April 23, 2019

NASA moves ahead with cargo Dragon launch after Crew Dragon anomaly

WASHINGTON — NASA is moving ahead with plans to launch a cargo version of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station next week as […]
April 22, 2019

Here’s what we know, and what we don’t, about the Crew Dragon accident

The company undoubtedly had a busy Easter weekend. During a series of engine tests of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft this past Saturday, the vehicle experienced what the […]
April 21, 2019

SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly’ during tests in Florida

SpaceX has confirmed that its Crew Dragon capsule suffered an “anomaly” during routine engine tests in Florida. A US Air Force spokesperson told local press the […]
April 20, 2019

Independent report concludes 2033 human Mars mission is not feasible

WASHINGTON — An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be […]
April 19, 2019

Who’s Out There-Anyone? A review (Pt. 2)

This article is a companion piece to Who’s Out There-Anyone? A Review March The March 2019 National Geographic article (reviewed here last month)  “Who’s Out There” […]
April 18, 2019

Second NASA Astronaut to Spend Nearly a Year in Space — For Science

NASA’s next long-duration spaceflight mission has already begun, and doctors are excited about what it could teach them. Astronaut Christina Koch will spend nearly a year aboard […]
April 17, 2019

Skylab and Space Shuttle Astronaut Owen Garriott Dies at 88

Former astronaut and long-duration spaceflight pioneer Owen Garriott, 88, died today, April 15, at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Garriott flew aboard the Skylab space station […]
April 16, 2019

NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World

But HD 21749b doesn’t look like a great candidate for life as we know it. NASA’s newest planet hunter has discovered its first Earth-size alien world. […]
April 15, 2019

What’s in Store for the Future of Space Aviation?

With the implementation of widespread space tourism on the horizon in the near future, we must change how we look at space aviation. No longer can […]