Discovery

May 13, 2019

How Do Engineers Design & Build Rockets?

It seems like NASA and SpaceX are launching rockets every other month, carrying astronauts and supplies to their low Earth orbit destination on the International Space […]
May 12, 2019

NASA would like you to record memories of the first Moon landing

Apollo 11’s big moment turns 50 in July If you remember where you were when astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon’s surface for the first […]
May 9, 2019

Crew Dragon parachutes failed in recent test

WASHINGTON — A test of parachutes for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft did not go as planned last month, NASA and SpaceX confirmed May 8. During a […]
May 8, 2019

Even If We Can Stop a Dangerous Asteroid, Being Human May Mean We Don’t Succeed

To err is human, and that saying doesn’t magically become moot just because the stakes are high. That was the message political and legal experts offered […]
May 7, 2019

Space Adventures reaches settlement with would-be lunar tourist

WASHINGTON — Space tourism company Space Adventures has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought nearly two years ago by a man who signed up for […]
May 6, 2019

An asteroid’s water may offer clues to the origin of life on Earth

Nine years ago, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) made history when its Hayabusa probe successfully brought samples of the asteroid Itokawa back to Earth. It was […]
May 3, 2019

Blue Origin reaches space again on latest New Shepard test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on its latest test flight May 2, a flight that the company says brings it […]
May 2, 2019

After a decade, NASA finally reveals root cause of two failed rocket launches

“It has been worth every minute, and I am extremely pleased with the entire team.” A little more than a decade ago, on February 24, 2009, […]
April 30, 2019

Weird Science: Nanoparticles, Algae and Organs on Chips to Launch on SpaceX Dragon

Drug-carrying nanoparticles, an algae-powered bioreactor, a microgravity platform and a variety of “organs on a chip” will make the trip to the International Space Station Wednesday […]