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Trump hails SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch success for NASA

Trump hails SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch success for NASA

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.President Donald Trump hailed (May 30) as the dawn of a new era in spaceflight.SpaceX's Demo-2 test mission, which is carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Crew Dragon capsule, at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT) from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. is the first orbital crewed mission to launch from the United States since the space shuttle retired in 2011. Today's liftoff also marked the first time...

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Liftoff! SpaceX launches 1st astronauts for NASA on historic test flight

Liftoff! SpaceX launches 1st astronauts for NASA on historic test flight

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — launched astronauts for the first time ever today, making history and opening a new age of commercial spaceflight.A shiny white Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from at NASA's Kennedy Space Center here today (May 30) at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT), carrying SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule into orbit.The launch kicked off SpaceX's landmark , which is sending NASA astronauts and to the International Space Station (ISS). Demo-2 marks the return of orbital...

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SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype explodes after rocket engine test

SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype explodes after rocket engine test

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.SpaceX's latest prototype exploded just after an engine test Friday (May 29), erupting in a dramatic fireball at the spaceflight company's South Texas proving grounds. The Starship SN4 prototype exploded at about 1:49 p.m. CDT (2:49 p.m. EDT/1849 GMT) at SpaceX's test facility near Boca Chica, Texas according to a video provided by the . The explosion occurred about a minute after a short test of its Raptor rocket engine, but it was unclear what caused the...

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NASA Remembers Three Space Tragedies

NASA Remembers Three Space Tragedies

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Apollo 1 astronauts pose in front of Pad 34. From left: Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White II, Roger B. Chaffee.(Image: © NASA)The end ofJanuary marks a somber time for NASA with the anniversary of the three majortragedies in the history of U.S. spaceflight.On Jan. 27,1967, three of the first group of NASA astronauts - Virgil ?Gus? Grissom,Edward White and Roger Chaffee - died during a routineground test of the Apollo capsule, later named Apollo 1.Theastronauts...

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A NASA astronaut launched a model rocket on eve of his own historic SpaceX launch

A NASA astronaut launched a model rocket on eve of his own historic SpaceX launch

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.On the eve of his historic launch on a Crew Dragon spacecraft, NASA astronaut got ready for the big day by launching a rocket of his own — one that's nowhere near the size of the Falcon 9 rocket he'll ride to orbit. Behnken and co-commander were scheduled to lift off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on the to the International Space Station on Wednesday (May 27) at 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 GMT), about 17 minutes before liftoff due to bad weather conditions. If their...

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Able and Baker: The First Primates to Survive Spaceflight in Photos

Able and Baker: The First Primates to Survive Spaceflight in Photos

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at:Get breaking space news and the latest updates on rocket launches, skywatching events and more!Thank you for signing up to Space. You will receive a verification email shortly.There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.

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SpaceX's historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut launch: Full coverage

SpaceX's historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut launch: Full coverage

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Updated May 27 at 12 p.m. ET.is set to make history today. Elon Musk's company is scheduled to launch its first crewed mission, a that will send NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station aboard a Crew Dragon capsule. Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 GMT) from Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. | | |  | You can and on Space.com's homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. Space.com has been covering the lead-up to this...

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How to watch SpaceX's historic 1st Demo-2 astronaut launch live online

How to watch SpaceX's historic 1st Demo-2 astronaut launch live online

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Updated at 11:57 a.m. EDT.When it comes to watching for NASA on Wednesday (May 27), to say "you have options" would be an understatement. Since NASA has asked the public to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many ways to watch it on TV, cable news and — of course — online.The mission, , will launch NASA astronauts and into orbit on a Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 GMT) from NASA's Kennedy Space...

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The astronauts on SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch have named their ship. (But they're not telling ... yet.) | Space

The astronauts on SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch have named their ship. (But they're not telling ... yet.) | Space

XWe need your consentWe and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. Go to our for more information on how we use cookies. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at any time by returning to this site.AcceptRejectSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The NASA astronauts set out to launch next week aboard  's Crew Dragon capsule...

