Category: Space

Astronauts honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and replace ISS batteries on 3rd all-woman spacewalk

HOUSTON — Two astronauts completed battery replacements and honored the legacy of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. while working outside of the International Space Station on what marked the third all-woman spacewalk today (Jan. 20). NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch performed their third extravehicular activity (EVA, or spacewalk) as a pair, completing upgrades […]

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Space Launch Calendar 2020: Sky Events, Missions & More

LAST UPDATED Jan. 19: These dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. Please DO NOT schedule travel based on a date you see here. Launch dates collected from NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, Spaceflight Now and others. Watch NASA webcasts and other live launch coverage on our “Watch Live” page, and see our night sky webcasts […]

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon in-flight abort test in photos

Image 1 of 25 (Image credit: NASA/SpaceX) SpaceX successfully conducted an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon crew capsule on Sunday (Jan. 19) to test the emergency escape system, which would safely return astronauts to Earth in the event of a problem during launch. See photos of the test here! Full Story: SpaceX aces […]

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The top space stories of the week!

 The U.S. Navy confirms the existence of “top secret” files about a 2004 UFO sighting, government studies conclude that 2019 was the second hottest year on record, and scientists find the oldest material on Earth — ancient stardust. These are just some of the top stories this week on Space.com.    Last year was the […]

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