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October 20, 2018

NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here’s why that’s a brilliant idea

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden […]
October 19, 2018

Red Dwarf Star’s Mighty ‘Hazflare’ Could Be Bad News for Alien Life

Another red dwarf has been caught firing off a superpowerful flare, further bolstering the notion that life might have a hard time taking root around these small, dim […]
October 17, 2018

Geopolitics & How International Farming Could Bring Us All Together (in Space)

That timeless adage “can’t we all just get along?” applies even when you leave Earth’s atmosphere. The likelihood of survival while living long-term on the international […]
October 15, 2018

What’s the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

They both orbit the sun, but they’re very different. In our solar system, there are a lot of things that circle, or orbit, around our Sun. […]
October 14, 2018

Here’s How Space Agencies Prepare to Rescue Astronauts During Soyuz Launch Aborts and Landings

And that’s just what they did when, a couple minutes after the Oct. 11 launch, something went wrong with the rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey […]
October 13, 2018

The film First Man brings realities of life as an astronaut to the big screen

Dangers of the job and leaving friends and family are real challenges for astronauts History is replete with “firsts” and the myth-like qualities ascribed to the […]
October 10, 2018

Astronauts Reflect on Apollo 11 Legacy in ‘First Man’ IMAX Featurette

Moon, it’s time for your close-up. “First Man,” the new Hollywood film about Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong, hits theaters across the nation Friday (Oct. 12). […]
October 8, 2018

SpaceX launches Argentine satellite, posts first ground-landing on West Coast

WASHINGTON — SpaceX conducted its seventeenth launch of the year Oct. 7, sending an Argentine radar satellite into low-Earth orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket. The […]
October 7, 2018

Will There Be Human Life on Mars?

Human beings have always seemed to have a strange and undeniable fascination with Mars, one of its closest neighboring planets. We have studied the Red Planet […]