June 26, 2020

SpaceX’s 1st Crew Dragon for astronauts aces tests in space, could land Aug. 2

Endeavour is soaring above expectations in space. SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts, now parked at the International Space Station, has passed all its tests so […]
June 17, 2020

Virgin Orbit’s first air-launched rocket launch fails

The reason people use the aphorism “it isn’t rocket science” is because rocket science is hard.  Virgin Orbit, a spin-off of Virgin Galactic that focuses on small satellite launches, […]
June 12, 2020

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?
 The Way Our Galaxy Formed?

The wonderful thing about astronomy is that there’s always something new to learn. I spotted an article in Science Magazine recently that touched on a recent […]
June 11, 2020

Astronaut Advice: How to Cope with Isolation

Introduction Humans are social beings by nature, however, in the modern world, we’re even more dependent on each other. The latest global lockdown placed us on […]
June 10, 2020

Crew Dragon likely to support extended space station stay

WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is performing well enough on orbit to give NASA confidence that the mission can last until August, an agency official […]
June 8, 2020

Astronauts and Opioids

Opioids are a huge problem in the U.S., affecting all walks of life. According to the CDC, almost 70% of drug overdoses leading to death are […]
May 29, 2020

‘Vigorous’ magnetic field oddity spotted over South Atlantic

A long-standing weak spot in Earth’s magnetic field is getting weirder, and it may be splitting into two distinct zones of weakness. The South Atlantic Anomaly […]
May 27, 2020

Everything you need to know about SpaceX’s historic astronaut launch

Cape Canaveral, Florida (CNN Business)The stakes have never been higher for Elon Musk’s SpaceX. On Wednesday, the company will attempt to launch two NASA astronauts to […]
May 24, 2020

On the Moon, Astronaut Pee Will Be a Hot Commodity

Urine can be used for landing pads, gardens, and drinking water. But will there be enough to go around? EVER SINCE PRESIDENT Donald Trump directed NASA to get […]