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October 18, 2019

Watch two NASA astronauts conduct the first all-female spacewalk in history

Best friends Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will break ground together This morning, two of NASA’s astronauts will make history when they don their space suits […]
October 18, 2019

Whose Out There–Habitable Zones

How close can a sun be to its orbiting planets before it is not habitable? The answer depends on its atmosphere and the amount of water […]
October 17, 2019

Can Spacecraft Corrode in Space?

What comes to mind when you think of the word corrosion? Is it the rust on a bicycle left out in the rain, or maybe the […]
October 15, 2019

Veteran astronauts endorse NASA’s program for a return to the Moon

“The International Space Station offers a good blueprint for this project.” On Monday during a conference held in Houston, several veteran astronauts endorsed NASA’s plan to […]
October 14, 2019

Boeing Aims to Launch Unpiloted Starliner Test Flight to Space Station in December

Liftoff is targeted for Dec. 17. LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Boeing has set a new launch date for the first orbital flight of its new commercial […]
October 13, 2019

Stratolaunch gets mystery new owner

HOUSTON — Stratolaunch, the venture founded by the late Paul Allen to develop an air-launch system, has “transitioned” ownership, but the company is not disclosing who […]
October 12, 2019

A Second Interstellar Visitor Has Arrived in Our Solar System. This Time, Astronomers Think They Know Where It Came From

A Second Interstellar Visitor Has Arrived in Our Solar System. This Time, Astronomers Think They Know Where It Came From For the second time ever, astronomers […]
October 11, 2019

Elon Musk and NASA chief get on same page, vow to complete Crew Dragon

A flight during the first quarter of 2020 is the best-case scenario. Back in 2016, during the heat of the presidential election, I had lunch in […]
October 10, 2019

How many astronauts have died in space?

There’s no doubt space is an extremely dangerous place, but only a handful of space travelers have actually died there. For many wannabe astronauts, the idea […]