Astronomy

Universal Astronaut Insignia to unite world space explorers and travelers
Universal Astronaut Insignia to unite world space explorers and travelers Sixty years after Yuri Gagarin became the first person to fly into space, a new symbol seeks to unite the hundreds of people who have followed his trajectory.
'Space Hero' reality show competition signs space act agreement with NASA
'Space Hero' reality show competition signs space act agreement with NASA A hopeful spaceflight reality show competition called "Space Hero" has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA, but that doesn't mean they're launching to space.
On This Day in Space! April 13, 1969: NASA launches Nimbus 3 weather satellite
On This Day in Space! April 13, 1969: NASA launches Nimbus 3 weather satellite On April 13, 1969, NASA launched a new weather satellite called Nimbus 3. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!
'Dark sirens' could solve one of the greatest mysteries in cosmology
'Dark sirens' could solve one of the greatest mysteries in cosmology A team has offered a way for gravitational wave events called dark sirens to resolve a crisis in cosmology
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity won't fly until next week at the earliest
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity won't fly until next week at the earliest After analyzing the results of Friday's (April 9) abortive rotor-spinning test, the Ingenuity team has decided to modify and reinstall the helicopter's flight control software. A new flight date will be set next week.
Space Debris
Space Debris Video:
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On 20 April 2021, ESA will host the 8th European Conference on Space Debris from Darmstadt, in Germany. Scientists, engineers, industry experts and policy makers will spend the virtual four day conference discussing the latest issues surrounding space ...
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/12/2021 Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation.  Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics ...
NASA delays Mars helicopter flight to troubleshoot test glitch
NASA delays Mars helicopter flight to troubleshoot test glitch The Mars Ingenuity helicopter, undergoing pre-flight tests after release from the Perseverance rover. Its initial test flight, originally planned for 11 April, has been delayed at least three days to troubleshoot a glitch. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU
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Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts
Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station.
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/09/2021 64 Soyuz Launch/Dock:  64S successfully launched at 2:43 AM CT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Oleg Novitskiy, Petr Dubrov, and Mark Vande Hei on board. The vehicle docked at MRM1 at 6:21 AM CT. The ISS crew complement has increased ...
Week in images: 05 - 09 April 2021
Week in images: 05 - 09 April 2021 Week in images: 05 - 09 April 2021
Discover our week through the lens
Contained confinement
Contained confinement Image:
ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.The containers store ...

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