There Are 2 Seats Left for This Trip to the International Space Station

A rendering of the proposed Axiom Space modules attached to the International Space Station.That trip would not dock at the space station. Read more »

Red Space Lettuce Might Feed Red Planet Voyagers

Leafy vegetables grown by astronauts aboard the International Space Station were as healthful as lettuce on Earth, a study found.The astronaut Steve Swanson harvested lettuce plants aboard the International Space Station in 2014. Read more »

Airplanes and Coronavirus: How to Disinfect Your Space

Here are some tips for cleaning your area of a plane and keeping healthy on a flight.Campbell, prefer the comfort of knowing they’ve also taken measures of their own to sanitize their airplane space. Read more »

A Meeting in Orbit Demonstrates a Space Junk Solution

Science|A Meeting in Orbit Demonstrates a Space Junk SolutionTwo satellites docked together high above Earth on Tuesday, successfully extending the life of one that was running out of fuel.A view of the Intelsat 901 satellite from Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle-1, which successfully docked on Tuesday. Read more »

Christina Koch Lands on Earth, and Crosses a Threshold for Women in Space

The astronaut Christina Koch took a selfie on a spacewalk in October.Christina Koch, who returned to Earth on Thursday, might be another name you’ll come to remember. Read more »

Farewell to NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Its 16 Years of Discovery

On Thursday, NASA’s Spitzer space telescope will sign off and go silent.”ImageThe Orion Nebula, taken by the Spitzer telescope in 2006. Read more »

A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform Design

|A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform DesignThe unveiling of the new military branch’s name tape — “U.The United States Space Force unveiled its name tape, but its camouflage uniform drew the most attention. Read more »

Who Is Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese Billionaire Seeking a ‘Special Woman’ for Space — and Life?

Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire chosen to be the first private passenger by SpaceX.This makes him something of an anomaly in Japan, which has one of the world’s most conservative corporate cultures. Read more »

Rocket Launches, Trips to Mars and More 2020 Space and Astronomy Events

The year to come will be no less eventful:No fewer than four missions to Mars could leave Earth this summer.However much you love space and astronomy, it can be challenging to keep up with the latest news in orbit and beyond. Read more »

What We Learned in Space and Astronomy News in 2019

Then they canceled it, because the space station lacked the right spacesuits for the two women.A space crime allegation was made for the first timeSummer Worden filed for divorce in 2018 from Anne McClain, a NASA astronaut. Read more »

Search for Habitable Worlds Joined by New European Space Telescope

Science|Search for Habitable Worlds Joined by New European Space TelescopeThe Cheops orbiter will give a closer examination to stars already known to host exoplanets.ETThe European Space Agency is continuing the search for new Earths this week with the launch of Cheops, a new telescope whose name stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite. Read more »

A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought

VideoThe Ohio disaster leaked as much methane as the entire oil and gas industries of some nations release in a year.The scientists said the new findings reinforced the view that methane releases like these, which are difficult to predict, could be far more widespread than previously thought. Read more »

Voyager 2’s Discoveries From Interstellar Space

A view of Neptune and its moon Triton from a distance of about 3 million miles, taken by Voyager 2 during its flyby of the blue giant in 1989.4, 2019The Voyager 2 spacecraft burst out of the bubble of gases expanding from the sun and into the wild of the Milky Way a year ago. Read more »

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 »