February new moon 2020: Catch Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and more in the 'moonless' night sky
by Jesse Emspak on February 19, 2020 at 11:26 pm
The new moon occurs Sunday (Feb. 23) at 10:32 a.m. EST (1532 GMT), three days after a waning crescent moon makes a close pass with Saturn and four days before […]
Russia replaces two cosmonauts on next space station crew, citing medical reasons
by Robert Z. Pearlman on February 19, 2020 at 11:14 pm
Two Russian cosmonauts have been removed from the next scheduled launch to the International Space Station "for medical reasons," according to the Russian […]
Watch Mars 'sneak' behind the crescent moon in these amazing views (video)
by Hanneke Weitering on February 19, 2020 at 9:51 pm
The Red Planet briefly disappeared behind the moon for skywatchers in North America on Tuesday (Feb. 18), providing a rare celestial treat for early risers and […]
'By any means necessary': Vice President Pence urges NASA on moon-Mars goal
by Mike Wall on February 19, 2020 at 9:41 pm
Returning American astronauts to the moon in 2024, and then sending pioneers on to Mars in the next decade, remains a top priority for the Trump […]
Solar eclipses: When is the next one?
by Joe Rao on February 19, 2020 at 8:58 pm
Solar eclipses are one of nature’s most spectacular events.
NASA needs to put a price on its moon landing missions to gain support from Congress
by Elizabeth Howell on February 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm
When planning for human moon landing missions in the 2020s, NASA needs detailed budgetary estimates to get a better chance of securing Congress' support.
See the new Solar Orbiter's 1st space measurements (and an awesome video)
by Samantha Mathewson on February 19, 2020 at 5:24 pm
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter has sent back its first measurements from space, confirming the successful deployment of the boom that carries many […]
Firefly CEO speaks out against online criticism and ties between investor and shady sites
by Chelsea Gohd on February 19, 2020 at 5:03 pm
Firefly Aerospace's CEO Tom Markusic is refuting reports of potentially nefarious ties to his company and suggestions of questionable behavior.
'Pale Blue Dot' shines anew in Carl Sagan Institute video to mark iconic photo's 30th anniversary
by Chelsea Gohd on February 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Carl Sagan Institute released a new video to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the "Pale Blue Dot" photo.
Watch live @ 12:45 pm ET: VP Mike Pence talks Artemis at NASA Langley
by Space.com Staff on February 19, 2020 at 4:22 pm
Vice President Mike Pence will give a speech at NASA's Langley Research Center today (Feb. 19) to talk about the agency's Artemis program, which aims to land […]
Pictures from space! Our image of the day
by Space.com Staff on February 19, 2020 at 3:32 pm
The last quarter moon looms behind the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm in this photo by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir.
On This Day in Space: Feb. 19, 1986: Russia launches Mir space station into orbit
by Hanneke Weitering on February 19, 2020 at 11:59 am
On Feb. 19, 1986, the Soviet Union launched the Mir space station. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!