Space

SpaceX, L3Harris Technologies Get Pentagon Contracts to Track Missiles from Outer Space

Potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the contracts continue the Defense Department’s plans to beef up space operations.

Can We Still Go to Mars?

The pandemic is making a journey to the red planet feel further away than ever.

NASA to Debut New-and-Improved Space Toilet

Astronauts informed the unit's creation and have high hopes that it’ll bring more comfort to all who use it.

Modern Space Missions Lead to Standing Joint NASA, DOE Coordinating Group

Senior Energy officials briefed Nextgov on a range of areas that present potential opportunities for the agencies to advance each other’s missions. 

Amazing Mars Mission Nearing Red Planet

The Mars Perseverance Rover is now speeding toward Mars at a blazing 71,413 miles per hour.

White House Council Seeks Input on Plan to Invest in Alternatives to GPS

The request for information flows from an executive order on the responsible use of positioning, navigation and timing services.

Cold War Satellite Captures Threat to Marmots

Using satellite data, the researchers could map the impact of agriculture on the bobak marmot, for one, as far back as the 1960s, and up to the present day.

‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’

After a successful splashdown, SpaceX is poised to take over the job of shuttling American astronauts to space.

How the Energy Department Is Powering NASA’s Soon-to-Launch Mars Rover

Undersecretary for Science Paul Dabbar offered a glimpse into the agency’s efforts beyond Earth.

Critical Update: Reinventing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Technology is important but keeping and developing talent will be crucial, NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp says.

NASA Wants Feedback on Liability Issues with Sending Private Astronauts to Space

The space agency is seeking additional feedback on the insurance and accountability issues that accompany bringing commercial astronauts to the International Space Station.

Why Are Scientists Trying to Manufacture Organs in Space?

These experiments help researchers optimize tissue growth for use in basic science, personalized medicine and organ transplantation.

NASA Watchdog Reports on Why the Agency Still Struggles with Cybersecurity

Almost half of the controls in an overarching shared system were assessed as deficient.

Space Satellite Data Reveals the Pandemic’s Effects on Earth

A new dashboard—created by NASA and international partners—enables users to see changes in air and water quality, greenhouse gases, city nightlights, economic indicators and agricultural production.