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How SpaceX's sleek spacesuit changes astronaut fashion from the space shuttle era

How SpaceX's sleek spacesuit changes astronaut fashion from the space shuttle era

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A new breed of spaceship requires a new breed of spacesuits.For the first time since the space shuttle era a decade ago, American astronauts are expected to fly to space aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft May 27, marking the first commercial crew flight for NASA and the first time astronauts will launch from American soil in nearly a decade.Long-time space watchers will notice one thing different about the spiffy spacesuits that Crew-1 astronauts Bob Behnken and...

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It's official: SpaceX is 'go' to launch NASA astronauts on Crew Dragon spaceship

It's official: SpaceX is 'go' to launch NASA astronauts on Crew Dragon spaceship

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule sits ready for launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On Wednesday (May 27), two NASA astronauts will launch to the International Space Station for the first crewed test flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft. The Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 rocket reached the launch site on Thursday (May 21).(Image: © SpaceX) is ready to make space history with its first astronaut launch for NASA next...

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Virgin Orbit to attempt 1st launch of LauncherOne rocket this weekend

Virgin Orbit to attempt 1st launch of LauncherOne rocket this weekend

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket falls away from its carrier plane during the company’s first-ever drop test on July 10, 2019.(Image: © Virgin Orbit)plans to launch for the very first time just a few days from now.The company is targeting Sunday (May 24) for its Launch Demo mission, with a backup opportunity on Monday (May 25). The four-hour window will open each day at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT), Virgin Orbit representatives announced today (May 20).Launch Demo will be a...

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Baby exoplanet spotted growing around distant star (photo)

Baby exoplanet spotted growing around distant star (photo)

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Planets' origin stories apparently come with a twist.The European Southern Observatory's (VLT) in Chile has captured an image of a planet being born around the young star AB Aurigae, which lies 520 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga (The Charioteer).Like taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), this new photo shows spiral arms forming in the thick disk of dust and gas surrounding the star. These spirals are evidence of newly...

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Love isolation? NASA wants you to spend 8 months locked in a Russian lab

Love isolation? NASA wants you to spend 8 months locked in a Russian lab

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The social isolation experiment facility at the the Institute for Biomedical Problems in Moscow, Russia.(Image: © NASA and the Institute for Biomedical Problems)Do you thrive in social isolation? is looking for people to spend 8 months locked in a Russian lab for a new experiment.When humans return to and travel to , they will need to be prepared for long-duration space travel and even longer stays on these far-off destinations. Currently, NASA's aims to land humans...

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May 19
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Colonizing Mars may require humanity to tweak its DNA

Colonizing Mars may require humanity to tweak its DNA

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Artist's impression of a city on Mars, which SpaceX wants to help establish with its Starship transportation system.(Image: © SpaceX)If humanity is ever going to settle down on , we may need to become a little less human.Crewed missions to Mars, which NASA wants to start flying in the 2030s, , exposing them to high radiation loads, bone-wasting microgravity and other hazards for several years at a time. But these pioneers should still be able to make it back to Earth...

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How SpaceX's Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission will work in 13 steps

How SpaceX's Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission will work in 13 steps

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.On May 27, will launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in the first-ever crewed test flight of its Crew Dragon astronaut taxi. The mission, called Demo-2, will lift off on a SpaceX from NASA's historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on board. Liftoff is scheduled for 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 GMT), and the Crew Dragon is expected to arrive at the International Space...

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Space Force launches robotic X-37B space plane on new mystery mission

Space Force launches robotic X-37B space plane on new mystery mission

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The U.S. Space Force's mysterious successfully launched on its sixth mystery mission from Florida today (May 17). Riding atop a United Launch Alliance , the clandestine craft blasted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here at 9:14 a.m. EDT (1314 GMT). The on-time liftoff occurred just 24-hours after conditions at the Florida launch site forced ULA to scrub its original launch attempt, Saturday morning. While the...

