Portal origin URL: NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary EncounterPortal origin nid: 432546Published: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 16:27Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”Portal image: Illustration of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft encountering the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule on Jan. 1, 2019Science Categories: Solar System
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced Sept. 17 that he chooses to go to the moon in 2023 — and bring 6-8 artists along for the ride.
A Japanese billionaire and a coterie of artists will become the first private citizens ever to fly beyond low-Earth orbit just five years from now, if all goes according to plan.
Mars explorers could live in an igloo-like structure near the Red Planet's frigid north pole, to take advantage of the seasonally abundant solar energy in that region, a new study suggests.
The Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico will re-open Monday (Sept. 17). It had been closed for 10 days while authorities conducted a criminal investigation.
Rocket Lab aims to make space much more accessible with its 57-foot-tall (17 meters) small-satellite launcher, the Electron rocket. Space.com discussed the company's vision with Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck.
The private spaceflight company SpaceX will reveal its first passenger for a trip around the moon on the company's massive BFR rocket and you can watch it all live online.
On Sept. 29, 2017, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s latest Mars-colonization architecture, which centers on a rocket-spaceship combo dubbed the BFR (Big F***ing Rocket). See how it works in images.
Forget packing a towel to explore the universe, as the joke from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" goes. Instead, a new mission aimed at protecting small satellites and landers is more like packing an umbrella.
Two tiny explorers are pushing the bounds of their kind, but if scientists have their way, the two adventurers will soon have plenty of company.
The final launch of the venerable Delta II rocket has left the world a little less blue. That is not to say that the rocket's retirement hasn't been met with a tinge of sadness. No, it was not a matter of sentimentality. Rather, it is one of hue.
A Mister Miracle style approach to the Justice League linchpin.
The new Doctor Who will air simultaneously in both the US and UK this October.
Captain Marvel won't be an origin story.
The Sept. 10 space reorganization memo includes specific actions and assigns responsibilities.
The original "Star Trek" series is one of the most popular and beloved sci-fi series of all time. But for years, it was a flop that left William Shatner performing out of the back of his truck.
Portal origin URL: NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing IcePortal origin nid: 432450Published: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:15Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy.Portal image: The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket with the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)Science Categories: Earth
A $1 billion NASA mission that will use a laser to track changing ice levels on Earth soared into space early Saturday (Sept. 15), launching into a predawn California sky on a mission that also marked the final flight of a record-setting rocket.
On Sept. 15, 2018, the final Delta II rocket launched into space carrying NASA's ICESat-2 satellite, ending an era for the workhorse rocket. See photos from the historic last launch of the famed United Launch Alliance booster here.
Satellites are monitoring Hurricane Florence, NASA's new mission will study the thinning ice sheets in Antarctica and a newfound exoplanet may answer questions about mid-sized worlds. These are just some of this week's top stories from Space.com.