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February 26, 2017

Inside NASA’s Space Farming Labs

If astronauts are going to make it on long duration space missions, they’re going to need some veggies. For the first time since the end of […]
February 3, 2017

IF EARTH’S ORBIT IS SO CROWDED, WHY DON’T WE SEE SPACE JUNK IN PHOTOS OF THE EARTH?

Sometimes, when we post a cool picture of the Earth taken from space,Popular Science gets questions about why, if there’s so much garbage in space, we […]
July 14, 2016

Why NASA's video feed cut away from that 'UFO'

Suspicions are spreading on YouTube and elsewhere that the space agency saw something odd in orbit that it might not want to share with the world. […]
July 1, 2016

NASA IS PUTTING SPACEX'S CREW DRAGON THROUGH THE WRINGER

MAKING SURE THE CAPSULE PERFORMS WELL UNDER PRESSURE In a spacecraft that’s built to carry humans, the “pressure vessel” is the part of the structure the […]
May 8, 2015

Rogue Russian spacecraft burns up in Earth's atmosphere

The Russian space agency says that its out-of-control spacecraft has burnt up as it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere. Re-entry was over the Pacific, it said, and […]
April 29, 2015

Out-of-control Russian cargo ship plunging to Earth, official says

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is plunging back to Earth and apparently out of control, an official told AFP. […]
April 19, 2015

NASA Says Nobody's Getting to Mars Without Its Help

NASA really wants humans make it to Mars, and it also really wants to be the one that gets us there. In fact, NASA administrator Charles […]