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November 6, 2017

‘A New Space Age’ Summit to Explore Spaceflight’s Bright Future

Some of the spaceflight community’s biggest movers, shakers and disruptors will gather in Seattle next week to discuss humanity’s next giant leaps. The Economist magazine is […]
November 5, 2017

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial […]
November 4, 2017

Brain Changes in Space Could Be Linked to Vision Problems in Astronauts

Some astronauts have experienced eyesight problems after going to space, and a disruption in the body’s cerebrospinal fluid could be the reason. Many astronauts have experienced […]
November 3, 2017

Space dust is stirring this star’s plasma soup

375 light years away in the constellation Hydra is a dusty star. W Hydrae is one of the brightest in our night sky, and it’s gathering tiny […]
November 2, 2017

After nearly 20 years, the Space Station is getting a printer upgrade

Somewhere, 254 miles above us, an astronaut is probably printing something. Ever since the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed its first residents in November of 2000, […]
November 1, 2017

Op-ed | The Deep Space Gateway as a cislunar port

When Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt left the lunar surface for the last time in 1972, many viewed the moon as a dry […]
October 31, 2017

SpaceX ties ULA’s annual launch record with 16th launch this year

WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s Oct. 30 launch of the Koreasat-5A telecommunications satellite doubled the number of Falcon 9 missions completed in a single year and ties the […]
October 28, 2017

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor says No, it’s not an alien, but we may have just been visited by something […]
October 27, 2017

Oxygen From Plasma Could Help Astronauts Breathe on Mars

Developing a supply of oxygen on the Red Planet would help sustain a human colony on Mars — and generating it from plasma could be the […]