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May 24, 2024 at 8:06 PM

Boeing's 1st astronaut flight now set for June after review of small leak

Boeing is now aiming for its first astronaut launch at the beginning of June
May 24, 2024 at 8:06 PM
FILE - Boeing's Starliner capsule atop an Atlas V rocket is seen at Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station a day after its mission to the International Space Station was scrubbed because of an issue with a pressure regulation valve, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Boeing is now aiming for its first astronaut launch at the beginning of June. Officials for the company and NASA said Friday, May 24, that weeks of review show that the capsule can safely fly with two test pilots, despite a small propulsion system leak.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 21, 2024 at 6:31 PM

May's full Flower Moon: How to see it and what it means for your zodiac sign

The full moon in May is known as the Flower Moon and will arrive on May 23, 2024 at 9:53 p.m. E.T.
May 21, 2024 at 6:31 PM
The full moon was dubbed "Flower Moon" because flowers spring forth across North America in abundance around this time.
May 20, 2024 at 10:01 PM

Black astronauts say 90-year-old Ed Dwight's 1st trip to space was 'justice'

Following his historic first trip to space, 90-year-old Ed Dwight sat among three Black NASA astronauts who thanked him for pathing their way to orbit.
May 20, 2024 at 10:01 PM
Ed Dwight celebrates as he exits the Mission NS-25 crew capsule, upon landing near the Blue Origin base near Van Horn, Texas, May 19, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 8:38 PM

What you need to know about May’s Flower Moon

Celebrity astrologer Kyle Thomas says May’s full Flower Moon will be in Sagittarius, and that it is the perfect time to have a bit of fun as we get closer to summer.
May 20, 2024 at 8:38 PM
VIDEO: What you need to know about May’s Flower Moon
May 20, 2024 at 6:14 PM

Blue Origin launches historic flight to space

Blue Origin launched New Shepard NS-25, its seventh human flight, to space Sunday carrying 90-year-old Ed Dwight, the United States' first Black astronaut candidate.
May 20, 2024 at 6:14 PM
This screen grab taken from a Blue Origin broadcast shows Ed Dwight celebrating as he exits the Mission NS-25 crew capsule, upon landing near the Blue Origin base near Van Horn, Texas, on May 19, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 3:00 PM

90-year-old becomes oldest American in space

Ed Dwight, the United States' first Black astronaut candidate, became the oldest person to go to space on Sunday as part of Blue Origin's New Shepard NS-25 spacecraft.
May 20, 2024 at 3:00 PM
VIDEO: 90-year-old becomes oldest American in space
May 20, 2024 at 5:23 AM

What is January's full Wolf Moon? What it means for your zodiac sign

The Wolf Moon will arrive Jan. 25, 2024, at 12:54 p.m. ET. Find out the best ways to manifest your dreams during that period.
May 20, 2024 at 5:23 AM
January’s full moon also known as the Wolf Moon, will arrive on January 25, 2024.
May 19, 2024 at 2:03 PM

1st black astronaut candidate will finally get his chance at 90 to launch into space

Ed Dwight, 90, who became the first black astronaut after being nominated by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, will finally get his chance to go into space on a Blue Origin ship.
May 19, 2024 at 2:03 PM
VIDEO: 1st black astronaut candidate will finally get his chance at 90 to launch into space
May 16, 2024 at 4:35 PM

Webb telescope uncovers merger of two massive black holes from early universe

The Webb Space Telescope has discovered the earliest known merger of black holes
May 16, 2024 at 4:35 PM
This image released by NASA shows the ZS7 galaxy system, revealing the ionized hydrogen emission in orange and the doubly ionized oxygen emission in dark red. (ESA/Webb, NASA via AP)
May 15, 2024 at 8:31 AM

Amanda Nguyen to become 1st Vietnamese-American woman to go to space

Amanda Nguyen reflects on her past, her advocacy and what it means to fulfill her lifelong dream.
May 15, 2024 at 8:31 AM
VIDEO:  Amanda Nguyen to become 1st Vietnamese-American woman to go to space
May 14, 2024 at 6:34 PM

Astronomers find the biggest known batch of planet ingredients swirling around young star

