The First American Woman Flew to Outer Space on This Day in 1983

Did you know that the first American woman in space had earlier pursued a professional tennis career? Let us discover more about Sally Ride, who made history in the field of space exploration! (Photo: NASA)Sally Ride was in the first group of astronauts to include women. Early Life Ride, who was born in California on … Read more

An armored asteroid? Yes, NASA says it exists and can reveal secrets of our solar system

The NASA OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft closely observed the armored asteroid 101955 Bennu, which has been touted to reveal the secrets behind the birth of our solar system. It has been almost six years since the NASA OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft first took its flight towards a very special target. Unlike most NASA missions, it was not going for … Read more

An armored asteroid? Yes, NASA says it exists and can reveal secrets of our solar system

The NASA OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft closely observed the armored asteroid 101955 Bennu, which has been touted to reveal the secrets behind the birth of our solar system. It has been almost six years since the NASA OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft first took its flight towards a very special target. Unlike most NASA missions, it was not going for … Read more

Planets Beyond our Solar System

The discovery: NASA’s TESS mission has found two rocky worlds orbiting the relatively bright, red dwarf star HD 260655, only 33 light-years away. The new planets, HD 260655 b and HD 260655 c, are among the closest-known rocky planets yet found outside our solar system that astronomers can observe crossing the faces of their stars. … Read more

Sierra Space Launches Commercial Astronaut Training Academy

Artistic conception of Sierra Space’s upcoming Dream Chaser spaceplane. Image: Sierra Space Sierra Space announced its plans yesterday to launch a spaceflight center and astronaut training academy, which is good news for all of the adults out there who never got to go to space camp as a kid. Colorado-based private space company Sierra Space … Read more

Astronomers discovered a nearby star hosting two rocky Earth-like planets

A global team of astronomers discovered a new multiplanet system within our galactic neighborhood that is a relatively small 10 parsecs away — roughly 33 lightyears — from Earth. It is one of the closest multiplanet systems to have been observed to Earth, an MIT News reveals later. The system is made up of a … Read more

You can see 5 planets align this month in a rare astronomical conjunction

Earthlings are able to see five of their closest planetary neighbors all lined up in a row this month. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are aligned in their natural order across the morning sky in a rare conjunction. In astronomical terms, conjunction is when two or more objects appear to line up in the … Read more

Take a Trip to Outer Space | A&E

I’m only 10, but I have already experienced outer space and hung out with real astronauts on the International Space Station. And you can, too! The INFINITE is the world’s largest interactive virtual reality experience and it landed at the Tacoma Armory recently. It will be there until the end of July before taking off … Read more

James Webb Telescope was hit by micrometeoroids five times since its launch

Between May 23 and 25, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was hit by a micrometeoroid that has impacted one of its primary mirror segments, NASA said in a recent update on its website. The telescope continues to function at levels exceeding mission requirements. A meteoroid is a fragment of an asteroid and can be … Read more