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Moon Expert Dr. David Warmflash Interview Ep1
Dr. David Warmflash is an astrobiologist, physician and author of the new book,   Moon: An Illustrated History: From Ancient Myths to the Colonies of Tomorrow.  Check out Moon: An Illustrated History: From Ancient Myths to the Colonies of Tomorrow -  Wayfare Podcast -
May 20, 2019
NASA Mars Mission Updates
Updates to Mars 2020 and MRO.
May 18, 2019
SpaceX Starlink Launch Delayed and More Info
SpaceX postponed their launch until tonight at 10:30PM EST.
May 16, 2019
SpaceX Starlink and Net Neutrality
SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet will bring back net neutrality to millions of Americans.
May 16, 2019
Elon Musk's SpaceX competing builds of Starship in Boca Chica TX and Cape Canaveral FL
 Elon Musk's SpaceX is doing simultaneous competing builds of Starship in Boca Chica Texas & Cape Canaveral Florida.
May 15, 2019
NASA Awards 106 Million Dollars to US Small Businesses for Technology Development
Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among the technologies NASA is looking to develop with small business awards totaling $106 million. In all, NASA has selected 142 proposals from 129 U.S. small businesses from 28 states and the District of Columbia to receive Phase II contracts as part the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
May 15, 2019
What is Jupiter's Mysterious Great Red Spot
The Great Red Spot in Jupiter's atmosphere has long since been a mystery.
May 13, 2019
What would happen if you fell into a black hole?
As you fall toward the black hole, you move faster and faster, accelerated by its gravity. Your feet feel a stronger gravitational pull than your head, because they are closer to the black hole. As a result, your body is stretched apart. For small black holes, this stretching is so strong that your body is completely torn apart before you reach the event horizon. If you fall into a supermassive black hole, your body remains intact, even as you cross the event horizon. But soon thereafter you reach the central singularity, where you are squashed into a single point of infinite density. You have become one with the black hole. Unfortunately, you are unable to write home about the experience.
May 12, 2019
NASA starts road map for 2024 Moon Landing
A senior NASA official said Tuesday that the Space Launch System, a huge heavy-lift rocket years behind schedule, could launch astronauts on a moon landing mission in 2024 on just its third flight to meet a goal announced last month by Vice President Mike Pence, while commercial companies will be entrusted with more responsibility to develop a lunar lander and a modest mini-space station, or Gateway, in lunar orbit. 
May 11, 2019
Jeff Bezos Unveils Moon Lander - Blue Moon
Blue Moon is Blue Origins secret project that will send humans back to the moon by 2024. They also spoke about new glen, their heavy lift rocket.
May 10, 2019
Jeff Bezos - Amazon Billionaire - Planning Moon Mission with Blue Origin?
 Jeff Bezos Amazon Billionaire Planning Moon Mission with Blue Origin to mine for water ice and establish settlement.
May 9, 2019
SpaceX CRS-17 Resupply Mission to ISS for NASA
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) today (May 6) to deliver nearly 3 tons of NASA supplies to the orbiting laboratory.  Astronauts on the station captured the uncrewed Dragon cargo ship with a robotic arm at 7:01 a.m. EDT (1101 GMT) as both spacecraft sailed 254 miles (408 kilometers) above the north Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft is carrying about 5,500 lbs. ( 2,495 kilograms) of experiments and other supplies for the station's six-person Expedition 59 crew. #NASA #SpaceX #technology
May 7, 2019
What would happen if an asteroid hit New York City? Ep. 1
NASA recently looked into an asteroid impact scenario where a large body collides with New York City.
May 6, 2019
Telsa's Solar Business in Trouble?
Tesla is showing signs of slowing down in the first quarter of 2019. They will need to ramp up production to make money in the summer and fall of this year.
May 5, 2019
Threats Mars Colonizers Will Face In Outer Space
Regarding the risks of space colonization, harm to our biology is first on the list of concerns, followed by risks to our individual psyches and our ability to work cooperatively as a team. Space is a risky place, given the far-from-optimal conditions of long flights in compact spacecraft. There are plenty of challenges that prospective astronauts should cautiously consider before signing up for a trip to deep space.
May 4, 2019
What is the biggest thing in the Universe?
 The Hercules–Corona Borealis Great Wall is the largest known super-structure in the universe. It is a huge group of galaxies forming a giant sheet-like pattern. It is about 10 billion light-years long, 7.2 billion light-years wide, and almost 1 billion light-years thick. It is about 10 billion light-years away in the constellations of Hercules and Corona Borealis, hence its name.
May 2, 2019
SpaceX Starlink gets Launch Approval
SpaceX has been given the thumbs-up from the Federal Communications Commission to start building global internet service via thousands of satellites that could offer internet to anyone on the planet.
May 1, 2019
The Most Expensive Thing in the Universe?
An asteroid named 16 Psyche, was found to be made almost entirely of iron and nickel. That means, in current US markets, 16 Psyche is worth somewhere around $10,000 quadrillion.
April 29, 2019
SpaceX and NASA investigating Crew Dragon Explosion
NASA and SpaceX investigating Crew Dragon Explosion before launching humans to ISS.
April 26, 2019
NASA, FEMA, International Partners Plan Asteroid Impact Exercise
While headlines routinely report on "close shaves" and "near-misses" when near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids or comets pass relatively close to Earth, the real work of preparing for the possibility of a NEO impact with Earth goes on mostly out of the public eye. For more than 20 years, NASA and its international partners have been scanning the skies for NEOs, which are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun and come within 30 million miles (50 million kilometers) of Earth's orbit. International groups, such as NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO), the European Space Agency's Space Situational Awareness-NEO Segment and the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN) have made better communication of the hazards posed by NEOs a top priority.
