Alexander Misurkin

November 13, 2017

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Luca Parmitano — who flew on the International Space Station in 2013 — has an asteroid named after […]
October 20, 2017

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing lava. Researchers […]
October 15, 2017

NASA studying potential cooperation on Russian lunar science missions

COLUMBIA, Md. — NASA is in discussions about potential roles it could play on an upcoming series of Russian robotic lunar missions, including landers and sample […]
September 24, 2017

NASA honors ‘Hidden Figures’ inspiration with a new research facility

More than 50 years after Katherine Johnson first helped send astronauts into space, the once “hidden figure” is hidden no more at NASA. The federal agency […]