Science

January 23, 2019

A Step in the Right Direction: Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP)

As we all know, NASA plans to extend human presence across the solar system, including the Moon and Mars. To do that, it needs to shorten […]
January 20, 2019

Who’s Out There-Search Strategy

A recent article in EOS.org outlines a strategy proposed by NASA/Ames/SETI Institute/JPL:-Caltech to study our relative uniqueness in the universe. A combination of major efforts and individual studies would […]
January 19, 2019

Space Stress: How Astronauts Manage Their Mental Health

Astronauts face mental and emotional challenges the majority of us will never experience. For astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), free falling at over 17,000 […]
January 17, 2019

How Healthy Do I Need to Be Before Heading to Space?

Astronaut to Mission Control: Houston, I think we have a problem. My blood pressure is a little bit high today. Let’s chalk this exchange up to […]
January 16, 2019

NASA May Decide This Year to Land a Drone on Saturn’s Moon Titan

The spacecraft that have peered through the yellowish haze surrounding Saturn’s moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root. Now, scientists […]
January 15, 2019

China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

Hong Kong (CNN)Cotton seeds carried to the moon by a Chinese probe have sprouted, marking what could be the first plant to ever grow there, according […]
January 13, 2019

Astronauts Could Be Growing Beans in Space in 2021

For freshly grown produce, space is truly the final frontier. But even astronauts will soon be able to abide by their mothers’ exhortations to eat more […]
January 3, 2019

See the first images from China’s Chang’e-4 voyage to the moon’s far side

Pink Floyd isn’t the only one singing about the dark side of the moon now–China is too. The country last night was able to successfully land […]
January 2, 2019

It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made history

Visiting the most distant object ever. It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons, which visited Pluto back in 2015, has successfully completed a flyby of 2014 MU69—the most distant object […]