April 26, 2019
First Mars Quake Measured and Recorded - Listen Here
NASA’s InSight lander set down the French SEIS seismometer on the surface of Mars. On 6 April, on the 128th Martian day or ‘sol’ of the mission, a quiet but distinct seismic signal was detected similar to quakes detected on the surface of the Moon by the Apollo missions. 
April 24, 2019
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested for Launch Next Year
NASA's next Mars mission is slowly coming together in a "clean room" in California. Technicians at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory assembled the capsule that will keep the Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface.
April 22, 2019
China unveils colossal Mars training camp in Gobi desert
 China unveiled a colossal Mars survival simulation base camp on Wednesday in the Gobi desert of Jinchang, Northwest China's Gansu Province. According to a project employee, the simulation camp will become an astronaut training facility in the future.  
April 20, 2019
Elusive Universe kick-starting Molecule Found
The helium hydride ion (HeH+) the scientists detected wasn't the original one created just after the Big Bang, but it has the same molecular structure — helium combined with hydrogen — they theorized formed at the time.
April 19, 2019
NASA Sending Astronauts to Moon South Pole
NASA is working right now to send American astronauts to the surface of the Moon in five years, and the agency has its sights set on a place no humans have ever gone before: the lunar South Pole. 
April 18, 2019
Secret of Stonehenge Builders Revealed and Moon water droplets
 Researchers compared DNA extracted from Neolithic human remains found across Britain with that of people alive at the same time in Europe. The Neolithic inhabitants appear to have traveled from Anatolia (modern Turkey) to Iberia before winding their way north.
April 17, 2019
NASA and SpaceX partner for Asteroid Deflection Mission
 NASA has chosen SpaceX to work on its first-ever attempt to deflect a space rock that's hurtling at high speed in space. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will take flight placed on a Falcon 9 rocket in June 2021 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
April 15, 2019
SpaceX makes history and SpaceIL crashes into the Moon
SpaceX makes history with first ever Falcon Heavy 3 Stage Landing. SpaceIL crash lands its private Moon lander on the surface of the Moon.
April 13, 2019
Wine Makers Creating Wine for Mars Trip
Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars
April 12, 2019
First Picture of Black Hole : Full Press Conference
 The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. In coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of the supermassive black hole in the centre of Messier 87 and its shadow. The shadow of a black hole seen here is the closest we can come to an image of the black hole itself, a completely dark object from which light cannot escape. The black hole’s boundary — the event horizon from which the EHT takes its name — is around 2.5 times smaller than the shadow it casts and measures just under 40 billion km across. While this may sound large, this ring is only about 40 microarcseconds across — equivalent to measuring the length of a credit card on the surface of the Moon. Although the telescopes making up the EHT are not physically connected, they are able to synchronize their recorded data with atomic clocks — hydrogen masers — which precisely time their observations. These observations were collected at a wavelength of 1.3 mm during a 2017 global campaign. Each telescope of the EHT produced enormous amounts of data – roughly 350 terabytes per day – which was stored on high-performance helium-filled hard drives. These data were flown to highly specialised supercomputers — known as correlators — at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and MIT Haystack Observatory to be combined. They were then painstakingly converted into an image using novel computational tools developed by the collaboration.
April 10, 2019
The Space Station is Filthy and Glowing Frog Bones
In this episode we talk about how the ISS is as dirty as an Earth gym and really cool pumpkin toadlets that live in brazil and glow under UV lights.
April 10, 2019
Sun Probe still alive & private company building Moon Rovers
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, an un-manned spacecraft the size of a small family car, is already the closest man-made object ever to the Sun – now a mere 15 million miles (24 million km) away from its fiery surface. European Space Agency operations specialists are helping flight planners at new European space startup PTScientists, headquartered in Berlin, pilot their way to the moon. 
April 8, 2019
Youtuber Sent McDonalds Big Mac to Space and ate it
 Youtuber, Tom Staniland, known as "Killem" said the goal of his mission wasn't just to launch said burger into space, but to be able to actually eat a burger that had breached earth's atmosphere. 
April 7, 2019
Mars Organic Material Found and ESA Astronaut Barbie
ALH-77005, a Martian rock found in Antarctica, contains numerous mineralized ‘biosignatures,’ including coccoidal, filamentous structures and organic material, according to a team of scientists from Hungary.  The agency and Mattel, the company that makes Barbie, partnered to create two Cristoforetti-look-alike dolls in honor of Barbie's 60th "birthday" this year, according to a statement from the ESA. One of the dolls wears a stylized reproduction of NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Unit, the suit that astronauts wear on spacewalks, and the other Barbie wears a blue ESA flight suit complete with patches from the agency.  
April 5, 2019
First Ever Private Lunar Lander in Moon Orbit
 An Israeli lander is now orbiting the Moon ahead of a lunar landing on the 11th of April
April 5, 2019
Amazon building orbital satellite internet
 Amazon wants to launch thousands of satellites so it can offer broadband internet from space.   "Project Kuiper" is Amazon's plan to launch 3,236 satellites to build a network to provide global high-speed internet. The move represents the latest space ambition from Jeff Bezos. There's a race among several major players to build a next-generation broadband network in space, including Elon Musk's SpaceX and SoftBank-backed OneWeb.
April 4, 2019
ISS in danger: Millions of new space debris from Indian Test
 NASA sees risk to ISS after India's Mission Shakti: The ISS is at constant risk of collision from space debris, and once in a while needs to navigate away in order to avoid collisions.
