February 28, 2020

Possible new ‘minimoon’ discovered orbiting Earth

It’s been with us for three years, astronomers say. Sadly, it’ll probably be gone by spring. Tumbling through Earth’s increasingly crowded orbit are about 5,000 satellites, […]
February 27, 2020

Future Astronauts Could Enjoy Fresh Vegetables From an Autonomous Orbital Greenhouse

If humanity is going to become a spare-faring and interplanetary species, one of the most important things will be the ability of astronauts to see to […]
February 26, 2020

Can a rogue star kick Earth out of the solar system?

Earth is safe from such a catastrophe — almost. It’s a dangerous universe out there, and life on any planet faces numerous existential threats — including […]
February 25, 2020

Robots in Space: What Does the Future Hold?

When NASA officially ended the space shuttle program in 2011, it seemed as if the death knell for SS space exploration had sounded. Then the much-ballyhooed […]
February 24, 2020

NASA preparing for long-duration SpaceX commercial crew test flight

WASHINGTON — NASA is leaning increasingly towards making SpaceX’s crewed test flight to the International Space Station a long-duration mission, a move that could alleviate concerns […]
February 23, 2020

‘Mad Mike’ Hughes, daredevil who built a homemade steam rocket, dies in launch attempt

Daredevil “Mad Mike” Hughes died Saturday (Feb. 22) during his latest attempt to launch into the sky on a homemade rocket powered by steam. Hughes, 64, was […]
February 22, 2020

5 Main Differences Between an Astronaut and A Cosmonaut?

The last few years have marked an incredible development of airplanes and aircraft for space missions. Nations and Aerospace Companies have tried to develop and build […]
February 21, 2020

What should we do if a ‘planet-killer’ asteroid takes aim at Earth?

Researchers at MIT calculated which option is best depending on the asteroid and its path through space. If a giant object looks like it’s going to […]
February 20, 2020

Who’s Out There…Anyone On Mars? Anyone Anywhere? 

Looking for exoplanets that might harbor life and being realistic about  the effort, both come clear in Elizabeth Tasker’s book entitled “The Planet Factory–Exoplanets and the […]