December 24, 2012

Contact: Fact or Fictional?

One of the questions astronomers always get from people is, “What movie depicts science the most accurately?” Most of us usually say, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which […]
December 23, 2012

Orion assemblage on track for 2014 Launch

NASA is thrusting forward and making steady progress toward launch of the first space-bound Orion crew capsule -designed to carry astronauts to deep space. The agency aims for a […]
December 21, 2012

SpaceShipTwo practices flying (with engines)

SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, completed a key flight test on Wednesday, gliding over the Californian Mojave Desert with its engine, fuel […]
December 21, 2012

How to Defend Earth From Asteroids

Cant see video? View Here The Earth sits in a cosmic shooting gallery. Millions of asteroids orbit the Sun, some on paths that cross that of […]
December 21, 2012

'I love what you've done with the place.' Chris Hadfield arrives at ISS

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and two other astronauts arrived Friday morning at the International Space Station, where they were greeted by three crewmembers already on board. […]
December 20, 2012

Astronaut Chris Hadfield launches into space on five-month mission

For the first dozen minutes after a flawless liftoff from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Chris Hadfield and the other crew members could be seen from […]
December 19, 2012

When the air force wanted to nuke the moon

The American reaction to Sputnik was diverse. Laymen and aerospace professionals alike were divided; some were unthreatened by the Soviet feat while others were fearful, eager […]
December 18, 2012

'ISS Cribs': An Astronaut-Guided Tour of the Most Amazing House Ever Built

You no doubt have seen images taken from the International Space Station. You likely have seen images taken of the International Space Station, too. But do you know […]
December 17, 2012

Are we living inside a computer simulation?

The popular film trilogy, The Matrix, presented a cyberuniverse where humans live in a simulated reality created by sentient machines. Now, a philosopher and team of physicists imagine […]