Science

November 3, 2018

NASA astronauts will get to use this extraterrestrial supercomputer

Remember the old cautions to keep magnets away from your computer and use a surge protector? What about exposing it to cosmic rays for a year? […]
October 31, 2018

Virgin Orbit Shows off its “Launcher One”, a Rocket Carried by an Airplane

The commercial space sector is about to get a little more crowded. SpaceX and Blue Origin have created headlines with their ongoing development of reusable launch […]
October 28, 2018

How Do Bones React in Space?

You’d think that floating around in space would be good for bones and joints because you aren’t putting any pressure on them, but in reality prolonged […]
October 26, 2018

What Scientists Found Inside the Brains of 10 Russian Cosmonauts

By imaging the brains of cosmonauts before and after their stints on the space station, neuroscientists discovered how microgravity influences the mind. Spaceflight is exciting, inspirational, […]
October 21, 2018

Who’s Out There?— Earth’s Long Experiment–a book review

Complexity: The Evolution of Earth’s Biodiversity and the Future of Humanity by William C. Burger, New York, Prometheus books, 2016.  This blog is more than a book […]
October 17, 2018

Geopolitics & How International Farming Could Bring Us All Together (in Space)

That timeless adage “can’t we all just get along?” applies even when you leave Earth’s atmosphere. The likelihood of survival while living long-term on the international […]
October 16, 2018

What do astronauts and one in five women have in common?

For thousands of years, nutrition has been a driving factor behind the success or failure of human exploration. This is particularly true in the case of […]
October 9, 2018

Virgin Galactic to reach space in ‘weeks not months’

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is “weeks” away from its first trip into space. “We should be in space within weeks, not […]
October 3, 2018

Animal study suggests deep space travel may significantly damage GI function in astronauts

Simulations with animal models meant to mirror galactic cosmic radiation exposure to astronauts are raising red flags for investigators at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) about […]