- Space photos: The most amazing images this week!on July 31, 2021 at 12:47 pm
See the best photos on Space.com this week.
- The top space stories of the week!on July 31, 2021 at 12:46 pm
These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
- Hercules, the mighty strongman of the summer skyon July 31, 2021 at 11:30 am
A staple of mythology, the hero Hercules has a strange celestial story.
- Who’s going to fix the space junk problem?on July 31, 2021 at 11:24 am
The growing problem of space junk poses a risk to future space missions, but the solution isn’t going to be easy.
- Tiangong: astronauts are working on China’s new space station — here’s what to expecton July 31, 2021 at 11:23 am
Three astronauts on China’s new space station have performed the country’s first spacewalk and are busy configuring the module for future crews.
- On This Day in Space! July 31, 1971: Apollo astronauts drive on the moonon July 31, 2021 at 11:15 am
On July 31, 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts drove on the moon for the first time. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!
- In photos: Boeing’s Starliner Orbital Test Flight 2 mission to the International Space Stationon July 30, 2021 at 10:58 pm
See photos of Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test 2 mission, the second uncrewed test flight of its Starliner astronaut taxi.
- Ariane 5 rocket launches 2 communications satellites to orbiton July 30, 2021 at 9:56 pm
Europe’s Ariane 5 heavy-lift rocket roared back into action today (July 30) after nearly a year-long hiatus, launching two telecommunications satellites to orbit.
- Blue Origin protest of NASA moon lander choice nixed by government agencyon July 30, 2021 at 9:18 pm
Blue Origin’s protest against NASA’s decision to not hire the company to build its next human moon lander has been shut down by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
- Boeing’s Starliner capsule rolls away from pad after launch delay (photos)on July 30, 2021 at 7:13 pm
Boeing’s Starliner capsule has left the launch pad, just 24 hours after it got there.
- 1 year after launch, NASA’s Perseverance rover prepares to collect 1st sample on Marson July 30, 2021 at 5:59 pm
It’s been quite an eventful year for NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover.
- Russia says ‘software failure’ caused thruster misfire at space stationon July 30, 2021 at 5:44 pm
Yesterday’s unexpected tilting of the International Space Station was caused by a software glitch, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos.
- The truth is still out there: why the current UFO craze may be a problem of intelligence failingson July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm
It’s safe to say that UFOs, now branded UAPs, are back.
- Watch NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity explore intriguing Raised Ridges in new videoon July 30, 2021 at 3:56 pm
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter explores the “intriguing” Raised Ridges during its latest and most complex flight to date.
- China’s Zhurong Mars rover scopes out dunes on journey southon July 30, 2021 at 2:30 pm
China’s Zhurong rover has quietly clocked up 1,900 feet (585 meters) of driving on Mars and has been using its science instruments to check out nearby geologic features in Utopia Planitia.
- Space Chat with Space.com: Starliner delays, Russia has a module mishap and some crazy space science emerges!on July 30, 2021 at 2:12 pm
Today (July 30), Space Chat will explore what’s new in space, including Boeing’s delayed Starliner launch, Russia’s misbehaving module and all of the crazy new science emerging.
- Watch live @ 5 pm ET: Arianespace launches 2 communications satelliteson July 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm
The live broadcast begins at 4:10 p.m. EDT (2010 GMT).
- Elon Musk shows off wild plumbing for 29-engine Super Heavy booster (photo)on July 30, 2021 at 11:02 am
SpaceX chief Elon Musk just gave us an inside look at the engine section of a Super Heavy rocket that’s coming together at the company’s South Texas site. There’s a lot of plumbing involved.
- Why does the Milky Way have spiral arms? New Gaia data are helping solve the puzzleon July 30, 2021 at 11:01 am
New data from the European Gaia mission help shed light on the nature and origins of the spiral structure of the Milky Way.
- These 10 super extreme exoplanets are out of this worldon July 30, 2021 at 11:00 am
The more we learn about exoplanets, the more we realize the universe is stranger than we ever knew.
- Ariane 5 rocket launching 2 communications satellites today: Watch it liveon July 30, 2021 at 10:58 am
Europe’s powerful Ariane 5 rocket will fly for the first time in nearly a year today (July 30), and you can watch the liftoff live.
- Pictures from space! Our image of the dayon July 30, 2021 at 10:32 am
Amateur photographer Joseph Baxter travelled 250 miles (400 kilometers) to capture the successful return to flight of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket on Thursday (July 29).
- Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch to space station delayed following Russian module mishapon July 29, 2021 at 8:20 pm
Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will have to wait to make its triumphant trip to space.
- Russia’s Nauka module briefly tilts space station with unplanned thruster fireon July 29, 2021 at 6:37 pm
Nauka’s bumpy ride to the International Space Station didn’t get any smoother after the new Russian science module docked on Thursday (July 29).
- Boeing’s Starliner capsule rolls out to pad ahead of crucial Friday launch (photos)on July 29, 2021 at 5:54 pm
The CST-100 Starliner capsule and its Atlas V rocket rolled out to their pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station this morning (July 29) ahead of their planned Friday liftoff.
- Mars’ buried polar ‘lakes’ may just be frozen clayon July 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm
Bright reflections that radar detected beneath the south pole of Mars may not be underground lakes as previously thought but deposits of clay instead, a new study finds.
- Move asteroids now before they become a threat, researchers argueon July 29, 2021 at 4:30 pm
A pair of astronomers have proposed two new strategies for preventing possible asteroid impacts.
- Astronomers catch fizzled-out gamma-ray burst from supernovaon July 29, 2021 at 3:15 pm
A fizzled example of a gamma-ray burst, the most powerful kind of explosion known in the universe, suggests these outbursts can be surprisingly brief, researchers say.
- Russia’s Nauka multipurpose lab module docks to space stationon July 29, 2021 at 2:13 pm
The International Space Station has gained a new room after a 13-year wait for its launch and a week-long journey in Earth orbit.
- Discovery of slow waves on the sun could shed light on magnetic field mysteryon July 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Never-before seen slow waves of plasma on the surface of the sun have been discovered in data gathered by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory over the past ten years.