Technology

November 15, 2019

What Does Boeing’s Offer Mean for the Artemis Mission?

For the first time since Apollo 17 landed on the surface of our nearest celestial neighbor, the human race has turned its eyes toward the Moon. […]
November 10, 2019

Why Astronomers Worry About the Brightness of SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Megaconstellation

SpaceX is planning to launch the second installment of its Starlink megaconstellation on Monday (Nov. 11), and astronomers are waiting to see — well, precisely what they will […]
November 7, 2019

Can We Genetically Engineer Humans to Survive Missions to Mars?

We might one day combine tardigrade DNA into our own cells. Will we one day combine tardigrade DNA with our cells to go to Mars? Chris […]
October 28, 2019

Air Force X-37B secret spaceplane lands after 780 days in orbit

Secretary of the Air Force Barrett: ‘The X-37B continues to demonstrate the importance of a reusable spaceplane.’ WASHINGTON — A U.S. Air Force X-37B spaceplane made […]
October 25, 2019

SpaceX to test astronaut capsule next week, a critical milestone after April explosion

In about a week SpaceX expects to conduct a key test of the capsule it is developing to launch astronauts, as the company looks to show […]
October 4, 2019

Blue Origin may miss goal of crewed suborbital flights in 2019

WASHINGTON — The chief executive of Blue Origin said Oct. 2 it was increasingly unlikely the company would start flying people on its New Shepard suborbital […]
October 2, 2019

Elon Musk Shows us What’s Inside the Starship

On Saturday, Sept.28th, Elon Musk stood before a crowd at SpaceX’s testing facility in Boca Chica, Texas. To the SpaceX employees, guests and reporters assembled (and the […]
October 1, 2019

NASA Is Now Accepting Proposals for Artemis Landers to Fly Astronauts to the Moon

The first company with a lander will win the 2024 mission, NASA says. NASA really wants to fly astronauts to the moon by 2024. But it needs […]
September 29, 2019

Elon Musk aims to put SpaceX’s Starship in orbit in six months

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk would like his Starship spacecraft to make it to orbit in six months, he said during an evening presentation on September 28. […]