Discovery

March 7, 2017

Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could alter assumptions about the water budget of […]
March 6, 2017

Solar Storm Warning: New Tool Could Help Protect Astronauts

NASA scientists have developed a new technique that could improve space-weather forecasts and help protect astronauts from potentially dangerous solar storms. Earth‘s sun is an active […]
March 5, 2017

NASA prevents probe’s collision with Martian moon Phobos

A tiny emergency maneuver will prevent the two from crashing into each other on March 6th. NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft and Phobos would have arrived at an […]
March 4, 2017

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

According to this new definition, if Pluto becomes a planet, then our moon will too! Way back in 2015, NASA’s New Horizon’s mission flew by the […]
March 2, 2017

ULA launch successfully carries NRO payload into orbit

WASHINGTON – The newest National Reconnaissance Office satellite lifted off successfully Wednesday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. The rocket, in the 401 configuration, […]
March 1, 2017

RED DRAGON DELAYED 2 YEARS TO 2020

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – With so many exciting projects competing for the finite time of SpaceX’s super talented engineers, something important had to give. And […]
February 28, 2017

SpaceX says it will fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the rocket company SpaceX, says that two private individuals have hired his firm to fly a manned mission around […]
February 27, 2017

Virgin Galactic resumes SpaceShipTwo testing

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic resumed flight tests of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Feb. 24 after a two-month hiatus. The vehicle, attached to its WhiteKnightTwo carrier […]
February 27, 2017

Research and Spaceflight to Exoplanets: An Interview with Dr. Kipping

  NASA exoplanet researchers have recently announced the TRAPPIST-1 system, a solar system like our own with 7 planets, 49 light-years away. Three of these planets […]