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December 15, 2018

What Does It Take to Become an Astronaut?

Becoming an astronaut is perhaps one of the most difficult career paths you could take — after all, many of them are Air Force pilots, and […]
December 14, 2018

The Virgin Galactic Hype Totally Misses the Point

Celebrate the achievement, but please, recognize that commercial spaceflight has grown up since Virgin Galactic started the quest for space tourism. Everyone loves a successful space […]
December 13, 2018

Boundary of space being reconsidered as Virgin Galactic test program advances

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic gets closer to its first suborbital flights into space, a potential change in terminology could make it easier for the company […]
December 12, 2018

Cosmonauts armed with knives and cutters hack into Soyuz space capsule in search of hole

You need steady hands when you’re hurtling around the Earth at 27,000 kilometres per hour in a pressurised spacesuit holding a knife and hacking a hole […]
December 11, 2018

Earth inspires ‘never-ending sense of awe’ in astronaut Saint-Jacques

LONGUEUIL, Que. — During his first days in the microgravity of space, David Saint-Jacques was transported back to his childhood, the Canadian astronaut told reporters Monday. […]
December 10, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective […]
December 9, 2018

Listen to the very first sounds recorded on Mars

InSight rumbles with alien Martian wind. Last week a gust of wind swept across the Elysium Planitia, the tropical plane that straddles the Martian equator. It […]
December 8, 2018

This is a Martian selfie from the InSight lander

After a seven-month journey to the Red Planet, NASA’s InSight lander is stretching out and preparing to unpack at its final destination. InSight touched down safely on the […]
December 7, 2018

NASA and SpaceX still aiming for January commercial crew test flight

WASHINGTON — While a SpaceX commercial crew test flight might not launch on a date in early January previously announced NASA, both agency and company officials […]