updated - August 8, 2020 Saturday EDT
NASA and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) have signed a deal that grants SpaceX ownership of NASA’s Launch Pad 39A. The launch pad is where Apollo 11 launched on the first manned moon landing in July 1969.
NASA is preparing to launch its Vegetable Production System called “Veggie” to the International Space Station (ISS). The small greenhouse system is designed to provide astronauts with fresh lettuce that can be grown in space.
A photograph was taken from the Mars Curiosity Rover of what appears to be an artificial light spreading outwards from the Red Planet. The photo transmitted from the rover as well as from another NASA rover millions of miles away to the Jet Propulsion in Pasadena, Calif.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found signs of an ocean at least as big as Lake Superior under a thick layer of ice on one of Saturn’s moon. The results were published in the journal Science and support past signs that the moon has liquid water, providing the possibility that it can host life.
Astronomers have discovered a pink, frozen dwarf planet 7.5 billion miles away from the sun. The object is the second dwarf planet to be found in an area of space beyond Pluto, which has been considered a wasteland for celestial objects.