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Falcon Heavy launches GOES-U Falcon Heavy launches GOES-U

On June 25th, 2024 a Falcon Heavy lifted off from the pad carrying 'GOES-U' to GTO. GOES-U will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment, as well as real-time mapping of total lightning activity and improved monitoring of solar activity and space

Jun 26, 2024 4 mins

NASA's Space Launch System (left) and China's Long March 10 (right). How the U.S. and China plan to land humans on the Moon before 2030

Both the United States of America and the People's Republic of China are planning to perform crewed missions to the Moon before the year 2030. The two countries have different ideas on how these missions should be performed in terms of launch plans and public-private partnerships. But how

Apr 17, 2024 22 mins

Columbia lifting off from Launch Complex 39A for STS-1. ©NASA STS-1 - An icon spreads her wings

On the 12th of April 1981, a new launch vehicle took to the skies for the first time from the United States. This debut flight would be like no other as crew were onboard too, with a plan to land a part of the vehicle on a runway too. The

Apr 6, 2024 5 mins

A Soyuz 2.1a lifting off from its launchpad for MS-25. ©NASA/Bill Ingalls Crew and Cargo arrive at the International Space Station

Over the weekend, two vehicles from two different sides of the world arrived at the International Space Station. The first to arrive was a SpaceX Cargo Dragon V2 with the second, following by a few days, being Soyuz MS-25 carrying three astronauts. After spending almost two days catching up to

Mar 25, 2024 4 mins

Falcon 9 lifting off from Space Launch Complex 40 for CRS-30. ©Madison Tuttle/NASA SpaceX launches its 30th cargo resupply mission

Late on the 21st of March, Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40, in Florida, carrying a Cargo Dragon V2 spacecraft into orbit where it has since begun to chase down the International Space Station. The mission is SpaceX's thirtieth overall commercial resupply mission it is

Mar 21, 2024 7 mins

NASA's newest astronauts during graduation on the 5th of March 2024. ©NASA NASA's newest astronaut class graduates

This week NASA's newest astronauts graduated from their training on the 5th of March. The group of astronauts consists of twelve people, with two from the United Arab Emirates. The twelve were chosen from a group of over twelve thousand applicants and were selected for training in 2021,

Mar 6, 2024 7 mins

Falcon 9 lifting off from Launch Complex 39A for the Crew-8 mission. ©Aubrey Gemignani/NASA SpaceX launches Crew-8 to the International Space Station

At 03:53 am, Universal Coordinated Time, a Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A with Crew Dragon Endeavor atop of it carrying four astronauts onboard for the Crew-8 mission. The four astronauts are Commander Matthew Dominick, Pilot Michael Barratt, Mission Specialist Jeanette Epps, and Mission Specialist Alexander Grebenkin.

Mar 4, 2024 5 mins

SpaceX sends PACE to Space
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SpaceX sends PACE to Space

Early on the morning of the 8th of February, a SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, located in Florida. The rocket was carrying NASA's PACE spacecraft to a sun-synchronous orbit where it will perform its study of the Earth's

Feb 8, 2024 3 mins

Ingenuity seen on August 2nd 2023. ©NASA/JPL/Caltech-ASU/MSSS Mars helicopter Ingenuity to fly no more

NASA announced late on the 25th of January that its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, would no longer fly. This comes after Ingenuity made an emergency landing during its seventy-second flight. Ingenuity made its first flight back on the 19th of April 2021 after arriving on Mars with the Perseverance rover on

Jan 25, 2024 1 min

NASA's Space Launch System rocket at LC-39B ahead of Artemis 1 ©NASA NASA delays Artemis 2 into 2025

NASA has announced today, the 9th of January 2024, that the Artemis 2 and 3 missions have been delayed. This information was announced in a media teleconference hosted by NASA with Bill Nelson, the administrator of NASA, Jim Free, the Associate administrator of NASA, Catherine Koerner, Associate Administrator for Exploration

Jan 9, 2024 2 mins

Who is NASA and what do they do? Who is NASA and what do they do?

Disclaimer: This article was written on the 22nd of December 2023 so some information may be outdated. This article is intended as a general explanation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. What is NASA? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the independent agency of the United

Dec 22, 2023 2 mins

Dragonfly on the surface of Titan. ©NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
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Dragonfly - NASA's most ambitious robot explorer?

Since the end of the Apollo program, NASA has been no stranger to sending robotic explorers to planets and moons to perform science instead of crews. Today, the agency is looking into potentially its most ambitious robot explorer to date. The Dragonfly spacecraft is NASA's planned robotic explorer

Dec 7, 2023 3 mins

NASA's findings suggest a potential explanation for the shrinking of certain exoplanets NASA's findings suggest a potential explanation for the shrinking of certain exoplanets

On Wednesday, November 15th, astronomers made an intriguing discovery regarding certain planets beyond our solar system. It appears that these worlds are gradually losing their atmospheres, causing them to shrink in size. Interestingly, this phenomenon is not a result of forceful winds from their stars, but rather a consequence of

Nov 20, 2023 3 mins