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January 4, 2020

SpaceX’s New Starship Prototype Could Fly in Just 3 Months, Elon Musk Says

The timeline is ambitious, but that’s no surprise. SpaceX’s newly redesigned prototype of its Mars-colonizing Starship craft could get off the ground for the first time just two […]
January 3, 2020

Virgin Orbit plans orbital launch in early 2020

WASHINGTON — After falling short of plans to begin launches in 2019, Virgin Orbit now expects to perform its first orbital launch attempt in early 2020, […]
January 2, 2020

THE SCIENCE FICTION THAT BECAME SCIENCE FACT IN 2019

know 2019 wasn’t the best. It was rough going for a lot of us, the capstone on a decade that started punching a few years back […]
January 1, 2020

2020 in Space! Astronauts Ring in New Year (and Decade) from Orbit

The people of Earth weren’t the only ones ringing in the year 2020 at midnight. Six explorers in orbit celebrated the new  year’s arrival – and […]
December 31, 2019

Elon Musk shared an animation showing what SpaceX soon hopes to achieve after nearly a decade of effort: Launching astronauts into space

In the video, two astronauts trot down a sleek launchpad walkway in Cape Canaveral, Florida, climb aboard a Crew Dragon, and rocket into orbit atop a […]
December 30, 2019

Climate Change from Space

There’s really no convincing argument against the fact that we are on the cusp of a climate crisis. We face irreversible damage to our environment if […]
December 29, 2019

NASA astronaut setting record for longest mission by a woman

 — A NASA astronaut is set to break a record for time spent in space, and she still has six weeks to go before she returns […]
December 28, 2019

Waiting for Betelgeuse: What’s Up with the Tempestuous Star?

Have you noticed that Orion the Hunter—one of the most iconic and familiar of the wintertime constellations—is looking a little… different as of late? The culprit […]
December 27, 2019

How To Watch The Decade’s Final Rocket Launch, China’s Game-Changing ‘Long March 5’

China is about to launch a massive new rocket that, if successful, will pave the way for a new Chinese space station and daring missions to […]