Technology

October 28, 2015

SETI Institute Undertakes Search for Alien Signal from Kepler Star KIC 8462852

“We either caught something shortly after an event like two planets crashing together or alien intelligence,” said Dr. Gerald Harp, senior scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, […]
October 27, 2015

In Space, No One Can Hear You Sneeze

Astronauts are known for being in peak physical condition. But just like everyone else, occasionally they do get sick. Despite efforts by ground crew to keep […]
October 26, 2015

Can NASA grow a garden on the Red Planet?

Before humans go to Mars, as NASA is planning for the 2030s, there's a lot of work to be done, such as developing and testing a rocket that can get there and studying the effects of long-term space habitation on the human body.
October 25, 2015

Concept for NASA's monster rocket passes critical test

The design for NASA’s future monster rocket — dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS) — passed its last critical design review. That means NASA found that […]
October 9, 2015

The First Private Mission to the Moon Is Planned to Launch in 2017

A private team from Israel has become the first to secure a launch contract to loft a rover into space and, with any luck, on to […]
October 5, 2015

How NASA Plans To Protect Planets Against An Alien Invasion

NASA has an Office of Planetary Protection. Its purpose is not to protect Earth from invasion by some green skinned monsters, but rather to protect the […]
September 15, 2015

SPACEX DRAGON CAPSULE COULD BRING SOIL SAMPLES BACK FROM MARS

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has been dutifully carting supplies to and from the International Space Station since 2012. Now a team of researchers wants to send the Dragon […]
September 4, 2015

Watch Astronauts' Violent Return To Earth From Inside Their Space Capsule

If you think riding a rocket to the International Space Station makes for a bumpy ride, check out this new video showing what it’s like to […]