First-ever spacewalk conducted only by women cancelled because of missing medium size spacesuits

NASA has cancelled its planned all-women spacewalk at the International Space Station this week over limited spacesuit sizes for participating astronauts. The spacewalk, announced earlier this month, was set to mark a historic moment as the first-ever spacewalk conducted only by women. In a statement released on Monday, NASA said its decision was made due…

ALERT Despite thousand commands to restore contact, Mars Rover Opportunity is dead in dust storm

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018. After more than a thousand commands to restore contact, engineers…

Today, for the first time in history, a crewed spaceship, built to carry private paying passengers, reached space

The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic successfully rocketed to the edge of space and back. The firm’s SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship reached a height of 82.7km, beyond the altitude at which US agencies have awarded astronaut wings. On Thursday, the SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship took off from the Mojave Desert in…

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe entered Interstellar Space after crossing the outer edge of the heliosphere on Nov. 5

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun. Comparing data from different instruments aboard the trailblazing spacecraft, mission scientists determined the probe crossed the outer…

NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth. InSight’s two-year mission will be to study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with…

ALERT Current crew could be stranded in the Space Station beyond their planned December departure

The current space station crew is  facing an uncertain departure date while the space capsule is grounded. In a communication with Moscow State University (MSU) on Sunday, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev – who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) – recalled Thursday’s emergency. “We watched the rocket coming out of the atmosphere. There…