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May 19, 2016

Congress wants to know if NASA can really get to Mars

Members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology repeatedly questioned the feasibility of NASA’s strategy to get to the Red Planet by the 2030s […]
May 18, 2016

LOCKHEED MARTIN WANTS TO SEND HUMANS TO MARS IN 12 YEARS

Before our species set foot on the moon, we orbited it first. The same will probably be true for Mars, and on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin plans […]
May 17, 2016

MEET ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD'S SUCCESSOR

Canada’s newest astronaut will launch to the International Space Station in 2018. David Saint-Jacques has booked a ticket on the Russian Soyuz rocket, and he’ll be […]
May 16, 2016

SpaceX puts its third booster in a barn—and the result is dazzling

SpaceX has now successfully landed three rockets from space—one by land and two by sea. That has given the company quite a collection of boosters in its Hangar 39A […]
May 15, 2016

Kepler and Herschel Telescopes Team Up to Spy on a Dwarf Planet

Astronomers just announced that an unnamed object in the outer reaches of the Solar System is larger than previously thought. New research published in the Astrophysical Journal shows it’s […]
May 14, 2016

NASA INVESTS IN SUSPENDED ANIMATION, GROWABLE SPACE HABITATS, AND MORE

NASA wants to put humans on Mars in the 2030s, and it’s probably going to take some crazy ideas to get us there. Toward that end, […]
May 12, 2016

THE DRAGON RETURNS

SPACEX’S DRAGON SPLASHES DOWN FROM SPACE WITH 3,700 LBS OF STUFF In April, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule launched with 7,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space […]
May 11, 2016

'ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE' STAR ONLY GETS MORE MYSTERIOUS

Every now and then, a distant star called KIC 8462852 dims by as much as 20 percent. That’s huge. Even a passing planet as big as […]
May 11, 2016

NASA working towards September 2018 SLS/Orion launch

WASHINGTON — Managers of three key NASA exploration programs said May 10 that they are making good progress towards a first launch of the Space Launch […]