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Astronaut Terry Virts explains how managing isolation in space has helped him through pandemic

Retired colonel Terry Virts knows a lot about dealing with isolation after having spent over seven months in space. These are his tips for surviving quarantine.
15 minutes ago
Astronaut explains how managing isolation in space has helped him survive pandemic
September 25, 2020, 7:45 PM

New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels

Future moon explorers will face ultrahazardous radiation levels
September 25, 2020, 7:45 PM
September 23, 2020, 5:18 PM

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday
September 23, 2020, 5:18 PM
September 14, 2020, 6:23 PM

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus's clouds

Astronomers looking at the atmosphere in neighboring Venus see something that might just be a sign of life
September 14, 2020, 6:23 PM
September 6, 2020, 9:59 PM

Photographer captures moon-rising timelapse

An Australian photographer captured stunning footage of the moon rising behind Cape Byron Lighthouse.
September 6, 2020, 9:59 PM
Photographer captures moon-rising timelapse
2 months ago

What is the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseids, which peak during mid-August, are considered the best meteor shower of the year.
2 months ago
What is the Perseid meteor shower?
2 months ago

NASA and SpaceX complete historic mission

U.S. astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken completed the feat after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the SpaceX Dragon.
2 months ago
NASA and SpaceX complete historic mission
2 months ago

Virgin Galactic shows off passenger spaceship cabin interior

Rocket ship will carry passengers on suborbital flights in space's lower reaches
2 months ago
2 months ago

What to know about China, UAE and US missions to Mars this summer

Three nations are taking aim at the Red Planet this month.
2 months ago
What to know about China, UAE and US missions to Mars this summer
2 months ago

UAE's Amal spacecraft rockets toward Mars in Arab world 1st

A United Arab Emirates spacecraft has rocketed away on a seven-month journey to Mars
2 months ago
United Arab Emirates spacecraft blasts off from Japan
2 months ago

Japan rocket carrying UAE Mars probe ready for Monday launch

A Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying a United Arab Emirates Mars spacecraft has been placed on the launch pad for Monday’s scheduled liftoff for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission
2 months ago
Japan rocket carrying UAE Mars probe ready for Monday launch
2 months ago

Space station power upgrades nearly finished after spacewalk

Spacewalking astronauts have completed their part of a three-year power upgrade to the International Space Station
2 months ago
Spacewalking astronauts closing in on final battery swaps
2 months ago

Comet Neowise traverses Minnesota night sky

Time-lapse footage of an aurora borealis illuminating the night sky was captured by a resident of Graceville, Minnesota.
2 months ago
Comet Neowise traverses Minnesota night sky
2 months ago

UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather

The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars orbiter has been postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site
2 months ago
UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather
3 months ago

Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail
3 months ago
3 months ago

How scientists plan to build a base on Mars

Engineers and scientists from NASA and MIT are building a plan to make it happen.
3 months ago
How scientists plan to build a base on Mars
3 months ago

Full moon rises and falls in stunning video

The time-lapse video captures the moon rising over an Australian wind farm.
3 months ago
Full moon rises and falls in stunning video
3 months ago

California firm's rocket fails in launch from New Zealand

The rocket failed to place seven payloads into orbit after liftoff.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

The commander of the International Space Station says losing a mirror during last week's otherwise successful spacewalk was “a real bummer."
3 months ago
3 months ago

Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk

A spacewalking astronaut has added to the millions of pieces of junk orbiting the Earth
3 months ago
Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk
3 months ago

Time-lapse video shows Milky Way passing peacefully over Minnesota

Carol Bauer, a resident of Graceville and a photographer said that the optimal conditions convinced her to capture the footage.
3 months ago
Time-lapse video shows Milky Way passing peacefully over Minnesota
4 months ago

First American woman to walk in space makes history, reaching the Challenger Deep

Kathy Sullivan soared to new heights when she became the first American woman to walk in space in 1984. On Monday, she broke a new record by diving deep.
4 months ago
First American woman to walk in space makes history, reaching the Challenger Deep
4 months ago

President Trump looks to celebrate space launch victory amid national coronavirus struggle

Amid a national coronavirus struggle, President Donald Trump looks to celebrate a space launch victory in the political battleground of Florida.
4 months ago
Trump looks to celebrate space launch victory amid national coronavirus struggle
4 months ago

Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has failed in its first attempt to launch a test satellite into space aboard a rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the ocean off Southern California
4 months ago
Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt
4 months ago

Unpiloted Japanese cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station

The ship was captured by a robotic arm under the control of a NASA astronaut. It will make one final delivery before its fleet is retired.
4 months ago
Unpiloted Japanese cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station
4 months ago

Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Japan launches new unit to step up defense in outer space

