Sarah Fecht
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017

If humans are ever really going to make it to Mars, we're going to need a bigger boat. Today's spaceships are built for short hauls to and from the International Space Station, a mere six or so hours away. These ships, like the Russian Soyuz, SpaceX's Dragon, NASA's upcoming Orion capsule, are small, cramped, and they don't have bathrooms or sleeping quarters.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017

NASA is forever linked to space, a plucky government agency bravely hurtling people and robots into the great beyond. Yet the agency has always had as much of an earth-bound mission as an outer space one. The “Aeronautics” at NASA may get short shrift, but with 300 videos of archival aviation tests released online this week, there's plenty of airborne excitement waiting for viewers.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 12:11 PM Jul 20 2017
Space // 

In an effort so astronomically full of cooperation and enthusiasm it could have been scripted, last Sunday, some of the streets near Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina went dark.

Sarah Fecht
at 09:31 AM Jul 17 2017

A lander like this will fly in Moon Express's first launch, slated for later this year. It can carry up to 66 pounds of equipment and scientific instruments to the lunar surface. Or it can stay in orbit or travel deeper into space.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 09:31 AM Jul 17 2017
Space // 

This week, NASA's Juno spacecraft got an up-close look at that planet's most iconic feature: the Great Red Spot.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:22 AM Jun 28 2017
Space // 

In a new video, the hacker group known as Anonymous claims that NASA has discovered alien life. But before you freak out, let's talk.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 12:34 PM Jun 23 2017

Every few weeks, a telepresence robot rolls by my desk. It's usually a co-worker in a distant office on her way to a meeting, or checking in on the progress of physical things in the office from the comfort of her home.

 
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