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Spin Master Releases High-Flying Motorized 'Sonic Rocket'

7 hours 4 min ago
The annual Toy Fair in New York delivers again, providing Space.com with a look at a dramatic motorized rocket recently released by Spin Master.
Categories: Astronomy

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Could Disappear Within 20 Years

7 hours 8 min ago
The iconic Great Red Spot of Jupiter may disappear in the next 20 years, according to a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.
Categories: Astronomy

Gravity Assist Podcast: Mars, with Bruce Jakosky and Michael Meyer

7 hours 9 min ago
NASA's Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to the MAVEN mission's Principal Investigator Brice Jakosky and NASA's leading Mars scientist, Michael Meyer.
Categories: Astronomy

VP Mike Pence Announces Candidates for National Space Council Advisory Group

8 hours 51 sec ago
Vice President Mike Pence has selected 29 candidates to serve on an advisory group for President Trump's newly reinstated National Space Council.
Categories: Astronomy

Space Calendar 2018: Launches, Sky Events & More

10 hours 4 min ago
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
Categories: Astronomy

SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Due to High-Altitude Winds

10 hours 10 min ago
SpaceX called off an attempted launch of its Falcon 9 rocket in California today (Feb. 21) due to strong high-altitude winds, according to the company's CEO, Elon Musk.
Categories: Astronomy

Image of the Day

10 hours 30 min ago
NASA astronaut and Expedition 54 flight engineer Mark Vande Hei captured this photo of Houston, Texas by night from 250 miles (400 km) above the Earth at the International Space Station.
Categories: Astronomy

On This Day In Space! Feb. 21, 1931: Germany's 1st Liquid-Fuel Rocket (Barely) Launches

13 hours 9 min ago
On February 21, 1931, Germany launched its first liquid-fueled rocket … sort of. The rocket only made it about 10 feet off the ground. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
Categories: Astronomy

Vector Planning First Orbital Launch This Summer

13 hours 25 min ago
Vector, one of a growing number of companies developing small launch vehicles, plans to carry out its first orbital launch this summer from Alaska.
Categories: Astronomy

'Star Trek Online' Offers Custom 3D-Printed Starships

13 hours 38 min ago
"Star Trek Online" players can put a lot of time into choosing, outfitting and customizing their starships, and now that work can follow them into the real world — with hand-painted 3D- printed starships based on their exact designs.
Categories: Astronomy

National Space Council Meets with VP Mike Pence Today: Watch It Live

13 hours 39 min ago
The newly re-established National Space Council will hold its second meeting on Wednesday (Feb. 21) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and you can watch it live online.
Categories: Astronomy

How a New 'Happy Suit' Would Protect Astronauts from the Stresses of Space

13 hours 40 min ago
Researchers from Florida Polytechnic University are developing a "happy suit" that they claim will protect astronauts from the psychologically harrowing effects of space travel.
Categories: Astronomy

Netflix Just Unveiled the Trailer for 'Lost in Space' Reboot — and It Looks Awesome!

14 hours 17 min ago
The sci-fi classic "Lost in Space" is launching back to television on April 13 by way of Netflix, which unveiled the first teaser for the series today (Feb. 21).
Categories: Astronomy

Pence: To Lead in Space, US Needs Less Red Tape for Commercial Space Companies

15 hours 21 min ago
At the second meeting of the newly reinstated National Space Council, Vice President Mike Pence and other U.S. officials emphasized that the U.S. is on top in space, but highlighted that regulation would need to be streamlined to stay in the lead.
Categories: Astronomy

How We Know This Tiny Pinprick of Light Is the Tesla Roadster

15 hours 41 min ago
Scientist paparazzi turned their scopes toward Elon Musk's Roadster and its mannequin driver.
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A Giant Claw Will Grab Falling SpaceX Gear 'Like a Giant Catcher's Mitt'

15 hours 51 min ago
SpaceX is planning to use a giant net - one so immense that it takes up the majority of a high-speed watercraft named Mr. Steven - to catch reusable gear that falls back to Earth after missions to outer space.
Categories: Astronomy

Record Breaker! Powerful Supernova Is Most Distant Ever Seen

16 hours 51 sec ago
An extraordinarily powerful "hypernova" a whopping 10.5 billion light-years from Earth is the most distant star explosion ever observed, a new study reports.
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National Space Council Backs Incremental Space Regulatory Reform

16 hours 35 min ago
Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities.
Categories: Astronomy

Apollo 14: NASA's 'Rookie' Astronauts Bring Golf to the Moon (Photos)

17 hours 51 sec ago
Apollo 14 was the fourth crewed moon landing and is most famous for being the first and only mission in which an astronaut played golf on the moon. See photos from the adventures of the Apollo 14 crew.
Categories: Astronomy

Amateur Astronomer Wins 'Cosmic Lottery' with 1-in-10-Million Supernova Shot

18 hours 59 min ago
An amateur astronomer testing out a new camera just happened to catch the first light emitted by a supernova — a dramatic event that professional astronomers had long wanted to see.
Categories: Astronomy