Astronomers have discovered what they believe is the biggest known batch of planet-making ingredients in the cosmos
May 14, 2024 at 6:34 PM
This composite radio and optical image provided by researchers in May 2024 shows IRAS 23077, center, a planet-forming disk, and several surrounding stars. The star at the center of IRAS 23077 is not visible because its light is blocked by its surrounding disk, which is viewed from the side. The diameter of this colossal disk is roughly 3,300 times the distance between Earth and the sun, with enough gas and dust to form super-sized planets in far-flung orbits, the U.S. and German researchers reported in May 2024. (Radio: SAO/ASIAA/SMA/K. Monsch et al; Optical: Pan-STARRS via AP)
May 14, 2024 at 2:25 PM

Civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen talks being 1st Vietnamese woman in space

Civil rights activist and astronaut Amanda Nguyen speaks to ABC News ahead of her Blue Origin flight to space.
May 14, 2024 at 2:25 PM
Amanda Nguyen 1st Vietnamese woman in space speaks with Juju Chang on GMA, May 3, 2024.
May 11, 2024 at 2:43 PM

Rare solar storm creates Northern Lights spectacle across US

The storm is expected to last through the weekend and experts recommend traveling away from city lights with the optimal time to look up between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
May 11, 2024 at 2:43 PM
VIDEO: Rare solar storm creates Northern Lights spectacle across US
May 6, 2024 at 1:24 AM

Boeing set to launch its Starliner spacecraft

The crew capsule sits atop an Atlas Five rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida, expected to launch Monday. The program is years behind schedule and more than a billion dollars over budget.
May 6, 2024 at 1:24 AM
Boeing set to launch its Starliner spacecraft
May 5, 2024 at 2:06 PM

Boeing Starliner set for launch taking 2 astronauts into space

The first crewed mission of Boeing's new and long-delayed Starliner capsule may help the company revive its battered reputation. The Starliner is scheduled to launch Monday night in Florida.
May 5, 2024 at 2:06 PM
VIDEO: Boeing Starliner set for launch taking 2 astronauts into space
May 3, 2024 at 3:02 PM

1-on-1 with 1st Vietnamese woman to go to space

Amanda Nguyen, a Nobel prize nominee, activist and astronaut, is about to make history as the first woman of Vietnamese descent to go into space.
May 3, 2024 at 3:02 PM
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with 1st Vietnamese woman to go to space
May 2, 2024 at 10:32 AM

China attempts to be the 1st country to return samples from the far side of the moon

On Friday, China will launch a mission in an attempt to be the first country to return rock and soil samples from the far side of the moon.
May 2, 2024 at 10:32 AM
Photo taken at Beijing Aerospace Control Center BACC in Beijing on Dec. 3, 2020 shows the ascender of Chang'e-5 spacecraft flying above the lunar surface.
1 month ago

What to know about China’s lunar return mission?

Chang’e-6 will be the first mission to return samples from the far side of the moon.
1 month ago
Chang’e-6 will be the first mission to return samples from the far side of the moon.
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How 'tiger stripes' on Saturn's moon Enceladus hint at habitability: Study

Researchers likened the movement of Saturn's stripes to the San Andreas fault.
1 month ago
Researchers likened the movement of Saturn's stripes to the San Andreas fault.
1 month ago

How 'tiger stripes' on Saturn's moon Enceladus point to habitability: Study

The study's author explains how understanding Enceladus' expulsions is instrumental to understanding the potential habitability of the moon.
1 month ago
Polar jets at Saturn's moon Enceladus, captured by the Cassini Narrow Angle Camera.
1 month ago

Full 'pink moon' revealed in timelapse footage

A stunning timelapse shows April's vivid, full "pink moon" rising into the night sky over Kent Island, Maryland.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Full 'pink moon' revealed in timelapse footage
1 month ago

NASA's Voyager 1 sends readable data back to Earth for 1st time in 5 months

NASA said Voyager 1, the farthest spacecraft from Earth, is finally sending readable data for the first time in five months after a computer chip became corrupted.
1 month ago
NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is depicted in this artist’s concept traveling through space.
1 month ago

When and where to see April's full Pink Moon

The Pink Moon will reach peak illumination on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:49 p.m. ET.
1 month ago
The full moon was dubbed “Pink Moon" because the name originates from the moon's correspondence with early springtime wildflowers.
1 month ago

