Science

June 15, 2016

SHOULD WE SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS BEFORE SENDING ASTRONAUTS?

Mars has water. Not just ice and snow, but liquid, flowing water. It’s salty and scant, but water is one of the essential ingredients for life […]
June 14, 2016

ALIEN CIVILIZATIONS PROBABLY EXISTED BEFORE HUMANS

What are the odds that the universe is home to advanced alien civilizations? Astronomer Frank Drake came up with an equation to help scientists ponder those […]
June 12, 2016

ULA successfully launches NRO mission on Delta 4 Heavy

WASHINGTON — A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket launched June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying a classified payload for the U.S. National […]
June 10, 2016

NASA exploring additional cooperation with SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — NASA’s science and space technology mission directorates are considering ways to cooperate with SpaceX on its Red Dragon mission, including flying payloads on that […]
June 9, 2016

Astronaut takes first step inside International Space Station's inflatable 'spare room'

As giant leaps go, it was a little tentative. But when you are entering an inflatable room attached to the International Space Space (ISS) travelling at almost […]
June 8, 2016

SPACEX PLANS TO RE-USE A ROCKET FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS FALL

Here we go again. At least, that’s the hope. Today, Elon Musk tweeted out a picture of SpaceX’s used rockets hanging out in a giant hanger, […]
June 7, 2016

WE MAY SOON CAPTURE THE FIRST REAL IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE

Humans have never actually seen a black hole with our eyes. A new computer algorithm, created by MIT graduate student Katie Bouman and her team, will […]
June 4, 2016

WHAT WAS THE MIR SPACE STATION?

On February 20, 1986, a Proton rose off its launchpad in Kazakstan bound for low Earth orbit. Its payload was a module designated 17KS, known better […]
June 3, 2016

THIS YEAR, WE'LL SEQUENCE DNA IN SPACE FOR THE FIRST TIME

The International Space Station will play host to the first-ever sequencing of DNA in space. Astronaut Kate Rubins, a virologist who’s heading up to the ISS […]