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SpaceX Lands in California After Ocean Satellite Launch

SpaceX Launches an ocean-monitoring satellite for NASA and its European partners.

November 24, 2020

The Flight of Resilience

SpaceX performs the first privately-flown crew rotation to the International Space Station.

November 17, 2020

Supercluster Explains Season One

Supercluster Explains is our ongoing series of experimental animated shorts. Each episode tackles one of our favorite mind bending space concepts in 60 seconds or less.

November 17, 2020

NASA's Kathy Lueders Oversees a New Era of Human Spaceflight

Going to space changes the way people view Earth. The more people who can have that experience, the better.

November 12, 2020

Meet Leah Cheshier, Host of the Crew-1 Launch Livestream

Johnson Space Center Communications Specialist Leah Cheshier heads to SpaceX headquarters to host a livestream of NASA's next crew launch to the space station.

November 11, 2020

The Occult History Behind NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jack Parsons was one of the most influential figures in the history of the American space program. He was also a Marxist, stood accused of espionage, and held a deep fascination with the occult.

November 10, 2020

Falcon 9 Soars Over Florida's Space Coast

SpaceX launches a fourth GPS-III satellite for the U.S Space Force from Cape Canaveral

November 09, 2020

The Bisti Badlands of the Milky Way Galaxy

Supercluster's spaceflight photographer Erik Kuna hits the road to New Mexico and discovers an otherwordly vista.

October 27, 2020

Every Living Thing to Leave Planet Earth

The Astronaut Database is the most complete, interactive record of every living thing to leave planet Earth. It wasn't easy to build.

October 27, 2020

Falcon 9 Transits the Sun While Mars Watches On

A stunning sunrise liftoff of the Falcon 9 ends a rough stretch of launch scrubs and delays on Florida's historic space coast.

October 09, 2020

Hypergiant Seeks the Future We Once Imagined

Scrolling the homepage of, you might feel like the future is finally here, while not really knowing exactly what you’re looking at.

October 09, 2020

Keeping ISS Astronauts Safe at 4.76 Miles per Second

Meet Pooja Jesrani, NASA's first South Asian female flight director, tasked with keeping ISS astronauts safe from back here on planet Earth.

October 06, 2020

Europa Clipper Inches Forward, Shackled to the Earth

Europa is not easily explored. It is a pitiless Thunderdome, setting humanity’s best engineers against the solar system’s most vexing planetary system.

October 06, 2020

The Case for Building a SETI Observatory on the Moon

Our planet has become so “loud” in the part of the radio spectrum observed by SETI that it threatens to drown out any signal sent from an extraterrestrial civilization

September 28, 2020

Space Unites on the Soccer Field

There’s a soccer team that brings space engineers from around the country together on the field. Not as adversaries in a race to the moon or Mars, but as a team — united.

September 22, 2020

We Don't Talk Enough About Ron McNair

Ronald McNair was just 35 years old when he died aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle. That tragedy ended a brilliant life spent conquering adversity.

September 22, 2020

Surviving the Earth Like an Apollo Astronaut

The Survival Goggles, Sun Bonnet, and Quilt are a painstakingly handmade homage to the Apollo survival missions of August, 1964.

September 15, 2020

How (Not) to Design a Space Station

The International Space Station is a modern marvel of engineering. Designing it was a nightmare.

September 08, 2020

SpaceX Launches a Polar Orbit Mission for Argentina

SpaceX launches the first Polar Orbit mission from Cape Canaveral since the 1960s.

September 01, 2020

The Space Age Museum

Space Age Museum holds the largest archive of this unique moment in popular culture, during a time that radically transformed our perspective.

August 31, 2020

Cold War Politics Shaped the International Space Station

A global surge of nationalism and the commercialization of space means the ISS may be the first — and last — space station of its kind.

August 25, 2020

SpaceX Passes New Milestone for Rocket Reusability

A Falcon 9 rocket has now launched and landed a record six times

August 18, 2020

A Trip Through The Universe

There’s a deep connection between psychedelic culture and space art. The earliest blotters advertised their possibilities with crescent moons, swirling nebulas, and starscapes.

August 06, 2020

India's Role in the New Race to the Moon

India’s first lunar mission, Chandrayaan 1, confirmed the existence of water on the Moon. It was a groundbreaking achievement for Mission Director Srinivasa Hegde.

August 04, 2020

The Perseverance Rover Launches to Mars

Mars is hard. The global success rate of Mars missions is just 48%, yet NASA has a seemingly impossible 88% success rate. Perseverance hopes to raise the bar even higher.

August 01, 2020

Trekking to Mars with ULA Chief Tory Bruno

ULA has launched every NASA mission to Mars — and Perseverance, their most important mission, will carry the first flying machine to the surface of another planet.

July 29, 2020

NASA's First Puerto Rican-born Director Aims for a Moonshot

Marla Pérez-Davis now heads NASA Glenn and will help ensure that the first woman arrives safely on the surface of the moon.

July 15, 2020

China's Massive Telescope is the Next Great SETI Hope

Embedded within towering limestone mountains, the giant Five-hundred-meter F.A.S.T. is the world’s most powerful radio telescope. It’s also the next great hope in SETI.

July 13, 2020

Driving Cars on the Moon

Supercluster's own Jamie Carreiro and Eric Collins discuss the outlandish engineering that made it possible for humans to drive on another world.

July 08, 2020

How to Destroy the Big Bang

A new book outlines how to upend the most dominant theory in cosmology. Good luck actually doing it.

July 07, 2020

Peace and Progress Aboard the International Space Station

This year the International Space Station turns 20. Astronaut Nicole Stott reflects on her time aboard the station, what it means for science, and what it means for humanity.

June 23, 2020

Wiley Post and His Adventures at the Edge of Space

Join us for this special episode of the Supercluster Podcast as we look back into aviation history to bring you the incredible story of legendary American aviator Wiley Post.

June 18, 2020

Crew Dragon in Photos

Crew Dragon's stunning launch, and Falcon 9's triumphant return from its first human mission.

June 04, 2020

A Computer Game is Helping Make Space for Everyone

Kerbal’s Developers built a space program for the rest of us.

June 03, 2020

Keeping Millions of People Connected to the Space Station

With 3.1M following the ISS Twitter account, Leah Cheshier and her team at Johnson Space Center have a massive audience that depends on them for the latest space news

May 26, 2020

SpaceX Will Return Human Spaceflight to American Soil

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley stand on the precipice of history, like so many space explorers before them.

May 25, 2020

Space Fan Stuck At Home Survival Kit

It's not a ticket on Starship, but hopefully this library of wallpapers, zoom backgrounds, and a collection of greatest hits reminds you what life will be like when we're back under the stars.

May 21, 2020

Learning to Live and Work off Planet

Experiments at the International Space Station have paved the way to Mars and beyond

May 18, 2020

The Significance of Baking Cookies in Space

Satiating astronauts’ deepest food desires—from freshly baked cookies to crisp apples—is an exciting frontier for those whose jobs it is to prepare and launch more palatable foods to space.

May 04, 2020
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