Space

NASA Needs Better International Cooperation Framework for Artemis Missions, IG Says

The watchdog made 10 recommendations to the agency to improve international collaboration and help reduce costs.

UFO Sightings By US Troops Surge

Intelligence officials cite recent efforts to reduce the stigma of reporting odd aerial phenomena. Many cases remain unexplained.

FCC Votes to Approve New Space Bureau

The new bureau comes from a reorganization of the International Bureau and will help the agency regulate satellites and other related efforts.

‘Very Realistic’ That Humans Will be on Mars in 20 Years, NASA Official Says

Under the Artemis program, the agency will use lunar missions to prepare for further exploration to Mars.

Data from NASA’s Space-Based Tech Used to Spot CO2 Emission Sources

Observations from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 and 3 missions were used to pinpoint carbon dioxide emissions from one coal power plant.

Webb Telescope Reveals Super Early Milky Way-Like Galaxies

COMMENTARY | New images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveal for the first time galaxies with stellar bars at a time when the universe was a mere 25% of its present age.

‘We Have Nothing’ Showing UFOs Are of Alien Origin, Defense Official Says

So far, data has not shown unidentified anomalous phenomena to be from an alien source, according to defense officials.

Probe Could Find Whether Saturn's Moon Hosts Life

Recent discoveries indicate the moon's surface has massive saltwater oceans.

How Government is Dealing With Flying Space Junk

Space junk, or orbital debris, has become a topic of increasing interest among several agencies and Congress.

NASA’s Out of This World Tech Advancements in 2022 

This year the agency tackled big and small ways to innovate on the moon and beyond.

2022 Year in Review: Critical Update

Nextgov’s favorite episodes from the final year of the Critical Update podcast.

NASA Looks to Re-Boost Satellite Orbits with Hubble Serving as a Model

Moving Hubble into a higher orbit will serve as an example of what the agency is looking to do for satellites in the future. 

Lawmakers Highlight Cyber, New Tech and Space in Proposed Spending Bill

The $1.7 trillion omnibus introduced by lawmakers on Tuesday would spur on investments in cutting-edge technologies, cyber defense and space during the 2023 fiscal year.

State Department Seeks Private Sector Collab on Space Infrastructure and Markets

The U.S. government is continuing its regulatory efforts of outer space’s emerging usages.

House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation on Space Situational Awareness

The bill will fund Commerce Department capabilities and NASA research and development on space situational awareness, which can help identify and locate satellites or orbital debris in current and future locations.

China’s New Space Station Opens for Business in an Increasingly Competitive Era of Space Activity

The space station is built and run entirely by China.