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On May 4th, NASA’s InSight lander on Mars detected the most powerful marsquake the spacecraft has felt ever since landing in 2018 — a magnitude 5 tremor. NASA’s beleaguered InSight lander on Mars has detected a magnitude 5 “marsquake” — the largest one the spacecraft has felt yet since landing on the planet in November of 2018. It’s a major moment that comes during a fraught time for

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Mars helicopter spots wreckage from Perseverance landing

NASA has released images of a wreckage from its Ingenuity helicopter stationed on Mars. The images captured the Perseverance rover’s backshell, parachute, and debris from the wreckage. New pictures from the Ingenuity helicopter offer a fresh perspective of the wreckage left behind when the Perseverance rover landed on Mars last year, NASA said on Wednesday. Launched in 2020, the Perseverance rover successfully landed on the Red

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Watch SpaceX launch its latest crew of astronauts to the space station for NASA

Early April 27th, SpaceX will launch a new crew of four astronauts, called Crew-4, to the International Space Station for NASA. The launch will send three NASA astronauts and an Italian astronaut for the European Space Agency to the ISS for a six-month stay. In the early morning hours, SpaceX is set to launch its seventh crewed mission to orbit, this time sending three NASA astronauts and an Italian astronaut to the International Space Station. Their launch will spark the beginning of a six-month stay

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Check out NASA’s latest footage of a solar eclipse on Mars

The Mastcam-Z camera on NASA’s Perseverance rover took this stunning video of Mars’ larger moon Phobos during a solar eclipse. Watching the latest footage of a solar eclipse on Mars gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “out of this world.” Earlier this month, NASA’s Perseverance rover spotted one of Mars’ moons, Phobos, passing across the Sun. The 40-second

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Sending a probe to Uranus labeled as top priority by space science community

The planetary science community just released its Decadal Survey, a massive wishlist of all the planetary space missions they’d like to see in the next decade. At the top of the list is a new mission to visit Uranus. The space science community thinks the time is ripe to study Uranus in depth — and they’re being serious. A new report compiled by planetary scientists from across the United States says that sending an interplanetary probe to study the ice

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NASA delays dress rehearsal of new megarocket

NASA has delayed the wet dress rehearsal for its Space Launch System megarocket, as technicians were unable to load the rocket with propellant due to pressurization issues. Today, NASA suspended the last major test of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket after pressurization issues prevented technicians from safely loading propellants into the rocket. The test — known as a wet dress rehearsal — has been postponed

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NASA to conduct elaborate dress rehearsal with new megarocket this weekend

From April 1st through April 3rd, NASA plans to conduct a wet dress rehearsal with its new Space Launch System rocket, going through all the major milestones flight controllers will do for the vehicle’s first launch. For the next three days, NASA is staging an elaborate dress rehearsal with its massive new rocket, the Space Launch System — practicing all of the major steps the agency will have to perform when the vehicle launches for the very first time.

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NASA says Russia is still ‘moving toward’ extending the space station through 2030

Despite worsening tensions on Earth, it may still be possible that the United States and Russia will continue their partnership on the International Space Station through 2030, according to NASA. Despite the United States and Russia’s deteriorating relationship here on Earth, Russia is still considering extending its participation on the International Space Station through 2030, according to NASA. However, it could be a few months before

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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei scheduled to return to Earth in Russian space capsule

On March 30th, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei will come back to Earth after a year-long stay aboard the International Space Station, returning home in a Russian Soyuz rocket. His journey back to Earth has been an ongoing concern amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Record-breaking NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is set to return to Earth from the International Space Station on early March 30th, coming back in a Russian Soyuz rocket along with two Russian cosmonauts. His scheduled journey back to the planet has

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Tesla is ready to take your money for its Semi truck (just don’t ask when you’ll actually get one)

Tesla has opened up reservations for its long-promised all-electric Semi truck. Buyers can secure their own Tesla Semi with a deposit of $20,000, payable over 10 days. Five years after it was announced, Tesla has opened up reservations for its all-electric Semi truck, scheduled to go into production in 2023. On the company’s website, you can make a reservation by paying $5,000 upfront, then $15,000 within 10

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Cake Ösa electric motorbike review: hungry for more

The Cake Ösa electric motorbike is positioned as a "multifaceted utility platform with off-road capabilities." To test that claim, I took an Ösa Flex model on a sunrise surf safari and then cooked breakfast off the Ösa’s battery, which also powered my workday on a remote stretch of beach. Everyone — and I do mean everyone — has an opinion about the Ösa electric two-wheeler from Swedish upstarts Cake. It invokes such a surge of emotion that dozens of strangers felt compelled to exclaim unsolicited critiques at me over the last

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