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August 31, 2018 6:00 PM Ryan Gosling Jokes About Playing Neil Armstrong: I Hope 'People Don’t Find Out I’m Canadian!'

Ryan Gosling says he was thrilled to be able to portray one of his heroes in his upcoming movie, First Man, about Neil Armstrong, the astronaut who became the first man on the moon in 1969. “As soon as I learned what the moon was, I learned that somebody named Neil Armstrong walked on it,” Gosling, 37, tells PEOPLE. While preparing for the role, the actor 73

August 23, 2018 7:21 PM Pence sets sights on Moon, Mars, in NASA speech

Scientists say they have found water-ice on the moon's north and south poles. The discovery means it can be used as a water source for future lunar missions. Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the critical importance of the Moon to America’s space future in a speech at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston Thursday. “We’re not content with just leaving 107

August 20, 2018 2:05 PM NASA shows incredible image of the Sun 'exploding'

NASA has unveiled an incredible image of the Sun "exploding," but fear not — this violent reaction happens on a near constant basis and is nothing to worry about, experts say. The above image, taken on Aug. 10, 2018 of the Sun's magnetic field, is formed from computer models to capture snapshots of the star's violent nuclear fusion reactions and the Sun's 127

August 20, 2018 1:35 PM NASA has a wild idea to weigh asteroids with a swarm of mini probes

Asteroids are all around us in space — but they're awfully difficult to weigh, which makes it harder to know how they'll behave. So, NASA is considering a new spacecraft that would take a novel approach to the problem, enlisting miniature probes to skim past small asteroids. That's the idea behind OpGrav, a project that NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied 121

August 11, 2018 9:40 AM NASA's Parker Solar Probe launch scrubbed, rescheduled for Sunday

NASA's historic Parker Solar Probe is the space agency's first spacecraft to be named after a living individual. The eagerly anticipated launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was scrubbed early Saturday when delays on the launch pad ate away at the spacecraft’s 65-minute window to blast off to the sun. Crowds had gathered at Kennedy Space Center in Florida 93

August 10, 2018 11:55 PM United Launch Alliance preps for the return of manned space missions from Cape Canaveral

Space company United Launch Alliance builds key infrastructure for manned missions from Cape Canaveral. CAPE CANAVERAL – Space company United Launch Alliance is busily preparing for the return of manned missions from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “Human spaceflight can inspire the public and inspire scientists in a way that no other activities 57

July 22, 2018 11:32 PM White House to showcase U.S. products as trade battles loom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will showcase American-made products ranging from beef jerky and cowboy boots to the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet on Monday, as his administration wages trade battles on a series of fronts. A White House spokeswoman said on Sunday that Trump would make remarks at the exhibit designed to demonstrate 70

July 13, 2018 12:41 AM Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos’ rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters. Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle, to find out if it is affordable 152

July 10, 2018 1:12 PM Israel plans to land unmanned spacecraft on moon in February

YEHUD, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli non-profit group plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in February in the first landing of its kind since 2013. The craft, which is shaped like a round table with four carbon fiber legs, is set to blast off in December from Florida’s Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, said Ido Anteby, chief 76

June 27, 2018 4:16 PM Space 'dumpling' rendezvous: Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft arrives at asteroid Ryugu

Optical Navigation Camera – Telescopic (ONC-T) image of Ryugu, photographed at 12:50 p.m. (JST), June 26, 2018. (Credit: JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya University, Chiba Institute of Technology, Meiji University, University of Aizu, AIST) After a journey of almost 2 billion miles, Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft 140