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Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives.
All the wonders that the cosmos offered up this week, plus news about NASA’s leadership and an exciting launch.
This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week’s meteor shower, plus more.
Get ready for the rescheduled Crew Dragon launch and catch up on the highlights of the week in space.
Take a look back at the exciting first crewed flight of NASA's Commercial Crew program.
NASA's commercial crew program stands to be the agency's lowest-cost human spacecraft effort in nearly 60 years.
The end of the Space Shuttle, the rise of public-private partnerships, and the return to the Moon. As the 2010s come to a close, what were the most impactful events that shaped U.S. space policy?
The test showed Orion can blast itself away from the Space Launch System if the big rocket fails while attempting to fly to orbit.
The extent of the accident is unclear, but a plume of orange smoke was visible from miles away.
The spacecraft completed a successful test flight with splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean on 8 March 2019 at 08:45 EST (13:45 UTC).
Docking occurred slightly ahead of schedule at 5:51 EST (10:51 UTC).
SpaceX's Crew Dragon has successfully launched on its maiden voyage! It will dock with the ISS tomorrow.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon is scheduled to blast off for a 6-day, uncrewed test flight on 2 March at 02:49 EST (07:49 UTC).
Orion's service module arrived in Florida, but some space industry experts question whether NASA's human spaceflight plans are realistic.
NASA is planning for a 30-day mission to lunar orbit in 2024.
So long, Deep Space Gateway. You've been replaced with the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway.
Vice President Mike Pence kicked off the National Space Council's first meeting today by declaring Americans will return to the Moon. Casey Dreier and Jason Davis analyze this new direction for NASA's human spaceflight program.
The Space Launch System and Orion won't fly until 2019, and NASA is sticking with its original plan not to include astronauts for the maiden mission. Here is a timeline of some of the programs' major twists and turns over the years.
NASA revealed its most concrete plan yet for sending humans back into deep space, centered around a small lunar space station and a reusable transport ship to carry astronauts to Mars and back.
NASA has only flown astronauts aboard a rocket's first flight once, when John Young and Bob Crippen took space shuttle Columbia on the boldest test flight in history. What are the risks of repeating the feat for SLS?