Discovery

April 6, 2016

FORMER ASTRONAUT JOHN GRUNSFELD IS RETIRING FROM NASA

John Grunsfeld has announced he’ll be retiring from NASA at the end of April. Grunsfeld is a former astronaut who has performed eight spacewalks, including the final mission […]
April 5, 2016

ALIEN PLANETS WITH SUPER SALTY OCEANS COULD BE HABITABLE

Imagine a world that’s just like Earth, except for the salt content of the oceans. That tiny change could cause the poles of the planet to […]
April 4, 2016

The First Lunar Orbiter Was Programmed to Sing Communist Anthems from the Moon

On April 3, 1966—50 years ago today—the Soviet Luna 10 satellite became the Moon’s very first orbiter. Following close on the heels of Luna 9, the first […]
April 4, 2016

Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

Remember when Blue Origin made history by vertically landing a rocket after launching it into space? Remember when they reused that same rocket and then landed it again? Well, […]
April 3, 2016

Blue Origin flies New Shepard on suborbital test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin successfully flew its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for the third time in four and a half months April 2 as the company […]
April 2, 2016

AMAZON CEO'S SPACE COMPANY WILL LAUNCH REUSABLE ROCKET TOMORROW

BLUE ORIGIN WILL SEND UP ITS NEW SHEPARD ROCKET FOR THE THIRD TIME Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, has a separate company called Blue […]
April 2, 2016

One-Year Astronaut Scott Kelly Retires from NASA

Record-setting NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has handed in his spacesuit. Kelly, who recently wrapped up an unprecedented yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and […]
March 31, 2016

SETI EXPANDS SEARCH FOR LIFE TO 20,000 NEW STAR SYSTEMS

The SETI Institute just expanded its Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to 20,000 new star systems, listening for radio signals produced by any intelligent life that might […]
March 31, 2016

JAXA believes still possible to recover Hitomi

WASHINGTON — A senior official with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said March 29 that he still believed it was possible to restore control of […]