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September 2, 2018

An Astronaut Plugged the Leak on the Space Station With his Finger

The ISS astronauts later used tape and gauze to seal the hole more permanently. One of the dangers of floating in a space station is that […]
September 2, 2018

SpaceX 7 months away from 1st crewed test flight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX continues to take breathtaking leaps in terms of returning the United States’ ability to launch astronauts from American soil. Plans to finalize launch […]
September 1, 2018

Film Review: Ryan Gosling in ‘First Man’

Damien Chazelle’s film about Neil Armstrong’s journey through the space program is a drama so revelatory in its realism that it shoots the moon. Ever since […]
August 31, 2018

Could you qualify to be a full-fledged astronaut?

It’s not all glamour and spacewalks, but it is rewarding. Becoming an astronaut isn’t for everyone. Robb Kulin recently became the first astronaut candidate in 50 years to […]
August 30, 2018

Texas lawmakers press NASA to base lunar lander program in Houston

Decision will test the political clout of Texans in Congress. The Apollo missions that flew to the Moon during the 1960s were designed and controlled by […]
August 29, 2018

Virgin Orbit performs LauncherOne aircraft flight tests

WASHINGTON — The carrier aircraft for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system has performed a series of test flights in preparation for upcoming flights with the rocket attached. […]
August 28, 2018

For the first time in 50 years, a NASA astronaut candidate has resigned

Robb Kulin is leaving the agency for “personal reasons.” A little more than a year ago, NASA introduced its newest class of 12 astronaut candidates. These talented men […]
August 27, 2018

THERE ARE SO MANY WATER-WORLDS OUT THERE

Ever since the first exoplanet was confirmed in 1992, astronomers have found thousands of worlds beyond our Solar System. With more and more discoveries happening all […]
August 26, 2018

China just set new national launch record while putting up two more Beidou navigation satellites

HELSINKI — China’s launch of a pair of Beidou navigation satellites late Friday saw the country set a new annual launch record as its space activities […]