May 23, 2019

Huge Amount of Water Ice Is Spotted on Mars (It Could Be Long-Lost Polar Ice Caps)

Scientists think they’ve stumbled on a new cache of water ice on Mars — and not just any ice but a layered mix of ice and sand representing […]
May 21, 2019

NASA’s full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost

Still missing? The total cost. And that’s probably by design. In the nearly two months since Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return to the Moon […]
May 20, 2019

Industry wants NASA to move ahead quickly on Gateway module

WASHINGTON — In order to meet the goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, NASA needs to get one element of its proposed lunar […]
May 19, 2019

Who’s Out There-Microbes?

If there are microbes out there, we had better think hard about how to prevent bringing them back to Earth. If they are not out there, […]
May 18, 2019

SpaceX Is Building a ‘Starship’ Rocket Prototype in Florida, Too

The company’s South Texas site has some competition. SpaceX hopes a little friendly competition will improve the design of its Mars spaceship. The company has already […]
May 17, 2019

NASA selects 11 companies for lunar lander studies

WASHINGTON — NASA announced May 16 it has selected 11 companies to begin studies and initial prototype development of portions of lunar landers the agency hopes […]
May 16, 2019

Goodnight, Chang’e-4! China’s Probe on Moon’s Far Side Naps for Lunar Night

A whole day on the moon lasts 28 Earth days. China’s mission to the far side of the moon has gone dormant for its fifth, frigid […]
May 15, 2019

The moon is quaking as it shrinks

A 2010 analysis of imagery from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found that the moon shriveled like a raisin as its interior cooled, leaving behind thousands […]
May 14, 2019

NASA seeks additional $1.6 billion for 2024 Moon plan

WASHINGTON — The White House and NASA announced May 13 that they will seek an additional $1.6 billion in funding for the agency in fiscal year […]