Peggy Whitson on her record-breaking eighth spacewalk in March 2017.NASA When astronaut Peggy Whitson pushed out of the International Space Station’s airlock on Tuesday morning, she was floating into history. Stipulated, Whitson was already a badass. But this extra-vehicular activity—an EVA, NASAspeak for a spacewalk—was Whitson’s 10th. That ties her […]


An artist’s rendering of the Psyche spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA NASA announced on May 24, 2017, that it would be launching the Discovery-class Psyche mission one year earlier, which will enable it to reach the nickel-iron asteroid of the same name four years earlier than previously planned. Thanks to spacecraft and trajectory redesigns, the […]


This enhanced color view of Jupiter’s cloud tops was processed by citizen scientist Bjorn Jonsson using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The image highlights a massive counterclockwise rotating storm that appears as a white oval in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere. Image & Caption Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Bjorn […]