Environment

April 6, 2019

Molecular Space Biology: Real-World Connections

Space exploration is more than just launching rockets and landing probes on Mars. The astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) and other explorers are conducting […]
April 5, 2019

SpaceIL lander enters lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — SpaceIL announced April 4 that its Beresheet spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon, setting the stage for a landing attempt in a week. […]
March 25, 2019

2020 Mars Helicopter Could Open Alien Skies to Exploration

The little craft’s demonstration mission could lead to big things. A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could help open alien […]
March 22, 2019

NASA Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live!

Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station today (March 22) to replace old batteries on the station’s solar arrays. This will be the first of three […]
March 20, 2019

How Do Scientists Build Spacecraft?

On March 2, 2019, SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon capsule for the first time. This spacecraft, once it has passed all its tests, will hopefully carry […]
March 15, 2019

NASA Astronauts Hague, Koch Arrive Safely at Space Station

Three crew members have arrived safely at the International Space Station, following a successful launch and docking of their Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft Thursday. The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Nick […]
February 28, 2019

NASA unlikely to return Mars samples in the 2020s

WASHINGTON — Despite a new emphasis on a streamlined, “lean” sample return architecture, a NASA official says it’s unlikely that suite of missions will be able […]
February 25, 2019

The clearest images of Ultima Thule reveal a strange-looking object

There are some interesting details to glean here. Twenty-six minutes after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, the long-range camera aboard […]
February 20, 2019

With the best air pressure sensor ever on Mars, scientists find a mystery

This feature is repetitive, and “slightly strange.” There’s a new meteorologist on Mars. Although NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on the red planet late in 2018 to […]