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Astronauts enter a routine quarantine for historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch | Space

Astronauts enter a routine quarantine for historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch | Space

XWe need your consentWe and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. Go to our for more information on how we use cookies. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at any time by returning to this site.AcceptRejectSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Two NASA astronauts entered quarantine today (May 13) to prepare for a...

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NASA orders 18 more engines for its Space Launch System megarocket

NASA orders 18 more engines for its Space Launch System megarocket

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The four RS-25 rocket engines of NASA's Space Launch System rocket take center stage in this photo. NASA has ordered 18 new engines for its Artemis moon program.(Image: © NASA)NASA has ordered 18 more rocket engines for its new megarocket for future moon missions. The new order, valued at $1.79 billion, calls for the California-based aerospace company Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide 18 to power future SLS rockets. The agreement builds upon an existing deal between NASA...

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After Demo-2: SpaceX is already prepping for 1st operational Crew Dragon mission

After Demo-2: SpaceX is already prepping for 1st operational Crew Dragon mission

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover Jr. and Mike Hopkins and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi train in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The quartet will fly on Crew-1, the first operational Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station.(Image: © SpaceX via Twitter)SpaceX's first crewed mission is just the beginning, and the company is already gearing up for what comes next.A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch the company's on May 27 from NASA's...

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Mars may be wetter than we thought (but still not that habitable)

Mars may be wetter than we thought (but still not that habitable)

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The dark streaks on some Martian slopes known as recurring slope lineae — imaged here by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter — may be caused by salty liquid water, some scientists think.(Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona )is wetter than previously thought, but not in a way that boosts its life-hosting potential, a new study suggests.Liquid fresh water can't exist for long on the frigid Martian surface; the stuff quickly freezes or boils away into . But brines...

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Scientists get their best-ever look at Jupiter's atmosphere and storms

Scientists get their best-ever look at Jupiter's atmosphere and storms

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.It's always dark and stormy on — and now, scientists have gotten their most detailed view of the wild storms that swirl through the gas giant's atmosphere.Those observations are thanks to a very powerful partnership that stretches from Earth's surface to Jupiter itself. Start with , which has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, then recruit , which has checked in on the solar system's largest planet throughout its three decades of operation. Finally, add in the Gemini...

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Dead Cassini spacecraft could solve mystery of Saturn's hot atmosphere

Dead Cassini spacecraft could solve mystery of Saturn's hot atmosphere

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is still helping scientists to explore Saturn, years after the spacecraft "died."(Image: © NASA/JPL/ASI/University of Arizona/University of Leicester)A spacecraft that died in 2017 is still providing insights about Saturn, the planet it studied up close for 13 years. helped scientists to discover why Saturn's upper atmosphere is so hot, which puzzled planetary scientists for decades since the planet is too far from the sun to...

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SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype fires rocket engine for 1st time

SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype fires rocket engine for 1st time

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.SpaceX's newest prototype has fired its engine for the first time, potentially paving the way for a test flight in the very near future.The SN4, the latest test version of SpaceX's Mars-colonizing Starship vehicle, aced a "static fire" Tuesday night (May 5), lighting up its single briefly while remaining on the ground at the company's South Texas facilities."Starship SN4 passed static fire," SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk late on Tuesday. , courtesy of , as well as...

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How long will the 1st astronauts to ride SpaceX's Crew Dragon be in space? No one knows exactly (yet).

How long will the 1st astronauts to ride SpaceX's Crew Dragon be in space? No one knows exactly (yet).

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Two NASA astronauts will make history this month when they become the first crew to fly to the in a private spacecraft. But exactly how long their historic mission will last has yet to be determined. On May 27, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will board SpaceX's and launch toward the orbiting laboratory. The test flight is scheduled to lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:32 p.m. EDT (2032 GMT), and If all goes according to plan, the capsule will dock with the...

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