November 19, 2017

NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation […]
November 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Time To Get Real?

For the August/September 2017 issue of, Louis Fabiani wrote an article called “How to Make Friends in Outer Space.” She describes our naive attempt to […]
November 16, 2017

SpaceX Is Launching the Secret Zuma Mission Tonight: Watch It Live!

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch what just might be the company’s most mysterious payload yet tonight (Nov. 16) — the secret Zuma mission for the […]
November 15, 2017

Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon

A team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes deploying a balloon in Venus’s atmosphere to detect seismic activity. Venus’s atmosphere is the heaviest of any planet […]
November 14, 2017

NASA Speeds Up Testing of Critical Orion Astronaut-Escape System

A key safety system on NASA’s Orion spacecraft — one that could save lives during launch — will undergo a major test sooner than expected, the […]
November 13, 2017

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Luca Parmitano — who flew on the International Space Station in 2013 — has an asteroid named after […]
November 12, 2017

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has completed a successful free flight

“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!” On Saturday, the Dream Chaser space plane completed a milestone in its development. During an “approach and […]
November 11, 2017

Why living in space may require more than new technology

From changing eyesight to an increased risk of cancer, human bodies face numerous challenges in space We see it in science fiction movies all the time: humans settling […]
November 10, 2017

Weird Science Experiments Launching to Space Station Early Saturday: Watch Live

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft will blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) this Saturday (Nov. 11) to deliver supplies and some fascinating science experiments to […]