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January 6, 2019

Astronauts and Workplace Harassment

It can be hard to believe that discrimination and harassment are still significant matters in the workplace in this day and age, but they are. The […]
January 5, 2019

An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station

Astronauts, they’re just like us! To place an outside call from space, please first dial 9. As it turns out, the International Space Station is not […]
January 4, 2019

NASA’s New Horizons Promises a Treasure Trove of Data on Ultima Thule

It will take 20 months to receive all of the spacecraft’s data on the distant world, which could offer insights into the formation of our solar […]
January 3, 2019

See the first images from China’s Chang’e-4 voyage to the moon’s far side

Pink Floyd isn’t the only one singing about the dark side of the moon now–China is too. The country last night was able to successfully land […]
January 2, 2019

It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made history

Visiting the most distant object ever. It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons, which visited Pluto back in 2015, has successfully completed a flyby of 2014 MU69—the most distant object […]
January 1, 2019

New Horizons Spacecraft Makes New Year’s Day Flyby of Ultima Thule, the Farthest Rendezvous Ever

LAUREL, Md. — Wow, what a way to ring in the new year. As the world celebrated the start of 2019, scientists with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft partied […]
December 29, 2018

The mystery of the ISS hole just got even weirder

The hole came from the inside. One of the year’s biggest space stories just gets weirder and weirder. Earlier this week, a Russian cosmonaut who investigated the mysterious […]
December 28, 2018

The Apollo Moon Missions Did More Than Allow Man to Walk on the Moon

The Apollo moon missions captured the world’s imagination and expanded ideas about what was possible for humankind—but not many people know that this incredible space-age milestone […]
December 27, 2018

Alien Hunters, Stop Using the Drake Equation

For the precocious hunter of off-Earth life, the Drake equation is the ever-ready, go-to toolkit for estimating just how (not) lonely humans are in the Milky Way galaxy. […]