

LightSail 2 Unfurls Sails, Next Step Toward Space Travel by Solar Sail

The Planetary Society deployed LightSail 2, aiming to further demonstrate the potential of the technology for space propulsion.But if they had been powered by solar sails, their trips could have been completed in just over half that time. Read more »

NASA Practices Space Gardening to Pack Lunchboxes for Mars

ImageA sample of space food scheduled to be carried on the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.The peppers are being tested on Earth, he said, and could be sent to space as early as next spring. Read more »

France Nudges Europe Into Space Race, Where It Lags Behind

Stressing that France and Europe’s independence was at stake, the president said that the command would “ensure our defense of space within space.But when it comes to militarizing space, Europe remains divided, with France facing resistance from Germany and other nations. Read more »

One Small Step for Experimental Space Gear. Many Giant Leaps of Imagination.

Science|One Small Step for Experimental Space Gear.[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Read more »

‘Space Is the New Black’

“I always say, space is the new black,” said Mr.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York TimesIn honor of the event Mr. Read more »

How NASA Sold the Science and Glamour of Space Travel

VideoTo launch its lunar landing project, NASA had to find ways to convince the American public that the costly, audacious pursuit was essential.Tribbe, a history professor and author of “No Requiem for the Space Age: The Apollo Moon Landings and American Culture. Read more »

Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Vision for Space, and a Moon Lander

ImageJeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and Amazon, during the announcement of the space company’s vision for operations on the moon, in Washington on Thursday.In the short-term, that includes a lunar lander, Blue Moon, a sleek vehicle that became visible as a curtain in front was yanked away. Read more »

How to Prepare Yourself for Space

How to Prepare Yourself for SpaceTipImageCreditCreditIllustration by Radio“You’ve been trying not to pee in your pants your whole life,” says the retired astronaut Scott Kelly, who wore a diaper for liftoff and landing on all four of his space missions.(Don’t, and you’ll risk damaging your bladder when your body won’t relieve itself in space. Read more »

Scott Kelly Spent a Year Taking Photos in Space. They’re Beautiful.

Science|Scott Kelly Spent a Year Taking Photos in Space.) But between blood draws and equipment repairs, Mr. Read more »

Space & Cosmos - The New York Times

Lowenthal/Smith College Astronomy DepartmentWhat Is a Black Hole?This is a black hole. Read more »