Perseverance rover captures photo of a discarded thermal blanket on Mars

It turns out Earth is not the only planet humans are contaminating. A new image snapped by NASA’s Perseverance rover captures the sad reality of how we are already littering Mars with rubbish. Engineers discovered a discarded thermal blanket which they said was used to protect the car-sized vehicle from extreme temperatures it experienced during landing. … Read more

SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 booster for a record-setting 13th flight TODAY

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 for its 13th flight on Friday, setting a new record for the most times one of its rockets have ventured off into space and returned safely back on Earth.  The two-stage booster, known as B1060, ignited its nine Merlin engines at 12:09pm while on Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy … Read more

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover has a pet rock that’s hitching a ride

Flight one: April 19, 2021 with a vertical takeoff up to 9.8ft, stationary hover and a landing  Flight two: April 22, 2021 with a vertical takeoff up to 16ft, hover, then shift westward for 14ft before returning and landing  Flight three: April 25, 2021 with a vertical takeoff up to 16ft, hover, shift northwards for 328ft … Read more

NASA’s Juno spacecraft skims Jupiter’s clouds in new clip

Ride on a flyby of Jupiter! NASA’s Juno spacecraft soars just 2,000 miles above the gas giant’s cloud tops in fascinating clip NASA’s new clip shows Juno’s 41st close flyby of Jupiter, occurring on April 9  At its closest point, Juno was just over 2,050 miles above Jupiter’s cloud tops Juno launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida … Read more

NASA is offering $70,000 as a prize for the best design for a Martian metaverse

Could YOU design a Martian metaverse? NASA challenges developers to create a virtual reality environment to help train astronauts for Mars missions – and is offering $70,000 in prizes Developers being offered $70,000 in prizes to design best Martian metaverses NASA put out a plea for ‘a new virtual reality research and testing environment’ Aim is … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches 53 more Starlink satellites into orbit

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches 53 more Starlink satellites into orbit before Falcon 9 rocket lands on a boat to be used again SpaceX launched its latest fleet of 53 Starlink internet satellites into orbit today Used two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carried payload into space before landing at sea Booster launched from NASA’s Pad 39A at … Read more

SpaceX to launch a crew of NASA and ESA astronauts

SpaceX will take an international crew of astronauts to the ISS tomorrow, in a Crew Dragon capsule named ‘freedom’ after the first American in space, Alan Shepard. Known as the Crew-4 mission, it will carry NASA’s Kjell N. Lindgren, Robert Hines, and Jessica Watkins, and ESA’s Samantha Cristoforetti to the ISS from NASA’s Kennedy Space … Read more

First ‘space tourists’ to visit ISS are heading home after bad weather delayed return journey

Three wealthy investors spent 18 days in space, including two weeks on the International Space Station. They are:  López-Alegría (left) will serve as the commander of the mission and Connor (right) as pilot Larry Connor, 72, was the Ax-1 mission pilot for the trip. Connor was born in 1950 in Albany, New York, and graduated from … Read more

Pair of gay dads adopt six siblings after four years of neglect and abuse in the foster care system

A gay couple from Pennsylvania adopted six siblings so they could grow up together, after neglect and abuse at the hands of their biological parents and over four years in the foster care system. Steve Anderson-McLean and Rob Anderson-McLean, of Michigan, adopted all six children to make sure they weren’t split up after leaving the … Read more