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December 21, 2012

SpaceShipTwo practices flying (with engines)

SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, completed a key flight test on Wednesday, gliding over the Californian Mojave Desert with its engine, fuel […]
December 21, 2012

How to Defend Earth From Asteroids

Cant see video? View Here The Earth sits in a cosmic shooting gallery. Millions of asteroids orbit the Sun, some on paths that cross that of […]
December 21, 2012

'I love what you've done with the place.' Chris Hadfield arrives at ISS

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and two other astronauts arrived Friday morning at the International Space Station, where they were greeted by three crewmembers already on board. […]
December 21, 2012

The quick reference guide to doomsday

Still worried about flaming space rocks inextricably falling from the sky? Losing sleep over nonsensical “killer” solar flares? Got your knickers-in-a-knot over the non-existent Planet X? […]
December 21, 2012

Manitoba Museum’s Living in Space honours Canucks who roam the stars

The Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery’s new exhibit, Living in Space, honours Canadian astronauts and offers Winnipeggers the opportunity to experience their daily activities in space. “It’s […]
December 20, 2012

'Habitable' planet discovered circling Tau Ceti star

A planet with conditions that could support life orbits a twin neighbour of the sun visible to the naked eye, scientists have revealed. The world is […]
December 20, 2012

Astronaut Chris Hadfield launches into space on five-month mission

For the first dozen minutes after a flawless liftoff from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Chris Hadfield and the other crew members could be seen from […]
December 19, 2012

Four planets in 'habitable zones' spotted within spitting distance of Earth

Astronomers say they have uncovered evidence for what could be four super-Earth planets orbiting within the habitable zones of two stars within 22 light-years of Earth. […]
December 19, 2012

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield set for launch of space station mission

Chris Hadfield is set to blast off at 7:12 a.m. EST Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a mission that is to see him […]