Aurora

April 9, 2019

‘Alien’ Lights in Norway Were a NASA Test, Not an Extraterrestrial Visit

Auroras are spectacular light shows, but a recent display in the skies over northern Norway was out of this world — sort of. On Friday (April […]
February 10, 2019

Orion Span falls far short of funding goal to support its commercial space station ambitions

WASHINGTON — A startup with visions of developing private space stations raised only a small fraction of the funding it sought in a recent equity crowdfunding […]
October 13, 2017

If an astronaut gets hurt on the moon, this is how we’ll rescue them

In the event of a lunar emergency, use pulleys. Looks like we’re going back to the moon. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence announced a new priority to […]
October 11, 2017

What Did It Take to Build the International Space Station?

The International Space Station, also known as the ISS, was a collaborative project between 15 different countries. Approximately 18 years after preliminary design work began, the […]
August 1, 2017

Four ways anyone can be a scientist during the solar eclipse

Millions of people are expected to turn their heads skyward to watch the Great American Eclipse on August 21. You might be one of them. But did you […]
May 14, 2017

Risky Business: At Mars Conference, Experts Discuss Threats to Space Travelers

Space will never be a risk-free environment, but there are ways to reduce the risk for crew who travel on future deep-space missions, experts noted at […]
April 23, 2017

Do you have what it takes to go to space? Retired astronauts weigh in on the gruelling recruitment process

MONTREAL — Retired Canadian spaceman Bob Thirsk asks himself a couple of simple questions when sizing up people who tell him they want to become an […]
August 26, 2014

Southern Lights filmed from International Space Station

The European Space Agency has released time-lapse footage of the Aurora Australis, known as the “southern lights”, that was filmed from the International Space Station. The […]
March 8, 2014

EXPLODING METEOR OVER YELLOWKNIFE TURNS SKY BLUE

Residents of the Yellowknife area were awakened in the early hours of Thursday morning by a fireball that exploded in the night sky, showering the area […]