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March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Best-known theoretical physicist of his time wrote international bestseller A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his […]
March 13, 2018

Jeff Bezos Wins Exploration Award, Eats Lizard Meat

Jeff Bezos is an Internet entrepreneur who is also the founder of Blue Origin, a somewhat secretive space company that is working on a suborbital crew capsule. […]
March 12, 2018

Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW

People arrived excited about a giant marketing installation; they left looking to the stars. AUSTIN, Texas—”We can’t just come to SXSW with Westworld,” said Jonah Nolan, co-creator […]
March 11, 2018

Why people still worry about the falling Chinese space station — despite the low odds

In 2016, China announced that its first human station, Tiangong-1, would make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, and given the module’s large size and density, […]
March 10, 2018

Science Teachers at National Conference to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Atlanta will speak with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, at 10:40 a.m. […]
March 9, 2018

NASA’s Ailing Robonaut 2 Will Return from Space for Long-Overdue Repairs

NASA‘s robotic astronaut, Robonaut 2, is headed home soon for a long-overdue repair. A litany of problems has kept the robot offline since it was upgraded with […]
March 7, 2018

William Shatner Wants You to Send Your Name to the Sun on NASA’s Historic Solar Probe

Your name could soon zoom through the sun’s superheated outer atmosphere, just like William Shatner‘s. The “Star Trek” actor has signed up to put his name […]
March 6, 2018

SpaceX launches Hispasat satellite, completes 50th Falcon 9 mission

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched its 50th Falcon 9 rocket on March 6, carrying a large telecom satellite for Spanish fleet operator Hispasat. The Falcon 9 lifted […]
March 5, 2018

Should We Open Some Sealed Apollo Moon Samples?

Between 1969 and 1972, Apollo astronauts brought back to Earth a total of nine containers of moon material that were sealed on the lunar surface. Two of the […]