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November 27, 2017

Astronaut Blood May Not Act Weird in Space After All

Astronauts’ blood changes in space — but that may not stop them from getting to Mars. SpaceX founder Elon Musk often boasts about the imminent colonization […]
November 26, 2017

Curious Kids: Do astronauts get space sick when they travel from Earth to the International Space Station?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. All […]
November 25, 2017

With “Mission 1” complete, Planet turns focus to data analysis

LUXEMBOURG CITY — Having achieved its original goal of taking images of the entire planet every day, Planet is now focusing on developing machine learning capabilities […]
November 23, 2017

NASA’s Next Mars Lander Passes Big Test Ahead of May 2018 Launch

LITTLETON, Colo. — NASA’s next Mars lander just passed a big test ahead of its planned May 2018 launch. The spacecraft, known as InSight (short for […]
November 22, 2017

SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell — a finalist for SpaceNews’Corporate Executive of the Year award — previews 2018 in an exclusive interview . WASHINGTON — SpaceX, […]
November 21, 2017

Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar

When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something […]
November 20, 2017

Private Spacesuit Undergoes Zero-G Testing to Prepare for Commercial Flights

Next stop, space? A spacesuit from Final Frontier Design did its third round of Canadian flight testing last month in preparation for eventual space tourist flights. […]
November 19, 2017

NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation […]
November 18, 2017

Here’s What a Volcano on Mars Looked Like to Mariner 9 in 1971

Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than Earth, travelled to Mars and returned images of the surface, including this one of a Martian […]