- Virgin Galactic is selling tickets to space again, now for $450,000 per seaton August 5, 2021 at 11:20 pm
Virgin Galactic has started selling seats on its suborbital spaceliner again — but the price has gone up.
- Happy birthday, Juno! NASA’s Jupiter probe launched 10 years ago todayon August 5, 2021 at 8:25 pm
NASA’s Jupiter-exploring space probe Juno celebrates 10 years in space today (Aug. 5).
- SpaceX, Planet ink deal to launch Earth-imaging satellites through 2025on August 5, 2021 at 8:04 pm
Planet has signed another contract with SpaceX, locking it in as the ‘go-to launch provider’ for the satellite-imaging company through 2025.
- Rocket startup Astra to launch satellite for US Space Force this monthon August 5, 2021 at 7:32 pm
The U.S. Space Force has booked two missions with Astra, the first of which will launch a test payload from Alaska during a window that runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 11.
- SpaceX’s Starship SN20 rolls out to launch pad ahead of 1st orbital test flighton August 5, 2021 at 6:39 pm
SpaceX rolled out its next version of Starship to the pad Thursday (Aug. 5) as the company shoots for an ambitious orbital test.
- Mars helicopter Ingenuity scores another safe flight on Red Planeton August 5, 2021 at 6:36 pm
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is still going strong, notching its 11th Red Planet flight on Thursday (Aug. 5).
- Moon mantle mystery may shed light on habitable planet evolutionon August 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
The moon’s complex geologic history could act as a pointer to understand other rocky worlds in the universe, including those that are potentially habitable, new research finds.
- Space Chat with Space.com: Starliner delays, Perseids ramp up and SpaceX rolls out Super Heavy rocketon August 5, 2021 at 3:44 pm
Today (Aug. 5), Space Chat will explore what’s new in space, including Starliner, SpaceX’s Super Heavy rocket and the Perseids.
- Space calendar 2021: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & more!on August 5, 2021 at 3:37 pm
Here’s a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2021, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
- NFT artwork flies to space for 1st time, will soon go on auctionon August 5, 2021 at 3:29 pm
An NFT artwork made it to space for the first time ever last week, and the pioneering piece will soon go on sale.
- This hurricane season will be even more active than previously predicted, NOAA sayson August 5, 2021 at 3:27 pm
Storm formation during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be higher than previously predicted, according to an update by NOAA scientists.
- Boeing’s Starliner heads back to hangar after valve issue thwarts test launch for NASAon August 5, 2021 at 3:26 pm
Boeing’s Starliner capsule will trudge back inside for more checks after skipping a Tuesday launch attempt when indications suggested a problem with a valve in the vehicle’s propulsion system.
- Pictures from space! Our image of the dayon August 5, 2021 at 2:25 pm
NASA leaders visited the VAB at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the first launch of the Artemis Program.
- ‘Peas in a pod’ planetary system offers nearby gems to scientistson August 5, 2021 at 12:03 pm
When a rocky planet half the size of Venus, an ocean world, and perhaps a planet that could host liquid water on its surface all show up orbiting the same star, astronomers take notice.
- Geminid Meteor Shower: Dust From an Asteroidon August 5, 2021 at 11:44 am
The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower.
- Curiosity rover finds cute little rock ‘lizard’ on Marson August 5, 2021 at 11:02 am
A small rock arch in Gale Crater is a whimsical example of the textures of Mars.
- 9 years on Mars! Curiosity rover marks another anniversaryon August 5, 2021 at 11:00 am
Since touching down on Aug. 5, 2012, Curiosity has been helping scientists better understand Mars’ past habitability and how the planet has changed over time.
- What will the Earth be like in 500 years?on August 5, 2021 at 11:00 am
Scientists can make some pretty accurate forecasts about the future.
- SpaceX lifts huge Super Heavy rocket onto launch stand (photos)on August 5, 2021 at 11:00 am
On Wednesday (Aug. 4), SpaceX lifted the 29-engine Super Heavy known as Booster 4 onto the launch stand to start prepping for a coming orbital test flight.
- On This Day in Space! Aug. 5, 2011: Juno Spacecraft Launches to Jupiteron August 5, 2021 at 10:55 am
On Aug. 5, 2011, NASA launched the Juno spacecraft on a mission to study Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!
- Netflix will co-produce a documentary about SpaceX’s Inspiration4 missionon August 4, 2021 at 10:35 pm
The first all-civilian mission on a SpaceX Crew Dragon is getting the star treatment.
- Ingenuity Mars helicopter gearing up for 11th Red Planet flighton August 4, 2021 at 6:27 pm
NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity is getting set for its 11th off-Earth flight, which could happen early Thursday morning (Aug. 5).
- Space solar power project got off the ground with billionaire’s $100 million donationon August 4, 2021 at 4:53 pm
Real estate mogul Donald Bren’s donation could help seed an energy revolution.
- What does the edge of the solar system look like?on August 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Far-flung spacecraft are helping us learn about the solar system’s edge.
- ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ actor Doug Jones on conquering fear and stepping up screentimeon August 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm
The acclaimed creature performer reveals Captain Saru’s inner workings on the Paramount Plus sci-fi series.
- The best sci-fi movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix in Auguston August 4, 2021 at 12:50 pm
A veritable treasure trove of sci-fi is available at your fingertips.
- Where to see the northern lights: 2021 aurora borealis guideon August 4, 2021 at 11:02 am
Where should you go to get the best look at the dancing, dazzling display known as the aurora borealis?
- Astronaut captures sparkling ‘shooting star’ video as Russian space station module falls to Earthon August 4, 2021 at 11:00 am
From his perch on the International Space Station, a French astronaut watched a long-running Russian space module break into pieces in a shower of fireworks.
- Perseid meteor shower peaks this month! New moon bodes well for skywatchers.on August 4, 2021 at 11:00 am
Perseid meteors are already beginning to fall in a display that promises to dazzle skywatchers this month.
- Happy birthday, Fermi! Top 5 highlights from 13 years of the gamma-ray telescopeon August 4, 2021 at 11:00 am
On Aug. 4, 2008, the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope began full science operations, scanning the entire sky through the highest-energy form of light.