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Closest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet

The star closest to the Sun has a planet similar to the Earth. As announced yesterday, recent observations confirmed that this planet not only exists but inhabits a zone where its surface temperature could allow liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. 170 more words


ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/25/2016

SpaceX (SpX)-9 Unberth: The crew packed critical items and egressed the vehicle in preparation for Dragon departure.  Dragon was unberthed from the ISS via ground commanding at 4 PM CDT today. 897 more words

NASA nears the end of its splashdown tests in Hampton for Mars craft

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — NASA on Thursday conducted the second to last splashdown test for its Orion spacecraft as the agency prepares to eventually send humans to Mars. 319 more words


ISS passed August 26, 2016 at 08:38PM

From August 26, 2016 at 08:38PM, until August 26, 2016 at 08:48PM, the International Space Station passed over overhead for 573 seconds.

NASA has completed an important step in its quest to send a manned-mission to Mars and back, by simulating a water landing with a model Orion spacecraft. 445 more words


SpaceX Dragon Heads Back To Earth With Station Science, Gear

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule is on its way back to Earth with a load of science experiments and gear. 153 more words