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December 18, 2018

SpaceX, Blue Origin to launch within minutes of each other Today

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will both look skyward Tuesday, as a Falcon 9 rocket hoists a military satellite and a New Shepard lifts several experiments […]
December 17, 2018

Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach any spacecraft has ever made to […]
December 16, 2018

Yes, a killer asteroid could hit Earth

Though the odds do seem to be in our favor. Earth is in a constant game of celestial bumper cars, colliding with—and obliterating—the relatively puny space […]
December 14, 2018

The Virgin Galactic Hype Totally Misses the Point

Celebrate the achievement, but please, recognize that commercial spaceflight has grown up since Virgin Galactic started the quest for space tourism. Everyone loves a successful space […]
December 13, 2018

Boundary of space being reconsidered as Virgin Galactic test program advances

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic gets closer to its first suborbital flights into space, a potential change in terminology could make it easier for the company […]
December 12, 2018

Cosmonauts armed with knives and cutters hack into Soyuz space capsule in search of hole

You need steady hands when you’re hurtling around the Earth at 27,000 kilometres per hour in a pressurised spacesuit holding a knife and hacking a hole […]
December 11, 2018

Earth inspires ‘never-ending sense of awe’ in astronaut Saint-Jacques

LONGUEUIL, Que. — During his first days in the microgravity of space, David Saint-Jacques was transported back to his childhood, the Canadian astronaut told reporters Monday. […]
December 10, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective […]
December 9, 2018

Listen to the very first sounds recorded on Mars

InSight rumbles with alien Martian wind. Last week a gust of wind swept across the Elysium Planitia, the tropical plane that straddles the Martian equator. It […]