Discovery

September 18, 2016

This NASA Booster Test Is Soothing to Watch

In this oddly soothing video NASA uploaded yesterday, the space administration tests a booster rocket, a version of which will be used in its new Mars-bound Space […]
September 17, 2016

This Gallery Is Selling Vintage NASA Photos Like High Art

NASA produced these prints for science or souvenirs. Now, they’re objets d’art that sell for thousands. If you were a visiting dignitary to the U.S. in […]
September 16, 2016

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? The Insight Mission

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors that showed how diverse our own Solar System is. This […]
September 15, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Life May Be Rare After All

I’ve been reading THE VITAL QUESTION by Nick Lane, New York, W. W. Norton, 2015. In this book author Nick Lane, biochemist at University College, London, defines […]
September 15, 2016

CHINA PLANS TO LAUNCH A LIVE-IN SPACE LAB TOMORROW

TIANGONG-2 WILL BE HOME TO TWO ASTRONAUTS FOR 30 DAYS In 2011, Congress ruled that China is not allowed on the International Space Station because of […]
September 14, 2016

The Other First Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, NASA made history by landing the first human explorers on the surface of the Moon. This incredible voyage, undertaken by the Apollo […]
September 13, 2016

ASTRONAUT HOPEFULS CAN TOUR NASA'S SPACEWALK TRAINING FACILITY USING VR

GO UNDERWATER WITH TRAINEES IN 360-DEGREE VR NASA has high standards for who gets to train to be an astronaut–most of us probably couldn’t have made […]
September 13, 2016

Jeff Bezos to launch bigger rocket in race with Musk's SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL — The rockets Blue Originbuilds and launches on the Space Coast of Florida will be some of the world’s largest, the company announced Monday, while […]
September 12, 2016

In The Search For Alien Life, An All-Too-Human Communication Failure

Procedures for sifting through data to verify findings are necessary in any industry. Astronomers recently discovered their limitations. The scientific community was abuzz recently when it […]