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Outer space, or simply space, is the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies. Outer space is not completely empty—it is a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles, predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium, as well as electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, neutrinos, dust, and cosmic rays. The baseline temperature of outer space, as set by the background radiation from the Big Bang, is 2.7 kelvins (−270.45 °C; −454.81 °F).

First Egyptian and Portuguese Astronauts to join Dude Perfect Cofounder on New Shepard’s 22nd Flight

“Blue Origin today announced its sixth human flight, NS-22, will lift off from Launch Site One on Thursday, August 4. The launch window opens at 8:30 AM CDT / 13:30 UTC. The webcast will start at T-30 minutes …

Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in the Cartwheel Galaxy

“The space telescope’s powerful infrared gaze provides a new view of how the galaxy has changed over billions of years. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about …

China launches second space station module, Wentian

“China on Sunday launched the second of three modules to its permanent space station, in one of the final missions needed to complete the orbiting outpost by year’s end. A live feed on state broadcaster CCTV showed the 23-tonne …

NASA Will Inspire World When It Returns Mars Samples to Earth in 2033

“This advanced mission architecture will include two sample recovery helicopters. NASA has finished the system requirements review for its Mars Sample Return Program, which is nearing completion of the conceptual design phase. During this phase, the program team evaluated and …

NASA, ESA to Discuss Mars Sample Return Mission

“NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT (8 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, July 27, to discuss the architecture for its Mars Sample Return campaign. NASA and the ESA (European Space Agency) recently held a systems …

NASA Selects Draper to Fly Research to Far Side of Moon

“NASA has awarded Draper of Cambridge, Massachusetts a contract to deliver Artemis science investigations to the Moon in 2025. The commercial delivery is part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative under Artemis. Draper will receive $73 million …

CERN tech in space: the first CERN-driven satellite has been successfully launched

“With the launch of the CELESTA satellite for radiation monitoring in space, CERN shows its expertise in the field of radiation effects on electronics CELESTA, the first CERN-driven satellite, successfully entered orbit during the maiden flight of Europe’s …

China begins construction on world’s most far-reaching radar system, to boost defense against near-Earth asteroid impact

“In a move to play increasingly role in global efforts to safeguard Planet Earth, China has recently begun constructing a new high-definition deep-space active observation facility in the country’s Southwest Chongqing municipality, with goals including boosting its defense capability …

Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales to Take 5G Into Space

“Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and French aerospace company Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) are planning to take 5G out of this world and across a network of Earth-orbiting satellites. After having each conducted detailed research, which included multiple studies …

NASA Reveals Webb Telescope’s First Images of Unseen Universe

“The images include some taken by the telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument, which the Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages for NASA. The dawn of a new era in astronomy is here as the world gets its first look at the full capabilities …