NASA's OSIRIS-REx Begins Long Journey Home with First-Ever Asteroid Sample from Bennu

Artist’s depiction of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft departing the Asteroid Bennu and beginning its long voyage back to Earth. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) mission has completed its in-depth study of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, and has now begun its 2-year journey back to Earth […]

ULA Primed for 17 May Launch, First of Eight Atlas V Missions for 2021

@ULALaunch aims for 17 May to launch SBIRS GEO-5 for @SpaceForceDoD, with hopes for up to 8 #MightyAtlas missions in 2021. […]

Blue Origin Targets NET 20 July for First Crewed New Shepard Flight

On National Astronauts Day, @BlueOrigin announced NET 20 July for its first New Shepard launch with humans aboard. […]

Beautiful View: Remembering America's First Astronaut, 60 Years On

OTD in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. Sixty years on, AmericaSpace looks back on his remarkable achievement. […]

NASA's First SLS Moon Rocket Arrives in Florida for Artemis-1 Launch NET Late 2021

@NASAStennis & @Boeing teams have completed the delivery of first @NASA_SLS Core Stage to the Space Coast. Its next journey will take it to the Moon. […]

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Achieves Historic First Powered Flight on Another World

Success! The Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, took this photo looking down at its own shadow on the surface after liftoff. This is the first time that powered, controlled flight has been accomplished on another planet. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

After much anticipation, NASA’s first-ever Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has successfully completed its first test flight, which took […]

SpaceX Static-Fires Falcon 9 for Crew-2, As Boeing OFT-2 Mission Aims for Aug-Sept Launch

As @SpaceX readies for Thursday launch of Crew-2, @Boeing is targeting Aug-Sept for the second Orbital Flight Test of its CST-100 Starliner. […]

Walker Becomes Third Female ISS Skipper, Expedition 65 Set For Three Commanders

Expedition 65 astronauts Shannon Walker, @Aki_Hoshide & @Thom_astro are set to take turns at commanding @Space_Station over the next few months. […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Final RS-68A Hot Fire Test Campaign

As @ULALaunch prepares for its final 4 #MajesticDelta launches, @AerojetRdyne wraps up the last RS-68 hot fire acceptance test campaign @NASAStennis. […]

'Entirely Exciting': Remembering STS-37, Thirty Years On

Thirty years ago, shuttle Atlantis & the STS-37 crew snatched success from the jaws of defeat to deploy @NASA’s second Great Observatory. […]