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Selfie-cam, go!

2 hours ago from European Space Agency

Space Science Image of the Week: a monitoring camera on the BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module takes a test image during pre-launch preparations

A hot and fast ultra-stripped supernova that likely formed a compact neutron star binary

4 hours ago from Science NOW

Compact neutron star binary systems are produced from binary massive stars through stellar evolution involving up to two supernova explosions. The final stages in the formation of these systems have...

2 astronauts safe after Soyuz forced to make emergency landing

4 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A booster rocket failed less than two minutes after launching an American and a Russian toward the International Space Station on Thursday, forcing their emergency — but safe — landing...

The reality and dangers of getting to space

4 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Early Thursday morning, two astronauts aboard a Soyuz rocket heading to the International Space Station (ISS) had to make an emergency landing after an apparent booster failure. Though they returned...

Can stripping the air of its moisture quench the world’s thirst?

4 hours ago from C&EN

Water-from-air technologies use science to squeeze water from the atmosphere

If the past is a guide, Hubble’s new trouble won’t doom the space telescope

4 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

Hubble is in safe mode, but astronomers are optimistic that the observatory will keep working.

The first observed wimpy supernova may have birthed a neutron star duo

4 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

Scientists have spotted a faint, fast supernova for the first time, possibly explaining how pairs of dense stellar corpses called neutron stars form.

The Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man’ captures early spaceflight's terror

4 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

At a time when NASA is considering how to return astronauts to the moon, ‘First Man’ is a sobering reminder of how risky the first giant leap was.

Boeing rocket for NASA over budget, could further delay launch: audit

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

Boeing Co is building the largest rocket in NASA's history but the aerospace giant's "poor performance" has resulted in an $8.9 billion price tag that is double the initial budget...

Crew of 'Soyuz' spacecraft establish contact after failed launch: agencies

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

Contact has been established with crew members of the Russian "Soyuz" spacecraft after it made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, Russian news agencies reported on...

Initial reports show "Soyuz" crew fine - NASA TV

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin are feeling fine after an emergency landing of their "Soyuz" spacecraft following the mid-air failure of its booster rockets, NASA television...

Soyuz crew out of capsule, in good condition - NASA TV

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin have left their Soyuz capsule and are both in good condition, NASA television reported on Thursday.

International space station crew have enough supplies - TASS

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

The International Space Station crew have enough supplies and the aborted launch of a "Soyuz" spacecraft bringing a new crew to the station will not affect operations, TASS news agency...

Russia may suspend unmanned launches of Soyuz rockets in 2018 - Interfax

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

Russia may suspend all unmanned launches of its Soyuz rockets this year, Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday.

Soyuz crew will spend one night in hospital for medical checks - Interfax

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft, U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, will spend one night in a hospital in Baikonur for medical checks, Interfax...

Russia hopes USA will be understanding about "Soyuz" incident - Ifax

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday he hoped the United States would be understanding about a malfunction that occurred during a launch of the "Soyuz" spacecraft.

Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

A Russian cosmonaut and a U.S. astronaut were safe on Thursday after a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station failed in mid-air two minutes after liftoff in Kazakhstan,...

Russia may delay cargo flight to ISS after accident: space agency

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

Russia may delay a planned unmanned cargo shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) after the failure of a manned flight the previous day, Sergei Krikalev, a senior official from...

Russia plans to go ahead with manned space flight in December - TASS

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

Russia still plans to go ahead as planned with its next manned flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in December despite a rocket failure this week, TASS news agency...

NASA head: rocket mishap shows need for range of transport options

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Friday that he had full confidence in the U.S.-Russian space relationship, but that a rocket failure this week showed the importance of having more...

Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space - Russian official

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again and are provisionally set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next...

Russia may resume manned space flights on November 28: Interfax

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

The next manned flight of a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) could take place on Nov. 28, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian space industry source on...

International Space Station crew has enough supplies for at least six months: Russian official

4 hours ago from Reuters:Science

The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has enough fuel, oxygen, water, and food to last at least six months, Vladimir Solovyov, flight director of the Russian segment of...

Death of a massive star and birth of compact neutron star binary

4 hours ago from Science Daily

The unexpectedly gentle death of a massive star suggests that it was being robbed by a dense companion lurking out of sight.

Mars Virtual Reality Software Wins NASA Award

A mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk on Mars has received NASA's 2018 Software of the Year Award.

Fight and Flight: One Woman's Fearless Journey to the Stars

Nagin Cox grew up hearing that girls were "worthless"-so she set her sights on NASA and never looked back.

All Eyes on Hurricane Michael

Many NASA instruments are keeping tabs on Hurricane Michael from space, including AIRS and MISR. Here's what they've seen.