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October 22, 2018

What it’s like to travel to space, from a tourist who spent $30 million to live there for 12 days

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has had a lot of attention recently for announcing that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first customer for a private space flight around the moon. […]
October 20, 2018

NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here’s why that’s a brilliant idea

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden […]
October 19, 2018

Red Dwarf Star’s Mighty ‘Hazflare’ Could Be Bad News for Alien Life

Another red dwarf has been caught firing off a superpowerful flare, further bolstering the notion that life might have a hard time taking root around these small, dim […]
October 18, 2018

NASA astronaut who survived failed launch describes close call

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The NASA astronaut who survived last week’s failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick […]
October 17, 2018

Geopolitics & How International Farming Could Bring Us All Together (in Space)

That timeless adage “can’t we all just get along?” applies even when you leave Earth’s atmosphere. The likelihood of survival while living long-term on the international […]
October 16, 2018

What do astronauts and one in five women have in common?

For thousands of years, nutrition has been a driving factor behind the success or failure of human exploration. This is particularly true in the case of […]
October 15, 2018

What’s the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

They both orbit the sun, but they’re very different. In our solar system, there are a lot of things that circle, or orbit, around our Sun. […]
October 14, 2018

Here’s How Space Agencies Prepare to Rescue Astronauts During Soyuz Launch Aborts and Landings

And that’s just what they did when, a couple minutes after the Oct. 11 launch, something went wrong with the rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey […]
October 13, 2018

The film First Man brings realities of life as an astronaut to the big screen

Dangers of the job and leaving friends and family are real challenges for astronauts History is replete with “firsts” and the myth-like qualities ascribed to the […]