September 23, 2013

Planetary Dreams – Interview With a Mars One Applicant

Name: Patrick Ford Age: 20 Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Education: Major – Astrophysics, Minors – Astronomy & Geology at Florida International University Industry/Occupation: Space Educator at […]
September 23, 2013

Deep Impact succumbs to 'HAL bug' as glitch messes with antenna

NASA has stopped trying to contact Deep Impact, the comet-pronging probe that in 2005 dropped an “impactor” the size of a coffee table onto comet Tempel-1. […]
September 23, 2013

NASA Engineers Compete In Unmanned Aircraft Challenge

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to push people outside their comfort zones. That’s the idea behindNASA’s recent unmanned aircraft competition held at the Kennedy […]
September 21, 2013

Danish engineers plan to send astronaut into space

Two Danes who hope to send a man into space with a home-made rocket are heirs to a tradition of DIY science, says Tom Chivers Once […]
September 20, 2013

Proof of Alien Life?

A TEAM of British scientists is convinced it has found proof of alien life, after it harvested strange organisms from the edge of space. The scientists […]
September 19, 2013

NASA’s Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration

In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a four-year mission to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Thirty-six years later, the car-size probe is still exploring, […]
September 16, 2013

Turns Out Deep Space Makes The Creepiest Sound

In space, no one can hear you scream. But oh, you’ll be screaming, because it sounds like it’s populated by plasma demons. Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, […]
September 13, 2013

Dreaming Like Carl Sagan

Dreaming Like Carl Sagan Staying Vigilant in a Demon-Haunted World by Mike Dawson “The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin […]
September 13, 2013

Teaching Astronauts Underground For Living In Space

This week sees the start of ESA’s next underground training course for astronauts. Six new and experienced astronauts from all over the world will work together […]