NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter is set to arrive Sept. 21, 2014, to study the planet's upper atmosphere.
Timelapse video made from photographs taken at a rate of one every second. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from the Expedition 40 crew took the photographs onboard the international space station. The video is offered in Ultra High Definition or 4K. The artistic effects of the light trails from stars and cities at night are created by superimposing the individual images and fading them out slowly. Credit: ESA
From the Weather Channel's Weather Geeks program. PlanetiQ President & CEO Anne Hale Miglarese and former American Meteorological President Jon Malay discuss PlanetiQ's plan to launch the first commercial constellation of weather satellites, to help fill government satellite gaps and improve weather forecasting.
Two of the asteroids on NASA's short list of targets for the Asteroid Redirect Mission are not like the others. SpaceNews reporter Dan Leone explains.
Ian Clark, principal investigator of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) recounts its June 28 'flying saucer' test. The test simulated conditions the parachute system will face landing on the martian surface. The video is taken from cameras on board the test vehicle. Credit: NASA JPL
In 1988, Robin Williams greeted the crew of NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery with “Good morning, Discovery!” Williams’ greeting on Day 2 of the STS-26 mission was a take on his performance as Adrian Cronauer in the movie “Good Morning, Vietnam,” which received general release that same year. The actor and comedian was discovered dead in his home Aug. 11 at 63. Credit: collectSpace
Video taken in-orbit July 8, 2014, using an inspection camera on-board the Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) TechDemoSat-1 satellite starting about 30 seconds after separation from the launcher. Credit: SSTL
Animation of Rosetta's lander Philae touchdown at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in November 2014, with some of the science experiments it will perform. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab
ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, IXV, is slated to launch on a Vega rocket in early November to flight-test the technologies and critical systems for Europe's future automated re-entry vehicles returning from low orbit. In this video, the IXV is tilted and turned along and around all three axes at ESA's Technical Centre, ESTEC, in the Netherlands to measure its centre of gravity and moments of inertia. Credit: ESA
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was interviewed July 24 by Stephen Colbert. Credit: Comedy Central