May 13, 2016

Elon Musk's Dream of People Traveling in Tubes Is Alive!

Startup company Hyperloop One began with a question asked by Elon Musk in 2012: Can people travel in supersonic vacuum tubes? Yesterday, it came back with an answer: yes. In the Nevada desert, […]
May 12, 2016


SPACEX’S DRAGON SPLASHES DOWN FROM SPACE WITH 3,700 LBS OF STUFF In April, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule launched with 7,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space […]
May 11, 2016


Every now and then, a distant star called KIC 8462852 dims by as much as 20 percent. That’s huge. Even a passing planet as big as […]
May 11, 2016

NASA working towards September 2018 SLS/Orion launch

WASHINGTON — Managers of three key NASA exploration programs said May 10 that they are making good progress towards a first launch of the Space Launch […]
May 10, 2016

Ride along with Blue Origin’s rocket as it descends toward Earth

A new video from private spaceflight venture Blue Origin gives people a different perspective of the company’s New Shepard rocket returning to Earth from space. The […]
May 10, 2016

Watch SpaceX's reusable rocket land on a boat from three different angles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket stuck another landing last week, making it three times now the reusable rocket has blasted off and arrived back safely on Earth. […]
May 9, 2016

Mercury Will Cross In Front Of The Sun In A Rare Event. Here's How To Watch

Stargazers, ready your (solar-filtered) telescopes: Mercury is about to pass directly across the sun for the first time in nearly a decade. The innermost planet of […]
May 8, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Getting Real About Astrobiology—A Review

Science News April 30, 2016 ran a series of four articles entitled “Special Report: In Search of Aliens.” It begins by listing popular fictional aliens, then quotes Enrico Fermi, who […]
May 6, 2016

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea after launching it into space early Friday morning. It’s the third time the […]