Space Exploration

October 29, 2020

International Space Station at 20: Commercialization increases as end of life looms

The International Space Station (ISS) hits 20 years of continuous human habitation this fall, and NASA aims to make the most of the years the orbiting […]
October 29, 2020
Uranus at opposition

Uranus at opposition

Uranus will be well placed in the sky, in the constellation Aries. It will be visible for much of the night, reaching its highest point in the sky around midnight […]
October 20, 2020
SpaceX Crew-1 mission.

NASA and SpaceX Update Target Launch Date for the Crew-1 Mission to Station

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 2:40 a.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 31, for the launch of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with astronauts to the International […]
October 14, 2020

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is One Rehearsal Away from Touching Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s first asteroid sampling spacecraft is making final preparations to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu’s surface. Next week, the OSIRIS-REx mission will conduct a second […]
September 9, 2020
Neptune

Best time to see Neptune

Neptune will be well placed in the sky, in the constellation Aquarius. It will be visible for much of the night, reaching its highest point in the sky around midnight […]
August 11, 2020
Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August

Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August

The Perseid meteor shower happens every August. The Earth plows into debris left behind from Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last passed close to Earth in 1992. The […]
August 8, 2020

How Can Parents Evoke Curiosity & Excitement About Space For Children?

Finding fun and engaging ways to learn about the stars, planets, and space can inspire a life-long interest in kids. Space has endless possibilities for kids […]
August 15, 2019
Image showing astronaut on a spacewalk

Astronaut Requirements, Do You Have What It Takes?

Normally, astronaut candidates are picked while they are in their 30s and 40s. Since this is typically a period when most people are deep in their […]
August 14, 2019
image showing spacecraft launching in the moment

Has Anyone Ever Died in Space?

Space exploration can be quite tricky. During the space race, there was plenty up for grabs for any country which managed to register milestones. While the […]