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May 25, 2018

How to Make Inspiring Spacecraft Designs a Reality

What was once thought of as science fiction is now a reality, thanks to the designers and engineers of top space agencies like NASA. A few […]
May 24, 2018

Sleeping in Space: Coping with Darkness & Light

Getting a good night’s sleep on Earth is hard enough as it is — but to get 8 hours of shut-eye in space is another challenge […]
May 23, 2018

SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last mission successfully launched May 22 with five Iridium Next satellites and two science satellites […]
May 22, 2018

Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs

“I cannot tell my teams: ‘Goodbye, see you next year!’” The France-based Ariane Group is the primary contractor for the Ariane 5 launch vehicle, and it […]
May 21, 2018

Weird Space Rock Provides More Evidence for Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’

The solar system just got a bit stranger. As astronomers continue their ongoing quest to find the elusive Planet Nine, a team found a space rock that […]
May 20, 2018

Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station

An out-of-this world jam band is orbiting 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station right now. The station’s Expedition 55 crew […]
May 19, 2018

Study offers pessimistic outlook for commercial space stations

WASHINGTON — As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes […]
May 18, 2018

Here’s the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend

This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. colibacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion times […]
May 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Anyone of Interest?

Two articles in Science News April 28 and May 12, 2018, focus on what we have learned about the 5000 possible exoplanets Kepler has found. Now we await […]