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March 21, 2017

SpaceX’s Dragon arrives in San Pedro, delivers groundbreaking research

Research into new life-saving drugs and an array of biological studies arrived in San Pedro early Monday inside the Hawthorne-made SpaceX orbiter Dragon. The pressurized capsule […]
March 20, 2017

SpaceX studying landing sites for Mars missions

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both its Red Dragon spacecraft and future human […]
March 19, 2017

Colonizing Mars Will Depend on Low-Tech Know-How

When humans arrive at the Red Planet, their success and survival will require adapting to local conditions and making use of resources in ways that were […]
March 18, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Stuck With Carbon

As a microbiologist (by training), I’ve been delighted with the recent interest Physics Today has taken in reporting current findings in biology. This trend reflects the […]
March 17, 2017

How the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) became a Centre of Scientific Excellence

MBRSC in Dubai is well-known across the Middle East and the world as a centre specialised in space applications. The space centre not only designed, developed […]
March 16, 2017

Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1% the speed of light

Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, and it takes […]
March 15, 2017

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Plans Crewed Launch Within a Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The spaceflight company Blue Origin, which was founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its first crewed flight to suborbital space […]
March 14, 2017

Bad Weather Delays SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Cloudy skies and high winds in Florida early Tuesday (March 14) forced SpaceX to delay the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket […]
March 13, 2017

NASA Will Create the Coldest Spot in the Known Universe Onboard the ISS

Have you ever been so cold you became a Bose-Einstein condensate? This summer, NASA scientists will create the chillest zone in the known universe inside of […]