Newly discovered Mars boulder offers clues to planet’s past

(NewsNation) — NASA’s Perseverance rover has discovered new, popcorn-like rocks and a boulder unlike any other seen on Mars before. The rover was investigating the “Bright Angel” area inside the Jezero Crater rim. As it reached a point known as “Mount Washburn,” scientists noticed one boulder that stood out, a light-colored rock among a sea … Read more

Radiation could pose challenge to putting people on Mars

(NewsNation) — A massive solar storm that impacted Earth also affected Mars, and data suggests radiation levels on the red planet could pose a challenge to human exploration there. A record-setting solar storm made the aurora borealis visible as far south as North Carolina, stunning people with a view of the dancing lights not usually … Read more

Boeing and NASA delay Starliner astronaut return to June 22

A satellite image shows an overview of the International Space Station with the Boeing Starliner spacecraft, June 7, 2024.  Maxar Technologies | Via Reuters Boeing‘s Starliner capsule “Calypso” will stay at the International Space Station twice as long as the mission originally planned, NASA announced Friday. This developmental nature of the mission, known as Boeing’s … Read more

Neil Degrasse Tyson weighs in on who owns the moon

(NewsNation) — After China landed a probe on the far side of the moon, NASA warned there is a new space race between America and China. One question is the use of the moon as various countries seek to find resources upon it. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson with the Hayden Planetarium in New York said … Read more

Fifth helium leak discovered on spacecraft

(NewsNation) — A fifth helium leak has been found on Boeing’s Starliner, currently docked at the International Space Station. The vessel made its first crewed test flight launch after multiple delays and scrubbed launches, leaving Boeing years behind SpaceX, its competitor in the field. Both companies are part of NASA’s Commercial Cargo Spacecraft program, which … Read more

Boeing Starliner ISS docking after delay

Boeing’s Starliner capsule is seen while approaching the International Space Station on June 6, 2024 with two NASA astronauts on board. NASA TV Boeing’s Starliner capsule made a delayed docking with the International Space Station on Thursday, after NASA called off an initial approach due to a thruster problem. The spacecraft docked with the ISS … Read more

SpaceX Starship rocket launching fourth test spaceflight

SpaceX is set to attempt a fourth test flight of its Starship rocket on Thursday, as the company looks to push development of the mammoth vehicle past new milestones. Elon Musk’s company has a two hour window, from 8 a.m. ET to 10 a.m. ET, in which to launch Starship from its Starbase facility near … Read more

Boeing Starliner crew flight to make another launch attempt for NASA

[The live stream above is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m. ET. If you don’t see a video player at that time, please refresh the page. Boeing aims to launch its first Starliner flight with astronauts on Wednesday, in the latest attempt to fly the long-delayed spacecraft. The launch is scheduled for 10:52 a.m. ET … Read more

Starliner astronaut launch moving forward despite leak

In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen illuminated by spotlights on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test on May 4, 2024 at Cape Canaveral Space … Read more

China’s ‘unprecedented’ space mission blasts off to the far side of the moon to collect samples

A Long March 5 rocket, carrying the Chang’e-6 mission lunar probe, lifts off as it rains at the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern China’s Hainan Province on May 3, 2024.  Hector Retamal | Afp | Getty Images China on Friday launched a space probe to collect samples from the far side of the moon … Read more