Sebastien Clarke

October 11, 2013

Scott Carpenter, Astronaut & Space Pioneer, dies

One of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, died Thursday, Oct. 10. Malcolm Scott Carpenter was 88. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth and the […]
October 11, 2013

Movies That Will Make You Question the Desire for Space Travel

With all the conflict and controversy that comes with being an Earthling, it’s easy to imagine how much easier things would be in space. Either one […]
October 8, 2013

Astronaut Chris Hadfield reveals worst fear 'floating off into space'

OF THE 7 billion people on the planet, only 530 have been in orbit, and less than half of those have ever physically been outside a […]
October 7, 2013

NASA uses emergency exception to save Mars mission from government shutdown

Amid all the doubt and uncertainty surrounding the federal government shutdown, there’s at least one piece of good news this week: NASA’s plans to send a […]
October 7, 2013

Virgin Galactic Plans Space Hotels, Day Trips to the Moon

Fancy a day’s outing skimming above the moon’s surface in a private two-person spaceship? If you’re staying at a future space hotel planned by Virgin Galactic, […]
October 6, 2013

Government Shutdown Can't Stop NASA's Curiosity Rover

The U.S. government shutdown has hindered most Earth-bound NASA employees from working. On Mars, however, the Curiosity rover is going strong. Since contract workers at NASA’s […]
October 5, 2013

NASA vet weighs in on 'Gravity': 'Spectacular realism'

There’s a moment, 30 seconds into the original trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s movie “Gravity,” when the light piano music sharply drops off and you watch in a […]
October 5, 2013

US scientists boycott Nasa conference over China ban

Nasa is facing an extraordinary backlash from US researchers after it emerged that the space agency has banned Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, from a conference […]
October 4, 2013

NASA’s MAVEN Mars orbiter granted ‘Emergency Exemption’ to Resume Processing during Government Shutdown

Following a three day period of complete work stoppage due to the US Government Shutdown, technicians late today (Oct. 3) resumed critical launch preparations for NASA’s next […]