Fire in the Hole: Remembering Apollo 5, OTD in 1968

Fifty-three years ago today, Apollo 5 marked the 1st unmanned test of the Lunar Module (LM), a ship which would go on to land the first men on the Moon. […]

Tight Test Margins Hampered SLS Hot Fire Test, NASA Says

@NASA has provided an update on what went wrong (and right) during last Saturday’s Hot Fire Test of SLS Core Stage. […]

Watch NASA Test Fire America's New SLS Moon Rocket

@NASAStennis, @Boeing & AerojetRdyne teams are readying for #GreenRun Hot Fire Test of @NASA_SLS as soon as Sat 16 Jan. […]

NG-14 Cygnus Departs Space Station, Two Weeks of Autonomous Fire Safety, Tech Experiments Ahead

@NorthropGrumman #Cygnus #NG14 cargo ship departed the @Space_Station early Wednesday, bound for 2wks of autonomous fire safety & tech experiments. […]

Crew-1's Glover Sets New Records for African-American Astronauts

At 7:13 p.m. EST Monday, #Crew1 & #ArtemisTeam member @AstroVicGlover becomes the most flight-experienced African-American astronaut with 43 days in space, passing @Astro_Stephanie. […]

NASA Selects Two New SmallSat Atmospheric Science and Solar Sail Technology Missions for Launch in 2025

Illustration depicting the flow of the solar wind from the Sun. Both GLIDE and Solar Cruiser will help scientists study the solar wind and its effects on communications is space and on Earth. Image Credit: NASA

NASA has announced the selection of two new SmallSat missions – the Global Lyman-alpha Imagers of the Dynamic […]

Getting Closer! NASA's Perseverance Rover Less Than 100 Days From Landing on Mars

Artist’s illustration of the Perseverance rover on Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is now less than 100 days away from its landing in Jezero Crater on Mars (94 days at the time of this writing). The rover is currently just over 177 million miles (285 million kilometers) from its destination, […]

Let's Get This Done: Remembering Expedition 1, 20 Years On (Part 1)

20 years ago today, #Expedition1’s Bill Shepherd, Yuri Gidzenko & Sergei Krikalev launched to @Space_Station as its first permanent crew. […]

NASA, SpaceX Target 14 Nov for Crew-1 Dragon Launch

The Crew-1 astronauts, now scheduled to fly no sooner than 14 November, consist of (from left) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi. Photo Credit: NASA

Expedition 64 crew members Sergei Ryzhikov, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and Kate Rubins must wait a little longer before their International Space Station (ISS) increment expands to full, […]

NASA's SOFIA Observatory Makes First Direct Detection of Water in Sunlit Lunar Soil

Illustration depicting water molecules trapped in lunar soil, along with SOFIA onboard a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner. Image Credit: NASA/Daniel Rutterit

The Moon is generally thought of as a very dry place, with no surface water or even water vapor clouds. Nothing but arid, dusty regolith and rocks. That’s true for the most part, […]