The multi-billionaire Amazon founder says he has "dreamed of traveling to space" since Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon in 1969.
"I am super excited to go into space. I've been dreaming about this all my life," said Oliver Daemen, the son of a private equity firm CEO.
NASA still isn't sure what's wrong with the orbiting telescope, but engineers are being careful not to rush things, in case it leads to more issues.
The departure of the Cargo Dragon 2 spacecraft from the International Space Station was delayed by the presence of Tropical Storm Elsa in the Gulf of Mexico.
"I want to go on this flight because it's the thing I've wanted to do all my life," said the multibillionaire Amazon founder.
To mark International Asteroid Day, Newsweek spoke to scientists at the forefront of efforts to protect our planet from a catastrophic asteroid strike.
The China National Space Administration also released the first audio recorded by the Tianwen-1 mission's Zhurong rover. This makes Zhurong only the second rover to capture sound on Mars after NASA's Perseverance.
The three-person crew is headed to China's own space station, the Tianhe—or Heavenly Harmony—for three months.
Though the launch of a previous spacecraft, Tianhe, was recorded as a success, China was criticized on an international stage for allowing the uncontrolled reentry to Earth of part of the rocket that carried it into space.
"Our mission is exciting because we deliver exquisite intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities on-orbit for our national and allied warfighters as well as our national decision-makers," said Chad Davis, director of NRO's Office of Space Launch.
For the first time in over 30 years, NASA will be sending missions DAVINCI+ and VERITAS to Venus, an expedition expected to launch in the late 2020s.
The test marks a key milestone in the lead up to the launch on October 31, 2021.
Ingenuity will ascend to an altitude of 16 feet during its next flight.
It is imperative that space be deemed a strategic component of critical national infrastructure.
The country launched the core module of its first permanent space station on Thursday, marking a new beginning for the China's ambitious new space program that will host astronauts long-term.
"We have been thinking for so long about having our Wright brothers moment on Mars, and here it is," MiMi Aung said.
"Showing something is possible is the first step in making it routine," researcher Jonathan Black told Newsweek.
"The device is really a piece of art," University at Albany researcher Kevin Knuth told Newsweek of the instrument that guided the Vostok 1 spacecraft around the Earth sixty years ago today.
NASA hopes the helicopter will demonstrate powered, controlled flight on another planet for the first time.
The car-sized vehicle has been operating on Mars since 2012.
A TikTok video making the claim has been viewed over 700,000 times.
The space agency hopes to make history by completing the first ever powered, controlled flight on another planet.
Mars helicopter Ingenuity will take part in a test that could be the first-ever demonstration of powered flight on another planet.
Researchers think the area around the rover's landing site was home to a river delta billions of years ago—making it a promising spot to search for signs of ancient microbial life.
The photos were snapped by the Mastcam-Z camera system, which mission operators describe as the rover's "main eyes."
"Touchdown confirmed! Perseverance is safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life," Mohan announced to the world after the rover's successful landing.
The Perseverance rover is scheduled to touch down on Mars at approximately 3:55 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 18.
"If there's one thing we know, it's that landing on Mars is never easy," NASA Associate Administrator for Communications Marc Etkind said.