April 3, 2019
What are Saturn's Rings Made of + NASA and MIT Make New Wing
 MIT and NASA engineers demonstrate a new kind of airplane wing. Assembled from tiny identical pieces, the wing could enable lighter, more energy-efficient aircraft designs.   Scientists have pondered Saturn's rings since Galileo peered at the planet through an early telescope in 1610. From the angle at which he observed it, Galileo surmised that Saturn wasn't a single star, but was actually three: a large middle star with two ear-like appendages sticking out of it, which he thought might be large moons. 
April 2, 2019
HUGE Black Hole Announcement Coming
The Event Horizon Telescope will be announcing it's first findings on April 10th 2019 at 15:00 CEST. We expect there to be the first ever pictures of black holes to be released.
April 2, 2019
DARPA Making Nuclear Rocket in Orbit
 DARPA plans to demonstrate a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system that can be assembled on orbit to expand U.S. operating presence in cislunar space, according to the Pentagon advanced research agency’s fiscal 2020 budget request. 
March 31, 2019
Mars Water Streams Discovered
New evidence of deep groundwater on Mars Researchers suggests that deep groundwater can generate surface streams on Mars.
March 29, 2019
NASA offering $19000 to lay in bed for 2 months
 NASA and the European Space Agency are willing to pay 24 participants nearly $19,000 to spend 60 days in bed and monitored around the clock.   The 24 participants will be separated into two groups, but housed in a single room. Each person will be propped up at an incline with their feet above their head, reducing blood flow to the extremities, mimicking the effects of being in space. This could, however, lead to numbness and muscle deterioration. 
March 28, 2019
Astronauts bring HERPES back to Earth
When astronauts spend long periods of time in space, the more likely they are to have viruses such as herpes, chickenpox and shingles reactivate, according NASA . 
March 28, 2019
US astronauts to ISS July 25th and First woman on the Moon
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to launch astronauts in July, says Russian source. Nicole A. Mann could possibly be the first woman to step foot on the Lunar surface.
March 27, 2019
Vice President Pence Americans will return to the moon within 5 years
 Pence made the declaration at a meeting of the National Space Council hosted at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. 
March 27, 2019
Life on Mars Found: New Paper Suggests Fungi on Mars
 Is there evidence of life on Mars? An international team of research scientists, in a just published monograph titled "Evidence of Life on Mars? --consisting of a scholarly review of nearly 200 peer reviewed scientific studies-- answer this age old question with a resounding "yes." And they've included pictures of Martian specimens, photographed by NASA, which they say support their claims.  
March 26, 2019
Trump Officially Organizes Space Force
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive centralizing all military space functions under a new Space Force, which will be overseen by the Department of the Air Force. 
March 25, 2019
Vice President Pence Wants US Back to Moon by 2020
 Vice President may tell NASA to accelerate lunar landings.   "We're tired of generating PowerPoint journeys that don't go anywhere."
March 24, 2019
Toyota Making GIANT Moon Buggy and NASA makes Mars Helicopter
Toyota's Latest is a Sweet-Looking Lunar Rover & NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars.
March 23, 2019
A Brief History of Wil's Space Time
I took a drive today to experience Mother Nature and decided it was a good time to tell you good folks about my past, present and future. Enjoy!
March 23, 2019
STAR WARS Speeder Bike for sale $380,000 and Northern Lights viewable near NY and Chicago.
STAR WARS Speeder Bike made by Jetpack Aviation for sale at a cost of $380,000.  The Northern Lights will be  view-able near NY and Chicago on Saturday Morning around 7AM. Look North!
March 22, 2019
Trips around the moon and Boeings Manned Craft Gets set back 3 months
Report claims Boeing has been forced to delay first Starliner launch by months and manned missions around the Moon!
March 22, 2019
Water Discovered on the Moon! Denver getting space port.
LAMP shows migrating water molecules on the Moon. Colorado Air and Space Port slated for construction at Front Range Airport.
March 21, 2019
Gravitational Wave Detector, LIGO Gets Massive Upgrade
Massive U.S. Machines That Hunt For Ripples In Space-Time Just Got An Upgrade
March 21, 2019
Scientists Grow BACON in Lab for First Time
Artificial meat: UK scientists growing 'bacon' in labs.  Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat. 
March 20, 2019
Asteroid hunting space craft makes amazing discovery
NASA spacecraft discovers its target asteroid is spewing material and is much more rugged than expected
March 19, 2019
Orbit Based Lasers and Killer Satellites
Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023 and space based satellites that kill other satellites.
March 19, 2019
Orbital Internet Company gets $1.25 billion in funding.
Investors commit another $1.25 billion to fund OneWeb’s internet satellite system.
March 19, 2019
83 Super Massive Black Holes Discovered and Israel Lunar Lander is on track!
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes at the edge of the universe.  Israel’s Lunar Craft’s Landing Site Revealed.
March 18, 2019
First Woman on the Moon and Mars Impact Disaster. The results will shock you!
NASA Administrator said the next human to step foot on the Moon will be a woman. Mars was hit with an asteroid 4 million years ago and destroyed the water on the red planet. 
March 16, 2019
NASA Opens Moon Rocks from the 70s!
50 years ago, three containers of lunar samples were set aside, to await study by more advanced technology. They will be opened and studied soon.
March 15, 2019
Tesla and UPS Team up with EV Semis
UPS Add 50 Custom-Built Electric Trucks to Their Fleet & working with Tesla on 300-500 mile EV semis.
