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October 12, 2018

Empty Space Station? NASA Prepares for the Worst (but Hopes for the Best) After Soyuz Abort

A few months from now, the International Space Station (ISS) could be unoccupied for the first time in nearly two decades. Russia’s workhorse Soyuz rocket suffered a […]
October 11, 2018

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make an emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned en route to the International Space […]
October 10, 2018

Astronauts Reflect on Apollo 11 Legacy in ‘First Man’ IMAX Featurette

Moon, it’s time for your close-up. “First Man,” the new Hollywood film about Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong, hits theaters across the nation Friday (Oct. 12). […]
October 9, 2018

Virgin Galactic to reach space in ‘weeks not months’

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is “weeks” away from its first trip into space. “We should be in space within weeks, not […]
October 7, 2018

Will There Be Human Life on Mars?

Human beings have always seemed to have a strange and undeniable fascination with Mars, one of its closest neighboring planets. We have studied the Red Planet […]
October 6, 2018

In the hunt for aliens, satellites may light the way

If aliens love satellites as much as we do, we might be able to spot them The Earth is expanding, satellite by satellite, every rocket launch […]
October 5, 2018

Why NASA needs to flip Curiosity’s ‘brain’ over

It’s having memory issues. The past few months have been pretty rough on NASA’s Mars rovers. Opportunity is still not responding to NASA’s frequent missives, and […]
October 4, 2018

Astronomers think they’ve found a moon the size of Neptune in a distant star system

Nearly eight thousand light-years away from Earth, there’s a star about the same size as our sun. Like our own solar system, that distant star is […]
October 3, 2018

Animal study suggests deep space travel may significantly damage GI function in astronauts

Simulations with animal models meant to mirror galactic cosmic radiation exposure to astronauts are raising red flags for investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) about […]