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March 27, 2019

Mixed reactions to accelerated moon plan

WASHINGTON — Shortly after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return humans to the moon by 2024, four years earlier than previous plans, reactions from […]
February 16, 2019

Year in space put U.S. astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

Year in space put U.S. astronaut’s disease defenses on alert Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed […]
January 11, 2019

NASA Says SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch Will Occur in Feb. at the Earliest

The space agency confirmed the delay after Elon Musk tweeted that it was “about a month away.” ASA has confirmed that the first test flight of […]
June 27, 2018

China’s hypersonic military projects include spaceplanes and rail guns

The nation is focusing its research and development on tech that moves faster than the speed of sound. As President Trump tries to garner enthusiasm for […]
June 26, 2018

Russia’s Proton rocket, which predates Apollo, will finally stop flying

Technical problems, rise of SpaceX are contributing factors. The Russian-manufactured Proton rocket has been flying into space since before humans landed on the Moon. First launched […]
May 13, 2018

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in […]
May 9, 2018

Human waste used to make ‘Marmite-like’ food for astronauts

‘Microbial goo’ could feed people on lengthy space missions to Mars and beyond Scientists have developed a method of converting human waste into a potential food source that […]
April 10, 2018

Clandestine X-37B Space Plane Surpases 200 Days in Orbit

The US Air Force’s unpiloted and reusable craft is likely to be testing dual-use technologies that might be used in military operations, says one expert. The […]
April 1, 2018

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Expected to Crash in the Next 24 Hours

It’s almost crash time for China’s falling space station Tiangong-1. As school bus-sized space station began what should be its last day in orbit today (April 1), […]