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Space events 2020 LAST UPDATED Aug. 11: These dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. Please DO NOT schedule travel based on a date you notice here. Launch dates collected from NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, Spaceflight Now, and others. Watch NASA webcasts and other live...
NASA's exoplanet-hunting TESS space telescope is completed with its number one mission, but its search for extraordinary new worlds goes on. NASA's exoplanet-hunting TESS space telescope (short for "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite") wrapped up its two-year primary venture on July 4, having found out 66 confirmed alien planets and nearly...
Space fans of all political persuasions will have to care that Joe Biden simply picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his working mate.  If Biden defeats President Donald Trump this November and comes to a decision to retain the newly resurrected National Space Council (NSC), Harris will play a big role...
NASA astronauts Tony England (at left) and Karl Henize, STS-51F mission specialists, drink from Coca-Cola and Pepsi space cans as part of the Carbonated Beverage Dispenser Evaluation on space shuttle Challenger in 1985. (Image credit: NASA/collectSPACE.com)John-David Bartoe was having none of it.A payload specialist aboard a 1985 flight...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rStSg7OeMLUVideo courtesy of Slooh. Visit Slooh.com to snap and share your own photos from this live event, and interact with our hosts and guests, and personally control Slooh's telescopes.The Slooh online observatory will stream live views of the Perseid meteor shower on Wednesday night (Aug. 12) beginning at...
Perseids 2020Snap an amazing 2020 Perseids meteor shower photo? Let us know! Send images and comments to spacephotos@space.com.The Perseids are back! This week, you can catch the 2020 Perseid meteor shower, a favorite of many skywatchers, as it peaks thanks to four different webcasts over the next two...
SpaceX, the private space company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk, made history in the world of privately-funded space travel with its Dragon and Crew Dragon spacecraft.  In March 2019, SpaceX's Crew Dragon, the company's spacecraft designed to carry astronauts into space, completed its first test mission to the International Space...
One of the year's best meteor showers is well underway, as a new video shows.NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network captured Perseid meteors streaking overhead on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 8 and Aug. 9). The footage, which you can see here, serves as a reminder to head outside for the...
For a few months in 2018, as NASA's Dawn spacecraft used up its last drops of fuel, it gave scientists an incredibly detailed look at one of the strangest places in the solar system: Occator Crater.That's the name of a massive impact site on the dwarf planet Ceres,...
The Department of Defense is sticking with SpaceX and United Launch Alliance as its two primary launch services for U.S. national security missions for the foreseeable future. In an announcement Friday (Aug. 7), U.S. Space Force and Air Force officials said SpaceX and ULA have won military launch contracts...
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