Japan has launched its new space defense unit to monitor and counter threats to the country’s satellites
4 months ago
4 months ago

Trump presented with Space Force flag by military officials in Oval Office

President Donald Trump participated in the presentation of the U.S. Space Force Flag -- to represent the sixth branch of military -- in the Oval Office Friday.
4 months ago
Trump presented with Space Force flag by military officials in Oval Office
5 months ago

Closest black hole to Earth discovered 1,000 light-years away

The closest black hole to Earth's solar system has been discovered by a team of astronomers who say it was hiding in plain sight only about 1,011 light-years away.
5 months ago
Closest black hole to Earth discovered 1,000 light-years away
5 months ago

Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more

Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth
5 months ago
Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more
5 months ago

Space agency: Human urine could help make concrete on Moon

The European Space Agency says human urine could one day become a useful ingredient in making concrete to build on the Moon
5 months ago
Human urine could help make concrete on Moon: Space agency
5 months ago

Tonight is the 'super flower moon,' but is it a true 'supermoon'?

Peter Geiger, The Farmer's Almanac's editor, breaks down what makes a moon sighting truly "super."
5 months ago
Tonight is the 'super flower moon,' but is it a true 'supermoon'?
5 months ago

Tom Cruise is officially shooting a movie in space, NASA confirms

NASA confirmed Tom Cruise is officially shooting a movie in space aboard the International Space Station.
5 months ago
Tom Cruise is officially shooting a movie in space, NASA confirms
5 months ago

Astronauts float above a pandemic

Meet the astronauts who just changed places, with one landing back on a very different Earth than they left, while the other floats above. Their lessons for us on Earth Day.
5 months ago
Astronauts float above a pandemic
5 months ago

Apollo 13: Fast facts

NASA’s third mission to the moon would become a “successful failure.”
5 months ago
Apollo 13: Fast facts
5 months ago

US-Russian space crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

Officials took stringent measures to protect the crew amid the pandemic.
5 months ago
ISS crew lands in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days
6 months ago

Mercury-bound spacecraft buzzes Earth, beams back pictures

A Mercury-bound spacecraft has swooped past Earth, tweaking its path to the solar system's innermost planet
6 months ago
Mercury-bound spacecraft buzzes Earth, beams back pictures
6 months ago

No social distancing in space: New crew greeted with hugs

Three astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station, after departing the virus-plagued planet
6 months ago
US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station
6 months ago

Best photos of the 'pink moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year

Above the global battle against coronavirus, the largest supermoon of the year brought its light to Tuesday night's sky.
6 months ago
Best photos of the 'pink moon,' the biggest supermoon of the year
6 months ago

'Pink Moon' on Tuesday night will be largest supermoon of the year

If you’re looking for something cool to watch during quarantine, turn off the TV Tuesday and look up at the sky.
6 months ago
'Pink Moon' on Tuesday will be largest supermoon of the year
6 months ago

Supermoon rises above England

The supermoon, the largest yet this year, rose over Durham, England, on Tuesday.
6 months ago
Supermoon rises above England
6 months ago
Stuck home? Planets, moon providing predawn entertainment
6 months ago

Europe, Russia postpone joint rover mission to Mars

The European Space Agency and Russia's Roscosmos are postponing a planned joint mission to Mars until 2022, in part due to travel restrictions resulting from the new coronavirus outbreak
6 months ago
6 months ago

The super worm moon marks the last full moon of winter

The super worm moon will mark the final full moon of the winter season.
6 months ago
Astronomy fans can catch the super worm moon tonight
7 months ago

Virgin Galactic resumes ticket sales to space

Travelers can spend five days orbiting the Earth as soon as late 2021.
7 months ago
Virgin Galactic resumes ticket sales to space
7 months ago

Virgin Galactic to resume selling tickets to space, reports skyrocketing demand

Private space tourism company Virgin Galactic said it is gearing up to sell tickets to space again, and that it has witnessed skyrocketing demand.
7 months ago
Virgin Galactic to resume selling tickets to space, reports skyrocketing demand
7 months ago

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

A new documentary looks at the final frontier of civil rights: getting black astronauts into space amid segregation, discrimination and the Cold War
7 months ago
7 months ago

Record-setting astronaut feels good after near year in space

NASA's new record-setting astronaut says aside from sore muscles, she readjusting well to gravity after nearly 11 months in space
7 months ago
8 months ago

The first super moon of the year will rise this weekend

The first of four super moons in 2020 will rise this weekend. The moon is closer to Earth and will appear brighter and bigger in the night sky.
8 months ago
The first super moon of the year will rise this weekend
8 months ago

Record-setting run in space ends

American astronaut Christina Koch spent 328 days in orbit, the longest spaceflight ever by a woman.
8 months ago
Record-setting run in space ends