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

4 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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.

Astronomers Just Caught the Tiniest Cannibal Galaxy in the Universe

4 days ago from Live Science

This cannibal galaxy is tiny, and it's right in our cosmic neighborhood.

Every NASA Mission Should Be Looking for Alien Life, Scientists Say

4 days ago from Live Science

Searching for signs of alien life should be part of every NASA mission, according to a new report.

Moonmoons (Moons That Orbit Other Moons) Could Exist, Scientists Say

4 days ago from Live Science

What do you call a moon that orbits another moon?

Another NASA Space Telescope Sidelined by Glitch

4 days ago from Live Science

The Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has been observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, entered a protective "safe mode" on Wednesday (Oct. 10).

To the launch pad!

4 days ago from European Space Agency

Find out how our three new space explorers, Bepi, Mio and MTM, have been preparing for their epic adventure to Mercury

Practising for BepiColombo’s epic escape to Mercury

4 days ago from European Space Agency

The international BepiColombo spacecraft will soon take flight, on a complex journey to the innermost planet of the Solar System, Mercury. Encompassing nine planetary flybys and travelling a total distance...

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague Thanks Rescuers, Supporters After Soyuz Rocket Launch Abort

4 days ago from Space.com

NASA astronaut Nick Hague was one of the two men aboard the Soyuz rocket that failed soon after launch yesterday (Oct. 11) — and NASA had hardly confirmed that he...

Another NASA Space Telescope Sidelined by Glitch

4 days ago from Space.com

The Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has been observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, entered a protective "safe mode" on Wednesday (Oct. 10).