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NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-2
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-2 by President Donald Trump:
NASA, Space Station Partners Announce Future Mission Crew Members
NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch and Andrew Morgan have been assigned to spaceflights scheduled to launch in 2019. Both Koch and Morgan were selected as NASA astronauts in 2013.
Notice: AO: ExoMars Rover Challenge The UK Space Agency is making up to £300k available over the next twelve months to organisations that are seeking to create materials that support the education and outreach aims and objectives of the UK Space Agency’s Exploration Programme.
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Notice: Call for nominations: Space Exploration Advisory Committee (SEAC) SEAC is responsible for advising the Agency on matters relating to robotic and human space exploration programmes and meets four times a year. The Committee’s remit includes advising on UK participation in European exploration programmes (including Mars exploration and the ...
Transparency data: UK Space Agency spending report: April 2018 The UK Space Agency publishes details of all its spending, both over £25,000 and under, on a monthly basis.
Transparency data: UK Space Agency: spending report for March 2018 The UK Space Agency publishes details of all its spending, both over £25,000 and under, on a monthly basis.
Early satellites
Operations image of the week: Step back 50 years to the start of ESA mission operations with the successful launch of ESRO-2B
Paxi – The Greenhouse effect
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Paxi – Växthuseffekt
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Paxi – El efecto invernadero
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Orbital ATK CRS-9 Mission to the Space Station: What's On Board?
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft launched to the International Space Station aboard an Antares rocket on May 21, and is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting laboratory in the early morning hours of May 24. Among the research it will deliver ...
NASA Awards Contract for Space Telescope Mission
NASA has awarded a contract to Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, for the primary instrument components for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
Clouds of plasma let us zoom in on weird flashes from space Space plasma magnifies the light from a distant pulsar, letting us zoom in on features so small it’s like measuring the width of a hair on the surface of Mars
Tonight's Sky: June 2018
In June, the constellations Boӧtes, Corona Borealis and Draco, and the planets Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are all visible from the Northern Hemisphere.
“Tonight’s Sky” is produced by, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a ...
First light for the storm hunter
As the International Space Station flew over the Indonesian coast of Sumatra on an April night, lightning from a thunderstorm reached the upper layers of the atmosphere and its light show was captured by ESA’s latest observatory in space.
Tomorrow’s solar cell
Technology image of the week: this high-efficiency solar cell for satellites can convert close to a third of all the sunlight it absorbs into electricity
Administrator Bridenstine: Twin Spacecraft Launch to Study the Earth
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine talks about the GRACE Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission to track Earth's water movement.
GRACE-FO is scheduled to launch May 22, 2018 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The mission will monitor ...
Twin Spacecraft Launch to Track Earth’s Water Movement
A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth’s mass on and beneath the planet’s surface successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday from the California coast.
China launched a satellite to help explore the moon’s far side A satellite launched on 21 May will allow China's upcoming moon lander – the first to visit the far side – to receive commands and send data back to Earth
The Whirlpool Galaxy: Visible and X-ray Views [UltraHD]
This sequence uses visible (Hubble) and X-ray (Chandra) imagery to highlight different structures within the Whirlpool galaxy (Messier 51). As seen in visible light, the familiar whirlpool shape is traced out by glowing spiral arms. These arms are composed of ...
Earth from Space: Mont Saint-Michel
Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios. In this edition : Sentinel-2 takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France.
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A Quick Look at the Sagittarius A* Black Hole Swarm
Astronomers have found evidence for a new bounty of black holes at the center of the Milky Way.
These are stellar-mass black holes that typically weigh between five to 30 times the mass of the Sun.
Researchers combed through data ...
Tonight's Sky: May 2018
In May, the stars and galaxies of Virgo and Canes Venatici, the full disc of Jupiter, and the Eta Aquarid meteor shower are all on view in the Northern Hemisphere.
“Tonight’s Sky” is produced by, online home of the ...

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