May 22, 2018

Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs

“I cannot tell my teams: ‘Goodbye, see you next year!’” The France-based Ariane Group is the primary contractor for the Ariane 5 launch vehicle, and it […]
May 21, 2018

Weird Space Rock Provides More Evidence for Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’

The solar system just got a bit stranger. As astronomers continue their ongoing quest to find the elusive Planet Nine, a team found a space rock that […]
May 20, 2018

Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station

An out-of-this world jam band is orbiting 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station right now. The station’s Expedition 55 crew […]
May 19, 2018

Study offers pessimistic outlook for commercial space stations

WASHINGTON — As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes […]
May 18, 2018

Here’s the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend

This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. colibacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion times […]
May 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Anyone of Interest?

Two articles in Science News April 28 and May 12, 2018, focus on what we have learned about the 5000 possible exoplanets Kepler has found. Now we await […]
May 16, 2018

Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Outside the Space Station Today: Watch Live

Two NASA astronauts will work in space today (May 16) outside of the International Space Station (ISS), and you can watch their 6.5-hour spacewalk, or extra-vehicular activity (EVA), […]
May 15, 2018

Here’s China’s plan to compete with SpaceX and Blue Origin

Private companies want to launch reusable space rockets in 2020. China has plans to launch reusable space rockets to compete with the likes of SpaceX and […]
May 14, 2018

A ‘Mars on Earth’ Helps Scientists with Their Search for Alien Life

Scientists are using alien environments on Earth to improve our abilities to search for life on Mars. In the Río Tinto, a river in southwestern Spain, […]