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November 13, 2016

NASA Showcases Virtual Reality for Space Exploration

Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets are already aiding astronauts on the International Space Station, and next-generation VR could prove vital for journeys to Mars NEW YORK—Visitors from NASA’s […]
November 12, 2016

SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT SPACEX'S PLAN TO FUEL THE FALCON 9 WITH ASTRONAUTS ON BOARD?

On September 1, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded while it was being fueled up for a test fire, engulfing the launch pad, the rocket, and its […]
November 11, 2016

Two of NASA’s Space Telescopes Team Up to Spot Distant Brown Dwarf

Scaled somewhere between small stars and large planets, brown dwarfs are among the universe’s most curious phenomena. Though they can be up to 80 times more […]
November 9, 2016

ExoMars: Searching for Life on Mars

The European Space Agency and Roscosmos’ ExoMars program is sending a series of spacecraft to Mars to find out if life ever existed on Mars. Besides […]
November 8, 2016

How Do Astronauts Vote From Space?

When civic-minded astronauts go into orbit, they don’t lose the ability to cast a ballot on affairs down below. In November of 2007, Clayton Anderson participated […]
November 7, 2016

NASA: Students Design Space Habitation Systems for ‘Journey to Mars’ Crew

Students have created prototypes of space habitation systems for astronauts on the “Journey to Mars.” The prototypes were built by the university teams of NASA’s eXploration Systems […]
November 6, 2016

NASA and FEMA Practiced Emergency Operations for an Asteroid Impact

The year is 2020 and Los Angeles is about to be wiped off the face of the planet. You’ve known this day was coming since the […]
November 5, 2016

Musk predicts mid-December return to flight for Falcon 9

WASHINGTON — SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 4 he expects the Falcon 9 rocket to return to flight in the middle of December after […]
November 4, 2016

AFTER 20 YEARS, NASA FINALLY FINISHED BUILDING THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

Twenty years ago, scientists began assembling a next-generation telescope that would be the successor for the Hubble. Now, NASA engineers have announced that construction of the […]