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August 27, 2019

Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise’s Life Scanner

Spiral light reveals living creatures. When the crewmembers of the starship Enterprise pull into orbit around a new planet, one of the first things they do […]
August 26, 2019

X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record on Latest Mystery Mission

Nearly 719 days of orbital spaceflight and counting. The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane just broke its spaceflight-duration record. At 6:43 a.m. EDT (1043 GMT) today (Aug. […]
August 22, 2019

Pence says US rocket companies will put astronauts in space this year. US rocket companies aren’t so sure.

Rocket engineering turns out to be even harder than rocket science. With all the glory of the Apollo lunar landings, it can be easy to forget […]
August 21, 2019

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Scientists working on an audacious mission to the ocean world of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa says. The […]
August 20, 2019

SpaceX’s Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla Have Made a Lap Around the Sun

The deep-space duo have come full circle. Starman and his deep-space ride have completed their first lap around the sun. The spacesuit-clad mannequin, who sits behind […]
August 19, 2019

Who’s Out There–Anyone Nearby?

I have to admit I’m not eager to take a space trip. I’d rather settle down with my large book featuring full color photographs of our […]
August 18, 2019

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down […]
August 17, 2019

Elon Musk Floats ‘Nuke Mars’ Idea Again (He Has T-Shirts)

“Nuke Mars!” Musk tweeted Thursday (Aug. 15). “T-shirt soon.” Nuking Mars is still on Elon Musk’s wish list, it would seem. Four years ago, the SpaceX founder and […]
August 15, 2019

Scientists worry about long-term future of NASA’s Mars exploration program

WASHINGTON — As NASA gears up a decade-long effort to return samples from Mars, some scientists are worried that the campaign may not leave any funding […]