The Odysseus spacecraft has become the first US spacecraft to land on the moon in 50 years

The Odysseus spacecraft manufactured by Houston-based Intuitive Machines has successfully landed on the surface of the Moon. It is the first time a spacecraft from a private company has landed on the lunar surface, and it is the first U.S.-made craft to reach the Moon since the Apollo missions. Ulysses carried NASA instruments, which the … Read more

NASA is looking for volunteers to live in its Mars simulation for a year

If extreme challenges are your cup of tea, has the perfect opportunity for you. The space agency launched a call on Friday for volunteers to participate in its second simulated year-long mission to Mars, the Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA 2). For the duration of the mission, which will begin in spring 2025, … Read more

Intuitive Machines is taking its shot at nailing the first commercial moon landing

Houston-based space company Intuitive Machines is preparing for a real shot at the moon later this month, when it will attempt to land a spacecraft named Odysseus on the lunar surface — ideally without it breaking apart in the process. The mission follows Astrobotic's failed attempt in January; that company's lander, Peregrine, never arrived on … Read more

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is laying off 570 workers


Even is not safe from . The agency announces it is cutting approximately 530 employees from its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California amid budget uncertainty. This represents eight percent of the establishment's workforce. JPL is also laying off around 40 contractors, just weeks after imposing a hiring freeze and . The workers are now … Read more

SpaceX Rocket and Astronauts Grounded Due to Last-Minute Problem – Latest Updates


SpaceX’s plans to launch its latest rocket carrying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) have been postponed due to a last-minute problem. The mission, which was scheduled to take off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center early Sunday, had to be aborted at the last minute due to an issue with the rocket’s fuel system. … Read more