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The moment Rocket Lab's helicopter caught the rocket booster.

Rocket Lab’s booster catch didn’t go entirely according to plan

Rocket Lab’s booster catch didn’t go entirely according to plan

Rocket Lab achieved a world's first on Monday when its helicopter caught a rocket booster in midair. However, the mission didn't go entirely according to plan.
A helicopter plucks a dummy booster from the sky during a test run by Rocket Lab in 2020.

How to watch Rocket Lab catch a falling rocket booster on Monday

How to watch Rocket Lab catch a falling rocket booster on Monday

Rocket Lab is about to make its first attempt at catching a falling booster shortly after launch. Here's how to watch a livestream of the event.
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SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts wrap up six-month ISS mission

SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts wrap up six-month ISS mission

SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts are fast approaching the end of their half-year stay aboard the International Space Station.
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Do look up: NASA’s skywatching tips for May

Do look up: NASA’s skywatching tips for May

NASA is back with its monthly roundup up of celestial treats to spy in the sky. Mercury, a lunar eclipse, and the Coma star cluster are all featured.
These three mosaics of Titan were composed with data from Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer taken during the last three Titan flybys, on Oct. 28, 2005 (left), Dec. 26, 2005 (middle), and Jan. 15, 2006 (right). In a new study, researchers have shown how Titan’s distinct dunes, plains, and labyrinth terrains could be formed.

Saturn’s moon Titan may be more Earth-like than we thought

Saturn’s moon Titan may be more Earth-like than we thought

New research suggests that Titan's seasonal cycle could be responsible for forming features like sand dunes and plains.
The ultra-diffuse galaxy GAMA 526784 appears as a tenuous patch of light in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This wispy object resides in the constellation Hydra, roughly four billion light-years from Earth. Ultra-diffuse galaxies such as GAMA 526784 have a number of peculiarities. For example, they can have either very low or high amounts of dark matter, the invisible substance thought to make up the majority of matter in the universe. Observations of ultra-diffuse galaxies found some with an almost complete lack of dark matter, whereas others consist of almost nothing but dark matter. Another oddity of this class of galaxies is their unusual abundance of bright globular clusters, something not observed in other types of galaxies.

Hubble Space Telescope images exceptionally fluffy galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope images exceptionally fluffy galaxy

In this week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope, you can see an unusual type of galaxy called an ultra-diffuse galaxy.
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

NASA’s observatory on a plane, SOFIA, will fly no more

NASA’s observatory on a plane, SOFIA, will fly no more

NASA has announced it will end operations of its observatory on a plane, SOFIA or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.
Perseverance looks towards the Delta on Sol 419, capturing this image with its Right Navigation Camera.

Perseverance rover begins exploration of ancient river delta on Mars

Perseverance rover begins exploration of ancient river delta on Mars

The Perseverance rover has begun exploring one of the most exciting areas of Mars: The delta in the Jezero crater.
Archival observations of 25 hot Jupiters by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble spies on 25 hot Jupiters to learn about their atmospheres

Hubble spies on 25 hot Jupiters to learn about their atmospheres

The Hubble Space Telescope have investigated 25 exoplanets to find out about how the composition of their atmospheres.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster.

FAA review of SpaceX Starship launch delayed by another month

FAA review of SpaceX Starship launch delayed by another month

SpaceX won't be able to test its Starship rocket for some time, as the company will have to wait for clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Conceptual image of meteoroids delivering nucleobases to ancient Earth. The nucleobases are represented by structural diagrams with hydrogen atoms as white spheres, carbon as black, nitrogen as blue and oxygen as red.

Could the earliest building blocks of life have come from space?

Could the earliest building blocks of life have come from space?

Recent research has shown that all five of the basic building blocks of DNA have been found in meteorites.
Mars Sample Return drop test.

Watch NASA drop capsule from 1,200 feet to test Mars Sample Return system

Watch NASA drop capsule from 1,200 feet to test Mars Sample Return system

NASA has an ambitious plan to bring a piece of Mars back to Earth for study. And that requires new hardware -- which requires serious testing.
Engineering images of sharply focused stars in the field of view of each instrument demonstrate that the telescope is fully aligned and in focus.

James Webb Space Telescope fully aligned and capturing crisp images

James Webb Space Telescope fully aligned and capturing crisp images

NASA has shared an image showing the sharpness check of all of Webb's instruments, showing that they are all crisp and properly focused.
The European Robotic Arm attached to the space station.

Space station’s new robotic arm springs to life

Space station’s new robotic arm springs to life

Two spacewalkers at the International Space Station activated the facility's new robotic arm for the first time on Thursday, April 28.
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docked at the space station.

Watch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon thrusters guide it to space station

Watch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon thrusters guide it to space station

SpaceX has shared a cool video showing the Crew Dragon’s Draco engines nudging the spacecraft toward the International Space Station.
SpaceX Crew-4 arriving at the space station in April 2022.

