China test fires heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket engines

China conducted engine tests for the Long March 5 Y7 and Long March 5 Y6 rockets on June 30 and July 1, 2022. The Long March 5 is China’s "biggest ever carrier rocket so far," and has hydrogen-oxygen engines, according to China Central Television (CCTV). Credit: Space.com | footage courtesy: China Central Television (CCTV) | … Read moreChina test fires heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket engines

NASA’s CAPSTONE mission experiencing communications issues with Deep Space Network

The CAPSTONE mission to the moon experience issues communicating with the Deep Space Network and "The spacecraft team currently is working to understand the cause and re-establish contact," according to NASA. Full Story: https://www.space.com/nasa-capstone-moon-cubesat-communication-loss Credit: Space.com | animations courtesy NASA / Ames Research Center | edited by [Steve Spaleta](https://twitter.com/stevespaleta) Music: Lost in Space by Cobby … Read moreNASA’s CAPSTONE mission experiencing communications issues with Deep Space Network

Mars helicopter soars on 29th flight! – Time-lapse, color images & flight data

Mars helicopter Ingenuity’s flew for the 29th time on June 11, 2022. See a time-lapse of black & white imagery, color snapshots and data from the flight. Credit: Space.com | imagery courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech | produced & edited by Steve Spaleta (http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta) Music: Retrieval by Cobby Costa / courtesy of http://www.epidemicsound.com Mars helicopter soars on 29th flight! … Read moreMars helicopter soars on 29th flight! – Time-lapse, color images & flight data

Fourth of July in space! Astronauts beam down message

NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Robert Hines share a Fourth of July message from the International Space Station. — The Fourth of July night sky: Here’s what you can see on Independence Day: https://www.space.com/fourth-july-2022-night-sky Credit: NASA Fourth of July in space! Astronauts beam down message // visit Source Channel of this content → 0 Views

Dwarf galaxy discovered at Andromeda’s edge could be ‘fossil’ of first galaxies

A NSF NOIRLab’s Community Science and Data Center study of Andromeda galaxy data has revealed a dwarf galaxy at its edge. Follow up observations using the International Gemini Observatory has shown that it may be a "fossil of the first galaxies." Full Story: https://www.space.com/fossil-dwarf-galaxy-near-andromeda Images and Videos: International Gemini Observatory/KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/K. Pu’uohau-Pummill/Adam Block Image Processing: T.A. … Read moreDwarf galaxy discovered at Andromeda’s edge could be ‘fossil’ of first galaxies

Virgin Orbit launches satellites for Space Force on 1st night mission

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket was released from Cosmic Girl aircraft carrying 7 small satellites to launch to orbit on July 2, 2022. Learn more about the payloads: https://www.space.com/virgin-orbit-straight-up-mission-launch-success Credit: Virgin Orbit Virgin Orbit launches satellites for Space Force on 1st night mission // visit Source Channel of this content → 2 Views

James Webb Space Telescope’s flight control room – Peek through the glass

Missions Operations Manager (MOM) Carl Starr explains a bit about the James Webb Space Telescope flight control room at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Maryland. Credit: Space.com / Rebecca Sohn James Webb Space Telescope’s flight control room – Peek through the glass // visit Source Channel of this content → 1 Views

Atlas V rocket launches missile-warning satellite for Space Force

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched the Wide Field of View (WFOV) satellite for the U.S. Space Force on July 1, 2022 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. There was also a second payload, called the USSF-12 Ring, that carries several undisclosed payloads. Credit: ULA Atlas V rocket launches missile-warning satellite … Read moreAtlas V rocket launches missile-warning satellite for Space Force

July 2022’s full moon is a Full Buck Supermoon!

On July 13, 2022, skywatchers will be treated to the Full Buck Supermoon. It is named buck moon because "July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer emerge from their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur," according to NASA & "many Native American traditions." Full Story: https://www.space.com/full-moon-rises-supermoon-july-2022 Credit: Space.com | animations: … Read moreJuly 2022’s full moon is a Full Buck Supermoon!

Planets, Sirius and a ‘teapot’ leads to Milky Way’s core in July 2022 skywatching

Spot Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn at dawn. See the bright star Sirius and a "teapot" of stars leads you to the center of the Milky Way. [Night sky: What you can see this month](https://www.space.com/16149-night-sky.html) [Best night sky events this month – stargazing maps](https://www.space.com/33974-best-night-sky-events.html) Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Planets, Sirius and a ‘teapot’ leads to Milky Way’s … Read morePlanets, Sirius and a ‘teapot’ leads to Milky Way’s core in July 2022 skywatching

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