March 15, 2019
Time Travel is Possible with Quantum Computers
For decades, researchers have sought to understand how the irreversibility of the surrounding world emerges from the seemingly time-symmetric, fundamental laws of physics
March 14, 2019
NASA Reports the Earth is Greener!
The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and the data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much of this new foliage: China and India.
March 13, 2019
30 Million Page Human Archive Headed to Moon
A 30-Million-Page Archive of Human History Was Just Launched into Space.
March 12, 2019
NASA Gets More Money for Humans on Moon and Mars
President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request and comes at a time of constrained resources across the federal government. It also is a huge vote of confidence for all of the agency’s hard work and dedication.
March 11, 2019
Cosmic Rewind: Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park on Location
Recorded live in 2015 at Cherry Springs State Park Dark Sky Park in beautiful Coudersport, PA.  Truly a national treasure, it is the second international Dark Sky Park in USA and the only one on the east coast.
March 11, 2019
How Much Mass Does the Milky Way Have?
Astronomers said Thursday they had accurately calculated the mass of the Milky Way for the first time, using new data sets that include the weight of dark matter.
March 8, 2019
Mars Space Tourism....on Earth?!
If you’ve ever wanted to experience life on Mars without, you know, the significant challenges of actually getting to Mars, you’re in luck.
March 8, 2019
Outer Space Hotel Opening in 2022: Aurora Station
Aurora Station plans to become the first hotel in space. But how likely is it we’ll be able to holiday in orbit around the Earth?
March 7, 2019
HUGE Space Rock Near Earth on Friday & MARS News!
Colossal asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, but we’ll be fine.  Mars InSight Lander's 'Mole' Pauses Digging
March 6, 2019
HIV Cured in Second Patient
Scientists have long attempted to duplicate the procedure that led to the first permanent remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.
March 5, 2019
Moon Hotel Launching Soon?
A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022.
March 4, 2019
SpaceX Successfully Launches and Docks with ISS
SpaceX Demo-1 (DM1) Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station’s Harmony module forward International Docking Adapter (IDA) on 3 March 2019, at 10:51 UTC (05:51 EST). Demo-1 is SpaceX’s first uncrewed test flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the ISS and was launched by a Falcon 9 rocket (Block 5 B1051) from the Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 2 March 2019, at 07:49 UTC (02:49 EST). The Crew Dragon transports roughly 180 kg (400 pounds) of crew supplies and equipment, as well as an anthropomorphic test device (ATD) fitted with sensors and nicknamed Ripley.
March 3, 2019
Mars Ground Water Lakes Found & Recent Mars Asteroid Hit
ESA finds evidence of massive Mars lakes where life may have once thrived.   The Mars impact occurred in dark-toned ejecta material from a degraded, 60-kilometer crater to the south.
March 1, 2019
Tesla Model 3 Price Drops to $35,000
The standard Model 3, with 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds is now available at $35,000!
March 1, 2019
Justin Trudeu Lunar Gateway Announcement Canadian Space Agency
The Canadian Space Agency and Justin Trudeu spoke about Canadas involvment in the Lunar Gateway
February 28, 2019
Huge Venus Probe Crashing to Earth this year and European Reusable Rockets
Europe unveils design of reusable rocket that looks a lot like a Falcon 9. Failed 1970s Venus Probe Could Crash to Earth This Year
February 26, 2019
Telescope 100x More Powerful Than Hubble
WFIRST, the Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope, is a NASA observatory designed to settle essential questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics. The telescope has a primary mirror that is 2.4 meters in diameter (7.9 feet), and is the same size as the Hubble Space Telescope's primary mirror. WFIRST will have two instruments, the Wide Field Instrument, and the Coronagraph Instrument.
February 26, 2019
SpaceX First Manned Test Flight & SpaceIL Lunar Lander Update
NASA Clears SpaceX to Launch Crew Dragon 'Demo-1' on March 2. Beresheet is set to land on Sea of Tranquility on April 11.
February 25, 2019
Virgin Galactic Makes History - First passenger in space
Virgin Galactic spaceplane reaches space with first passenger on board and makes history!
February 22, 2019
SpaceX Live Launch Tonight on Twitch!
SpaceX is targeting Thursday, February 21 for launch of the Nusantara Satu satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
February 21, 2019
Israel Going to the Moon Tomorrow!
First private Moon lander heralds new lunar space race. An Israeli firm is sending a privately built craft to the Moon — and leading a fresh era of exploration.
February 20, 2019
What is the Flat Earth Society? Ep. 1
What is the Flat Earth Society and where did the Flat Earth Theory come from?
February 19, 2019
SNOW Moon Tonight!
The fact that it’s called a “snow moon” has nothing to do with either of these interesting facts. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, it’s because it falls in the month of February.
February 19, 2019
Space Harpoons?!
No, we aren't harpooning space whales! It's all about space junk.
February 17, 2019
NASA Buying Russian Rocket Launches & SLS updates
NASA Buying Russian Rocket Launches in 2019 instead of using SpaceX or Boeing. SLS updates test area.
February 16, 2019
Chinese Rover Chang'e 4 Shuts Down and NASA Mars Insight starts drilling into Mars
 Chinese Rover Chang'e 4 goes dormant for a while. NASA's Mars Insight starting the drilling process. Will drill up to 16 feet deep into red planet surface.   #news #tech #technology #NASA 
February 14, 2019
NASA's Opportunity Rover Has Died
NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End
February 13, 2019
$500,000 for Mars Trip with SpaceX & Mars 3D Printed Homes
Elon Musk Reveals Future Price Plan for a Return Ticket to Mars.  Mars X-House: a 3D-Printed Habitat Prototype.
