July 28, 2016

Women In Space

59 different woman have flown into space, either as cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists or foreign nationals. 8 have flown in the Soviet/Russian program, 2 in the […]
July 28, 2016

Jupiter's great red spot is mysteriously hot

AND MAY BE GENERATING HEAT IN THE PLANET’S ATMOSPHERE Jupiter’s most distinctive feature is so hot right now. In a paper published in Nature today, researchers have found that the […]
July 27, 2016

NASA approves Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser plan

Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed the second milestone in its commercial cargo contract with NASA. The company said Monday NASA had approved the company’s plan for […]
July 26, 2016

Five of the Most Prominent Proposed Mars Mission

Mars One: this non-profit organization wants to establish a colony on the Red Planet, beginning with flying 4 astronauts there by the year 2023. The organization wants to […]
July 26, 2016


Walking on the surface of Mars, where the gravity is one-third of Earth’s, won’t be easy. If you dumped a wheelbarrow of rocks into a bounce-house, […]
July 25, 2016

4 Next-Gen Materials That Could Save Us All

Next-gen materials represent major scientific breakthroughs in materials science. Though companies like E-Plas are already using advanced plastics in industrial applications, science marches ever onward. In […]
July 23, 2016

NASA astronauts head underwater to simulate Mars missions

The year’s NEEMO training will focus on preparing for deep space and Martian missions. Once a year, NASA’s astronauts make a big change — trading their […]
July 22, 2016

SpaceX, preparing for Falcon Heavy, asks for more landing pads

With a number of successful Falcon booster landings behind it, SpaceX is getting ready to try something likely to be a bit more challenging: three nearly […]
July 21, 2016

NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts

NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to […]