Multi-National Crew-2 Gears Up for 20 April Launch to Space Station

#Crew2 astronauts @Astro_Kimbrough, @Astro_Megan, @Aki_Hoshide & @ @Thom_astro are aiming for 20 Apr launch to @Space_Station, per NASA. […]

Astronaut Team for SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to Set New Records

@Astro_Raja, @AstroMarshburn & @Astro_Matthias are training for Crew-3, as Chari becomes only the 6th American to command his first space mission. […]

Mostly Your Knees: Remembering STS-9, OTD in 1983

OTD in 1983, Columbia launched Spacelab-1, a precursor for today’s @Space_Station. And STS-9 CDR John Young’s knees were knocking all the way uphill. […]

SpaceX Launches Sentinel-6A on U.S./European Ocean-Monitoring Mission

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean observation satellite lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST) Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. In this composite, the rocket can be seen at left landing. Photo: Oliver Pelham Burn / […]

Good Falcon 9 Test Fire at Vandenberg Sets Stage for NASA/ESA Sentinel-6A Launch Nov 21

Artists impression of the Sentinel 6 spacecraft in orbit. Image Credit NASA

SpaceX conducted a successful Static Test Fire today of the Falcon 9 rocket tasked with launching NASA and ESA’s latest Earth observing science satellte, Sentinel-6A, paving the way for a launch attempt from Vandenberg AFB in southern California on Nov 21 at […]

'Never So Much Time': Remembering STS-41 and Ulysses, 30 Years On

OTD in 1990, Space Shuttle Discovery launched @NASA & @ESA #Ulysses mission to explore the poles of the #Sun. After 30yrs, AmericaSpace looks back on this dramatic mission. […]

NASA/ESA's Solar Orbiter Spots 'Campfires' on Sun in New and Closest Images Ever Taken

“Campfires” seen on the Sun by Solar Orbiter. They may help explain why the Sun’s atmosphere is 300 times hotter than its surface. Image Credit: Solar Orbiter/EUI Team (ESA & NASA); CSL, IAS, MPS, PMOD/WRC, ROB, UCL/MSSL

Solar Orbiter, a joint mission between NASA and ESA to study the Sun in unprecedented detail, has […]

Celebrating Hubble's 30th Anniversary ... and Looking Beyond to the Next 30 Years

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (right) will pick up where the Hubble (left) will soon leave off, observing the universe in infrared & looking further back in time than Hubble ever could. Photos: NASA

April 24 marked the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which has given humanity some of the most […]

Solar Orbiter Launches to the Sun, Kicking Off Ambitious 2020 Manifest for ULA

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying Solar Orbiter lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 11:03 p.m. EST on Feb. 9, 2020. Solar Orbiter is an international cooperative mission between ESA and NASA. Photo: ULA

Rocket launches out of Cape Canaveral, whilst not necessarily an everyday sight, do tend to have […]

Weather 90% GO for Solar Orbiter Launch to the Sun Tonight from Florida, Watch Live

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands poised to launch the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter from Cape Canaveral, on a mission in collaboration with NASA to explore the sun and its poles up-close. Photo: ULA

More than two decades since it was first conceived as a logical “next step” from the hugely […]