Data

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.

Emerging Tech

New Space Strategy Is Heavy on ‘Winning,’ Light on Details

The first major update in nine years set out more forceful goals, but leaves gaps.

Ideas

The False Hope of an American Rocket Launch

Even in the tumultuous Apollo era, the feats of the country’s space program were a momentary diversion, not a national salve.

Emerging Tech

NASA Seeks to Improve How It Learns About New Technology

The space agency wants input from partners regarding how it collects information about new tech innovation.

Emerging Tech

Air Force Leaders Fret As Another Satellite Maker Declares Bankruptcy

Service leaders are asking for Congressional help in shoring up the defense industrial base.

Ideas

The U.S. Military Has Officially Published Three UFO Videos. Why Doesn't Anybody Seem to Care?

This is the first time the Pentagon has publicly confirmed the authenticity of UFO footage.

CIO Briefing

The Thorniest Subject at NASA Right Now

The space agency is carefully following pandemic measures. Elon Musk thinks they’re overblown. But both are going to the moon together.

IT Modernization

NASA to Host Virtual Hackathon on COVID-19 Challenges

The space agency and its partners will host a two-day hackathon on May 30-31.

Emerging Tech

Summer Space Program Considers Shift to Virtual Version Due to Coronavirus

The SETI Institute is rethinking how to host its competitive summer program for accelerating space research.

Emerging Tech

If Space Startups Fail, the Pentagon’s Going to Need Some New Plans

The coronavirus is threatening young space companies — and the military’s plans to rely on them.

CIO Briefing

Space Agency Launches ‘NASA at Home’ to Engage Those in Coronavirus Confinement

Resources include do-it-yourself activities, live virtual chats with astronauts and officials, formal lesson plans, an augmented reality app and more.

Emerging Tech

Air Force Seeks Partnerships to Produce Space Innovations and Base of the Future

The anticipated challenges aim to spur innovations in space technology and produce a base of the future.

CIO Briefing

Russian and Chinese Satellites Are Helping U.S. Pilots Spy on Russia and China

U-2 pilots are wearing watches that connect to foreign satellites, giving them backup navigation when GPS is jammed.