Sebastien Clarke

May 1, 2013

Teensy alien-looking skeleton from Chile poses a medical mystery

A teensy skeleton with a squashed alienlike head may have earthly origins — but the remains, found in Chile‘s Atacama Desert a decade ago, do make for […]
May 1, 2013

Russia now charging NASA $70 million per seat to fly US astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  NASA is paying $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space, and the agency’s leader is blaming Congress for […]
May 1, 2013

NASA delays astronaut flights with SpaceX and other companies, extends Russia contract

NASA has not had the ability to send astronauts to the International Space Station since the space shuttle fleet was retired in 2011, and that’s not […]
April 7, 2013

Why Don't We Have Holodecks?

In one of the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, “The Big Goodbye,” Captain Picard dons a fedora as 1940s sleuth Dixon Hill. Picard found a brief escape […]
April 7, 2013

Swiss Spaceplane Set to SOAR

In the wake of the Space Shuttle’s demise, new spacecraft are being developed in droves. While all existing craft are space capsules, not unlike those used […]
April 7, 2013

Kepler 2.0: Next-Gen Exoplanet Hunter Approved

NASA has selected a $200 million mission to carry out a full-sky survey for exoplanets orbiting nearby stars. The space observatory, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey […]
April 6, 2013

Administration confirms NASA plan: Grab an asteroid, then focus on Mars

NASA’s accelerated vision for exploration calls for moving a near-Earth asteroid even nearer to Earth, sending out astronauts to bring back samples within a decade, and […]
April 6, 2013

Canadian Students Hear from ISS Commander

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency discussed the progress of his flight on the orbital laboratory April […]
April 6, 2013

Blue Skies Smiling at…Mars?

Mars with a blue sky is a bit disconcerting (here’s a picture of a piece of Mount Sharp with the colors balanced correctly). But this is […]