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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Europa Clipper Mission

. NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Europa Clipper Mission The mission will explore whether Jupiter’s moon Europa has conditions suitable for life. NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of…
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NASA’s Europa Clipper will fly on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy

NASA’s Europa Clipper will start its journey to Jupiter’s icy moon aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket built by SpaceX. NASA will pay SpaceX $178 million to launch the vehicle in October 2024. The Europa Clipper got the green light from NASA in 2015. It will fly by the moon 45…
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NASA’s InSight Reveals the Deep Interior of Mars

. NASA’s InSight Reveals the Deep Interior of Mars Three papers published today share new details on the crust, mantle, and molten core of the Red Planet. Before NASA’s InSight spacecraft touched down on Mars in 2018, the rovers and orbiters studying the Red Planet concentrated on its surface. The stationary lander’s seismometer has changed that…
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Dead Space is getting a remake on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X

One of survivor horror’s most iconic games is getting a next-gen facelift. At its EA Play Live event, Electronic Arts revealed that a remake of the original Dead Space is in development and will be launching on the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. The publisher says…
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Elon Musk says SpaceX holds Bitcoin, ribs Jack Dorsey at conference

“SpaceX, Tesla, and I own Bitcoin,” Elon Musk said at a Bitcoin conference today. Though Tesla no longer allows people to pay for cars using Bitcoin, the automaker hasn’t sold its Bitcoin, he said. “We’re not selling any Bitcoin, nor am I selling anything personally or nor is SpaceX selling any Bitcoin.” In addition, Musk disclosed that he owned Ethereum and — unsurprisingly —…
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An on-the-ground look at Blue Origin’s motley crew

Today, Wally Funk, 81, and Oliver Daemen, 18, made history as the oldest and youngest people ever to go to space. They hitched a ride with Jeff Bezos and his brother, Mark, aboard the New Shepard, a rocket made by Bezos’ company, Blue Origin. Blue Origin will eventually…
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Signs of Life on Mars? NASA’s Perseverance Rover Begins the Hunt

. Signs of Life on Mars? NASA’s Perseverance Rover Begins the Hunt Your browser cannot play the provided video file(s). After testing a bristling array of instruments on its robotic arm, NASA’s latest Mars rover gets down to business: probing rocks and dust for evidence of past life. NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has begun its search for…
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