Discovery

March 5, 2016

NASA Mission To Send Astronauts To An Asteroid Falls Behind Schedule

As part of NASA’s “Journey to Mars“, a robot will travel to an asteroid, grab a large boulder off of it, and then bring the boulder […]
March 5, 2016

Scott Kelly’s Year In Space Convinced Him We Need to Save the Planet

After 340 days aboard the International Space Station—the longest stretch for any NASA astronaut—recent ISS Commander Scott Kelly is back on Earth and reflecting on his […]
March 4, 2016

Strange Signals Are Coming From Space, And Repeating

This is the first time we’ve encountered a repeating signal like this How strange are they? Well, they are intense bursts of radio waves only last […]
March 3, 2016

NASA decision on InSight Mars lander’s future expected soon

WASHINGTON — NASA could make a decision within a week on the fate of a NASA Mars lander that is facing about $150 million in additional […]
March 3, 2016

NASA's Scott Kelly Grew 2 Inches: The Body After a Year in Space

After living for nearly a year aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is two inches taller than his identical twin brother Mark. One […]
March 2, 2016

Former Fermilab Physicist Aims To Build A 'Star Trek'-Style Antimatter Engine

Humankind may dream of one day traveling to other star systems like Captain Kirk, but in reality we can barely figure out how to make it […]
March 2, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Candidates' Views on NASA and Space Exploration

Want to get to Mars? Well, NASA needs money to do it, and the president, along with Congress, mostly calls the shots. But NASA has been […]
March 1, 2016

Next Concorde? Nasa kickstarts 'Quesst' for new supersonic passenger jet

Lockheed Martin wins contract to carry out initial design of ‘low-boom’ aircraft that would announce its passing with a soft thump rather than thundering roar Nasa […]
February 29, 2016

'Two, one, zero…': SpaceX rocket aborts launch

US rocket company SpaceX had to halt a launch right at the moment of lift-off on Sunday. Its Falcon 9 vehicle had ignited its engines and […]