Technology

August 26, 2015

Momentum for Mars: Astronauts say mission is inevitable

This is what Mars would look like to an astronaut arriving there for the first time. To be there would be inspiring, and intimidating; it would be a […]
August 20, 2015

WHY NASA HELPED RIDLEY SCOTT CREATE ‘THE MARTIAN’ FILM

The day Ridley Scott called NASA was a great day for NASA. Scott, or Sir Ridley, or the dude who has directed several of the greatest […]
August 11, 2015

Nasa astronauts take first bites of lettuce grown in space: ‘Tastes like arugula’

It was one small bite for man, one giant meal for mankind. On a gustatory adventure never attempted by humanity, astronauts have for the first time […]
August 7, 2015

How to Build a City on the Moon

Humans haven’t set foot on the moon since 1972. That hasn’t stopped Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the new director general of the Paris-based European Space Agency, from pushing mankind toward more […]
August 3, 2015

Pieces of falling spaceship barely missed people, new evidence shows

Newly released evidence in the investigation of last fall’s crash of an experimental spaceship over the Mojave Desert is raising questions about whether federal aviation regulators […]
July 30, 2015

Watch Nasa fly a plane into the ground…for safety

This is what it looks like when Nasa purposefully pummels a plane into the ground from 100 feet in the air. Although commercial jets reach heights […]
July 20, 2015

The Reality of The Martian’s Fiction

Ridley Scott’s The Martian is this century’s equivalent of Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902). Both films feature humans setting foot on another world […]
July 19, 2015

Here's what it took to get New Horizons to Pluto

Science is hard and good science is harder — it takes persistence and tons of patience. When we began planning a mission to Pluto over 15 […]
July 16, 2015

See the First Close-Up Photo of Mars Ever Taken

Almost exactly 50 years before the New Horizons probe brought us a new view of Pluto, the world got its first close-up glimpse of Mars. Human beings […]