Sebastien Clarke

February 24, 2013

'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars': J.J. Abrams across the universes

J.J. Abrams is a man of many enthusiasms, so speaking slowly is generally not his thing. But today the director arrives late for lunch at the […]
February 23, 2013

NASA's spacey Google+ Hangout shows off zero-G antics – and cats!

NASA followed one of the classic rules for Internet videos during its first space-to-Earth Google Hangout on Friday: If you want to bring in the viewers, don’t forget […]
February 22, 2013

What the Russian Meteorite’s Shockwave Really Felt Like on the Ground

As we get to know more and more about how powerful the meteorite that exploded over Russia really was, something still gets lost in translation. This […]
February 22, 2013

Why Don't We Have Flying Cars?

The image of George Jetson and family zipping about town is at once nostalgic and frustrating. Like George, most of us push buttons for a living. But […]
February 22, 2013

'Vulcan' leads Pluto moon name vote

Star Trek fans have something to rejoice in: “Vulcan” is the leading contender in a vote to name two of Pluto’s recently discovered moons. In the […]
February 21, 2013

Space Tourist to Announce Daring Manned Mars Voyage for 2018

The world’s first space tourist, Dennis Tito is planning to launch a manned mission to Mars in January 2018 on a round-trip journey lasting 501 days. Tito, who […]
February 21, 2013

Curiosity Rover Ready to Analyze Martian Time Capsule From Inside of Rock

After a long and careful hole drilling operation, NASA’s Curiosity rover has collecting powdered rock representing the first sample ever acquired from the interior of Mars. The tablespoon of crushed […]
February 21, 2013

Astronomers Find the Tiniest Exoplanet Yet

Astronomers are finding so many planets orbiting other stars—exoplanets—that records (like smallest, biggest, closest to their star, and so on) fall by the wayside pretty often. […]
February 20, 2013

Space Is Becoming Cool Again!

Let me clarify. Space is already cool. It always was. However, the space industry is in a tough spot right now, and people forget just how […]