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This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020

This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020
Boeing’s Starliner completes a hotfire test, view InSight seismic data, SpaceX launches 60 satellites, and on this day JFK calls for a commitment to land a man on the Moon, these are just some of the incredible space events captured this week in photos. Each of these events highlights missions results and space events that... Read more »

Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the Starlink Mission

Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the Starlink Mission
SpaceX is launching its Starlink mission onboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Falcon 9 is carrying 60 Starlink satellites which are the first satellites being launched to create the company’s very own next gen internet network. The SpaceX Starlink Mission is scheduled for no earlier than 9:30... Read more »

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 15th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: May 15th, 2019
A SpaceX rocket launch, a cosmic party, public observing sessions during the day and night are just some of what’s happening this week in space. As the weather warms up, more and more public observing sessions will be taking place all over Chicago, so keep an eye out for events in your neighborhood. Here’s your... Read more »
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This Week in Space Photos: Juno, InSight, Bennu, Dragon, & Blue Moon

This Week in Space Photos: Juno, InSight, Bennu, Dragon, & Blue Moon
Six vehicles visiting the Space Station, a new Moon lander unveiled by Blue Origin, a look at Bennu’s north pole, and a dusty selfie from InSight, these are just some of the incredible space photos captured this week.    

This Week in Space Photos: SpaceX CRS-17, Blue Origin, Martian Sunset, Hubble, and Apollo Spacesuits

This Week in Space Photos: SpaceX CRS-17, Blue Origin, Martian Sunset, Hubble, and Apollo Spacesuits
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster in IR, a Martian sunset, Blue Origin’ latest launch and landing, and an even wider view of the Universe from Hubble: these are just some of the incredible space photos captured this week. New angles, wider views, and different technology were all used to photograph and present the same subjects in... Read more »

Watch the Next Rocket Lab Electron Launch of the STP-27RD Mission

Watch the Next Rocket Lab Electron Launch of the STP-27RD Mission
Rocket Lab is launching the STP-27RD mission onboard the Electron rocket from the company’s private launch site in New Zealand. The Electron vehicle is carrying satellite payloads consisting of SPARC-1, Falcon ODE, and a small sat for York Space Systems called the Harbinger research payload.  The STP-27RD launch is scheduled for no earlier than 1:00 a.m. CDT, Saturday,... Read more »
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Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the CRS-17 Mission

Watch the Next SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch the CRS-17 Mission
UPDATE: SpaceX CRS-17 launch postponed until Saturday, May 4th 1:48 a.m. CDT SpaceX is launching its 17th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) tonight, onboard the Falcon 9 rocket. The Dragon cargo spacecraft is carrying over 5,000 pounds of crew and station supplies, science and research payloads, and Station hardware. After several... Read more »

PHOTOS: 15 Photos From Hubble's 29 Years

This Hubble Space Telescope image, taken in February 1994 with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, shows the full system of three rings of glowing gas surrounding supernova 1987A. Located in a small galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud, the supernova is a massive star that exploded in about 165,000 BC, but its light didn't arrive here until February 1987.

Photos: STScI & NASA
Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 29th year of service, capturing images from our Solar System and beyond. To commemorate this anniversary I chose 15 of my favorite images from the Hubble archive. Some of the images in this gallery might not be the most iconic or groundbreaking, but they had the largest impact on... Read more »

Space Station Power Issue Delays SpaceX Cargo Mission

Space Station Power Issue Delays SpaceX Cargo Mission
A power issue onboard the Space Station resulted in a launch delay of the upcoming SpaceX cargo Dragon mission, originally scheduled for early morning May 1. The resupply mission is now expected to launch no earlier than May 3rd, 2019, according to NASA. On Monday, NASA reported that the International Space Station (ISS) experienced a power... Read more »
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PHOTOS: Expedition 60/61 Crew Members Discuss Upcoming Mission to Space Station

On Friday, April 19 a briefing was held at NASA's Johnson Space Center to allow the Astronauts of Expedition 60/61 to talk about their mission and answer questions. Seen in the photo (L to R) Aleksandr Skvortsov, Cosmonaut, Luca Parmitano, ESA Astronaut, Andrew R. Morgan, NASA Astronaut, and Brandi Dean, NASA PAO. Photo: Michael Galindo/Cosmic Chicago
Photos of the NASA crew briefing for the Expedition 60/61 mission to the International Space Station. NASA Astronaut, Andrew Morgan, ESA Astronaut, Luca Parmitano, and Russian Cosmonaut, Alexander Skvortsov discussed their training, past spaceflight experience, the upcoming mission, and what they look forward to during their time living and working on the Space Station.