July 17, 2019

Why doesn’t anyone live on the moon yet?

Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg. Is Earth’s fresh air, endless biodiversity, and (relatively) stable average temperature getting you down? Ever […]
July 14, 2019

Russia launches space telescope

Russia launched a space telescope Saturday from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, a joint project with Germany intended to replace one it lost in January. Video […]
July 10, 2019

Mars Astronauts Could Tote Inflatable Landing Pad to Ease Descent

“Seven minutes of terror” won’t cut it for Mars astronauts. Landing humans on Mars will require the heaviest payload ever sent to the Red Planet — and even […]
July 8, 2019

NASA’s Mighty Moon Launcher Moves to Rocket Pad for Solo Testing

NASA’s lunar mobile launcher is one step closer to sending its first spacecraft to the moon. The launcher is now in final testing for Artemis 1 — an uncrewed test […]
July 7, 2019

NASA will look for life in space with a nuclear-powered drone

NASA has announced its plans for a nuclear-powered aerial drone, Dragonfly, that will fly from place to place on Saturn’s moon Titan. Dragonfly is planned to […]
July 5, 2019

AI Created a 3D Replica of Our Universe. We Have No Idea How It Works.

The first-ever artificial intelligence simulation of the universe seems to work like the real thing — and is almost as mysterious. Researchers reported the new simulation […]
July 4, 2019

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy fairing tries to enter hyperspace, lands in net in new videos

SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk have released videos offering an extended look at the unexpectedly dramatic conditions Falcon payload fairings are subjected to during atmospheric reentry, […]
July 3, 2019

European Mars lander suffers parachute damage in test

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Development of a European-Russian Mars lander hit a setback when the spacecraft’s parachutes malfunctioned in a recent test, but project officials said they […]
July 2, 2019

Orion abort system passes in-flight abort test

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA successfully demonstrated the abort system for its Orion spacecraft July 2 during a dramatic in-flight test of the system at […]