Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

Freelance science writer, high school science teacher, retired enlisted U.S. Air Force veteran, and avid stargazer, David Dickinson posts biweekly on spaceflight with an astronomy angle. He’ll survey high-profile missions and proposals for future missions, as well as provide observing tips to help you spot the International Space Station, other satellites, launches and reentries, and even classified payloads.

Ryugu closeup

Hayabusa 2: Welcome to Ryugu

We got a peek at a new worldlet in the inner solar system this week, as the Japanese Aerospace Agency's (JAXA) Hayabusa-2 gave us our first good looks at the tiny asteroid 162173 Ryugu.