December 6, 2016

Virgin Galactic's New SpaceShipTwo Flies in First Glide Test

Virgin is preparing to return to spaceflight after the fatal crash it suffered in 2014. Virgin Galactic has been understandably cautious since the fatal crash of […]
December 5, 2016

Europe to Fund ExoMars Rover Despite Lander Crash

The European Space Agency is also backing an International Space Station extension, but an ambitious asteroid deflection mission has been put on hold. The European Space […]
December 4, 2016

New SpaceShipTwo Flies Free for the First Time

Dozens more test flights will follow for the Virgin Galactic spaceplane “Unity” before paying passengers are aboard. Virgin Galactic’s new six-passenger SpaceShipTwo made its first glide […]
December 3, 2016

Want to Build a Rocket? There's an App for That

Long-time military contractor United Launch Alliance shows off a new, customer-friendly face. Hoping to cash in on its perfect flight record and precision orbital delivery services, […]
December 2, 2016

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? Sun's galore – part 2

Hello again. Last time out, we took a little peek at the InSight mission to Mars and the implications that might have on the search for […]
December 1, 2016

Mystery of 'Flickering' Galaxy Solved: It's Starving for Food

A decades-old galactic mystery has just been solved — new research has revealed why a distant galaxy has brightened and dimmed like a flickering candle flame […]
November 30, 2016

Massive Ice Reservoir on Mars Could Keep Settlers Alive

The subsurface supply of ice covers an area bigger than the state of New Mexico and could be tapped by future Mars explorers for all their […]
November 29, 2016

NASA ends efforts to repair space station Earth science instrument – See more at:

WASHINGTON — NASA announced Nov. 28 it was formally ending a mission of an instrument on the International Space Station that malfunctioned earlier this year, a […]
November 28, 2016

NASA wants you to help astronauts deal with their poo in space

GOING to the bathroom in zero-gravity can be a tricky task — and NASA wants your help to make it a little bit easier for its […]