Discovery

November 9, 2017

NASA’s next big rocket probably won’t fly until 2020

Though NASA says it’s working toward a date in December 2019 The first flight of NASA’s next big rocket, the Space Launch System, likely won’t launch […]
November 8, 2017

How Telemedicine Keeps Astronauts Safe

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration is always on the cutting edge when it comes to technology, and many of the medical advances made […]
November 6, 2017

‘A New Space Age’ Summit to Explore Spaceflight’s Bright Future

Some of the spaceflight community’s biggest movers, shakers and disruptors will gather in Seattle next week to discuss humanity’s next giant leaps. The Economist magazine is […]
November 5, 2017

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial […]
November 4, 2017

Brain Changes in Space Could Be Linked to Vision Problems in Astronauts

Some astronauts have experienced eyesight problems after going to space, and a disruption in the body’s cerebrospinal fluid could be the reason. Many astronauts have experienced […]
November 3, 2017

Space dust is stirring this star’s plasma soup

375 light years away in the constellation Hydra is a dusty star. W Hydrae is one of the brightest in our night sky, and it’s gathering tiny […]
November 2, 2017

After nearly 20 years, the Space Station is getting a printer upgrade

Somewhere, 254 miles above us, an astronaut is probably printing something. Ever since the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed its first residents in November of 2000, […]
November 1, 2017

Op-ed | The Deep Space Gateway as a cislunar port

When Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt left the lunar surface for the last time in 1972, many viewed the moon as a dry […]
October 28, 2017

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor says No, it’s not an alien, but we may have just been visited by something […]