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February 14, 2019

NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover Is Likely Dead

Mission leads have not heard from Oppy since it was caught in a massive dust storm last June. On Wednesday, NASA will likely announce that it […]
February 13, 2019

The Holy Grail of Astrobiology

In the past, the amount of information that astronomers have been able to discern about an exoplanet has been limited. The exoplanet transit method looks for […]
February 11, 2019

Virgin Galactic pilots join an exclusive club with FAA astronaut wings

WASHINGTON — The two pilots who flew SpaceShipTwo to the edge of space in December received commercial astronaut wings last week, joining an elite group that […]
February 10, 2019

Orion Span falls far short of funding goal to support its commercial space station ambitions

WASHINGTON — A startup with visions of developing private space stations raised only a small fraction of the funding it sought in a recent equity crowdfunding […]
February 9, 2019

Something Is Not Quite Right In the Universe, Ultraprecise New Measurement Reveals

Something isn’t quite right in the universe. At least based on everything physicists know so far. Stars, galaxies, black holes and all the other celestial objects […]
February 8, 2019

How Does Weather Affect Space Travel?

Imagine a world where every day is 70 degrees and sunny. Roads would be safer, you’d never get blue about a gray sky and every space […]
February 7, 2019

NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts Today

NASA will pay tribute today (Feb. 7) to the 17 astronauts who died in the agency’s three spaceflight tragedies. NASA is holding a series of ceremonies […]
February 6, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch moves to March, risking Falcon Heavy delays

The planning date for the launch debut of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft has been pushed to no earlier than (NET) March 2019 per sources familiar with the […]
February 5, 2019

What will we name the solar system’s next planet?

Even in space, bureaucracy exists. In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” This had two main effects on our solar system: it reduced the number of […]