Sebastien Clarke

December 18, 2012

What do astronauts eat?

In the early days of the U.S. space program, astronauts had to contend with freeze-dried powders and small cubes of food as well as gel-like liquids […]
December 18, 2012

'ISS Cribs': An Astronaut-Guided Tour of the Most Amazing House Ever Built

You no doubt have seen images taken from the International Space Station. You likely have seen images taken of the International Space Station, too. But do you know […]
December 17, 2012

Myth, hype and nonsense: Days before Doomsday

NASA has released a video intended to put the world’s mind at rest about Dec. 21, 2012 — the much hyped end-date of the Mayan “Long […]
December 17, 2012

Are we living inside a computer simulation?

The popular film trilogy, The Matrix, presented a cyberuniverse where humans live in a simulated reality created by sentient machines. Now, a philosopher and team of physicists imagine […]
December 17, 2012

Twin NASA spacecraft headed for lunar crash landing

LOS ANGELES — Ebb and Flow chased each other around the moon for nearly a year, peering into the interior. With dwindling fuel supplies, the twin […]
December 16, 2012

The End of the World Is (not) Nigh

Have you heard the doomsday theory about how a rogue planet is going to crash into Earth on Friday and kill us all? Amateur astronomer Bill […]
December 15, 2012

NASA to Provide Dec. 17 Commentary as Twin Probes End Lunar Mission

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA will provide live commentary of the scheduled lunar surface impacts of its twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft beginning at […]
December 15, 2012

The magic, good and bad, of life in orbit

Chris Hadfield says he can’t wait for the “magic” of space, but he’ll also be exploring to the darker side of that magic as he circles […]
December 15, 2012

Chinese Probe buzzes Toutatis

The Chinese lunar orbiter Chang’e 2 has completed its flyby of asteroid Toutatis, a five-kilometer (three mile) long space rock that recently had a “close” encounter […]