February 13, 2019
NASA Astronaut Running for US Senate & Mars One Bankrupt
Mars One goes bankrupt & Mark Kelly Runs for US Senate in Arizona
February 12, 2019
SpaceX Makes 1Million Earth Stations and Ultima Thule isn't a Snow Man
SpaceX requests FCC permission to operate 1m 'earth stations' Images Confirm the Kuiper Belt Object's Highly Unusual, Flatter Shape
February 11, 2019
NASA Seeking US Partners to Land Humans on Moon
As the next major step to return astronauts to the Moon under Space Policy Directive-1, NASA announced plans on Dec. 13 to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems for astronauts to land on the lunar surface. The agency is planning to test new human-class landers on the Moon beginning in 2024, with the goal of sending crew to the surface in 2028.
February 11, 2019
Earths Magnetic Pole is shifting and Inflatable Air Planes on Mars
Earth's Magnetic North Pole Has Officially Moved.  Researchers Propose An Inflatable Sailplane to Explore Mars.
February 9, 2019
Trump Says Americans to Return to Space from American Soil in 2019
NASA and its Commercial Crew Program providers Boeing and SpaceX have agreed to move the target launch dates for the upcoming inaugural test flights of their next generation American spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station.
February 8, 2019
Top Harvard Astronomy Professor Says Aliens are Amongst Us and Mars Cube Sats could be dead
Harvard’s top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us – and he doesn’t care what his colleagues think.  Beyond Mars, the Mini MarCO Spacecraft Fall Silent
February 7, 2019
Russias Super Heavy Rocket, Titan has Organic Material & Curiosity Measures mountains gravity
Russia Gets a Super Heavy Rocket, Titan has Organic Material and Curiosity Measures a mountains gravity.
February 4, 2019
Trump Wall through SpaceX Spaceport, Worldwide Satellite Internet and Space Advertising.
Blue Origin To Launch Satellites For Company Battling SpaceX And Others For Space Internet Supremacy. Trump Wants to Build Wall through SpaceX Spaceport. Russian Space Advertising. 
February 3, 2019
Elon Musk SpaceX layoffs, Hubble discovers new galaxy and cold nights on Earth, the Moon and Mars
Elon Musk SpaceX layoffs, Hubble discovers new galaxy and cold nights on Earth, the Moon and Mars. Hubble fortuitously discovers a new galaxy in the cosmic neighborhood.
February 1, 2019
Israel Going to the Moon & NASAs Sun Probe does first orbit!
Israeli spacecraft gets final element before 2019 moon launch. NASAs Sun probe does first lap!
January 30, 2019
1KM object found at edge of Solar System & Mars Habitats
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the Solar System. Kilometer sized bodies like the one discovered have been predicted to exist for more than 70 years.  Northwestern researchers build toward 3D-printable habitat on Mars
January 30, 2019
Asteroid to hit Earth Feb 1st!? ESA astronauts train for the Moon.
When it was first discovered, the asteroid known as 2002 NT7 had a small chance of impacting the Earth in 2019.  ESA Astronauts start field training with new tech.
January 28, 2019
Earth Rocks Found on Moon.
Scientists discover what may be Earth’s oldest rock in a lunar sample returned by the Apollo 14 astronauts. The research about this possible relic from the Hadean Earth is published today in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
January 27, 2019
NASA’s Opportunity Rover Logs 15 Years on Mars
 NASA’s Opportunity rover begins its 16th year on the surface of Mars today. The rover landed in a region of the Red Planet called Meridiani Planum on Jan. 24, 2004, sending its first signal back to Earth from the surface at 9:05 p.m. PST (Jan. 25, 2004, at 12:05 a.m. EST).  
January 25, 2019
Under Armour Makes Space Suits, Trains Astronauts!
A new partnership between Virgin Galactic and Under Armour.
January 25, 2019
Trump Offers NASA Unlimited $$$ + SpaceX StarShip Falls Over!
Former White House aide: Trump offered NASA unlimited funding to go to Mars in First Term. SpaceX’s new test rocket topples over thanks to strong Texas winds
January 24, 2019
Europe to mine moon for Oxygen and Water by 2025
The European Space Agency plans to start mining for natural resources on the moon including WATER and OXYGEN.
January 22, 2019
Project Orion nuclear powered interstellar space craft
Project Orion would use 300,000 Hydrogen Bombs to blast humanity to Alpha Centuri.
January 20, 2019
Saturn's Rings Formed After Dinosaurs Died
Scientists have discovered Saturn’s rings are far younger than once thought, having formed as little as 10 million years ago.  
January 19, 2019
US Government Tested Worm Holes
Documents released by the Department of Defense reveal some of what its infamous Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was working on.
January 19, 2019
Japanese Gravitational Wave Detector Almost Ready!
A new gravitational wave detector is almost ready to join the search
January 18, 2019
Potential for Primitive Life on Super-Earth Exo Planet
Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet  orbiting Barnard’s Star, making it the second nearest star system to the  Earth.  
January 18, 2019
New study finds evidence of changing seasons, rain on Titan’s north pole
An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons. The rainfall would be the first indication of the start of a summer season in the moon’s northern hemisphere. 
January 17, 2019
American Flags on The Moon Have Turned White
 Since the United States landed on the Moon on July 20th 1969, there has been an American flag standing on its surface. While 5 out of the 6 flags still stand the colors of Old Glory have faded due to the Suns harsh radiation. 
January 17, 2019
First Food Grown on the Moon!
