September 21, 2013

‘I Didn’t Think He Would Drown’: Spacewalking Crew member on Spacesuit Leak

Safely back on Earth on Sept. 10, astronaut Chris Cassidy happily chatters about his daily trips to the gym — “I feel real solid with my […]
September 20, 2013

How to become an astronaut

How to Become an Astronaut For many people, becoming an astronaut is a lifelong dream. After all, working as an astronaut is an exciting and invigorating […]
September 19, 2013

Interstellar Space Travel Conference Warps Into Houston This Week

Move over, Scotty: Some real-life engineers and scientists are flocking to Houston this week to debate the future of interstellar space travel. Members of the public, […]
September 19, 2013

The Launch of Cygnus!

Orbital Sciences Corporation‘s Cygnus cargo craft launched aboard the company’s Antares rocket from Wallops Flight Facility on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station. Cygnus […]
September 17, 2013

A blue dot in a cosmic ocean

Radio signal from Nasa’s Voyager 1 as it travels outside our solar system is seen from Earth for the first time Voyager 1 was launched in […]
September 16, 2013

Turns Out Deep Space Makes The Creepiest Sound

In space, no one can hear you scream. But oh, you’ll be screaming, because it sounds like it’s populated by plasma demons. Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, […]
September 14, 2013

Voyager 1 Really Is In Interstellar Space: How NASA Knows

This artist’s concept (above) puts solar system distances in perspective. The scale bar is in astronomical units, with each set distance beyond 1 AU representing 10 […]
September 13, 2013

Dreaming Like Carl Sagan

Dreaming Like Carl Sagan Staying Vigilant in a Demon-Haunted World by Mike Dawson “The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin […]
September 13, 2013

Teaching Astronauts Underground For Living In Space

This week sees the start of ESA’s next underground training course for astronauts. Six new and experienced astronauts from all over the world will work together […]