December 31stThe 20th year of International Space Station operations showcased the international partner agencies’ ability to handle large unexpected events.
December 31stRobotic spacecraft launched by the world’s space agencies spent 2018 studying the Sun, planets and asteroids as well as the cosmos beyond the Solar System.
December 30thThe United States’ 2019 orbital launch manifest looks to be just as busy as 2018 with the first two missions of the year poised to be spillover from 2018.
December 30thCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — One of the things you have to get accustomed to when covering the space program is when things go wrong. Weather, idiotic boat captains, “out of family” sensor data, bad mouse food – you never know what, or who, might creep in to complicate what should be a simple process.
December 27thAt 11:07 a.m. local time (02:07 GMT) Dec. 27, 2018,the Kanopus-V No. 5 & No. 6 satellites took to the skies above Russia atop a Soyuz 2.1a rocket.
December 25thNew Horizons is clear to fly an optimal path for observation after hazard searches near Ultima Thule found no debris that could pose a danger to the probe.
December 25thOn Dec. 25, 1968 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders circled the Moon in their Apollo 8 capsule. This was a dark period in U.S. history and, as one person stated via a telegraph, Apollo 8 had “saved 1968.” It was a time when anything seemed possible. It now serves as a reminder of a bygone age.
December 22ndUsing tools ranging from rakes and shovels to augmented reality headsets, engineers with NASA’s Mars InSight mission have built a Martian rock garden which recreates the lander’s new home on Mars. This allows engineers to practice placing science instrument on the surface using InSight’s Earth-bound twin – ForeSight.
December 21stLifting off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Russian Proton-M rocket soared into the sky to orbit a military satellite called Blagovest-13L.
December 20thPROMONTORY, Utah — Each component of a rocket is individual, yet it must function as one on the day of launch. The GEM 63 solid rocket motor has begun taking its first steps toward being integrated into one of the most successful rockets ever flown. What were those first steps like?
December 15thOne of the questions I’m often asked is Whats it like attending a rocket launch? Perhaps the best way to answer the question is by detailing some of our recent experiences during the launch of Northrop Grumman’s S.S. John Young to the International Space Station.
December 14thThe surface of the dwarf planet Ceres holds high levels of organic material, according to a new study of images returned by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. This provides a tantalizing glimpse into the possibility of life throughout our solar system.
December 14thNASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has become the second probe to enter interstellar space, as confirmed by data returned by several of the science instruments on board the spacecraft.
December 13thSending crews to destinations such as the Moon and Mars is not easy. As many within the space industry will tell you, one of the most harrowing times during these missions is the first few minutes of the flight. A test carried out today worked to make this tense period a little less stressful for 
December 12thNASA’s Mars InSight lander has been getting to known for its new home at Elysium Planitia and preparing for what it will be doing there. As it turns out, one of those things – is listening.
Read more from the original source:
SpaceFlight Insider – Official Site