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NASA InSight Mars Lander touchdown: Arrival time, watch live broadcast

UPDATE: The NASA InSight Lander has landed successfully on Mars.  The NASA InSight Lander is expected to reach mars today after cruising in space for nearly seven months. NASA’s Mars InSight Lander has traveled 301,223.981 miles at a top speed of 6,200 mph according to engineers...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 3:50pm

Many Russians backing 'NASA astronaut sabotaged the ISS' conspiracy theory

Will it turn into a case for the Space Force? Russians are spreading a conspiracy theory that a leak discovered aboard the International Space Station was purposely created by American astronauts. Ars Technica reports that the story has "spread like wildfire" in Russia this week. In...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:37pm

Trump wants to shut down international space station to prep for private space

One of President Trump's visions for the American space program is to turn the International Space Station into a kind of strip mall, with various private companies taking over pieces of the station and its functions as the federal government defunds it within seven years. Quartz reports that...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 4:36pm

Is the Earth flat? More and more Americans think so

Sometime in the next few weeks, a California man named “Mad” Mike Hughes will launch himself 1,800 feet into the air for a mile-long ride in a homemade, steam-powered metal rocket. His goal: To prove the earth is flat. Wait, is the Earth flat? If you thought that matter was settled...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:14pm

NASA is hiring someone to help protect the planet from aliens

If you’ve ever seen the movie “Men In Black” and thought you have what it takes to protect the planet from unwanted alien life forms, then NASA has the job for you. NASA is looking to hire a planetary protection officer to keep the planet safe from any potential extraterrestrial...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:31pm

5 of new NASA astronaut candidates have Massachusetts connections

NASA has announced its newest astronaut recruits this week and many have a Massachusetts connection. The space agency said that it received a “record-breaking” number of applicants — more than 18,000 — looking to have a part in the future of space exploration....

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 12:28pm

Wentworth students to test a tool they built for NASA at space center

There are a lot of problems to solve when it comes to exploring outer space, so sometimes even NASA needs help. That’s why the space agency asked college students across the country for solutions to out-of-this-world problems as part of its program called Micro-g NExT. This weekend, a...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 5:06am

NASA is going to touch the sun, or so it says

NASA is finally doing it — scientists have launched a first-ever mission to touch the Sun. In its 59-year history, NASA has committed a lot of firsts — it has landed rovers on Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Pluto; in 2012 the Voyager I was the first manmade object to ever leave the solar...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:54pm

NASA discovery means there really might be other life out there

Ice plumes shooting into space from Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus contain hydrogen from hydrothermal vents, an environment that some scientists believe led to the rise of life on Earth, research published on Thursday showed. The discovery makes Enceladus the only place beyond Earth...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:54pm

Trump signs bill to send people to Mars

President Trump has his sights set on Mars.On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a bill providing a $19.5 billion funding boost to NASA in 2018with the specific intent of Mars exploration andto send a manned mission to the red planet.The new bill, named NASA Transition Authorization Act,will...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:28am

11 aliens we hope are really out there

Have you heard the rare amazing news? NASA and European astronomers have found seven Earth-sized planets! They’re some 40 light years away, orbiting a dwarf star. That’s not close, but it’s not too far, and some of them may have the right atmosphere to contain oceans, if not land — or even life....

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:00am

Check out amazing view of Philly, NYC from space

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbroughposted a photo to Twitter early Wednesday morning of an incredible view: Philadelphia, Atlantic City and New York City from space.Good morning USA! Philadelphia - Atlantic City - #NYC. pic.twitter.com/1ZI4eAT9Wf— Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) January 11,...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:33am

A view from Mars: What Earth looks like from the Red Planet

We have already seen a huge amount of images featuring our planet from different angles. There are thousands of stunning shots made from the moon and the International Space Station thatcan found on the web. But have you ever imagined what Earth looks like from the Red Planet? NASA has managed to...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 5:29pm

Annual meteor shower and final supermoon of 2016 compete for New York’s night sky

The annual December Geminids meteor shower is going to have some competition Tuesday night.The year’s third consecutive — and final — supermoon and the radiant shower are expected to reach their peak at 7:05 eastern time, Space.com reported.However, there is a chance that much of the Geminids...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:27pm

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin medically evacuated from South Pole

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to step foot on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole Thursday for medical attention.The 86-year-old was vacationing in Antarctica at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with a group from luxury tourism operator White Desert when his health began to...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 10:14pm

How to watch the Perseid meteor shower online

Stargazers and astronomy lovers mark your calendars; a meteor shower is comingthis week.The annual Perseid meteor shower will streak across the sky Aug. 11-12 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, and 12 midnight Coordinated Universal Time.Perseidmeteors are small...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 2:02am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Juno gives 2016 a rare piece of good news

This weekend, my phone started buzzing with alerts. My first reaction was a drop in my stomach, thinking it was going to be more bad news about shootings or bombings or yet another celebrity death. I almost didn’t look. Curiosity, however, got the better of me, and I braced myself for more horror....

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 7:39pm

NASA releases ultraviolet image of Mars' moon Phobos

What you’re looking at is not apixelated image from anold Nintendogame — it’s an imageof Mars’ moon, Phobos.Last year, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission was able to collect data from within 300 miles of Phobos, and has nowreleased a new image of the moon to further...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 12:17am

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster

Thirty years ago, June Scobee Rogers watched her husband die as the Space Shuttle Challenger broke up over the Atlantic Ocean. The disaster claimed the lives of seven astronauts, including commander Dick Scobee and Christa McAuliffe, who was selected to be the first-ever teacher in space. The...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 3:30pm

PHOTOS: Astronaut captures first flower to grow in space

It’s blooming good news for astronauts aboard the International Space Station as the first ever flowers come into blossom. U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a picture of the orange zinnia flowers, writing: “First ever flower grown in space makes its debut!”.“How does your garden grow? Here’s how...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:10am