Discovery

May 24, 2016

SPACE STATION INFLATABLE HABITAT WILL GET BLOWN UP ON THURSDAY

An expandable habitat that might eventually help humankind colonize the Moon and Mars will begin testing on the International Space Station this week. Astronauts will start […]
May 23, 2016

India successfully launches reusable shuttle prototype

India’s space agency has successfully launched a reusable mini shuttle model into space, marking an important development in its low-cost space program. An unmanned prototype of the Reusable […]
May 20, 2016

BEYOND PLUTO: MEET THE NEW HORIZONS SPACECRAFT'S NEXT TARGET

The Pluto flyby was arguably one of 2015’s top scientific achievements, maybe even one of the most memorable moments in the last decade. We now know what our […]
May 19, 2016

Congress wants to know if NASA can really get to Mars

Members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology repeatedly questioned the feasibility of NASA’s strategy to get to the Red Planet by the 2030s […]
May 18, 2016

LOCKHEED MARTIN WANTS TO SEND HUMANS TO MARS IN 12 YEARS

Before our species set foot on the moon, we orbited it first. The same will probably be true for Mars, and on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin plans […]
May 17, 2016

MEET ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD'S SUCCESSOR

Canada’s newest astronaut will launch to the International Space Station in 2018. David Saint-Jacques has booked a ticket on the Russian Soyuz rocket, and he’ll be […]
May 16, 2016

SpaceX puts its third booster in a barn—and the result is dazzling

SpaceX has now successfully landed three rockets from space—one by land and two by sea. That has given the company quite a collection of boosters in its Hangar 39A […]
May 15, 2016

Kepler and Herschel Telescopes Team Up to Spy on a Dwarf Planet

Astronomers just announced that an unnamed object in the outer reaches of the Solar System is larger than previously thought. New research published in the Astrophysical Journal shows it’s […]
May 14, 2016

NASA INVESTS IN SUSPENDED ANIMATION, GROWABLE SPACE HABITATS, AND MORE

NASA wants to put humans on Mars in the 2030s, and it’s probably going to take some crazy ideas to get us there. Toward that end, […]