Earth

August 9, 2020

Planet Earth

In our first article for this project, we will start somewhere very familiar- Earth. As ridiculously obvious as this may seem, this is the only object […]
January 27, 2019

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

“Big Bertha,” a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study. A […]
December 22, 2018

Watch an astronaut trying to walk after being in space

It’s really hard to walk when you come back to Earth from space No one said it was easy to adjust to life on Earth after […]
May 29, 2018

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people to spacewalk from the space shuttle, has […]
May 23, 2018

SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last mission successfully launched May 22 with five Iridium Next satellites and two science satellites […]
May 20, 2018

Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station

An out-of-this world jam band is orbiting 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station right now. The station’s Expedition 55 crew […]
May 19, 2018

Study offers pessimistic outlook for commercial space stations

WASHINGTON — As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes […]
May 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Anyone of Interest?

Two articles in Science News April 28 and May 12, 2018, focus on what we have learned about the 5000 possible exoplanets Kepler has found. Now we await […]
May 8, 2018

NASA missions press ahead despite budget uncertainty

WASHINGTON — As House appropriators prepare to take up a spending bill that funds NASA, some programs proposed for cancellation are pressing ahead despite fiscal uncertainty […]