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February 22, 2016

‘Outer spacey' music in newly declassified NASA audio confused Apollo 10 astronauts

Declassified audio of the Apollo 10 mission has brought attention to a moment when NASA astronauts heard strange “outer spacey” music during their trip around the […]
February 22, 2016

Upon Closer Look, NASA’s Exploration Systems are Game-Changers

The costs and benefits of NASA’s deep space exploration and science programs are popular topics in policy circles and social media discussions this election year.  As […]
February 21, 2016

Nuke an asteroid? Russian plan may target Apophis

Russia‘s new plan for protecting Earth from potential asteroid strikes has some chilling aspects. Not only would it violate a 49-year-old international treaty, but it involves […]
February 20, 2016

This Is Virgin Galactic's New Spaceplane, VSS Unity

Stephen Hawking wants a ride. Do you? Today, spaceflight company Virgin Galactic unveiled a new spaceplane. VSS Unity is the flashy new sibling of the VSS […]
February 20, 2016

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers. Ever […]
February 20, 2016

NASA just smashed its record for astronaut applications—18,000+

Despite uncertainty about destinations, NASA will now trim field down to 8-14 candidates. Back in 1978, excitement about the future of NASA, with the space shuttle […]
February 19, 2016

TED 2016: HoloLens unveils 'teleportation' to Mars

HoloLens creator Alex Kipman has shown off Microsoft’s augmented reality technology at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference. Using a camera hooked up to a […]
February 18, 2016

A Nigerian Astronaut Is Not Really Trapped In Space

Email scams from fake wealthy Nigerian princes promising a generous return if you pay upfront to unlock their riches are a dime a dozen. But what’s […]
February 18, 2016

Boeing's Starliner Capsule For Astronauts Completes Water Test

Boeing and SpaceX are racing to become the first private companies to carry astronauts into space, as early as next year. And although SpaceX is generally […]