April 22, 2019

Here’s what we know, and what we don’t, about the Crew Dragon accident

The company undoubtedly had a busy Easter weekend. During a series of engine tests of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft this past Saturday, the vehicle experienced what the […]
April 21, 2019

SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly’ during tests in Florida

SpaceX has confirmed that its Crew Dragon capsule suffered an “anomaly” during routine engine tests in Florida. A US Air Force spokesperson told local press the […]
April 20, 2019

Independent report concludes 2033 human Mars mission is not feasible

WASHINGTON — An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be […]
April 19, 2019

Who’s Out There-Anyone? A review (Pt. 2)

This article is a companion piece to Who’s Out There-Anyone? A Review March The March 2019 National Geographic article (reviewed here last month)  “Who’s Out There” […]
April 18, 2019

Second NASA Astronaut to Spend Nearly a Year in Space — For Science

NASA’s next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them. Astronaut Christina Koch will spend nearly a year aboard […]
April 17, 2019

Skylab and Space Shuttle Astronaut Owen Garriott Dies at 88

Former astronaut and long-duration spaceflight pioneer Owen Garriott, 88, died today, April 15, at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Garriott flew aboard the Skylab space station […]
April 16, 2019

NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World

But HD 21749b doesn’t look like a great candidate for life as we know it. NASA’s newest planet hunter has discovered its first Earth-size alien world. […]
April 14, 2019

Stratolaunch plane makes first flight

WASHINGTON — The giant aircraft built by Stratolaunch to serve as an air-launch platform made its first flight April 13 amid questions about the future of […]
April 13, 2019

SpaceIL says “chain of events” led to crash of lunar lander

WASHINGTON — As SpaceIL continues its investigation into its failed lunar landing attempt April 11, its backers as well as others in the space community remain […]