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Lyrid meteor shower: The best times to look up and see shooting stars

Lyrid meteor shower: The best times to look up and see shooting stars CINCINNATI (WJLA/WKRC) -Calling all stargazers! It’s the first major meteor shower of the year. The annual Lyrid meteor shower occurs in mid-April and, this year is visible from April 16 to April 25 with peak viewing between […]

Russian Cosmonauts and NASA Astronaut Land After ISS Visit

Russian Cosmonauts and NASA Astronaut Land After ISS Visit Two Russian cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut have returned from the International Space Station. Their six-month trip was marked by scientific experiments and crossovers with other astronaut crews. Watch NASA’s footage of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft touching down on Saturday. See […]

NASA Reschedules First Ingenuity Flight on Mars for April 19

NASA Reschedules First Ingenuity Flight on Mars for April 19 NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter is seen here in a close-up taken by Mastcam-Z, a pair of zoomable cameras aboard the Perseverance rover. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA has given an eager public a new date for the Ingenuity helicopter’s first controlled flight […]

How to Watch Spring’s Biggest Meteor Shower

How to Watch Spring’s Biggest Meteor Shower Each year, just as spring really starts getting into the swing of things, the Lyrid meteor shower returns to give stargazers a true cosmic sight to behold. The meteors finally became active this week and between now and late April, those interested will […]

NASA Pays Elon Musk’s SpaceX $2.9 Billion To Ferry Astronauts To Moon Surface : NPR

NASA Pays Elon Musk’s SpaceX $2.9 Billion To Ferry Astronauts To Moon Surface : NPR Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the moon under the Artemis program. SpaceX hide caption toggle caption SpaceX Illustration of SpaceX Starship human […]

Here’s the Brutal Truth: Elon Musk Won. Jeff Bezos Lost

Here’s the Brutal Truth: Elon Musk Won. Jeff Bezos Lost This is a story about Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and their epic head-to-head battle. It’s the kind of thing that inspired my related, free ebooks: Jeff Bezos Regrets Nothing and Elon Musk Has Very Big Plans. You can download both […]

Fiscally Flexible SpaceX Wins Lunar Lander Contract

Fiscally Flexible SpaceX Wins Lunar Lander Contract SpaceX took a giant leap to the top of NASA’s most trusted contractors’ list on Friday when it was tagged to build the next lunar lander for the agency’s Artemis program. The company, led by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, won the $2.9 billion […]

SpaceX’s Pulls a Lunar Lander Out of the Hat

SpaceX’s Pulls a Lunar Lander Out of the Hat In the early days of the space program, a famous quote was attributed to multiple astronauts, but Alan Shepard’s version was the most succinct. When he was asked what he was thinking about sitting atop the fueled Redstone rocket, he replied, […]

NASA’s New Horizons Pluto spacecraft is still exploring, 50 AU from the sun

NASA’s New Horizons Pluto spacecraft is still exploring, 50 AU from the sun New Horizons is about to reach some very rarefied space, but don’t expect the NASA probe to rest on its considerable laurels. On Saturday night (April 17), New Horizons will reach 50 astronomical units (AU) from the […]

As NASA troubleshoots its Mars helicopter, Perseverance rover keeps busy

As NASA troubleshoots its Mars helicopter, Perseverance rover keeps busy The Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars has been delayed, but NASA’s Red Planet teams are staying busy with the larger Perseverance mission. The car-sized Perseverance rover has an ambitious agenda during its two-year primary mission to seek out potentially […]