Space

Mission Aborted: Why Did Astronaut Candidate Robb Kulin Quit Half Way Through His NASA Training?

NASA astronaut training is a very exclusive club to get in to. CBS News reports that there were a record 18,300 applicants last summer...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 1:23PM

Astronomers Have Spotted a Monstrous Star Factory Built Around Three Galactic Cores

Astronomers have spotted some pretty amazing (and disturbing) things lurking in the far reaches of the universe, like a huge black...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 1:22PM

Astronauts Have Found an Oxygen Leak on the ISS, Potentially Caused by a Meteorite

Anyone who's seen the infamous CQB episode on The Expanse knows that a hull breach on a spacecraft is a red alert--right? Well,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:45PM

NASA May Have Confirmed the Existence of Water on Jupiter

Water is the key for a lot more than just life in the cosmic scheme of things--as one of the most abundant solvents in the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:11PM

Sorry Guys: NASA-Funded Study Suggests Women's Brains Are Better Suited For Deep Space Travel

If this is a man's world, then it is most certainly a woman's universe. Scientific American reports that new research published in...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 1:29PM

Fiery Meteor Falling Near Perth, Australia Caught on Camera Last Night

No matter how many times you see one, watching a meteor fall to Earth is still surreal--especially the most recent one near Perth....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 1:23PM

The Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Complete... And Will Take Humans Back to the Moon

Over the last seven months, technicians at Lockheed Martin have been carefully welding together the components of the capsule of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:40PM

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Spotted Ultima Thule – One of the Remotest Bodies in the Solar System

New Horizons has already broken new ground and made headlines with its first-ever close-up photos of Pluto and even found evidence for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:09PM

SpaceX Passing NASA Tests with Flying Colors, Will Be Ready for Crewed Launch On Time

After carrying out several successful deliveries to the International Space Station, SpaceX is poised to become the first private...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 11:58AM

Scientists May Have Spotted Ghostly Black Holes From the Universe Before This One

Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered which ones are already dead? It's common knowledge that it can take starlight a long...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 12:12PM

NASA Launches a New Laser-Equipped Satellite to Track Earth's Melting Ice

Between drafting plans to protect Earth from giant asteroids, laying the groundwork for the Deep Space Gateway, and testing a new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 1:13PM

Recalculating...NASA Developing GPS for Space Using Artificial Intelligence

Every good space crew needs a great astrogator. Charting a course through stars and debris fields is a lot harder than driving...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 11:17AM

Stay Frosty: NASA's Orion Spacecraft Just Got a New Heat Shield

According to NASA, the announcement of the Orion marked the first time in a generation that NASA had unveiled a spacecraft built for...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 1:08PM

'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid the Size of a 747 Will Fly Past Earth Next Week

While NASA's OSIRIS REx mission heads to the asteroid Bennu and JAXA's Hayabusa2 investigates Ryugu, another asteroid has decided to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 12:34PM

'Rich Kids in Space' Inevitable as NASA Introduces Space Selfie and Virtual Reality Exoplanet Exploration Apps

Let's face it: most of us will never get the opportunity to go to space. Space tourism is on the way in the near future, but unless...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 9:36AM

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Is About To Hitch A Ride On An Asteroid

The best way to learn something new about an object is to get up close and personal with it. Scientists know a fair bit about...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 1:10PM

ISS Astronauts Just Played the First Tennis Game in Space

If Chris Hadfield's recording sessions aboard the ISS didn't impress you, how about a zero-gravity tennis throwdown? Yesterday, NASA...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:54AM

NASA's InSight Probe Took A Selfie After Passing The Halfway Point To Mars

It took a little over three months, but NASA is reporting that its $830 million InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - 11:16AM

We Just Confirmed the Existence of Water Ice on the Moon

Scientists have speculated about the existence of water (especially ice) on Earth's Moon for years, and recent studies of meteorites...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 - 11:24AM

NASA Spotted a Super Bright 53,700 MPH Fireball Streaking Over Alabama This Weekend

In a post on Facebook this past weekend, NASA's Meteor Watch group shared information about a fireball that lit up parts of Alabama...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 20 August 2018 - 11:39AM