Discovery

March 21, 2020

Coronavirus precautions are changing life for NASA astronaut’s launch to space station

“It’s not like any other time in our lives.” NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy is ready to take-off for a six month trip to the International Space Station. […]
March 20, 2020

NASA targets May for Crew Dragon test flight

WASHINGTON — NASA announced March 18 it plans to perform a crewed flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, with two NASA astronauts on board, as soon […]
March 18, 2020

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has advice for getting through quarantine

The Apollo 11 astronaut spent three weeks in an isolation chamber that didn’t have the best seals. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is no stranger to being in […]
March 17, 2020

NASA selects finalists for next small astrophysics mission

WASHINGTON — NASA has selected four finalists for the agency’s next small astrophysics mission, including both spacecraft and International Space Station experiments to study a wide […]
March 16, 2020

Who’s Out There–Anyone Need Water?

First a quick review of the “Firsts” that NASA has reported. Planet Hunter found the first “Earth-size Habitable Zone World.” Their TESS mission found the first […]
March 14, 2020

What Is the “Impossible” Black Hole in the Milky Way

Black holes, the colloquial name for massive gravitational singularities that exist in the universe, have been in the news a lot this past year. Scientists were […]
March 13, 2020

Russian crew swap should not impact next ISS mission

WASHINGTON — As Russian officials give their final approval for the crew of the next Soyuz mission to the International Space Station, NASA’s space station manager […]
March 11, 2020

Did German physicists accidentally discover dark matter in 2014?

What if dark matter was sitting in data from a German laboratory all along? Could we have already discovered dark matter? That’s the question put forth in […]
March 10, 2020

Space industry sees growing effects of coronavirus outbreak by Jeff Foust — March 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — As the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak grows worldwide, executives believe the space industry will not be immune from its effects but also […]