NASA identifies space object that hit Florida home

A man in Naples, Florida, now has answers, over a month after a space object crashed through the roof of his home.
1 month ago
A man in Naples, Florida, now has answers, over a month after a space object crashed through the roof of his home.
1 month ago

NASA identifies space object that hit Florida home

NASA said the object, which they said was a stanchion from a cargo pallet, was expected to "fully burn up" while entering Earth's atmosphere.
1 month ago
Alejandro Otero, a homeowner in Naples, Florida, shares photos of the alleged space object that crashed through his home.
1 month ago

NASA revises plan for Mars Sample Return mission due to cost

NASA announced Monday it is revising plans its mission tor return rock, soil and other samples from Mars to Earth due to the estimated cost and long wait time.
1 month ago
Mars Sample Retrieval Lander Concept Illustration: A Sample Retrieval Lander would launch in 2028, carrying a NASA-led Mars rocket and small Mars helicopters.
2 months ago

Suspected space object that damaged Florida home being analyzed by NASA

Alejandro Otero, a homeowner in Naples, Florida alleged that a suspected space object crashed through the roof of his home in March.
2 months ago
Alejandro Otero, a homeowner in Naples, Florida, shares photos of the alleged space object that crashed through his home.
2 months ago

First Mexican woman in space talks about helping others reach for the stars

Electrical engineer Katya Echazarreta speaks with ABC News Live about her career and how she is working to inspire future astronauts.
2 months ago
Electrical engineer Katya Echazarreta speaks with ABC News' Phil Lipof about becoming the first Mexican-born woman in space as part of Space for Humanity's Citizen Astronaut Program, March 28, 2024.
2 months ago

Former astronaut shares why space still felt like home in new documentary

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo spoke with former NASA astronaut and ABC News contributor, Col. Cady Coleman, on sharing her experiences of space and isolation in the new film, “Space: The Longest Goodbye.”
2 months ago
VIDEO: Former astronaut shares why space still felt like home in new documentary
2 months ago

'Subtle' lunar eclipse occurs at same time as March's full 'Worm Moon': What to know

Over the weekend, a slight dimming of the moon -- known as a penumbral eclipse -- will occur the same time as March's full 'Worm Moon.'
2 months ago
A combo photo shows the moon during penumbral lunar eclipse, May 6, 2023, in Yingkou, Liaoning Province, China.
2 months ago

'Worm Moon' eclipse happens this weekend

The lunar eclipse will pass through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow late Sunday night into Monday morning.
2 months ago
The lunar eclipse will pass through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow late Sunday night into Monday morning.
2 months ago

What to expect for March’s lunar eclipse

Celebrity astrologer Kyle Thomas shares what's in store for the lunar eclipse taking place Monday, March 25.
2 months ago
VIDEO: What to expect for March’s lunar eclipse
2 months ago

'Asteroid hunter' digs deep into the science of space objects

Dante Lauretta spoke with ABC News Live's Linsey Davis about his research into asteroids and how people can prepare for the worst-case scenario.
2 months ago
Astromaterials processors Mari Montoya, left, and Curtis Calva, right, use tools to collect asteroid particles from the base of the OSIRIS-REx science canister, Sep. 27, 2023.
2 months ago

'The Asteroid Hunter' unpacks the details of a rare asteroid heading towards Earth

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with principal investigator of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, Dr. Dante Lauretta, about his book "The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist's Journey to the Dawn of our Solar System."
2 months ago
VIDEO: 'The Asteroid Hunter' unpacks the details of a rare asteroid heading towards Earth
2 months ago

Explosive 'devil comet' returns for 1st time in 71 years during April 8 eclipse

Officially named comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, the cryovolcanic comet is known as the "devil comet" due to its periodic explosions and "horns" made of ice and gas.
2 months ago
An image captured on July 25, 2023 shows the comet 12P/Pons-Brooks with its"devil horns"after an eruption.
2 months ago

SpaceX launches Starship test flight

ABC News contributor, astrophysicist and science educator Hakeem Oluseyi and Columbia University professor and former astronaut Mike Massimino discuss the SpaceX rocket launch in Texas.
2 months ago
VIDEO: SpaceX launches Starship test flight
3 months ago

