January 14, 2013

Dispatches from AAS: Astronomers Find Dying, Dead, and Resurrected Planets

The first day of the American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting here in Long Beach was obsessed with life: The search for habitable planets around other stars […]
January 11, 2013

Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon

In 2010, President Obama set a sky-high goal for NASA: to send a team of astronauts to visit a near-Earth asteroid (NEO) by 2025. But rather […]
January 1, 2013

Private space travel to make giant leaps in 2013

Private companies building new spaceships to soar through orbital and suborbital space are looking forward to an action-packed year in 2013, with new flight tests, launches, […]
December 29, 2012

There’s a good reason they called us the ‘wild and crazy guys’

The National Post re-imagines a week in the life of a newsmaker. Today, Tristin Hopper looks at the week through the eyes of Chris Hadfield, the […]
December 28, 2012

NASA’s Recon Orbiter Is The Most Important Thing We’ve Ever Thrown At Mars

The Opportunity, Spirit, and Curiosity rovers may get the headlines for their craters clamoring exploits but it’s NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, quietly observing the planet turn from 286 kilometres up, […]
December 26, 2012

NASA LED Lights Help Astronauts Sleep Sounder

You might think the quiet of space would help astronauts sleep on the International Space Station. But NASA is preparing to replace the station’s florescent panel lights with […]
December 26, 2012

Jewel In The Night”, The First Christmas Carol From Space

The first ever musical recording in space (that we know of anyway) was performed just a few days ago on the International Space Station by Col. […]
December 25, 2012

Astronaut Chris Hadfield records song in space

Is there anything that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield can’t do? Earlier today Hadfield, 53, posted the first song ever recorded in space to Soundcloud and YouTube. Titled “Jewel […]
December 24, 2012

Space X Shows Off Its Grasshopper Test Flight

Since NASA retired its space shuttle program, there has been a big, rocket-sized hole in our hearts. Several private companies like Virgin Galactic are trying to fill that […]