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February 13, 2017

Mars 2020 Could Return to Where NASA’s Spirit Rover Roamed

The Columbia Hills region is one of three locations on the Red Planet — along with Jezero Crater and NE Syrtis — that have been identified […]
February 11, 2017

U.K. offering grants for launches from new spaceports in the country

The British government is offering grants for ventures that want to launch from new spaceports in the country. The UK Space Agency announced the program Thursday […]
February 10, 2017

HERE’S WHAT NASA’S EUROPA LANDER COULD LOOK LIKE

IT’S DESIGNED TO SEARCH FOR LIFE ON JUPITER’S ICY MOON While many of NASA’s current missions are investigating Mars or various asteroids, a mission launching in […]
February 9, 2017

‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ documentary in the works

It’s finally time to go deep on Deep Space Nine. In the Star Trek universe, Deep Space Nine is not necessarily one of its brightest stars. […]
February 8, 2017

Three decades after Challenger, a soccer ball finally reaches space

As ever, the world spins, time passes, and things come back around. When Ellison Onizuka made his second flight as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle Challenger […]
February 7, 2017

NASA’s Rover Curiosity Reveals Something Weird About Mars’ Ancient Atmosphere

The mystery of how Mars could have once had water flowing on its surface has deepened — the Red Planet‘s early atmosphere likely possessed hundreds of […]
February 6, 2017

How To Build A Space Suit That’s Actually (Sort Of) Comfortable

After decades of heavy and cumbersome suits, astronauts are getting an upgrade. No one ever donned a space suit because it was comfy. Quite the opposite—space […]
February 5, 2017

Calculating what it would take to park a solar sail at Alpha Centauri

Breakthrough Starshot is an initiative that hopes to send miniature spaceships on a high-speed jaunt to the Centauri system sometime within the next few decades. Doing […]
February 4, 2017

NASA Highlights Science Launching on Next SpaceX Cargo Mission

NASA will host a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 8, to discuss research investigations launching aboard the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to […]