It’s almost time for the ISS crew to begin testing the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). On Thursday, May 26th, BEAM will be inflated to reach its full size, and you can watch it live on NASA TV, starting at… Continue Reading
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A NASA telescope that’s expected to launch in 2018 could revolutionize the way humans understand the universe — and a new documentary promises to bring viewers behind the scenes at NASA, revealing the drama and importance of building that brand… Continue Reading
Sat 7,900 ft above sea level, on the outskirts of the Atacama Desert, the La Silla Observatory has an amazing view of the night sky. So good, in fact, that it’s possible to capture other-worldly photos like this, where space… Continue Reading
LONDON — Tim Peake might be facing 265 different experiments during his historic six-month stay on the International Space Station, but there was one thing the British astronaut was determined to perfect during the voyage: the perfect cup of tea.… Continue Reading
We’ve all seen sunsets, but most people never see a sunset like this one, with its last rays filtered through the solar panels of the International Space Station. ISS astronauts, of course, see sunsets like this regularly — several times… Continue Reading
New details have emerged regarding the joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmo) to return humans to the surface of the moon The mission, called Luna 27, will focus on visiting an unexplored… Continue Reading
As Matt Damon has proved beyond doubt, wandering around on Mars takes one hell of a cool space suit. NASA’s current suits—and suit-testing protocols—aren’t up to snuff, and it wants your help making something better. Read more…