China has successfully sprouted the first-ever seed on the moon, the China National Space Administration reported on Tuesday, after a cotton seed successfully germinated inside a sealed chamber.
January 15, 2019
CHINA Shares Data With NASA! First Since 2011.
China says it exchanged data with NASA on far side landing
January 14, 2019
SpaceX Lays off 600 People
 SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, is laying off 10 percent of its 6,000-employee workforce. The layoffs are part of a move to streamline the business and cut costs. 
January 13, 2019
Bacteria on Space Station Not Harmful, Just Surviving.
Genetic evidence shows bacteria on the International Space Station are adapting to survive, not to harm
January 12, 2019
Birth of Black Hole or Neutron Star Captured for the First Time
On June 17, the ATLAS survey’s twin telescopes in Hawaii found a spectacularly bright anomaly 200 million light years away in the Hercules constellation. Dubbed AT2018cow or “The Cow,” the object quickly flared up, then vanished almost as quickly. 01-11-2019
January 11, 2019
Hubble Space Telescope Broken!
The Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera has shut down because of a hardware problem. 
January 11, 2019
Bill to Fund NASA Shot Down in Senate
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government and NASA. 
January 10, 2019
Hubble Telescope Takes 665 million pixel photo
 The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of a close neighbour of the Milky Way — the Triangulum Galaxy,  a spiral galaxy located at a distance of only three million light-years. 
January 10, 2019
Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space!
 Bevy of mysterious fast radio bursts spotted by Canadian telescope
January 9, 2019
New Super Earth Found!
New Habitable Kepler World –“Human Eyes Found It Hidden in the Data”
January 8, 2019
Is Planet X Real?
New dwarf planets point to more evidence that Planet X is real.  01-07-2019
January 7, 2019
SpaceX is worth $30.5 Billion!
SpaceX is now the #2 most valuable start up in the USA  01-05-2019
January 5, 2019
SpaceX Starship Fitted with Raptor Engines!
SpaceX has fitted the StarShip space craft with 3 dual bell raptor engines! 01-03-2019
January 3, 2019
China Lands on Dark Side of Moon
China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, state media announced. 
January 3, 2019
Astronaut Dials 911 & Juno sees new Io volcanic plume
Juno mission captures images of volcanic plumes on Jupiter's moon Io. Astronaut dials 911 emergency number. 01-02-2019
January 2, 2019
New Horizons Successfully Explores Ultima Thule
 NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Ultima Thule in the early hours of New Year's Day, ushering in the era of exploration from the enigmatic Kuiper Belt, a region of primordial objects that holds keys to understanding the origins of the solar system. 
January 2, 2019
Hubble Discovers the First Galaxy
Less than 100 years ago Hubble showed that our universe is populated by  galaxies other than the Milky Way.
December 31, 2018
Uranus Hit By GIANT 2xEarth!
How did Uranus get flopped onto it's side? New study shows that it could have been from a gigantic Earth
December 30, 2018
Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse in January
 For the first time in three years, the United States will be able to experience a total lunar eclipse.
December 29, 2018
Trump Shuts Down NASA
16000 NASA employees out of work due to government shut down due to Trumps border wall.  12-28-2018
December 29, 2018
SpaceX Starship Gets a Stainless Steel Makeover
SPACEX Starship interplanetary craft gets a re-skin of stainless steel for upcoming tests.  12-27-2018
December 28, 2018
New Years Day Comet Flyby has Started!
New Horizons probe to fly by Ultima Thule on New Years Day! 12-26-2018
December 27, 2018
SpaceX Space Suit. All We Know
SpaceX has a freakin' sweet space suit straight out of a sci-fi movie. 12-25-2018
December 25, 2018
Time Travel Possible in Black Holes - Study
A new study finds that matter in black holes could travel forward in time.
December 22, 2018
NASA InSight Places First Instruments on MARS
NASA's InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.
December 21, 2018
Pentagon Declassifies Hundreds of Satellites
The Pentagon Is Declassifying Info About Satellites in Orbit 12-20-2018
December 20, 2018
Saturn is Losing its Rings at an alarming rate
NASA Research Reveals Saturn is Losing Its Rings at “Worst-Case-Scenario” Rate.
December 19, 2018
Space News Podcast Trailer - Welcome :)
Welcome to the Space News Podcast. Please visit for more information on this podcast and other cool space stuff.
December 18, 2018
NASA Going Beyond The Moon
NASA Won’t Be Going ‘Back’ to the Moon—It Wants to Go To Mars and Beyond.
December 18, 2018
China Makes Artificial Star 6x Hotter than Sun
China is working on a fusion reactor that is 6 times hotter than the Sun. Space New Podcast 12-17-2018
December 17, 2018
Japan rovers show rocky asteroid
Photos from Japan space rovers show a rocky surface on Ryugu. Space News Podcast
December 16, 2018
Australias New Space Agency - 12-14-2018
South Australia beats strong competition to be home to Australia's new space agency
December 14, 2018
Virgin Galactic Reaches Space!
Virgin Galactic lands safely after first time successfully reaching space. Mars methane mystery! 12-13-2018
December 13, 2018
New Dark Matter Discovery! 12-12-2018
Astronomers find that dark was present 9 billion years ago 12-12-2018
December 12, 2018
Dark Side of the moon &Pluto New Horizons AMA! 12-12-2018
Dark Side of the moon spacecraft reaches orbit &Pluto New Horizons Reddit AMA! 12-12-2018
December 12, 2018
Water found on asteroid!
NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid
December 11, 2018
NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
December 10, 2018
Sending ships to another star system. JPL, Honda and CalTech - 12-10-2018
A startup is developing a 100-gigawatt laser to propel a probe to another star system. That may be powerful enough to 'ignite an entire city. JPL, Honda and CalTech make a better battery!
December 10, 2018
First sounds from MARS inSight 12-8-2018
Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018.
December 8, 2018
NASA Going to MOON in 2 years!
NASA's Exploration Campaign: Back to the Moon and on to Mars #Mars #NASA #Moon
December 7, 2018
Billionaire probes for life on Saturns Moon
Billionaire Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Initiatives Eyes Private Mission to Seek Alien Life on Saturns Moon. #saturn #NASA #Moon #milner
December 7, 2018
China Far Side Moon Mission
China will be Launching Historic Mission to Moon's Far Side on Friday
December 6, 2018
What is Dark Fluid?! 12-5-2018
Bizarre ‘dark fluid’ with negative mass could dominate the universe – new research suggests
December 6, 2018
Neil Degrasse Tyson & Cosmos Season 2 - all the info I know so far. 12-4-2018
Cosmos Season 2 with Neil Degrasse Tyson premieres on FOX and National Geographic in March of 2019
December 4, 2018
Asteroid Sample mission arrives!
After traveling through space for more than two years and over two billion miles, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived at its destination, asteroid Bennu, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.
December 3, 2018
Mars Robot sets record, SpaceX launch - 12-2-2018 Space News Podcast
SpaceX Postpones Launch. InSight Lander Sets Record. ISS AI makes a joke.
December 3, 2018
Inflatable ISS Module ready! - 12-2-2018 Space News Podcast
Bigelow Aerospace’s BEAM technology demonstrator has been cleared for use on the ISS.
December 2, 2018
ROBOT AI on the ISS - 12-1-2018 Space News Podcast
AI Robot CIMON Debuts at International Space Station #ISS #NASA
December 1, 2018
MARS LANDER TOMORROW! Ethiopia satellites - 11-25-2018
How will NASA know when InSight touches down? Ethiopia to launch its first-ever satellite with China’s help
November 25, 2018
Europa Lander, Exoplanets and SPACEX - 11-23-2018 Space News Podcast
NASA lost key support to explore Jupiter's moon. ESA exoplanet hunter.
November 23, 2018
Flat Earthers be damned! Mars is GO GO GO! 11-21-2018
Walking off the edge of Phobos, For NASA's InSight Mars Lander, All Systems Are Go for Monday Touchdown.
November 22, 2018
NASA upset Musk smoked weed, SpaceX renames BFG and Mars colony update
NASA will conduct an "invasive" safety review of SpaceX after Elon Musk’s public weed use. Hawaii’s Mars Simulations Are Turning Into Moon Missions.
November 21, 2018
Mars Missions with SpaceX, Humans on Mars and More!
NASA may retire its new mega-rocket for SpaceX, Blue Origin launchers. Humans need Mars as a 'plan B' to avoid extinction, says physicist Michio Kaku
November 18, 2018
SpaceX and FCC make deal, Voyager 2 leaving Heliosphere!
Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins FCC approval to put 7,000 Starlink Internet satellites into orbit. Excitement Increases as Voyager 2 sees a decrease in Heliospheric Particles
November 16, 2018
GIANT frozen Super Earths, Indian Rockets and Meteor Craters in Greenalnd
Indian GSLV rocket launches GSAT-29. Frozen super-Earth orbiting Barnard’s star, the second-closest star system. International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice.
November 14, 2018
NASA Mars Landing TV & SpaceX launching space instruments
NASA Brings Mars Landing, First in Six Years, to Viewers Everywhere Nov. 26. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 certified to launch NASA’s flagship scientific spacecraft
November 14, 2018
Space Flight just changed forever!
Rocket Lab in New Zealand Brings Quick, Cheap Space Access.
November 12, 2018
Curiosity Rover Drilling again! Exomoons have moons called moonmoons and billionaires private space
Curiosity Rover on Mars Is Rolling and Drilling Again. Exomoons could have 'moon-moons,' and they might support alien life. NASA and Yuri Milner Working Together on Life-Hunting Mission to Enceladus
November 10, 2018
Space X Internet, Space Suits and Moon Mission news! Nov 8 2018
SpaceX’s Starlink internet constellation deemed ‘a license to print money’. NASA astronauts test SpaceX spacesuits in the Crew Dragon. European-Built Service Module Arrives in U.S. for First Orion Moon Mission.
November 8, 2018
NEW Space Station! Soyuz Rocket, Solar Probes and More!
China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station. Soyuz Rocket Successfully Launches, MIT says laser tech could attract alien astronomers and Indian scientists discover ultraviolet wings of Butterfly Nebula
November 7, 2018
Exoplanets with 50% Water Oceans, SpaceX and NASA Dawn Mission.
One-third of known planets may be enormous ocean worlds. SpaceX’s helipad-equipped boat will bring astronauts safely home. NASA's Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End.
November 6, 2018
Antimatter gravity and SpaceX/TESLA - Nov 4, 2018
New antimatter gravity experiments begin at CERN. SpaceX's 'Starman' and Its Tesla Roadster Are Now Beyond Mars.
November 5, 2018
Mars InSight Lander, Mars CubeSats
NASA’s next mission to Mars -- InSight -- is expected to land on the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018.
November 1, 2018
Sun Probe, Skull Asteroid and Kepler Telescope is dead.
