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March 25, 2019

2020 Mars Helicopter Could Open Alien Skies to Exploration

The little craft’s demonstration mission could lead to big things. A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could help open alien […]
March 24, 2019

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy shown launching NASA Orion spacecraft in fan render

A spaceflight fan’s unofficial render has offered the best look yet at what SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy could look like in the unlikely but not impossible event […]
March 23, 2019

Most of us have viruses sleeping inside us, and spaceflight wakes them up

One more thing to worry about in space. Human spaceflight seems all the more remarkable when you consider the fact that our bodies didn’t evolve for […]
March 22, 2019

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.” Humans have figured […]
March 21, 2019

Who’s Out There-Anyone? A Review

The March 2019 National Geographic magazine published an illustrated article called “Who’s Out There?” The author Jamie Shreeve suggests that “new discoveries” indicate that there is someone. The […]
March 20, 2019

How Do Scientists Build Spacecraft?

On March 2, 2019, SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon capsule for the first time. This spacecraft, once it has passed all its tests, will hopefully carry […]
March 19, 2019

Spaceflight is activating herpes in astronauts

The longer astronauts spend in space, the more likely they are to have viruses like herpes, chickenpox and shingles reactivate, according to new NASA research. The […]
March 18, 2019

SpaceX preparing to begin Starship hopper tests

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX could begin initial tests of a prototype of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle as soon as this week, Elon Musk said […]
March 17, 2019

Moon dust kept sealed for 50 years will finally reveal its secrets

NASA has been understandably stingy with the last of its pristine samples. Through six different Apollo missions, astronauts brought back to Earth 842 pounds of rocks and […]