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February 21, 2020

What should we do if a ‘planet-killer’ asteroid takes aim at Earth?

Researchers at MIT calculated which option is best depending on the asteroid and its path through space. If a giant object looks like it’s going to […]
February 20, 2020

Who’s Out There…Anyone On Mars? Anyone Anywhere? 

Looking for exoplanets that might harbor life and being realistic about  the effort, both come clear in Elizabeth Tasker’s book entitled “The Planet Factory–Exoplanets and the […]
February 19, 2020

Space Adventures to fly tourists on Crew Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — Space Adventures announced Feb. 18 that it has an agreement with SpaceX to fly a dedicated Crew Dragon mission that would send four space […]
February 18, 2020

SpaceX launches fifth batch of Starlink satellites, misses booster landing

WASHINGTON — SpaceX completed its fifth dedicated Starlink launch Feb. 17, successfully sending 60 satellites into low Earth orbit while missing what would have been the […]
February 16, 2020

Cygnus launches to space station

WASHINGTON — A Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched Feb. 15 carrying more than three tons of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. A Northrop Grumman […]
February 14, 2020

NASA signals interest in Venus and volcanoes for next science missions

Sometimes you just want to see fireworks. NASA scientists must not have had an easy decision this winter as they considered more than a dozen intriguing concepts for […]
February 12, 2020

Explorers Wanted: NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts

As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station – with an eye toward the […]
February 11, 2020

NASA puts a price on a 2024 Moon landing—$35 billion

“In the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, there weren’t entrepreneurs who were willing to invest.” Nearly 10 months after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return […]
February 9, 2020

Europe’s Solar Orbiter Begins Its Journey to the Sun

ESA’s orbiter will work with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to unveil the mysteries of our home star and the origin of violent storms that spew plasma […]