Discovery

March 12, 2018

Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW

People arrived excited about a giant marketing installation; they left looking to the stars. AUSTIN, Texas—”We can’t just come to SXSW with Westworld,” said Jonah Nolan, co-creator […]
March 11, 2018

Why people still worry about the falling Chinese space station — despite the low odds

In 2016, China announced that its first human station, Tiangong-1, would make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, and given the module’s large size and density, […]
March 10, 2018

Science Teachers at National Conference to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Atlanta will speak with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, at 10:40 a.m. […]
March 7, 2018

William Shatner Wants You to Send Your Name to the Sun on NASA’s Historic Solar Probe

Your name could soon zoom through the sun’s superheated outer atmosphere, just like William Shatner‘s. The “Star Trek” actor has signed up to put his name […]
March 5, 2018

Should We Open Some Sealed Apollo Moon Samples?

Between 1969 and 1972, Apollo astronauts brought back to Earth a total of nine containers of moon material that were sealed on the lunar surface. Two of the […]
March 4, 2018

Massachusetts Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) will speak with NASA astronaut and alumnus Scott Tingle, who is living and working aboard the International Space Station, at […]
March 3, 2018

How Much Trash Is on the Moon?

The moon has a lot of junk on it, including a gold olive branch, a flag kit, several lunar orbiters, and a hammer and a falcon […]
March 1, 2018

World’s Biggest Plane Taxis Closer to Takeoff

The hefty, double-bodied Stratolaunch airplane — its wingspan of 385 feet (117 meters) is the widest in the world — recently reached a new milestone that […]
February 28, 2018

The moon is getting its own 4G mobile phone network

In what is sure to make E.T. happy, the moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, reports Reuters. No, this is not a joke. Vodafone […]