Science

August 17, 2017

The Epic Journey of Both Voyager Spacecraft

We dream of going to the stars, but the reality is that we haven’t made it any farther than our own moon. We’re reaching for Mars […]
August 16, 2017

NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space

On Monday, at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its […]
August 13, 2017

Tour an Astronaut Habitat for Mock Space Missions

Ever wonder how astronauts will live on other worlds? Welcome to the Human Exploration Research Analog, or HERA, a habitat at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in […]
August 12, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Problems and Hope for Life on M Dwarfs

Christopher Crochett in Science News June 29, 2017 summarizes the possibilities and problems for life on planets near M dwarf stars, the “…darlings in the search […]
August 9, 2017

Pack Your Microscope —Space-Based Medical Research Is Taking Off

Microgravity medical research in space is accelerating—and giving scientists new hope in finding cures for earthly diseases. When the next Elon Musk SpaceX supply rocket blasts off Thursday […]
August 8, 2017

Ex-Astronaut Offers Bold Three-Step Plan to Put Humans on Mars

Terry Virts says we must look to NASA’s past before we move forward with program to go to the red planet. We Americans are an optimistic […]
August 7, 2017

The Great American Eclipse Is 2 Weeks Away. Are You Ready?

There are only two weeks until the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. If you’re traveling into the path of totality, it’s time to make sure […]
July 24, 2017

ZERO-G BLOOD AND THE MANY HORRORS OF SPACE SURGERY

MATTHIEU KOMOROWSKI WANTED to be an astronaut. Still does. The French-born anesthesiologist, currently getting a PhD at Imperial College London, applied to the European Space Agency in […]
July 15, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Problems Getting Started

Since wet chemists on Earth have not reinvented life from scratch—not one self-reproducing living critter, nor even a self-serving prion–we can probably assume that it’s not […]