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06/19/2018
On June 20, 1983, the crew of the space shuttle Challenger – including America's first space woman Sally Ride -- deployed an Indonesian communications satellite called Palapa-B1 into orbit. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.

06/19/2018
In a meeting of the National Space Council yesterday (June 18), President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to get cracking on building a sixth branch of the U.S. military called the Space Force. We have one. It's called the Air Force.

06/17/2018
On June 18, 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became America's first woman in space after she and four colleagues blasted off on the space shuttle Challenger for the STS-7 mission. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.

06/17/2018
Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is a monumental achievement of human ingenuity, creativity and perseverance — to say the least.

06/16/2018
On June 17, 1985, Space Shuttle Discovery launched on NASA's STS-51-G mission, carrying payload specialist Sultan Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud, who became the first Arab and first Muslim in space.See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.

06/16/2018
On June 16, 1963, cosmonaut Valentina Nikolayeva Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series.

06/15/2018
Cosmic rockers Coheed and Cambria are well-known for their out-of-this-world concept records, but they came back down to Earth for their last album, "Color Before the Sun" — except for one big leap to Mars.

06/13/2018
On June 14, 1914, the first patent for a liquid-fueled rocket design was granted to Dr. Robert Goddard, an American scientist and rocket pioneer. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series.

06/13/2018
The CBS premiere of "Strange Angel" will take viewers back to a time when building rockets was as wild an idea as creating a time machine.

06/13/2018
Mysterious creatures called magnetic monopoles are predicted by our theories of the universe — so why has nobody seen them?

06/11/2018
In an exclusive interview, Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") tells Space.com about the series' legacy and teases a new DS9 expansion in the "Star Trek Online" game.

06/10/2018 Qi Alfred Chen
Next-generation transportation systems are relatively easy to trick -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

06/08/2018
On June 9, 1952, the Abee meteorite fell in Alberta, Canada, at 11:05 p.m. at night. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series.

06/07/2018
Universal Pictures has released the first look at "First Man.". Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong as he faced "one of the most dangerous missions in history," Apollo 11.


06/06/2018 Darren Griffin
The Jurassic Park franchise has sparked an interest in dinosaur DNA, but the movies are just fiction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


06/05/2018
On June 6, 1995, American astronaut Norman Thagard broke NASA's space endurance record at the time of 84 days, 1 hour and 16 minutes while aboard the Russian space station Mir. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series.

06/05/2018 Adam Stanton
Boston Dynamic’s cute and uncannily realistic canine-bot is just one of many robots that are inspired by the natural world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

06/05/2018
Once again, we have Earth's magnetic field to thank for protecting us from our fire-breathing sun.