Science

December 9, 2012

NASA 'dusts off' its Apollo archives

A team of scientists at NSSDC, NASA’s permanent archive for space science mission data, restored data from the missions’ dust detectors which recorded information about the […]
December 9, 2012

Curiosity rover landing leaves mess on Mars

Nasa’s Curiosity rover has snapped some amazing craters on the Red Planet – but here’s one it made itself! To get the rover to Mars safely, […]
December 8, 2012

Golden Spike space-tourism company: ‘To the moon!’

  It had to happen: A start-up company is offering rides to the moon. Book your seat now — though it’s going to set you back […]
December 8, 2012

40 years later, Apollo 17's Blue Marble leaves a mark on our memory

It’s been exactly 40 years since NASA sent astronauts to the moon for the last time, and even though more than half of all Americans weren’t […]
December 8, 2012

Space bursts provide insight to 'theory of everything'

Light from some of the universe’s most energetic explosions is allowing scientists to probe the nature of space-time, according to new observations of so-called gamma-ray bursts […]
December 8, 2012

Can Golden Spike make it to the moon?

It’s been 40 years since Apollo 17 made the last manned voyage to the moon. Now, a group of former NASA executives is trying to make […]
December 8, 2012

Canadian astronaut packs new wedding ring for space station trip

MONTREAL — So what exactly does an astronaut bring with him on a visit to the International Space Station that could last up to six months? […]
December 7, 2012

Private firm plans to sell $1.5 billion trips to the moon

WASHINGTON – Attention wealthy nations and billionaires: A team of former NASA executives will fly you to the moon in an out-of-this-world commercial venture combining the […]
December 7, 2012

Chris Hadfield ready for 'surreal' space station odyssey

Astronaut in quarantine before blasting off in Russian capsule When Chris Hadfield was a southern Ontario farmboy dreaming of being an astronaut, it just couldn’t happen. […]