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# nasa - Today's News

Nasa tests defence technology by crashing spacecraft into asteroid
# Crash Course
# Crash Course

Nasa tests defence technology by crashing spacecraft into asteroid

12 hours ago 12,906 Views 16 Comments

The aim of the mission was to demonstrate that dangerous incoming rocks can be deflected by deliberately smashing into them.

# nasa - Saturday 24 September, 2022

NASA calls off Moon launch due to tropical storm
# No Space
# No Space

NASA calls off Moon launch due to tropical storm

Sat 4:00 PM 13,157 Views 18 Comments

Artemis 1 is an uncrewed mission around the moon that will pave the way for future crewed missions.

# nasa - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Neptune and rings shine in photos from Webb space telescope
# Space Telescope
# Space Telescope

Neptune and rings shine in photos from Webb space telescope

Wed 8:01 PM 16,880 Views 3 Comments

Nasa’s Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft to see Neptune in all its gaseous glory, during a 1989 flyby.

# nasa - Saturday 3 September, 2022

Nasa postpones rocket launch to the moon for the second time
# Florida
# Florida

Nasa postpones rocket launch to the moon for the second time

Updated Sep 3rd 2022, 4:24 PM 29,393 Views 53 Comments

The launch was originally planned for 29 August but had to be abandoned moments before lift-off due to issues with an engine.

Poll: Will you watch the Nasa launch today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Nasa launch today?

Sep 3rd 2022, 10:03 AM 24,118 Views 34 Comments

The test is an uncrewed mission around the moon.

# nasa - Thursday 1 September, 2022

Lunchbox-sized instrument successfully generates oxygen on Mars
# NASA
# NASA

Lunchbox-sized instrument successfully generates oxygen on Mars

Sep 1st 2022, 8:30 AM 16,378 Views 29 Comments

It is hoped that at full capacity, the system should generate enough oxygen to sustain humans once they arrive on Mars.

# nasa - Wednesday 31 August, 2022

NASA will try again to launch its new Moon rocket on Saturday
# Artemis 1
# Artemis 1

NASA will try again to launch its new Moon rocket on Saturday

Aug 31st 2022, 7:49 AM 7,622 Views 8 Comments

The two-hour launch window will begin at 7:17 pm Irish time.

# nasa - Monday 29 August, 2022

Nasa's Artemis 1 moon rocket launch postponed due to engine issue
# We Have A Problem
# We Have A Problem

Nasa's Artemis 1 moon rocket launch postponed due to engine issue

Aug 29th 2022, 2:00 PM 27,379 Views 71 Comments

The next available launch date for the mission will be on Friday, but a decision has not yet been made on whether it will go ahead.

# nasa - Saturday 27 August, 2022

Nasa's 'most powerful rocket' set for launch of Artemis 1 moon mission
# Space
# Space

Nasa's 'most powerful rocket' set for launch of Artemis 1 moon mission

Aug 27th 2022, 9:20 AM 17,226 Views 56 Comments

While this mission will be uncrewed, the agency aims to put people on the Moon in 2025.

# nasa - Wednesday 17 August, 2022

'Drop everything and go': Russian spacewalk cut short due to issue with faulty suit
# Space Oddity
# Space Oddity

'Drop everything and go': Russian spacewalk cut short due to issue with faulty suit

Aug 17th 2022, 10:40 PM 31,105 Views 26 Comments

Wednesday’s mission was the seventh spacewalk for Oleg Artemyev.

# nasa - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Nasa has released the clearest-ever photo of galaxies in deep space
# Infinity And Beyond
# Infinity And Beyond

Nasa has released the clearest-ever photo of galaxies in deep space

Jul 12th 2022, 7:31 AM 24,509 Views 27 Comments

The stunning shot shows thousands of galaxies from billions of years ago.

# nasa - Tuesday 5 July, 2022

Contact lost with spacecraft on way to test moon orbit, Nasa says
# We Have A Problem
# We Have A Problem

Contact lost with spacecraft on way to test moon orbit, Nasa says

Jul 5th 2022, 7:58 PM 27,594 Views 12 Comments

The spacecraft had spent nearly a week in Earth orbit when contact was lost.

