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January 27, 2020

Japan seeks to finalize agreement with the U.S. on lunar exploration cooperation

WASHINGTON — The Japanese space agency JAXA hopes to have an agreement in place outlining its contributions to NASA’s lunar exploration efforts in the next few […]
January 26, 2020

U.S. Space Force says its new seal is not a Starfleet knockoff

U.S. Space Force statement: The seal “honors the Department of the Air Force’s proud history” WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday evening unveiled on Twitter the […]
January 24, 2020

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Chocolate chip cookies have become the first food to be baked in space in a first-of-its-kind experiment. Astronauts baked the cookies in a special zero-gravity oven […]
January 23, 2020

Meet Vyom – India’s first robot ‘astronaut’

India’s space agency has unveiled a robot that will travel to space later this year as part of an unmanned mission. Scientists hope that it will […]
January 22, 2020

Could this gorgeous electric plane be the Tesla of the skies?

Shrinking legroom isn’t the only bad thing about flying: Jet-setting makes a sizable impact on our environment, accounting for 2.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions globally. Flying is […]
January 20, 2020

SpaceX successfully completes its Dragon abort test

The capsule successfully separated and splashed down gently into the Atlantic. Today, SpaceX attempted a critical test of its ability to launch humans to orbit: the […]
January 19, 2020

Who’s Out There–Anyone Nearby Reviewing Earth’s Year 2019?

Reviewing an article about what happened during the 2010’s made me realize that the view of planet Earth from our exoplanet neighbors might be a bit […]
January 17, 2020

SpinLaunch raises $35 million

WASHINGTON — SpinLaunch, a startup pursuing an alternative approach for placing payloads into orbit, has raised $35 million in a new funding round disclosed Jan. 16. […]
January 16, 2020

Moon ‘shrooms? Fungi eyed to help build lunar bases and Mars outposts

Fungus could be very much among us when humanity sets up shop on the moon and beyond. NASA researchers are investigating the potential of mycelia — the mass […]