Technology

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 5, 2017

Virgin Galactic carries out “dry run” for powered SpaceShipTwo flights

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic performed the latest glide flight of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Aug. 4, calling it a “dry run” for upcoming powered test […]
July 25, 2017

NASA Posts Dozens of Flight Test Videos on YouTube

The space agency is celebrating 70 years of aircraft testing by releasing a trove of old videos showing X-planes, lunar landers, and various space shuttles. NASA […]
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 18, 2017

Your Need to Upgrade Connected Devices Makes Astronomy Difficult

If you’ve been alive for the past 10-20 years, you’ve probably heard a few things about something called “radio frequency.” It’s been a pretty big deal […]
July 17, 2017

What Could Space Archaeologists Tell Us about Astronaut Culture?

“Space archaeologist” would be a fine job description for a fictional character on an interplanetary mission to unearth the ruins of an alien civilization. But a handful […]
June 22, 2017

Is It Time to Rethink How We Search for Alien Life?

WASHINGTON — From the lovable, candy-munching E.T. to the deadly Xenomorphs from the “Alien” movies, science-fiction stories are bursting with all kinds of alien encounters. But […]
June 20, 2017

Made in Space Talks ‘Teleporting’ and the Future of Space-Borne 3D Printing

NEW YORK — The California company Made In Space, known for providing the first 3D printer on the International Space Station, has big goals for space-borne […]
June 19, 2017

Ten ways that astronauts are helping you stay healthy

Astronauts on the International Space Station are growing crystals that could help develop new drugs for use on Earth. Here are ten healthcare technologies that have already come […]