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  • Trump Campaign Removes Space Video That Violated NASA Ad Rules
    by Kenneth Chang on 2020-06-05 in Political Advertising, , Donald J, Presidential Election of 2020, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Behnken, Robert L, Hurley, Douglas G, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Space and Astronomy, United States Politics and Government, Nyberg, Karen L

    The president has tried to parlay space policy into an upbeat campaign issue for the 2020 election.

  • Going Viral, or Not, in the Milky Way
    by Dennis Overbye on 2020-06-02 in Space and Astronomy, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Extraterrestrial Life, Mars (Planet), Moon, Ventilators (Medical), Planets, Solar System, Physics, Colonization, Italy, 2001: A Space Odyssey (Movie), Rees, Martin, Hanson, Robin (1959- ), your-feed-science

    Is the pandemic a rehearsal for our own cosmic mortality?

  • Astronauts Dock With Space Station After Historic SpaceX Launch
    by Kenneth Chang on 2020-06-01 in International Space Station, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Hurley, Douglas G, Behnken, Robert L, Private Spaceflight, Space and Astronomy

    Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley could stay in orbit for months to aid the station’s short-staffed crew.

  • Trump Hopes for His Own Booster Shot From SpaceX Rocket Launch
    by Peter Baker on 2020-05-31 in Trump, Donald J, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Musk, Elon, International Space Station, Pence, Mike

    The president, beleaguered by a pandemic, economic troubles and racial unrest, viewed the liftoff as a welcome moment of triumph that he celebrated with a campaign rally-style speech.

  • SpaceX Launch: Highlights From NASA Astronauts’ Trip to Orbit
    on 2020-05-31 in Rocket Science and Propulsion, Private Spaceflight, International Space Station, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Behnken, Robert L, Hurley, Douglas G, Space and Astronomy, Musk, Elon, United States Politics and Government

    Look back at the day when a NASA crew headed to the space station from the United States for the first time since the space shuttles were retired in 2011.

  • SpaceX Lifts NASA Astronauts to Orbit, Launching New Era of Spaceflight
    by Kenneth Chang on 2020-05-31 in National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Space and Astronomy, Behnken, Robert L, Hurley, Douglas G, Private Spaceflight, United States Politics and Government, International Space Station, Space Shuttles, Rocket Science and Propulsion

    The trip to the space station was the first from American soil since 2011 when the space shuttles were retired.

  • SpaceX Launch: Highlights From the Weather-Delayed Mission
    on 2020-05-30 in Space Exploration Technologies Corp, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Space and Astronomy, Private Spaceflight, United States Politics and Government, International Space Station, Behnken, Robert L, Hurley, Douglas G

    Follow SpaceX’s launch of NASA astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

  • SpaceX Launch of NASA Astronauts Is Postponed Over Weather
    by Kenneth Chang on 2020-05-30 in Space and Astronomy, Private Spaceflight, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, International Space Station, Behnken, Robert L, Hurley, Douglas G, Weather

    Persistent clouds did not clear in time, pushing the launch back to either Saturday or Sunday, the next window of opportunity.

  • SpaceX Astronaut Launch Postponed to Saturday
    by The New York Times on 2020-05-30 in Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Behnken, Robert L, Hurley, Douglas G, Private Spaceflight, International Space Station

    What you need to know about the mission taking two NASA astronauts to the space station on Wednesday.

  • Space Out and Explore the Universe Without Leaving Home
    by J. D. Biersdorfer on 2020-05-28 in National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Mobile Applications, Computers and the Internet, Space and Astronomy

    If NASA’s new 2020 missions have inspired an interest in science and celestial objects, these apps and sites can open a whole new batch of worlds.

  • How SpaceX Got to Launch NASA’s Astronauts to Orbit
    by Kenneth Chang on 2020-05-28 in National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Bridenstine, James F (1975- ), Musk, Elon, Private Spaceflight, International Space Station, Space Shuttles

    A successful launch on Wednesday could forever change how the world thinks about getting people to space.

  • SpaceX Changes to Starlink Satellites Earn Astronomers’ Praise
    by Shannon Hall on 2020-05-28 in Space and Astronomy, Satellites, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Science and Technology, Private Spaceflight, Telescopes and Observatories, Research, Computers and the Internet, Stars and Galaxies

    Some astronomers who have criticized the company’s orbital internet constellation were encouraged by the measures it announced.

  • Coronavirus Isn’t Keeping Florida Crowds From SpaceX Launch
    by Mariel Padilla on 2020-05-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Brevard County (Fla), Florida, Kennedy Space Center, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space and Astronomy

    Many beachside hotels along the state’s Space Coast were already at capacity before Wednesday’s scheduled launch, a local tourism executive said.

  • Meet Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, SpaceX’s First NASA Astronauts
    by Kenneth Chang on 2020-05-27 in Behnken, Robert L, Hurley, Douglas G, Space and Astronomy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space Exploration Technologies Corp

    They’re best friends and veterans of the astronaut corps, and each is married to another astronaut.

  • Virgin Orbit Launch Attempt Ends Without Trip to Space
    by Kenneth Chang on 2020-05-25 in Rocket Science and Propulsion, Private Spaceflight, Airlines and Airplanes, Satellites, Space and Astronomy, Branson, Richard, Virgin Orbit

    The company, founded by Richard Branson, had hoped to show that it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.

  • NASA Names Dark Energy Telescope for Nancy Grace Roman
    by Dennis Overbye on 2020-05-20 in Roman, Nancy Grace (1925-2018), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Telescopes and Observatories, Dark Energy (Astronomy), Space and Astronomy, Hubble Space Telescope

    Dr. Roman was a pioneer at NASA, joining the agency in its early days and becoming its first chief astronomer.

  • A Black Hole’s Boomerangs
    by Dennis Overbye on 2020-05-17 in Space and Astronomy, Stars and Galaxies, Black Holes (Space), Telescopes and Observatories, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (Journal), National Radio Astronomy Observatory, South Africa, your-feed-science, Camilo, Fernando (Scientist), Cotton, William (Astronomer)

    Astronomers dissect the energy flow in a distant galaxy.

  • This NASA Mission May Cause an Artificial Meteor Shower
    by Jonathan O’Callaghan on 2020-05-13 in Asteroids, Meteors and Meteorites, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Double Asteroid Redirection Test Mission, Didymos, Solar System, Earth, Space and Astronomy, Research, The Planetary Science Journal, Wiegert, Paul (1967- )

    A study says the DART mission’s collision with an asteroid near Earth may liberate enough debris to reach Earth’s atmosphere.

  • The Sun Is a Bit Boring, Which May Make It Special
    by Adam Mann on 2020-04-30 in Sun, Solar System, Stars and Galaxies, Earth, Radiation, Space and Astronomy, Science (Journal), Research, Reinhold, Timo, Krivova, Natalie

    The sun seems a little less active than hundreds of similar stars in our galaxy, which could play a role in why life exists in our solar system.

  • The Case of the Disappearing Exoplanet
    by Robin George Andrews on 2020-04-21 in Fomalhaut b, Planets, Asteroids, Stars and Galaxies, Hubble Space Telescope, Space and Astronomy, Telescopes and Observatories, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Research, Gaspar, Andras, Rieke, George H

    Fomalhaut b was one of the first planets around another star to be directly imaged by telescopes. Some astronomers now say it was a cloud of asteroid debris.