New Space Station Crew Will Launch Into Orbit Tonight: Watch Live

Reported by SPACE.com

A new crew of space travelers will blast off toward the International Space Station just after midnight ET on Wednesday (Sept. 2). You can watch the event live here on Space.com.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:09:39 EDT

Thierry Legault Meets His Own Challenge: Image an ISS Transit of a Solar Prominence

Reported by Universe Today

When you’re Thierry Legault and you want to challenge yourself, the bar is set pretty high. “This is a challenge I imagined some time ago,” Legault told Universe Today via email, “but I needed all the right conditions.” The challenge? Capture a transit of the International Space Station of not just the Sun — which […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:50:38 +0000

This Photo of Saturn's Moon Dione Crossing the Planet Is Simply Jaw-Dropping

Reported by SPACE.com

An icy moon of Saturn hangs against the face of its giant parent planet in a breathtaking new image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:02:01 EDT

Unearthing NASA's 'Worm': Reissue of Manual Celebrates Retired NASA Logo

Reported by SPACE.com

A 40-year-old book that gave rise to one of NASA's most iconic logos is being launched back into print using Kickstarter. The NASA Graphics Standards Manual, first published in 1976, defined a new identity for the space agency, as led by the NASA "worm."
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:28:41 EDT

Best Night Sky Events of September 2015 (Stargazing Maps)

Reported by SPACE.com

See what's up in the night sky for September 2015, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:24:45 EDT

Tropical Storm Erika Delayed Blastoff for US Navy set for Sept. 2 on Most Powerful Atlas V Rocket: Watch Live

Reported by Universe Today

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Blastoff of an advanced communications satellite for the US Navy is set for early Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, using the most powerful variant of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket-following a 48 hour postponement due to terrible weather expected from Tropical Storm Erika, which pounded islands […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:04:15 +0000

Frosty Drew Clear Sky Chart

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The Sun and Moon Today

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