# nasa - Monday 27 June, 2022

NASA launches first rocket from new Australian space centre
# Rocket Launch
# Rocket Launch

NASA launches first rocket from new Australian space centre

Jun 27th 2022, 8:05 AM 10,891 Views 0 Comments

The launch was the first of three planned missions for June and July.

# nasa - Friday 10 June, 2022

Nasa launches independent team to study UFOs despite ‘reputational risk’
# Unknown Unknowns
# Unknown Unknowns

Nasa launches independent team to study UFOs despite ‘reputational risk’

Jun 10th 2022, 11:54 AM 13,692 Views 43 Comments

The space agency considers this a first step in trying to explain UFOs.

# nasa - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Nasa to launch three rockets from private Australian space port
# Space
# Space

Nasa to launch three rockets from private Australian space port

Jun 8th 2022, 9:50 AM 10,555 Views 14 Comments

Three rockets will be launched from the Arnhem Space Centre on Indigenous-owned land near the mining town of Nhulunbuy.

# nasa - Friday 13 May, 2022

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon
# Houston We Have A Plant
# Houston We Have A Plant

Scientists successfully grow plants in soil from the moon

May 13th 2022, 8:22 AM 10,587 Views 19 Comments

The ground-breaking experiment has given researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the moon.

# nasa - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

First Nasa crew comprised equally of men and women heads to ISS on SpaceX flight
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

First Nasa crew comprised equally of men and women heads to ISS on SpaceX flight

Apr 27th 2022, 2:58 PM 10,898 Views 8 Comments

The crew, including Jessica Watkins, the first black woman making a long-term spaceflight, will spend five months at the orbiting lab.

# nasa - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Fuel leak thwarts Nasa’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket
# We Have A Problem
# We Have A Problem

Fuel leak thwarts Nasa’s dress rehearsal for moon rocket

Apr 14th 2022, 10:45 PM 11,515 Views 6 Comments

Liquid hydrogen is extremely hazardous, with officials noting that the systems had been checked for leaks prior to the test.

# nasa - Friday 8 April, 2022

SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each
# Liftoff
# Liftoff

SpaceX launches three private visitors to space station for €50 million each

Apr 8th 2022, 5:14 PM 17,045 Views 18 Comments

It is SpaceX’s first private charter flight to the orbiting lab after two years of carrying astronauts there for Nasa.

# nasa - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Space telescope project started in 1989 set to launch Christmas eve
# Space Jam
# Space Jam

Space telescope project started in 1989 set to launch Christmas eve

Dec 18th 2021, 7:46 PM 15,736 Views 11 Comments

Multiple problems forced delays and a tripling of the telescope’s original budget with a final price tag of nearly $10 billion.

# nasa - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Geminid meteor shower to light up the night sky tomorrow
# Meteor Shower
# Meteor Shower

Geminid meteor shower to light up the night sky tomorrow

Dec 12th 2021, 12:30 PM 21,694 Views 10 Comments

Geminids are very bright, moderately fast, and are unusual in being multi-coloured.

# nasa - Friday 10 December, 2021

Nasa’s newest X-ray telescope rockets into orbit
# Discovery
# Discovery

Nasa’s newest X-ray telescope rockets into orbit

Dec 10th 2021, 9:01 AM 7,107 Views 6 Comments

Scientists said the observatory will unveil the most dramatic and extreme parts of the universe as never before.

# nasa - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course
# Disaster Prep
# Disaster Prep

NASA launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course

Nov 24th 2021, 6:41 AM 11,489 Views 20 Comments

The asteroids in question pose no threat to our planet.

# nasa - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

NASA to fire spaceship at asteroid to see if it's a good way of deflecting them away from Earth
# Don't Want To Miss A Thing
# Don't Want To Miss A Thing

NASA to fire spaceship at asteroid to see if it's a good way of deflecting them away from Earth

Nov 23rd 2021, 8:45 AM 17,624 Views 32 Comments

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is to determine whether this is an effective way to deflect the course of an asteroid.

