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How to Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Land on Mars

How to Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Land on Mars
NASA’s Perseverance rover has reached its destination and will attempt to land on Mars today, in what the space agency is calling the most challenging Mars landing ever. Perseverance is expected to touchdown on Mars at 2:55 pm CST, but NASA and others will begin broadcasting coverage of the event as early as 1:00 pm... Read more »

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 »

Macy's Out of this World Flower Show

Macy's Out of this World Flower Show
Macy’s annual Chicago flower show has taken on a cosmic theme that is truly out of this world. Journey to Paridisios, Operation: Inspiration is a two week celebration of springtime, flowers, and how we experience floral creativity. Seven floral displays allow you to walk in the footsteps of R.H. Macy IV, the fictional astronaut in Macy’s sci-fi... Read more »
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Historic Apollo Mission Control Consoles Return to Houston

Historic Apollo Mission Control Consoles Return to Houston
If you were to visit Historic Apollo Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center today, you would be surprised to learn that the quiet, vacant room, in obvious need of restoration, was once the scene of restrained frenzy. It’s where, five decades ago, confident, boisterous flight controllers worked to land men on the Moon. Today,... Read more »

Soyuz Carrying Astronaut, Cosmonaut Makes Emergency Landing

Soyuz Carrying Astronaut, Cosmonaut Makes Emergency Landing
The crew of Expedition 57, NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin made an emergency landing in their Soyuz spacecraft following launch to the space station. The crew is reported to be in safe condition, according to the latest update from NASA, and search and rescue crews have deployed to the landing site.  Search and rescue crews... Read more »

First commercial crew astronauts named for SpaceX and Boeing flights

First commercial crew astronauts named for SpaceX and Boeing flights
On Friday, NASA, along with commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX, named the first commercial crew astronauts selected to fly aboard commercial spacecraft. These nine American astronauts will launch on the first missions from American soil in American spacecraft since the Shuttle program ended in 2011. Astronauts Sunita Williams, Eric Boe, Robert Behnken, and Doug Hurley were previously... Read more »
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Final SpaceX Launch of the Year Catches California Off Guard

Final SpaceX Launch of the Year Catches California Off Guard
For it’s final launch of the year, SpaceX sent ten Iridium satellites into orbit aboard a recycled Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California, early Friday evening. California residents are still not used to SpaceX launching rockets in their backyard, made obvious by the flood of social media posts from folks caught... Read more »

Soyuz Safely Returns Three Astronauts to Earth

Soyuz Safely Returns Three Astronauts to Earth
At 2:37 a.m. Chicago time, three astronauts returned safely to Earth following a four month stay on the International Space Station (ISS), where they lived and worked as the Expedition 53 crew. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnick served as commander, with flight engineers Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos.... Read more »

Last Week in Space: January 23-29

So much news in space tech, astronomy, policy, and exploration happens every day that even I have a hard time keeping up with it. To help you end and start your week all caught up, I’ve decided to put together an abbreviated list of the most important and exciting news covering the last week in... Read more »
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Space Center Houston Remembers Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon

Space Center Houston Remembers Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon
Astronaut Gene Cernan is famously known as being the last man to walk on the moon, but it was a label he wanted to shed. Cernan, who flew in both Gemini and Apollo missions, advocated for further space exploration that would take us back to the moon and out into our Solar System. Early last... Read more »