NASA Space Station Blog 22 Apr 2019, 16:47 UTC The Expedition 59 crew has been unpacking Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo craft over the weekend and began science operations on the newly delivered space research. The 17thSpaceX Dragon mission is now due to launch next week to replenish the International Space Station.
The Planetary Society Blog 22 Apr 2019, 11:00 UTC China’s Chang’e-4 lander and Yutu-2 rover are continuing to function well and have completed their fourth lunar day since landing on the far side of the Moon on 3 January 2019 this year.
Discover 22 Apr 2019, 10:00 UTC Exoplanets, nowadays, are commonplace. Impossibly hot gas giants, rocky super-Earths and prolific seven-planet systems have captivated scientists and the public alike. So it may be hard to remember only 30 years ago, when every new claim of a world outside the solar system was revolutionary and met with disbelief.
Spaceflight Now 19 Apr 2019, 16:34 UTC NASA flight engineer Anne McClain grappled Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus supply ship with the International Space Station’s robotic arm Friday, marking the automated cargo freighter’s arrival after an abbreviated day-and-a-half-long journey from a launch pad in Virginia with nearly 7,600 pounds of experiments, food and provisions.
New Scientist 19 Apr 2019, 09:00 UTC Are you a busy astronaut with precious little time to clean your orbiting home? Do you find it hard to reach those awkward spots behind spacecraft control panels where bacteria love to lurk? Then you need GermRover: the must-have, labour-saving, sterilisation device for the modern space traveller.
Astro Bob 18 Apr 2019, 18:20 UTC There are many names for full moons, most of which trace back to Native American peoples and the early colonists. April’s full moon is traditionally known as the Full Pink Moon, named for the flower moss pink or ground phlox, which blooms across eastern North America in April. Other native tribes know it as the Sugarbushing Moon, Egg Moon, Frog Moon and Sprouting Grass Moon. Each names reflects a different seasonal event or tradition.