# nasa - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Cambridge Dictionary reveals its word of the year for 2021
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Cambridge Dictionary reveals its word of the year for 2021

Nov 17th 2021, 7:53 AM 32,920 Views 9 Comments

The word has been looked up on its website more than 243,000 times globally during 2021.

# nasa - Friday 12 November, 2021

Opinion: How life on Mars made me a better citizen of Earth
# Women In Science
# Women In Science

Opinion: How life on Mars made me a better citizen of Earth

Nov 12th 2021, 8:00 PM 11,985 Views 5 Comments

Dr Niamh Shaw says it took her Mars simulation training for her to realise just how precious life on Earth really is.

# nasa - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
# Lucy In The Sky
# Lucy In The Sky

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

Oct 16th 2021, 5:42 PM 10,842 Views 7 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

# nasa - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Nasa’s newest Mars rover successfully collects first rock sample
# Perserverance
# Perserverance

Nasa’s newest Mars rover successfully collects first rock sample

Sep 2nd 2021, 10:00 PM 8,842 Views 12 Comments

An attempt by the rover to collect a sample last month had failed.

# nasa - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns
# Moon Wobble
# Moon Wobble

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns

Jul 15th 2021, 4:00 PM 53,424 Views 51 Comments

Flooding will affect almost all US mainland coastlines, sometimes in clusters that could last over a month.

# nasa - Monday 28 June, 2021

Life could exist in Jupiter's clouds, according to Belfast scientists
# THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
# THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

Life could exist in Jupiter's clouds, according to Belfast scientists

Jun 28th 2021, 4:05 PM 25,424 Views 10 Comments

The concentration of water vapour in the clouds may be enough to sustain life.

# nasa - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Nasa to send two robotic missions to Venus
# Venus
# Venus

Nasa to send two robotic missions to Venus

Jun 3rd 2021, 7:08 AM 8,332 Views 11 Comments

Earth’s closest neighbour is also the solar system’s hottest planet.

# nasa - Saturday 15 May, 2021

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

May 15th 2021, 10:58 AM 20,813 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

# nasa - Sunday 2 May, 2021

SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown

May 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 23,723 Views 9 Comments

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

# nasa - Monday 19 April, 2021

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet
# Mars
# Mars

NASA successfully completes first-ever controlled helicopter flight on another planet

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 11:52 AM 26,447 Views 37 Comments

The helicopter beamed images of the feat back to Earth this morning.

# nasa - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
# Space
# Space

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

Apr 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 23,760 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

# nasa - Friday 9 April, 2021

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station
# Astronauts
# Astronauts

Russian-US space crew blast off to International Space Station

Apr 9th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,160 Views 20 Comments

The trio launched successfully from Russia’s leased Baikonur base in Kazakhstan.

# nasa - Sunday 4 April, 2021

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for the first-ever powered flight on another planet
# Flight On Mars?
# Flight On Mars?

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for the first-ever powered flight on another planet

Apr 4th 2021, 7:12 PM 25,725 Views 29 Comments

The ultra-light aircraft was on board the Perseverance rover when it landed on Mars in February.

# nasa - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive
# Perseverance
# Perseverance

Nasa’s new Mars rover hits the dusty red road in its first test drive

Mar 6th 2021, 10:16 AM 24,344 Views 34 Comments

The Perseverance rover completed a drive lasting more than half an hour.

# nasa - Friday 5 March, 2021

Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

Spacewalkers finish solar panel preparation for station power boost

Mar 5th 2021, 8:27 PM 8,417 Views 1 Comment

The equipment will support the first set of improved solar panels, due to arrive in June.

# nasa - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings
# NASA
# NASA

Spacewalking astronauts prepare station for new solar wings

Feb 28th 2021, 4:35 PM 14,467 Views 16 Comments

Mission Control said it would need to work on “kindergarten skills” after some painted lines were slightly off.

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