March 2, 2017

ULA launch successfully carries NRO payload into orbit

WASHINGTON – The newest National Reconnaissance Office satellite lifted off successfully Wednesday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. The rocket, in the 401 configuration, […]
March 1, 2017


KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – With so many exciting projects competing for the finite time of SpaceX’s super talented engineers, something important had to give. And […]
February 28, 2017

SpaceX says it will fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the rocket company SpaceX, says that two private individuals have hired his firm to fly a manned mission around […]
February 27, 2017

Virgin Galactic resumes SpaceShipTwo testing

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic resumed flight tests of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Feb. 24 after a two-month hiatus. The vehicle, attached to its WhiteKnightTwo carrier […]
February 27, 2017

Research and Spaceflight to Exoplanets: An Interview with Dr. Kipping

  NASA exoplanet researchers have recently announced the TRAPPIST-1 system, a solar system like our own with 7 planets, 49 light-years away. Three of these planets […]
February 26, 2017

Inside NASA’s Space Farming Labs

If astronauts are going to make it on long duration space missions, they’re going to need some veggies. For the first time since the end of […]
February 25, 2017

The Search for Life in the Universe Just Got a Lot More Interesting

Discovering several Earth-size planets around TRAPPIST-1 means the likelihood of finding life within the habitable zones of other star systems could be much greater than previously […]
February 24, 2017

5 things you need to know about the Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe

If you haven’t heard about the UAE mission to Mars, the chances are that you’ve probably been on Mars yourself – and thus have been unable […]
February 23, 2017

NASA discovers solar system with seven Earth-like planets, three of them in the star’s habitable zone

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of […]