December 4, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at a few of the prime candidates NASA is concentrating on to help broaden our understanding of the origins […]
December 3, 2017

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special. At present, the Voyager 1 spacecraft is 21 billion kilometers from Earth, […]
December 2, 2017

SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says

Interplanetary corporate synergy at its finest Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the first flight […]
November 27, 2017

Astronaut Blood May Not Act Weird in Space After All

Astronauts’ blood changes in space — but that may not stop them from getting to Mars. SpaceX founder Elon Musk often boasts about the imminent colonization […]
November 25, 2017

With “Mission 1” complete, Planet turns focus to data analysis

LUXEMBOURG CITY — Having achieved its original goal of taking images of the entire planet every day, Planet is now focusing on developing machine learning capabilities […]
November 20, 2017

Private Spacesuit Undergoes Zero-G Testing to Prepare for Commercial Flights

Next stop, space? A spacesuit from Final Frontier Design did its third round of Canadian flight testing last month in preparation for eventual space tourist flights. […]
November 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Time To Get Real?

For the August/September 2017 issue of, Louis Fabiani wrote an article called “How to Make Friends in Outer Space.” She describes our naive attempt to […]
November 15, 2017

Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon

A team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes deploying a balloon in Venus’s atmosphere to detect seismic activity. Venus’s atmosphere is the heaviest of any planet […]
November 11, 2017

Why living in space may require more than new technology

From changing eyesight to an increased risk of cancer, human bodies face numerous challenges in space We see it in science fiction movies all the time: humans settling […]