Spacecraft & Probes

New Horizons Caught the Most Distant Image Ever
February 09, 2018
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New Horizons Caught the Most Distant Image Ever

NASA’s New Horizons might have captured the most distant image from Earth ever taken, at a staggering 3.79 billion miles away. Yesterday NASA released a set of images captured by New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager on Dec. 5 of last year. At the time the probe was 3.79 billion miles from Earth. The image...

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LIVE: SpaceX Launches a Tesla Roadster into Space
February 07, 2018
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LIVE: SpaceX Launches a Tesla Roadster into Space

On Tuesday, Elon Musk launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit. Now, it is waiting for a final boost to propel it into the interplanetary orbit. Now you can virtually ride along with the lonely passenger in his cherry-red Tesla Roadster by tuning in to a live webcast beamed to Earth directly from the space car. The dummy is...

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China’s Space Station Will Crash to Earth in March
January 06, 2018
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China’s Space Station Will Crash to Earth in March

China reports the Tiangong-1 space station will fall out of orbit sometime in March. However, the station will pose a minuscule risk to humans. So, with the lab being out of control, the nation’s desire to become a space superpower just got a hit. “They have a PR embarrassment on their hands,” said Jonathan...

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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Weird Structures on Mars
January 05, 2018
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Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Weird Structures on Mars

NASA is investigating the new collection of 2018 photos taken by the Curiosity rover. The weird structures on the new image look like squiggles left on top of a rock formation. So, Curiosity rover took the images with its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). The weird structures in the photo look like squiggles left on top of a...

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NASA is Planning an Exoplanet Expedition by 2069
December 30, 2017
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NASA is Planning an Exoplanet Expedition by 2069

NASA is in its early stages of sending a probe to an exoplanet by 2069. The probe will travel several light years away to the Centauri system. So, NASA has a lot to do to achieve their ambitious plans. The expedition is set to mark the 100th anniversary of its first crewed Moon landing, Apollo 11. The basic outline of this...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Leaves Ghostly Glowing Trails
December 23, 2017
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Leaves Ghostly Glowing Trails

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lit up the evening sky over Southern California last night (Dec. 22). Thus, leaving ghostly glowing trails in the sky. So, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched into space from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base north of Los Angeles at 5:27 p.m. PST (8:27 p.m. EST/0127 GMT). The mission from...

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Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser – 2020s Mission
December 21, 2017
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Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser – 2020s Mission

NASA wants to send a drone across Saturn’s largest moon, Titan or a probe to collect samples from a duck-shaped comet. So, NASA has selected two finalists for its New Frontiers robotic mission program: a drone flying across Saturn’s largest moon, Titan and a probe to collect samples from a duck-shaped comet. There...

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New Horizons Next Target Might Have One Moon
December 19, 2017
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New Horizons Next Target Might Have One Moon

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft’s next target might have another object orbiting it. The spacecraft will arrive at its destination in 2019. The New Horizons probe got famous for its flyby of Pluto in 2015. That mission helped astronomers get a better idea of the dwarf planet, thus, allowing them to take a closer look...

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Boeing wants to Beat SpaceX in the Race to Mars
December 10, 2017
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Boeing wants to Beat SpaceX in the Race to Mars

So, everyone knows that the race to Mars has begun. Meanwhile, Boeing’s CEO is confident that they will beat Elon Musk in the race to the red planet. Boeing is currently building a mega-rocket for NASA to deliver astronauts to Mars. Boeing CEO and president Dennis Muilenburg was recently speaking on CNBC when host Jim...

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NASA and Bradley University to Create 3D-Printed Habitats for Mars
December 04, 2017
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NASA and Bradley University to Create 3D-Printed Habitats for Mars

NASA is planning to send astronauts to Mars by 2030. So, they are working with Bradley University from Illinois to create 3D-printed habitats. The US space agency in partnership with Bradley University organized a 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge. “A competition brings people that are outside of our area of expertise to the...

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