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space act agreement to support private space telescope project


nasa has signed a space act agreement with a private organization currently raising funds for studies of a space telescope designed to look for habitable planets around a nearby star.






project blue's planet-hunting space telescope gets new crowdfunding campaign


the private space telescope initiative project blue launched a new crowdfunding campaign in a second attempt to raise money for its mission to directly image earth-like exoplanets.






5,000 days in space! 'astronomy robot' spitzer space telescope keeps scanning |


learn how the space telescope autonomously scans targets. the nasa space telescope launched on aug. 25, 2003 and reached the 5000 day mark on may 3, 2017.






5000 days in space! 'astronomy robot' spitzer space telescope keeps scanning | v


learn how the space telescope autonomously scans targets. the nasa space telescope launched on aug. 25, 2003 and reached the 5000 day mark on may 3, 2017.






image of the day


on this day in 1990, nasa's space shuttle mission sts-31 deployed the hubble space telescope into orbit. the telescope was launched to capture images of the cosmos with unprecedented clarity, but a flaw in its mirror left the telescope nearsighted.






james webb space telescope’s testing at nasa goddard highlighted | video


the new space telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018, went through a series of rigorous tests at the goddard space flight center.






spitzer space telescope passes 5,000 days in space


a nasa space telescope recently passed 5,000 days since the start of its mission in 2003, and it's still going strong.






hotspot for cosmic rays: touring the telescope array project in utah


in the utah desert, hundreds of rusty instruments scour the sky for signs of high-energy particles from space. space.com contributor nola taylor redd took a tour of the telescope array facility.






space football fail! nasa gives pigskin a beating ahead of super bowl 2017


can a football stand up to a space telescope's intense testing regimen? in honor of sunday's super bowl, nasa put a football through similar tests to those undergone by its next big space observatory, the james webb space telescope.






celestial photos: hubble space telescope's latest cosmic views


see amazing photos from the hubble space telescope, nasa's iconic observatory in space.






watch live @ 7 pm et tonight: webcast about nasa's next big space telescope


you can learn all about nasa's $8.8 billion james webb space telescope (jwst), the successor to the agency's iconic hubble space telescope, in a live webcast tonight (march 1) at 7 p.m. est (0000 gmt on march 2).






shaking a nearly 9 billion dollar space telescope - jwst vibration test video


the rigors of launch demand extreme testing for payloads. nasa’s james webb space telescope was recently placed on a shake table to simulate vibrations it will endure. the telescope has an estimated “life-cycle cost of $8.835 billion dollars."






james webb space telescope can unlock mysteries of trappist-1 | video


nasa’s james webb space telescope (jwst) is currently being tested ahead of its scheduled 2018 launch. nasa astrophysicist amber straughn updates space.com’s sarah lewin on where they are with the testing and what she hopes we can learn.






shaken & chilled: tests give james webb telescope a taste of deep space (exclusi


the enormous james webb space telescope is undergoing extensive testing to prepare for its nearly million-mile journey through space. after it launches in late 2018, it will return groundbreaking images of distant planets, ancient galaxies and more.






hubble uses 'super vision' on galaxy cluster - stsci astronomer explains | video


space telescope science institute astronomer dr. dan coe talks to space.com’s hanneke weitering about imagery recently captured of galaxy cluster abell 370 by the hubble space telescope.






hubble’s uses 'super vision' on galaxy cluster - stsci astronomer explains | vid


space telescope science institute astronomer dr. dan coe talks to space.com’s hanneke weitering about imagery recently captured of galaxy cluster abell 370 by the hubble space telescope.






nasa's james webb space telescope: hubble's cosmic successor


everything you need to know about nasa's big bang-probing space telescope.






hubble space telescope spots ‘vermin galaxy’


from the treasure trove of images captured by nasa’s hubble space telescope, the space agency released an image friday that shows a distant galaxy as it begins it transit behind a star that lies much closer to earth. the transit is of significance because it allows scientists to study the star hd 10...






see the crab nebula in several different wavelengths | video


imagery of the nebula from the very large array, the spitzer space telescope, the hubble space telescope, the xmm-newton observatory, and the chandra x-ray are showcased. the supernova remnant is 6,500 light-years from earth.






nasa's james webb space telescope mission invades sxsw 2017


an interactive exhibit on nasa's next flagship space observatory, the james webb space telescope, has landed at the 2017 south by southwest (sxsw) celebration in austin, texas.






james webb space telescope to undergo testing in apollo vacuum chamber


the scientific successor to nasa's hubble space telescope has arrived in houston for a pre-launch milestone trial using an historic and unparalleled facility that was built for the apollo spacecraft.






black hole birth may have been witnessed by space telescopes (video)


the hubble and spitzer space telescope’s along wiith the large binocular telescope (lbt) have been used to possibly spot a black hole born from a collapsing star. story developing…






world's largest space telescope graduates goddard testing, heads to texas


after passing its final test at nasa's goddard space flight center in greenbelt, maryland, the megatelescope is ready for the next stop on its trip to space: further testing at johnson space center in houston.






james webb space telescope is set for 100-day big freeze


the james webb space telescope is ready for a nearly 100-day stay in the freezer.






auroras on uranus captured again by hubble | video


the hubble space telescope captured the first clear images of the auroras in 2011. in 2012 and 2014, the space telescope imaging spectrograph (stis) aboard hubble captured the phenomena again.






cheops: europe's exoplanet transit hunter


the european space agency's space telescope will search for exoplanetary transits using ultrahigh precision.






private companies drive 'new space race' at nasa center


for the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, nasa says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the international space station from u.s. soil. critical milestones are on the horizon for boeing and spacex, the space agency's commercial crew partners: flight...






james webb space telescope will hunt for signs of life in the solar system


the soon-to-launch james webb space telescope will turn its powerful eye on two of the solar system's top candidates for hosting alien life: the icy moons enceladus and europa.






watch triton orbit neptune via kepler space telescope | video


neptune came within kepler space telescope's field of view late 2014 into early 2015. the imagery kepler captured was compiled to show the moon triton orbit neptune.






latch blamed for james webb space telescope vibration test anomaly


a latch that didn't close properly was the cause of the anomaly that halted vibration testing of nasa's james webb space telescope last december.






stratford middle schoolers launch their science project into space


ten lucky students from stratford middle school's international space station beta program are sending a robotic arm and a test platform simulating a project that students with valley christian high's amse institute built aboard the international space station on june 1. the project topic is on heat and humidity and how heat moves on earth versus in outer space. the seventh and eighth graders hope their experiment will add to nasa's microgravity research.






private companies drive 'new space race' at nasa center


for the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, nasa says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the international space station from u.s. soil.






iran cancels project for sending human into space


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s semi-official ilna news agency is reporting that the country’s space organization is cancelling a project to explore sending humans into space. iran sent a monkey into space in january 2013 and it had announced a goal of sending a person by 2018. but wednesday’s report quotes mohammad homayoun sadr, deputy […]






new off-broadway play spotlights 'almost-first' woman in space


decades before sally ride became the first american woman in space, pilot jerrie cobb was part of a private initiative to select and train female space fliers.






footballs put through spacecraft testing - for educational purposes | video


nasa goddard space flight center ran regulation size footballs through some of the same machinery used to test the james webb space telescope. they didnt fare well, to say the least.