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February 14, 2020

NASA signals interest in Venus and volcanoes for next science missions

Sometimes you just want to see fireworks. NASA scientists must not have had an easy decision this winter as they considered more than a dozen intriguing concepts for […]
February 13, 2020

HOW ASTRONOMERS ARE DECOLONIZING SPACE

I’m a great fan of astronomy. I started reading astronomy books at a young age and, throughout my career, I have written a lot of pieces […]
February 12, 2020

Explorers Wanted: NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts

As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station – with an eye toward the […]
February 11, 2020

NASA puts a price on a 2024 Moon landing—$35 billion

“In the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, there weren’t entrepreneurs who were willing to invest.” Nearly 10 months after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return […]
February 9, 2020

Europe’s Solar Orbiter Begins Its Journey to the Sun

ESA’s orbiter will work with NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to unveil the mysteries of our home star and the origin of violent storms that spew plasma […]
February 8, 2020

Space Minerals: A New Frontier?

Thousands of meteorites plunge to Earth each year and to the untrained eye look remarkably like terrestrial rocks. But many of these ancient geological wonders originate […]
February 7, 2020

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, built to carry astronauts, faces new safety concerns

New York (CNN Business)Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, which is designed to carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, encountered a second, previously undisclosed, software issue during a botched test […]
February 6, 2020

Astronaut Christina Koch lands back on Earth after a record-breaking 328 days in space. Here’s what she did

NASA astronaut Christina Koch made the most of her first trip to the International Space Station by breaking the record for the longest single spaceflight by […]
February 5, 2020

British ‘X-Files’ of UFO sightings is going public

The U.K.’s Ministry of Defense will publish secret UFO reports for the first time. From the early 1950s until 2009, a department in the United Kingdom’s […]