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June 27, 2018

China’s hypersonic military projects include spaceplanes and rail guns

The nation is focusing its research and development on tech that moves faster than the speed of sound. As President Trump tries to garner enthusiasm for […]
June 26, 2018

Russia’s Proton rocket, which predates Apollo, will finally stop flying

Technical problems, rise of SpaceX are contributing factors. The Russian-manufactured Proton rocket has been flying into space since before humans landed on the Moon. First launched […]
June 25, 2018

New model predicts that we’re probably the only advanced civilization in the observable universe

The Fermi Paradox remains a stumbling block when it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). Named in honor of the famed physicist Enrico Fermi […]
June 24, 2018

Blue Origin plans to start selling suborbital spaceflight tickets next year

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin expects to start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital vehicle “soon” and start selling tickets for commercial flights next year, a […]
June 24, 2018

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years. But rapid self-detonation is not the only way stars die in this […]
June 23, 2018

8 perfect astronaut selfies

Earth selfies are so two centuries ago. If you want to impress us, you’ve got to take your picture from space. Whether they’re outside performing maintenance […]
June 22, 2018

SpaceX just sold the US Air Force the cheapest enormous rocket it’s ever bought

SpaceX has won its first contract to launch a classified military satellite on its Falcon Heavy rocket, beating out rival United Launch Alliance, a joint venture […]
June 21, 2018

The proposed Space Force isn’t the first time the United States has tried to militarize space

In 1966, the Air Force sent an uncrewed space station into orbit If Donald Trump’s Space Force idea actually comes to fruition, it won’t be the first military […]
June 20, 2018

Why Are Astronauts Moonwalking on the Bottom of This Giant Pool?

With government leaders and space organizations aiming to send astronauts back to the moon, how do astronauts train to work on the lunar surface? A really, really deep […]