Discovery

January 28, 2016

watch spacex test its parachutes for the crew dragon

 SpaceX is one of two companies vying to become the first to carry astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017 (…or maybe a little later). […]
January 28, 2016

Challenger: The Science of a Space Shuttle Disaster

Thirty years later, the events of Jan. 28, 1986 have become part of a nation’s shared experience There’s a terrible power to the iconic pictures of […]
January 28, 2016

Computer beats human in ancient Chinese game

NEW YORK  — A computer program has beaten a human champion at the ancient Chinese board game Go, marking a significant advance for development of artificial […]
January 27, 2016

NASA Day of Remembrance: Lost Astronauts Honored Thursday

NASA will honor the memories of its fallen astronauts during a series of special ceremonies Thursday (Jan. 28), the 30th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle […]
January 27, 2016

Astronomers discover largest solar system

Astronomers have discovered the largest known solar system, consisting of a large planet orbiting a star one trillion kilometres away. The gas giant planet takes nearly […]
January 26, 2016

Drone films Russia’s new cosmodrome

When the Soviet Union broke apart, one thing the Russian space program lost was, well, space. Specifically, with the independence of Kazakhstan, Russia lost its Baikonur […]
January 26, 2016

A Space Station, With Surveillance Cameras for Hire

LONDON — The two cameras sit on the Russian part of the International Space Station. They are named Theia and Iris. And they are available to […]
January 25, 2016

New Documentary About Challenger Disaster Airs Tonight

A new documentary about the space shuttle Challenger accident airs tonight (Jan. 25), three days before the 30th anniversary of the tragic event. On Jan. 28, […]
January 25, 2016

Goodbye, Philae

Philae, the European Space Agency’s comet lander, made history and melted hearts when it touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as part of the Rosetta mission in […]