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October 9, 2017

Astronaut Scholarship Helps Students Envision Future in Space

When University of Virginia senior Steven Stetzler met former NASA astronauts Al Worden and Catherine “Cady” Coleman, the computer science and physics major said it was “a very surreal […]
October 7, 2017

What’s in a Name? SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Rocket Acronym Explained

You don’t have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX’s BFR Mars-colonization architecture. Yes, BFR stands for “Big F—ing Rocket.” But there’s also a family-friendly […]
October 6, 2017

Vice President Pence Pledges Renewed Lunar Focus for US Space Agency

The pledge of returning US astronauts to the Moon marks a change in focus from the Obama administration, which emphasized exploration of Mars. The Trump administration […]
October 5, 2017

60 years after Sputnik, Russia is lost in space

MOSCOW — Just over 30 years after the Soviet Union launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik 1, the nation that opened the space race stood on […]
October 4, 2017

Methane Bursts May Have Helped Water Flow on Ancient Mars

Methane under the surface of Mars could have warmed it up in intermittent bursts, which could help explain how Mars was warmer and wetter so long […]
October 3, 2017

ISS partners seek clarity on station’s long-term future

ADELAIDE, Australia — The head of NASA’s human spaceflight program says he would like to see a decision made in the next two years on whether […]
October 2, 2017

Water Ice Mystery Found at Martian Equator

A new examination of old data suggests that there might be ice hiding in the Martian equator, even though scientists previously thought that the substance couldn’t […]
October 1, 2017

Digging into the Great Beyond with Space Archaeology

When students pursue an education in archaeology, they often imagine going to places like Egypt, Greece, China, or even diving into the ocean in search of […]
September 30, 2017

Elon Musk proposes city-to-city travel by rocket, right here on Earth

‘Anywhere on Earth in under an hour,’ Musk says SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled revised plans to travel to the Moon and Mars at a space industry […]