I'm sad to report that Kepler has been taken offline after ~ 10 years. No Skull Asteroid this Halloween and Humans have sent a probe the closest to the Sun - Ever. Sponsor:
October 30, 2018
Eugene Shoemaker: Buried on the Moon
12 people walked on the Moon, only 1 is buried there.
October 30, 2018
Hubble Space Telescope Returns! - Ep.30
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope returned to normal operations late Friday, Oct. 26, and completed its first science observations on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2:10 AM EDT. The observations were of the distant, star-forming galaxy DSF2237B-1-IR and were taken in infrared wavelengths with the Wide Field Camera 3 instrument. Sponsor:
October 28, 2018
Private China Space Launch Fails - Ep. 31
China’s first attempt to reach orbit via a private launch company failed yesterday. On Beijing-based startup LandSpace attempted the first launch of its three-stage Zhuque-1 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gobi desert, and while the rocket successfully lifted off, it failed to reach orbit. Sponsor:
October 28, 2018
Oxygen levels on Mars could support life: Study
A new study suggests that salty water at or near the surface of Mars could contain enough dissolved O2 to support oxygen-breathing microbes. Our first contact with Martians is coming! Sponsor:
October 25, 2018
China to launch man-made moons in space!
What in the actual F? China is designing, engineering and launching 3 man-made moons into space by 2022. The first launch will be in 2020 and more launches will come soon thereafter. Check out our sponsor. for all your washing needs.
October 24, 2018
Fourth man on the Moon, Alan Bean, has passed away.
Apollo and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth human to walk on the moon and an accomplished artist, has died.
May 27, 2018
China’s lunar communication satellite blasts towards moon
China has successfully launched a relay satellite designed to play a critical role in the Chang'e-4 lunar exploration project by establishing a communication link between Earth and the rover on the far side of the moon.
May 24, 2018
James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed to 2020
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope currently is undergoing final integration and test phases that will require more time to ensure a successful mission. After an independent assessment of remaining tasks for the highly complex space observatory, Webb’s previously revised 2019 launch window now is targeted for approximately May 2020.
March 27, 2018
History and Future of Space Industry News has over 2 million users! That's absolutely insane! Listen to a brief history of the site and also hear what the future holds.
March 26, 2018
Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed 7% in space!
After spending almost a year orbiting our planet aboard the International Space Station, the longest spaceflight by an American astronaut, Kelly returned to Earth to to find out that his DNA doesn't match his identical twin brother anymore.
March 15, 2018
Donald Trump and the Space Force
In a speech before an audience of marines in San Diego, Trump referenced the idea of a military presence in space , dubbed "Space Force" and defended the US space mission.
March 15, 2018
Skin Tight Space Suit and welcome back!
In today's episode we take a quick look at a skin tight space suit from Dava J. Newman and welcome back to the show after a few years off! Follow us:
March 4, 2018
Beautiful Cherry Springs State Park Dark Sky Sight
Today I talk about the amazing Cherry Springs state park in Pennsylvania. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
November 22, 2015
Major NASA Mars announcement!
Major NASA Mars announcement happened today, but that's not the most important thing that happened. The news media is going wonky for Mars news, and that's a good thing. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
November 3, 2015
Look at the moon, binoculars are awesome
Binoculars are an inexpensive way to view some really cool stuff in the sky. You can pick up a pair from Celestron here. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
November 2, 2015
Bernie Sanders Policy on Space, Science and Technology
In todays episode we take a look at how Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders stands on the issues of space exploration, global warming, GMOs and more! Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule. Follow us:
November 2, 2015
New "Baby" stars found at center of Milky Way!
Astronomers using the VISTA telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory have discovered a previously unknown component of the Milky Way. By mapping out the locations of a class of stars that vary in brightness called Cepheids, a disc of young stars buried behind thick dust clouds in the central bulge has been found. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
October 25, 2015
A very brief history of Uranus
Uranus is a giant, an ice giant. We discuss some of the basic facts of this fascinating planet. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule. Check us out on Twitter at
October 24, 2015
Black holes, NASA Mars mission rocket and Jupiters spot gets smaller
In this episode we will talk about what's at the center of black holes, NASA Mars mission rocket and Jupiters spot gets smaller. Hint: You should get the book "the Practical Astronomer" if you want to learn how to look for celestial sights in the night sky. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
October 23, 2015
Nova or Super Nova?
We discuss the difference between a Nova and a Super Nova, briefly touching on the subject of black holes. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
October 8, 2015
How to spot the international space station
In this episode we take a look at how to see the international space station from your own back yard. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
October 5, 2015
A brief introduction to science, punk rock and William
It's taken 6 episodes to tell you about me and my history, so here you go. Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
October 2, 2015
Super Blood Moon Eclipse and WATER ON MARS!
In this episode we talk about the Super Blood Moon Eclipse and NASA's HUGE announcement on Monday. We have an inside scoop so get ready! Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
September 25, 2015
Flowing Water discovered on Mars! Space Punks - Space News Episode #5
Holy cow! NASA has discovered flowing water on Mars! New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. Support this podcast: Drive with Uber and make real, serious money! I use Uber when I need rides when I travel and the drivers I talk with love driving on their own schedule.
September 25, 2015
NASA in danger of climate change floods
Today we discuss how NASA will handle sea level rise at it's facilities. Support this podcast:
September 24, 2015
Cassini finds a global ocean in saturns moon!
A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini mission. Support this podcast:
September 21, 2015
NASA is working on a hitch hiking spacecraft
NASA researchers are studying a propulsion concept, spacecraft would “hitchhike” between bodies in our Solar System using a harpoon. Support this podcast:
September 21, 2015
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