Space Rock Strike on Webb Telescope Was Just Bad Luck, NASA Team Says

In late May, the Webb Space Telescope’s tranquil commissioning process was interrupted by an uncommonly large micrometeoroid strike on one of the $10 billion observatory’s mirrors. Now, a NASA-led analysis of the event indicates the impact was a statistical anomaly and the telescope will be less susceptible to space rock damage in the futuree. Micrometeoroids … Read more

What’s Next for the Orion Spacecraft as It Cruises Toward the Moon

Artist’s depiction of Orion traveling past the Moon, with an Earthrise in the background. illustration: NASA NASA’s Space Launch System blasted off on Wednesday, sending the uncrewed Orion spacecraft on a 25-day journey to the Moon and back. Orion should reach its destination early next week, at which time it’ll perform some intricate orbital acrobatics … Read more

Cygnus Spacecraft Reaches ISS With One Functioning Solar Array

The Cygnus spacecraft moments after being captured by Canadarm2.image: NASATV the ss Sally Ride has safely docked at the International Space Station following a nail-biting journey in which one of its two solar arrays failed to deploy. Star Wars: Shatterpoint Announcement Trailer 02:27 The First Things To Do In VR, Part 3 Today 9:39AM Northrop … Read more

Julie Powell’s Last Tweet Before Her Death Has Fans Puzzled

President of The Paley Center for Media, Pat Mitchell (left) and author Julie Powell attend a screening of “Julie and Julia” at the Paley Center For Media on August 4, 2009 in New York Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images) Author Julie Powell, whose book Julie and Juliet was turned into a hit 2009 movie starring … Read more

NASA Conducts ‘Dangerous’ Test of a Vacuum Gun to Study Space Rock Collisions

NASA is up to something in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In this remote location, the agency is studying how different spacecraft designs will interact with super-tiny rocks whipping through space. As NASA gears up for more missions off our planet, there’s a lot that can go wrong. From rocket failures to leaky airlocks, you might … Read more

Crypto Companies Lay Off Hundreds as Market Crashes

photo: Michael M Santiago (Getty Images) The most recent crypto crash is causing quite a lot of revitalized FUD (a term used in the community for fear, uncertainty, and doubt) not only among investors but inside the companies as well, though in the latter’s case its for their job prospects. The crypto lending company BlockFi … Read more

NASA’s ‘Lunar Backpack’ Could Prevent Astronauts From Getting Lost on the Moon

NASA Planetary Scientist Michael Zanetti testing out the backpack in Potrillo volcanic field in New NASA/Michael Zanetti The moon is not the kind of place where you want to get lost, but it can get a little tricky trying to retrace your dusty footsteps without a GPS system in place. Thankfully, space engineers may … Read more

Third Test of NASA Megarocket Foiled by Hydrogen Leak

NASA’s third attempt at a modified rehearsal of the Space Launch System (SLS) came to a halt on Thursday when a leak of liquid hydrogen was detected during tanking operations. The space agency is planning another wet dress rehearsal for the Moon rocket no earlier than April 21. This is the latest in several setbacks … Read more

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Disney World May

Screenshot: Disney Parks/YouTube To save the galaxy, Rocket Racoon and Groot are inviting a bunch of tourists to help the Guardians on Walt Disney World’s newest coaster adventure. And we now know it’s happening soon: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is set to open at EPCOT May 27 as part of the Disney World‘s … Read more

Riverdale Season 6 Is Back and Just Did Something Crazy (Again)

Honestly, also my face discovering all of this at this point.image: The CW Riverdale has a long history of being A Whole Ass Lotbut somehow the series has managed to even top “hey we’re just creating an Archie multiverse now” with its recent horror-tinged event crossover with Chilling Adventures of sabrina. If you thought last … Read more