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June 19, 2020

The Milky Way could have dozens of alien civilizations capable of contacting us

A pair of researchers has forecasted 36 civilizations, to be exact. With astronomers constantly discovering new exoplanets orbiting distant stars and planetary scientists better understanding the warm, wet corners of […]
June 18, 2020

NASA to allow reuse of Crew Dragon spacecraft and boosters

WASHINGTON — NASA will allow SpaceX to reuse Crew Dragon spacecraft and the Falcon 9 first stages for launching them as soon as next year. A […]
June 17, 2020

Virgin Orbit’s first air-launched rocket launch fails

The reason people use the aphorism “it isn’t rocket science” is because rocket science is hard.  Virgin Orbit, a spin-off of Virgin Galactic that focuses on small satellite launches, […]
June 16, 2020

NASA TV Coverage Set for Final Space Station Spacewalk Power Upgrades

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken are scheduled to go outside the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, June 26, and Wednesday, July 1, for spacewalks to begin the replacement […]
June 15, 2020

Astronauts: Falcon 9 rocket was ‘totally different’ ride than the space shuttle

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was a “pure flying machine” compared to the space shuttle, according to the astronauts who rode it into space. Doug Hurley and […]
June 14, 2020

SpaceX launches 58 Starlink satellites, three Planet SkySats on Falcon 9

WASHINGTON — SpaceX completed its ninth bulk Starlink launch June 13, a mission that included a rideshare customer for the first time. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket […]
June 13, 2020

Mars 2020 launch slips three days

WASHINGTON — A launch vehicle processing “hiccup” has pushed back next month’s launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission by three days. NASA Associate Administrator Steve […]
June 12, 2020

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?
 The Way Our Galaxy Formed?

The wonderful thing about astronomy is that there’s always something new to learn. I spotted an article in Science Magazine recently that touched on a recent […]
June 11, 2020

Astronaut Advice: How to Cope with Isolation

Introduction Humans are social beings by nature, however, in the modern world, we’re even more dependent on each other. The latest global lockdown placed us on […]