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February 25, 2020

Robots in Space: What Does the Future Hold?

When NASA officially ended the space shuttle program in 2011, it seemed as if the death knell for SS space exploration had sounded. Then the much-ballyhooed […]
February 24, 2020

NASA preparing for long-duration SpaceX commercial crew test flight

WASHINGTON — NASA is leaning increasingly towards making SpaceX’s crewed test flight to the International Space Station a long-duration mission, a move that could alleviate concerns […]
February 23, 2020

‘Mad Mike’ Hughes, daredevil who built a homemade steam rocket, dies in launch attempt

Daredevil “Mad Mike” Hughes died Saturday (Feb. 22) during his latest attempt to launch into the sky on a homemade rocket powered by steam. Hughes, 64, was […]
February 21, 2020

What should we do if a ‘planet-killer’ asteroid takes aim at Earth?

Researchers at MIT calculated which option is best depending on the asteroid and its path through space. If a giant object looks like it’s going to […]
February 20, 2020

Who’s Out There…Anyone On Mars? Anyone Anywhere? 

Looking for exoplanets that might harbor life and being realistic about  the effort, both come clear in Elizabeth Tasker’s book entitled “The Planet Factory–Exoplanets and the […]
February 19, 2020

Space Adventures to fly tourists on Crew Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — Space Adventures announced Feb. 18 that it has an agreement with SpaceX to fly a dedicated Crew Dragon mission that would send four space […]
February 18, 2020

SpaceX launches fifth batch of Starlink satellites, misses booster landing

WASHINGTON — SpaceX completed its fifth dedicated Starlink launch Feb. 17, successfully sending 60 satellites into low Earth orbit while missing what would have been the […]
February 17, 2020

How Astronauts Prepare for a Trip in Space

Have you ever dreamed of going into space? There are many requirements to becoming an astronaut, and even though a candidate might meet all of the […]
February 16, 2020

Cygnus launches to space station

WASHINGTON — A Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched Feb. 15 carrying more than three tons of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. A Northrop Grumman […]