Watch SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts arrive at new home in space

Watch SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts arrive at new home in space

SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts have safely boarded the ISS on Wednesday after a 16-hour ride to the orbiting laboratory — the fastest Crew Dragon trip to date.
The landing gear from Perseverance's descent to Mars in 2021.

NASA’s Mars drone captures cool shots of rover landing gear

NASA’s Mars drone captures cool shots of rover landing gear

NASA’s Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has captured some amazing images of the landing gear of the spacecraft that delivered it to the martian surface last year.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew-4 astronauts launching from the Kennedy Space Center.

SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are on their way to the space station

SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are on their way to the space station

SpaceX's Crew-4 astronauts are on their way to the ISS after launching from the Kennedy Space Center early on Wednesday.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

Moon, Mars, and more: NASA extends 8 planetary missions

Moon, Mars, and more: NASA extends 8 planetary missions

NASA has decided to extend a range of active planetary science missions, a move that’s certain to delight scientists attached to the projects.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is in view in the United Launch Alliance Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 on Aug. 9, 2021.

Boeing gears up for crucial space mission in May

Boeing gears up for crucial space mission in May

Boeing and its launch partners are making final preparations for the next test flight of the beleaguered Starliner CST-100 spacecraft.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

How to watch SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts launch to ISS

How to watch SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts launch to ISS

NASA and SpaceX are gearing up for the launch of the Crew-4 astronauts to the space station on Wednesday, April 27. Here's how to watch.
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Watch how space station astronauts get ready for bed

Watch how space station astronauts get ready for bed

German astronaut Matthias Maurer has shared a video showing how microgravity conditions aboard the space station affect his bedtime routine.
Rocket Lab attempting to catch a dummy booster as it falls to Earth.

Rocket Lab video shows practice run for midair rocket catch

Rocket Lab video shows practice run for midair rocket catch

Rocket Lab has shared a dramatic video showing a recent practice run in which its customized Sikorsky S-92 helicopter grabs a dummy rocket booster from the sky.
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Watch the splashdown of NASA’s first private ISS mission

Watch the splashdown of NASA’s first private ISS mission

NASA’s first private mission to the ISS has ended successfully after the four-person crew splashed down in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule near Florida on Monday.
This illustration shows NASA's InSight spacecraft with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface.

Largest marsquakes yet detected using InSight data

Largest marsquakes yet detected using InSight data

Researchers have identified two of the largest marsquakes seen to date using data from NASA's InSight lander.
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features two merging galaxies in the VV-689 system, nicknamed the Angel Wing.

Hubble captures an angelic merging of galaxies

Hubble captures an angelic merging of galaxies

This week's image from the Hubble Space Telescope show two galaxies which are in the process of merging together, in the system VV-689.
An artist's concept of the Lucy Mission.

NASA has a plan to fix Lucy spacecraft’s solar array problem

NASA has a plan to fix Lucy spacecraft’s solar array problem

NASA's Lucy spacecraft has a problem with one of its solar arrays, which has not locked into place properly. Now there's a plan to fix it.
The James Webb Space Telescope.

James Webb’s mirrors are almost, but not quite, cooled

James Webb’s mirrors are almost, but not quite, cooled

With James Webb's MIRI instrument now cooled to its operating temperature, the telescope is approaching its final temperature as it mirrors cool as well.
The SpaceX Dragon Endeavour crew ship is pictured docked to the Harmony module's space-facing international docking adapter.

Axiom-1 to depart from ISS today after extra days in space

Axiom-1 to depart from ISS today after extra days in space

Four crew members of the first fully private space tourism mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Axiom-1, are set to head home today.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 32nd birthday with a stunning look at an unusual close-knit collection of five galaxies, called the Hickson Compact Group 40. This snapshot reflects a special moment in their lifetimes as they fall together before they merge.

Hubble turns 32, continues to reveal the wonders of space

Hubble turns 32, continues to reveal the wonders of space

Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has helped uncovered secrets of the universe as well as producing some absolutely stunning images of space.
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Scientists call for environmental protections for space

Scientists call for environmental protections for space

Scientists are calling for environmental protections of space to be put in place to account for the increasing number of satellite launches.
Wildflowers frame a view of the Artemis I Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft on Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA’s huge moon rocket is heading off launchpad next week

NASA’s huge moon rocket is heading off launchpad next week

NASA is getting ready to rehouse its Space Launch System rocket following three attempts to complete wet dress rehearsal testing.
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docked at the ISS.

Check out this cool NASA image of SpaceX Crew-3’s ride home

Check out this cool NASA image of SpaceX Crew-3’s ride home

A stunning image shared by NASA shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft at the ISS just a few days before it brings home the Crew-3 astronauts.
A KNaCK backpack prototype undergoing testing.

NASA’s high-tech lunar backpack aims to map surface of moon

NASA’s high-tech lunar backpack aims to map surface of moon

NASA is testing a high-tech backpack containing technology that could be used by astronauts to create highly detailed maps of the lunar surface.