SpaceX Cargo Dragon Undocks From International Space Station for Monday Splashdown

By OUR January 23, 2022 A SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Docking Adapter on the station’s space-facing port of the Harmony module at 10:40 am EST. Credit: NASA AND SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Docking Adapter on the station’s space-facing port of the Harmony module at 10:40 am EST. … Read more

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship undocks from space station for trip back to Earth

The cargo ship SpaceX Dragon is returning to Earth. The unmanned Dragon CRS-24 supply ship disembarked from the International Space Station on Sunday (December 23rd) after just over a month connected to the orbital laboratory. The spacecraft, loaded with more than 2 tons of equipment, took off from the station at 10:40 EST (15:40 GMT) … Read more

The top space stories of the week!

NASA’s helicopter on Mars is facing its first time delay, the sun is releasing a mid-level torch, and Tonga’s volcanic eruption is producing a stunning cloud of mushrooms that could be seen from space. These are some of the most popular stories this week from Space.com. A cloud of Tonga volcanic eruption mushrooms seen from … Read more

Future trillion dollar ‘space economy’ threatened by debris, WVU researcher says – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The space economy is on track to be estimated at a trillion dollars by the end of 2030, says Piyush Mehta, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering at the University of West Virginia. However, space assets – equipment found in space such as navigation, weather and communication satellites that serve our society … Read more

SpaceX delays Dragon cargo ship departure from space station due to splashdown weather. How to watch it Sunday.

SpaceX postponed the departure of its latest cargo ship Dragon from the International Space Station for at least one day on Saturday (January 22nd) due to bad weather at the landing site. You can watch the next attempt to disconnect live on Sunday, NASA said. The Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship was scheduled to disembark from … Read more

Atlas V rocket launches 2 surveillance satellites for US Space Force

A powerful United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launched two “neighborhood watch” satellites for the United States Space Force on Friday (Jan. 21). The Atlas V lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 2 pm EST (1900 GMT) Friday, carrying two identical Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites to orbit. … Read more

Space Force satellite launch could create a luminous cloud in tonight’s evening sky

If you’re out there watching the stars in the Western Hemisphere tonight and looking up at the right time, you might spot something that will look rather strange: a small circular light cloud that will quickly expand to about the apparent size of a full moon, before a few minutes later finally gone. What you … Read more

Ancient Space Dust Analysis Could Solve Mystery of Origins of Earth’s Water

Meteorites on their way to Earth and breaking through the atmosphere. Credits: Elements of this image provided by NASA- Map for 3Drender; courtesy of the University of Glasgow An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origin of water on Earth, after discovering convincing new evidence pointing to an unlikely … Read more