August 2, 2016

Virgin Galactic receives FAA license for SpaceShipTwo tests

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic prepares to resume testing of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, the company announced Aug. 1 that it has received a launch license […]
August 1, 2016

NASA launches probe to investigate huge asteroid it fears could one day hit Earth

The space ageny plans to collect samples from the giant space rock to find out the risk it poses The space rock is due to pass […]
August 1, 2016

The Significance of Pluto

I first learned about the Solar System‘s planets when I was six years old. My music teacher conditioned our class to learn their names in the […]
July 31, 2016

Europe's space agency will beam your message to Polaris

The interstellar message in a bottle will travel 434 light-years away. The European Space Agency (ESA) is collecting messages from people around the world to send to a […]
July 30, 2016

NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

NASA took another important step Friday in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX […]
July 29, 2016

Past Science Fiction Theories That Have Become Reality

From the earliest ponderings of our most creative fictional writers, an idea to dream beyond our existing technologies was established to understand what could be from […]
July 29, 2016


We tend to think of space as the final frontier, full of new and exciting worlds to explore. As such, it’s easy to forget there are […]
July 28, 2016

Women In Space

59 different woman have flown into space, either as cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists or foreign nationals. 8 have flown in the Soviet/Russian program, 2 in the […]
July 28, 2016

Jupiter's great red spot is mysteriously hot

AND MAY BE GENERATING HEAT IN THE PLANET’S ATMOSPHERE Jupiter’s most distinctive feature is so hot right now. In a paper published in Nature today, researchers have found that the […]