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Since Elon Musk sent a Tesla Roadster in space in 2018, cars made on Earth by humans have made their entrance onto the intergalactic stage. For all you alien readers out there, we created this special section where you can read all about the novelties, plans and dreams human kind will use to conquer your planets. Make sure to bookmark this page or follow via RSS if you’re into space exploration, NASA rovers, SpaceX and everything space-related.
SpaceX Is Asking Americans for Help, Starlink Internet Is in FCC's Hands
SpaceX Is Asking Americans for Help, Starlink Internet Is in FCC's Hands

28 Jun 2022, 23:34 UTC / The space exploring company is requesting help from its Starlink current and future customers. Here’s what’s going on and why it might matter to you too

 
NASA Kicks Off CAPSTONE's Historic Journey to the Moon
NASA Kicks Off CAPSTONE's Historic Journey to the Moon

28 Jun 2022, 15:47 UTC / On Tuesday, Rocket Lab's Electron rocket carried into space NASA's CAPSTONE, a small CubeSat that will help pave the way for the Lunar Gateway

 
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Re-Boosts the International Space Station, Keeps Its Orbit Safe
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Re-Boosts the International Space Station, Keeps Its Orbit Safe

27 Jun 2022, 19:37 UTC / Docked at the ISS since this February, this particular spacecraft successfully fired its main engine to keep it on rails in orbit for a bit longer.

 
Spacecraft Gets Close to Mercury, Snaps Incredible Images of the Planet's Surface
Spacecraft Gets Close to Mercury, Snaps Incredible Images of the Planet's Surface

27 Jun 2022, 12:37 UTC / During its second flyby, ESA/JAXA's BepiColombo managed to capture incredible close-up images of Mercury's crater-strewn surface

 
NASA Scraps Plan to Launch Solar Electric-Powered Asteroid Hunter in 2022
NASA Scraps Plan to Launch Solar Electric-Powered Asteroid Hunter in 2022

27 Jun 2022, 09:37 UTC / NASA will no longer launch the Psyche asteroid mission because of “late delivery of the spacecraft’s flight software and testing equipment”

 
NASA’s Historic Rocket Launch From Australia Was a Success
NASA’s Historic Rocket Launch From Australia Was a Success

27 Jun 2022, 05:14 UTC / NASA successfully launched a rocket from a commercial spaceport outside the U.S. for the first time, and it was also a premiere for Australia in over 25 years

 
One of the World’s Most Impressive Spaceplanes Could Be Landing in New Mexico Soon
One of the World’s Most Impressive Spaceplanes Could Be Landing in New Mexico Soon

24 Jun 2022, 02:46 UTC / Dream Chaser, the unique spaceplane with wings that can land anywhere in the world, could be landing in New Mexico in the following years

 
NASA's Curiosity Rover Reveals Clues About the Red Planet's Wet Past
NASA's Curiosity Rover Reveals Clues About the Red Planet's Wet Past

23 Jun 2022, 21:21 UTC / For the past few months, Curiosity has been climbing Mount Sharp, crossing between a clay-rich area and one filled with sulfate

 
NASA InSight to Die on the Job, Engulfed in Martian Quakes
NASA InSight to Die on the Job, Engulfed in Martian Quakes

23 Jun 2022, 09:49 UTC / NASA decides on a new course of action for the dying InSight lander, risks an earlier demise in the hopes of detecting more quakes

 
A Couple Is Building Canada’s First Rocket Engine, Will Start Launching Satellites Soon
A Couple Is Building Canada’s First Rocket Engine, Will Start Launching Satellites Soon

23 Jun 2022, 03:34 UTC / This bold couple started out building a propulsion system in their garage and are now the owners of a successful startup backed by the Canadian Space Agency

 
SLS Test Launch Countdown Stopped at T-29 Seconds. The Thing Leaked Again, So NASA Cheated
SLS Test Launch Countdown Stopped at T-29 Seconds. The Thing Leaked Again, So NASA Cheated

21 Jun 2022, 08:02 UTC / NASA ended the second wet dress rehearsal test of the Space Launch System without declaring a success, rocket leaked again

 
This Unassuming Place on Mars Might Once Have Been a Beautiful Ocean Beach
This Unassuming Place on Mars Might Once Have Been a Beautiful Ocean Beach

20 Jun 2022, 14:09 UTC / Image captured by the HiRISE orbital camera shows an area on Mars that might once have been the shoreline of an ocean. You know, the ones with water in them

 
Jeff Koons’ Moon Phases Sculptures Sell for $2 Million Apiece, Are Headed for the Moon
Jeff Koons’ Moon Phases Sculptures Sell for $2 Million Apiece, Are Headed for the Moon

20 Jun 2022, 05:17 UTC / Each Moon Phases sculpture of the 125-unit collection comes with an NFT and a physical counterpart for the one that will be planted on the Moon later this year

 
China Has the Great Wall on Earth, Chinese Zhurong Rover Has This Tiny Scarp on Mars
China Has the Great Wall on Earth, Chinese Zhurong Rover Has This Tiny Scarp on Mars

19 Jun 2022, 02:28 UTC / A scarp feature in the Utopia Planitia region of Mars is interesting enough for scientist to hope the Chinese Zhurong rover will investigate

 
Honeycomb Martian Dunes Could Be a Clear Sign of... Water
Honeycomb Martian Dunes Could Be a Clear Sign of... Water

18 Jun 2022, 02:20 UTC / HiRISE photo showing an undisclosed region of Mars reveals polygonal duna arrangements possibly on the bed of a former lake

 
Wireless Chargers May Be Up and Running on the Moon Soon, Cables Be Damned
Wireless Chargers May Be Up and Running on the Moon Soon, Cables Be Damned

17 Jun 2022, 11:51 UTC / A company called Astrobotic is working on a wireless charging system meant to keep hardware up and running during the long lunar nights

 
Crewed Starliner Mission to Be Flown With Just Two Astronauts, NASA Plays It Safe
Crewed Starliner Mission to Be Flown With Just Two Astronauts, NASA Plays It Safe

17 Jun 2022, 09:50 UTC / NASA makes some changes to the Starliner Crew Flight Test, decides to go with two astronauts and the possibility for them to remain a long time in space

 
Dying Star Shreds Planetary System to Bits, It’s Now Eating Some Leftovers
Dying Star Shreds Planetary System to Bits, It’s Now Eating Some Leftovers

16 Jun 2022, 12:02 UTC / New data based on Hubble observation was released, it shows what happens to planetary systems once their sun dies out and becomes a white dwarf

 
Naked Universe to Be Revealed on July 12, Webb Telescope to Show First Full-Color Images
Naked Universe to Be Revealed on July 12, Webb Telescope to Show First Full-Color Images

15 Jun 2022, 09:55 UTC / NASA, ESA and CSA to release the first full-color images of the James Webb telescope and some science data on July 12, total secrecy until then

 
Dream Chaser Spaceplane to Be Ready in 2026, Sierra to Train Proper Astronauts for It
Dream Chaser Spaceplane to Be Ready in 2026, Sierra to Train Proper Astronauts for It

15 Jun 2022, 08:17 UTC / Sierra Space announced this week the creation of the Human Spaceflight Center and Astronaut Training Academy for the needs of the Dream Chaser spaceplane