Videos: The Nexø II story + The Mars Helicopter + Commercial Crew test flights + Dream Chaser update

More videos:

** The full story of the Nexø II mission August 2018 – Highlights of the recent rocket launch by the all-volunteer Copenhagen Suborbital group:

On August 4th 2018 we successfully launched the Nexø II rocket. Nexø II is Copenhagen Suborbitals most advanced rocket to date. In this video we show you the complete story will all the highlights of the mission. Enjoy! 

** Mars Helicopter – 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention – J. Bob Balaram of NASA JPL reports on the Mars Helicopter, which will travel to the Red Planet on the  Mars 2020  rover mission when it launches in July 2020:

** NASA Commercial Crew: The Flight Tests – A brief item about the initial test flights by Boeing and SpaceX of the systems for taking crews to the International Space Station

** SpaceX Cargo Dragon leaves the ISS

** Dream Chaser Space Vehicle update from Sierra Nevada on preparations for first ISS cargo flight in 2020:



Videos: Night sky highlights for September 2018

Check out the preview of the coming month’s night sky at NASA JPL’s What’s Up for September 2018:

Outstanding views of the planets. Spot Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars with the naked eye. Then, set your sights beyond the solar system and take a late summertime road-trip of the constellations along the Milky Way. For star parties and astronomy events near you, visit .

The Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute provides another preview: Tonight’s Sky: September 2018 : 

In September, your binoculars will reveal the rusty surface of Mars, iconic rings of Saturn, the waxing Moon—and the comet Giacobini-Zinner, which passes through the constellation of Auriga. “Tonight’s Sky” is produced by, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes—and other astronomy videos—at