Signs of life could survive on the solar system’s moons Enceladus and Europa

When you buy through links in our articles, Future and its syndication partners may earn a commission. (Left) Jupiter’s moon Europa, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during the mission’s flyby on Sept. 29, 2022. (Right) Enceladus, as seen by the Cassini spacecraft. | Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS Image processing: Kevin M. Gill CC BY 3.0/ If … Read more

NASA Marks Moon Landing Anniversary by Dedicating Building to ‘Women of Apollo’

When you buy through links in our articles, Future and its syndication partners may earn a commission. Building 12 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston has been renamed the “Dorothy Vaughan Center in Honor of the Women of Apollo” on the 55th anniversary of the first moon landing. | Credit: NASA NASA is honoring … Read more

What happened to the flags left on the moon by the Apollo astronauts?

When you buy through links in our articles, Future and its syndication partners may earn a commission. Source: NASA Today, 55 years ago, the Apollo 11 flag raising on the ancient lunar surface took just 10 minutes during Neil Armstrong‘s and Buzz Aldrin‘s two-and-a-half-hour moonwalking adventure in July 1969. But that important event in the … Read more

Looking ahead to the next 25 years of private space stations

When you buy through links in our articles, Future and its syndication partners may earn a commission. Credit: Future/All About Space Magazine, Logo_ Hannah Rose Brayshaw-Williams Over the past half century, humans have occupied low Earth orbit (LEO) thanks to the Salyut, Skylab, Mir, and Tiangong programs, and of course the International Space Station (ISS). … Read more

ISS could ‘float’ for a year before SpaceX vehicle destroys it in Earth’s atmosphere

When you buy through links in our articles, Future and its syndication partners may earn a commission. The International Space Station. | Credit: NASA Although the International Space Station is scheduled to be replaced in the 2030s, it will be a long time before the space laboratory officially reaches the end of its life, NASA … Read more

NASA expects SpaceX to decommission space station when program ends

SpaceX is building an upgraded version of its Dragon cargo spacecraft to deorbit the International Space Station for a controlled re-entry and breakup over an uninhabited patch of ocean. The laboratory is scheduled to be permanently decommissioned by 2030, NASA and company officials said Wednesday. The ISS Deorbit Vehicle, or DV, is a purpose-built, one-of-a-kind … Read more

NASA Rolls Out Giant Artemis 2 Moon Rocket Core for Astronaut Mission (Video)

When you buy through links in our articles, Future and its syndication partners may earn a commission. Boeing engineers stand like ants against the giant butt of the Space Launch System rocket as it rolls out of NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, July 16, 2024. | Credit: Space.com/Josh Dinner NEW ORLEANS — The … Read more

An asteroid the size of a cruise ship will come closer to Earth than some satellites. A new mission could race to rendezvous with it

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. When an asteroid the size of a cruise ship comes within 20,000 miles of Earth on April 13, 2029, it won’t be alone. The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its new Ramses spacecraft … Read more

An asteroid the size of a cruise ship will come closer to Earth than some satellites. A new mission could race to rendezvous with it

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. When an asteroid the size of a cruise ship comes within 20,000 miles of Earth on April 13, 2029, it won’t be alone. The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its new Ramses spacecraft … Read more

How Space Travel Has Changed Since 1999

Space has evolved tremendously over the past 25 years, evolving from government-driven exploration missions to a dynamic, more commercially driven field. In 1999, there were 79 launch attempts into Earth orbit, including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) tests. Many of the missions were carried out by the venerable spaceshipDelta and Soyuz rockets, with the US and … Read more