UFOs in storage? Findings about alien technology from exhaustive Pentagon review

The review looked at UFO sightings and reports dating back decades.
3 months ago
This video grab image obtained April 28, 2020, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense shows part of an unclassified video taken by Navy pilots that have circulated for years showing interactions with "unidentified aerial phenomena".
3 months ago

The 'devil comet' expected to pass by Earth

The “devil comet” will be the closest to the Earth on June 2.
3 months ago
The “devil comet” will be the closest to the Earth on June 2.
3 months ago

How volunteers in NASA's Mars simulator will live for a year

NASA's CHAPEA program is currently recruiting qualified individuals for its second of three yearlong simulated missions.
3 months ago
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters is seen in Washington D.C., Sept. 15, 2023.
3 months ago

Troubles for 'Odie' moon lander jeopardize mission

The Odysseus moon lander transmitted its first image from the moon's surface, but it could be its last as NASA claims the lander's solar panels are no longer exposed to light.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Troubles for 'Odie' moon lander jeopardize mission
3 months ago

1st image of Odysseus on the moon released after historic landing

The image captured Odysseus about 1 mile near its landing site at the moon's south pole.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 1st image of Odysseus on the moon released after historic landing
3 months ago

First image of Odysseus on the moon released after historic landing

The first image showing Odysseus on the moon, the first time a U.S. spacecraft has completed a soft lunar landing in more than 50 years, was released Monday.
3 months ago
The Intuitive Machines IM-1 Nova-C, known as Odysseus, touched down on the Moon Thursday, 22 February, at 23:23:53 UTC (17:23 CST). The arrow indicates the Nova-C lander; the image width is 973 meters, NAC M1463440322L
3 months ago

First image of Odysseus on the moon released after historic landing

The first image showing Odysseus on the moon, the first time a U.S. spacecraft has completed a soft lunar landing in more than 50 years, was released Monday.
3 months ago
The first image showing Odysseus on the moon, the first time a U.S. spacecraft has completed a soft lunar landing in more than 50 years, was released Monday.
3 months ago

ODIE has tipped over, new pictures from the moon

While landing on the moon, the Lunar Lander Odysseus hit a rock and tipped over but Intuitive Machines says the majority of the payloads are working.
3 months ago
VIDEO: ODIE has tipped over, new pictures from the moon
3 months ago

Moon lander tipped over shortly after landing

Intuitive Machines, the private company that worked with NASA on the mission, said Odysseus hit a rock as it was landing and tipped over.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Moon lander tipped over shortly after landing
3 months ago

Moon lander may have tipped over after landing: NASA partner

The Odysseus moon lander may have tipped over after it landed, according to Intuitive Machines, the private company that partnered with NASA on the mission.
3 months ago
In this photo courtesy of Intuitive Machines, Odysseus passes over the near side of the Moon following lunar orbit during the IM-1 mission, Feb. 21, 2024.
3 months ago

Odysseus makes US history with 1st commercial landing on the moon

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, an astrophysicist, joins "The Big Story" and later, our panel discusses rising tensions in Ukraine and proper plane etiquette.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Odysseus makes US history with 1st commercial landing on the moon
3 months ago

Scientists celebrate 1st commercial lunar landing in US history

Odysseus, a U.S.-built spacecraft, successfully reached the moon’s surface carrying NASA instruments including a radio beacon that can transmit geo-location.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Scientists celebrate 1st commercial lunar landing in US history
3 months ago

1st commercial lunar lander makes it to the moon

Dr. Hakeen Oluseyi talks about the lunar lander that made it to the moon and what it means for the state of space missions.
3 months ago
VIDEO: 1st commercial lunar lander makes it to the moon
3 months ago

NASA-backed private spacecraft, Odysseus, touches down on the moon

Will Robinson Smith, a reporter with Spaceflight Now, and commercial space expert Eric Ingram join ABC News Live's Kayna Whitworth and Jaclyn Lee to watch and dissect the historic landing.
3 months ago
VIDEO: NASA-backed private spacecraft, Odysseus, touches down on the moon
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