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November 7, 2016

NASA: Students Design Space Habitation Systems for ‘Journey to Mars’ Crew

Students have created prototypes of space habitation systems for astronauts on the “Journey to Mars.” The prototypes were built by the university teams of NASA’s eXploration Systems […]
November 6, 2016

NASA and FEMA Practiced Emergency Operations for an Asteroid Impact

The year is 2020 and Los Angeles is about to be wiped off the face of the planet. You’ve known this day was coming since the […]
November 5, 2016

Musk predicts mid-December return to flight for Falcon 9

WASHINGTON — SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 4 he expects the Falcon 9 rocket to return to flight in the middle of December after […]
November 4, 2016

AFTER 20 YEARS, NASA FINALLY FINISHED BUILDING THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

Twenty years ago, scientists began assembling a next-generation telescope that would be the successor for the Hubble. Now, NASA engineers have announced that construction of the […]
November 3, 2016

THE COSMIC CRASH THAT CREATED OUR MOON WAS CRAZIER THAN WE THOUGHT

Our moon has always inspired more questions than answers. How did this looming sphere first begin its night watch? Some ancient myths cast the Earth and […]
November 2, 2016

VIRGIN GALACTIC CALLS OFF SPACESHIPTWO'S GLIDE TEST

VSS UNITY SPENDS ITS FLIGHT CLINGING TO ITS MOTHERSHIP DUE TO HIGH WINDS It is harder to learn to fly a second time. Virgin Galactic, the […]
November 1, 2016

NASA is great at Halloween because space is genuinely terrifying

Every October, NASA gets into the Halloween spirit by sharing “spooky” pictures of space, such as the creepy jack-o’-lantern sun or this year’s glowing dead star that […]
October 31, 2016

Mysterious Star Pulses May Be Alien Signals, Study Claims

Strange pulses of cosmic light might be signals from hundreds of different alien civilizations — or just the latest false alarm in the tortuous search for ET. […]
October 30, 2016

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Safely Return From the Space Station

NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Saturday after a successful […]