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April 8, 2016

HOW FUNGUS AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY COULD SAVE ASTRONAUTS ON MARS

Clay Wang brought his kids to the California Space Center a few years ago to show them the Space Shuttle. But as he looked up at Endeavour and […]
April 8, 2016

SPACEX IS READY TO TRY ANOTHER DRONESHIP LANDING

SpaceX has a pretty good track record when it comes to launching stuff into into space (an explosion last summer notwithstanding). It’s less good at landing those rockets […]
April 7, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gets its first trailer

The first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has arrived, and by the look of things this is a very different take at the rejuvenated sci-fi saga. […]
April 6, 2016

FORMER ASTRONAUT JOHN GRUNSFELD IS RETIRING FROM NASA

John Grunsfeld has announced he’ll be retiring from NASA at the end of April. Grunsfeld is a former astronaut who has performed eight spacewalks, including the final mission […]
April 5, 2016

ALIEN PLANETS WITH SUPER SALTY OCEANS COULD BE HABITABLE

Imagine a world that’s just like Earth, except for the salt content of the oceans. That tiny change could cause the poles of the planet to […]
April 5, 2016

'Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld dies at 93

Erik Bauersfeld, the voice actor behind cult Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar, has passed away at the age of 93. Bauersfeld provided the voices for Rebel Alliance commander Admiral […]
April 4, 2016

The First Lunar Orbiter Was Programmed to Sing Communist Anthems from the Moon

On April 3, 1966—50 years ago today—the Soviet Luna 10 satellite became the Moon’s very first orbiter. Following close on the heels of Luna 9, the first […]
April 4, 2016

Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

Remember when Blue Origin made history by vertically landing a rocket after launching it into space? Remember when they reused that same rocket and then landed it again? Well, […]
April 3, 2016

Blue Origin flies New Shepard on suborbital test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin successfully flew its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for the third time in four and a half months April 2 as the company […]