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Rolling the Dice with Cheaper Missions to Mars

A small sliver of NASA's overall budget is now going toward higher-risk, high reward concepts, to see whether recent innovations can make lower-cost missions viable for the future.

October 19, 2021

Global Warming is Making Days Longer

The NASA GRACE experiment highlights a strange effect of global warming on the movement of our wobbling earth.

October 12, 2021

Behind the Lens of Netflix's Inspiration4 Series

The mind behind the acclaimed documentary on Michael Jordan is a pro when it comes to sports coverage, but jumping into the space industry? That would be an entirely different ballgame. 

October 05, 2021

NASA Continues a 50-Year Legacy with Landsat

ULA launches the Landsat 9 Earth-observation satellite for NASA and U.S Geological Survey

October 05, 2021

A Fast-Moving Star Could be as Good as a Spaceship

A new model shows hitching rides with passing stars is the quickest way to explore the galaxy.

September 28, 2021

The Inspiration4 Mission Through the Eyes of Our Team

SpaceX has completed the first privately-crewed orbital mission in history. Our team was there to capture it.

September 21, 2021

World's Leading Geneticists Aim to Resurrect Woolly Mammoth

The development of sophisticated gene-editing technologies has opened up the possibility of bringing the woolly mammoth back to life and rewilding it in its former Siberian stomping grounds.

September 13, 2021

We Choose to Nuke the Moon

After Soviet Russia launched Sputnik 1, some in the US Military wondered: "You know what? Why not nuke the moon."

September 12, 2021

Utah's Public Parks Offer an Escape to the Milky Way Galaxy

The vistas of Utah offer an escape to our own cosmic neighborhood

August 24, 2021

Would We Recognize an Extraterrestrial Message If We Received One?

Psychologist Jack Baird raises a disturbing possibility — the reason we haven’t heard from aliens is due to fundamental limits of the human mind.

August 12, 2021

SpaceX Stacks the Starship Super Heavy

The world's largest rocket is taking shape before its orbital flight

August 11, 2021

Can the United Kingdom be a Gateway to Space?

As soon as 2022, the UK might start launching rockets to space. Here’s how it’s going to happen.

August 03, 2021

SpaceX Unveils its New Falcon Catcher

Falcon 9 boosters will land on a new droneship in the Atlantic

July 27, 2021

Space Tourism Has Arrived — For the Second Time

The people who decided to build their own rocket ships will be some of the first to fly. That's a good thing — for the rest of us.

July 13, 2021

Wally Funk Finally Gets Her Flight to Space

This year ‘Wally Funk,’ will make history. She was a member of the Mercury 13, and at the age of 82, she will become the oldest person to have traveled to space.

July 13, 2021

Webb: The Space Cathedral

We visited the James Webb Space Telescope

July 09, 2021

NASA is Supporting the Search for Alien Megastructures

For the first time in history, America’s space agency is officially sponsoring a search for alien megastructures.

July 06, 2021

One Woman's Fight for Space Exploration in Pakistan

Yumna Majeed is fighting to promote the advancement of space technology in Pakistan, a nation she describes as still placing “more importance in astrology than astronomy.”

June 29, 2021

In Search of Contact

Jill Tarter, the inspiration behind Ellie Arroway in Contact, describes SETI as "searching a 9 dimensional haystack for a needle which may not exist."

June 15, 2021

Ties Run Deep Between Disney and Space Exploration

A 1955 Disney series helped spark public imagination in space. The connection is stronger than ever.

June 07, 2021

A Champion Race Car Driver Will Pilot Axiom’s Second Crewed Mission

Record-holding veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson and John Shoffner, a pilot and race car driver, will lead Axiom Space’s Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station.

May 25, 2021

Scientists Simulate Alien Volcanoes Here on Earth

Scientists suspect molten iron erupts from volcanoes somewhere in the galaxy. But ferrovolcanism, as it’s technically known, has never been spotted.

May 18, 2021

A Nuclear Energy Company Sets Its Sights on Deep Space

X-energy is working on an advanced nuclear reactor that could open the solar system to crewed exploration.

May 04, 2021

Crew-2 Falcon 9 Illuminates the Night Sky

The art of launching humans to space

April 27, 2021

Joel Kinnaman & Mike Massimino Talk For All Mankind

Space Shuttle veteran Mike Massimino is joined by For All Mankind star Joel Kinnaman to talk the Cold War and Humanity's future in space.

April 20, 2021

Weekends in Space

Just like us mere Earthlings, Astronauts work regular hours, and when the weekend rolls around, it's time to unwind.

April 02, 2021

The Algorithm to Mars

Amidst all the metal and mechanics of our Mars rovers exists the growing presence of artificial intelligence.

March 30, 2021

From Outer Space to Congress

In November, Mark Kelly became the fourth astronaut to be elected to Congress — nearly as unlikely as the average American landing on the moon.

March 15, 2021

Tracking Traffic at the International Space Station

Track every spacecraft currently docked to the International Space Station, arrival and departure times, current crew, location in orbit, and ongoing experiments.

March 11, 2021

Starship Comes Home to Live Another Few Minutes

SN10 sticks the landing then exits the stage with a bang.

March 04, 2021

The Strange Case of the Misplaced Cotton Candy World

Scientists have been puzzled by puffy gas giant "cotton candy" worlds for years. Then came WASP-107b, the world that shouldn’t exist.

March 03, 2021

The Euphoria of Touching Mars

Where the rover leads, humans will follow—sooner than any of us think.

February 22, 2021

The History and Future of the Term "Astronaut"

Why American, European, Canadian, and Japanese space travelers are called 'astronauts' is a little mystifying — and a little lost to history.

February 16, 2021

It Might Be Aliens

Oumuamua is the first known interstellar object to enter our solar system. Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb suggests it could be the remnants of an alien solar sail.

February 02, 2021

Analyzing Data from 5 Million SETI@home Users

In March of 2020, SETI@home went quiet. But after twenty years, the project is only just beginning.

February 01, 2021

The Ugly Bargain Behind NASA’s SLS Rocket

In 2008, of all NASA’s programs, the one most troubling to Lori Garver was Constellation. Billed in 2004 as "Apollo on steroids," the program was a long-term, station-moon-Mars plan for human spaceflight.

January 26, 2021

A 4.5-Billion-Year Journey to the White House

The moon rock that now sits in President Biden's Oval Office has a (very) long and storied history.

January 26, 2021

South Texas is Where Starships are Born

SpaceX is preparing the Starship SN9 prototype for launch

January 22, 2021

Citizen Scientists Help Find Rare Black Holes

Spiral Graph is a citizen science project hunting distant spiral galaxies for a mysterious and rare species of black hole.

January 14, 2021
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