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October 17, 2017

Space Spinner! Astronaut Shows What Fidget Spinners Do in Orbit

How awesome is a fidget spinner in space, where your body can do all the spinning you want? Pretty awesome, it turns out. Astronauts on the International Space […]
October 16, 2017

Who’s Out There? The Importance of Getting Real

What I love about this site is that it is “where science meets science fiction.” Here we can let our imaginations fly with wonderful stories that […]
October 15, 2017

NASA studying potential cooperation on Russian lunar science missions

COLUMBIA, Md. — NASA is in discussions about potential roles it could play on an upcoming series of Russian robotic lunar missions, including landers and sample […]
October 12, 2017

SpaceX launches third pre-flown rocket with EchoStar-SES satellite, lands booster

WASHINGTON — SpaceX completed its third launch with a previously used first stage booster Oct. 11, carrying a geostationary satellite for customers EchoStar and SES. The […]
October 11, 2017

What Did It Take to Build the International Space Station?

The International Space Station, also known as the ISS, was a collaborative project between 15 different countries. Approximately 18 years after preliminary design work began, the […]
October 10, 2017

Space Station Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live

Two NASA astronauts will head outside of the International Space Station today (Oct. 10) for the second of three planned spacewalks this month. Expedition 53 commander […]
October 9, 2017

Astronaut Scholarship Helps Students Envision Future in Space

When University of Virginia senior Steven Stetzler met former NASA astronauts Al Worden and Catherine “Cady” Coleman, the computer science and physics major said it was “a very surreal […]
October 8, 2017

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is More Human Than ‘Blade Runner’

What is love? Do memories define us? What does it mean to be human? These questions are core to both Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, but the sequel […]
October 7, 2017

What’s in a Name? SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Rocket Acronym Explained

You don’t have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX’s BFR Mars-colonization architecture. Yes, BFR stands for “Big F—ing Rocket.” But there’s also a family-friendly […]