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February 8, 2019

How Does Weather Affect Space Travel?

Imagine a world where every day is 70 degrees and sunny. Roads would be safer, you’d never get blue about a gray sky and every space […]
December 14, 2018

The Virgin Galactic Hype Totally Misses the Point

Celebrate the achievement, but please, recognize that commercial spaceflight has grown up since Virgin Galactic started the quest for space tourism. Everyone loves a successful space […]
July 21, 2017

Op-ed | Mars footprints or planetary defense?

The U.S. Senate should soon be tasked with confirming the next NASA administrator. Their decision has a very low priority on the list of the many […]
July 23, 2016

NASA astronauts head underwater to simulate Mars missions

The year’s NEEMO training will focus on preparing for deep space and Martian missions. Once a year, NASA’s astronauts make a big change — trading their […]
March 13, 2016

NASA Test Fires SLS Flight Engine Destined to Launch Astronauts Back to the Moon

NASA engineers have successfully test fired the first flight engine destined to power the agency’s mammoth new SLS rocket that will launch American astronauts back to […]
December 8, 2015

NASA: we're leaving the space station to the private sector

NASA just gave the private sector a heads-up: The International Space Station will soon have a vacancy. In a NASA advisory panel meeting last week, NASA […]
November 5, 2015

After A Four-Year Hiring Freeze, NASA Is Looking For Astronauts

Since shutting down the Space Shuttle program in 2011, NASA has been content to make do with its existing astronauts, but the space agency announced today […]
July 28, 2015

NASA shows off the International Space Station in glorious 4K

NASA’s International Space Station team recently got a big camera upgrade in the form of RED‘s Epic Dragon, and it’s more than a little eager to […]
March 11, 2015

Inside Nasa’s giant rocket factory

It’s been decades since Nasa has had a rocket powerful enough to reach to the Moon – and beyond. But now the agency is building one […]