June 19, 2020

The Milky Way could have dozens of alien civilizations capable of contacting us

A pair of researchers has forecasted 36 civilizations, to be exact. With astronomers constantly discovering new exoplanets orbiting distant stars and planetary scientists better understanding the warm, wet corners of […]
June 18, 2020

NASA to allow reuse of Crew Dragon spacecraft and boosters

WASHINGTON — NASA will allow SpaceX to reuse Crew Dragon spacecraft and the Falcon 9 first stages for launching them as soon as next year. A […]
June 13, 2020

Mars 2020 launch slips three days

WASHINGTON — A launch vehicle processing “hiccup” has pushed back next month’s launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission by three days. NASA Associate Administrator Steve […]
June 12, 2020

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?
 The Way Our Galaxy Formed?

The wonderful thing about astronomy is that there’s always something new to learn. I spotted an article in Science Magazine recently that touched on a recent […]
June 11, 2020

Astronaut Advice: How to Cope with Isolation

Introduction Humans are social beings by nature, however, in the modern world, we’re even more dependent on each other. The latest global lockdown placed us on […]
June 10, 2020

Crew Dragon likely to support extended space station stay

WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is performing well enough on orbit to give NASA confidence that the mission can last until August, an agency official […]
June 9, 2020

Astronaut Kathy Sullivan is first woman to dive to Challenger Deep

— A former NASA astronaut who was the first American woman to walk in space has become the world’s first woman to reach the deepest point […]
June 8, 2020

Astronauts and Opioids

Opioids are a huge problem in the U.S., affecting all walks of life. According to the CDC, almost 70% of drug overdoses leading to death are […]
June 4, 2020

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites and lands rocket in dazzling nighttime liftoff

The company isn’t resting on its Demo-2 laurels. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Wednesday (June 3) and […]