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May 11, 2018

SpaceX Aborts 1st Launch of Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket at the Last Minute

The highly anticipated debut of SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 “Block 5” rocket has been delayed by at least a day. The company’s first-ever Falcon 9 Block 5 was […]
April 28, 2018

How NASA Prevents Outbreaks in Space

Space travel has once again captured the imagination of the public. With recent stunts like Elon Musk launching a rocket with a Tesla Roadster attached to […]
March 31, 2018

SpaceX & the Future of Travel

Elon Musk is nothing if not ambitious. Though known more commercially for PayPal and Tesla cars, Musk is also the brain behind SpaceX. While it can […]
August 25, 2017

ASA Has Big Plans for AI on Mars and Beyond

Imagine an interstellar probe where the spacecraft can pick its own orbit, take its own pictures, and send probes down to the surface of a far-away […]
February 2, 2017

Sending Mars Rovers on a ‘Walkabout’ Could Boost Their Science Output

Rovers have limited time on Mars, so to optimize the science returns, geologists on Earth are devising new strategies for NASA’s rover drivers to find the […]
January 27, 2017

BOEING'S NEW SPACESUITS LOOK LIKE A BIG UPGRADE FROM NASA'

MORE COMFORTABLE, LESS UGLY, AND (HOPEFULLY) JUST AS FUNCTIONAL Some day soon, private companies are expected to take over the task of carrying astronauts to and […]
January 27, 2017

BOEING’S NEW SPACESUITS LOOK LIKE A BIG UPGRADE FROM NASA’

MORE COMFORTABLE, LESS UGLY, AND (HOPEFULLY) JUST AS FUNCTIONAL Some day soon, private companies are expected to take over the task of carrying astronauts to and […]
January 16, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Mars

Hello again. Last time out, we reminded ourselves of the awesome majesty that surrounds us each and every day – and night – come to that: […]
September 27, 2016

Going to Mars Could Mess Up the Hunt for Alien Life

Elon Musk wants to send humans to the red planet. But even our robotic presence there risks contaminating Mars with invasive microbes. Twenty years ago, America […]