February 22, 2018

SpaceX aims to launch a satellite and catch a payload fairing

These fairings will separate from the rocket at about three minutes after launch. SpaceX had to scrub the Wednesday launch attempt of its Falcon 9 rocket […]
February 21, 2018

Aerospace Company to Launch Private, Inflatable Space Stations

Bigelow Aerospace announced plans for sending soft-bodied modules that are compressed during launch but expand once they reach space. A company that builds big, inflatable space […]
February 20, 2018

The Little Rover That Could

NASA’s Opportunity rover is the longest surviving rover on Mars. On Saturday, February 17, it experienced its 5,000th dawn on a distant planet. It was only scheduled to […]
February 19, 2018

NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions

WASHINGTON — NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions, a milestone needed for the upcoming, […]
February 18, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Danger?

In Scientific American January 2018, Steve Mirsky quotes a German astronomer saying that 14 years ago “…we would find E.T. within two dozen years.” That person […]
February 17, 2018

Road Tripping Across the Universe

Science fiction is often cited as one of the catalysts for discovery. Depictions of astronomy in movies range from hilarious to meticulous, but even some of […]
February 16, 2018

Scientists Hope to Answer the Question: What Is Dark Matter?

Physicists have been making incredible breakthroughs in physics for a while now. At CERN, they smash particles together at incredibly high speeds and, for a few […]
February 15, 2018

A Solar Storm Is Approaching Earth

A moderate solar flare early this week has generated charged particles that will light up the atmosphere — and could impact power grids and satellites — […]
February 14, 2018

This Website Lets You Track Elon Musk’s Sports Car Through Space

Last Tuesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made history when he launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V took Apollo astronauts to the […]