Discovery

February 27, 2019

Europe unveils design of reusable rocket that looks a lot like a Falcon 9

“I have no problem saying we didn’t invent anything.” Late last week, the European rocket maker Ariane Group and the French space agency CNES announced the […]
February 25, 2019

The clearest images of Ultima Thule reveal a strange-looking object

There are some interesting details to glean here. Twenty-six minutes after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, the long-range camera aboard […]
February 24, 2019

Dragon aces final NASA review, now set for test flight on March 2

“We expect to learn some things.” On Friday, key NASA officials gathered in a large meeting room at Kennedy Space Center. Here, for decades, NASA managers […]
February 22, 2019

Where are all the aliens? Struggling and hustling, just like us

Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both. If the galaxy is billions of […]
February 21, 2019

Gateway Foundation Shows off Their Plans for an Enormous Rotating Space Station

Since the end of the Apollo-era, one of the main goals of NASA, Roscosmos and other space agencies has been the development of technologies that will […]
February 20, 2019

With the best air pressure sensor ever on Mars, scientists find a mystery

This feature is repetitive, and “slightly strange.” There’s a new meteorologist on Mars. Although NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on the red planet late in 2018 to […]
February 18, 2019

NASA experiments suggest problems lie ahead for astronauts during Mars mission

By definition, astronauts who embark on the first crewed mission to Mars will encounter a combination of challenges and risks that humans have never experienced before, […]
February 17, 2019

The Impacts of Space Travel on Family Life

It’s fairly common knowledge that there are numerous challenges and tests every astronaut must pass before proving that they’re worthy of donning that famous white suit […]
February 16, 2019

Year in space put U.S. astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

Year in space put U.S. astronaut’s disease defenses on alert Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed […]