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Science and Hollywood: When the Martian Met the Earthlings

Michael Shermer | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science
Michael Shermer

If the NASA scientists are right, The Martian could translate to a new generation of scientists from the ranks of young people sure to flock to this action-adventure science fiction film.

Meet the Young Leader Competing to Be the First Openly Gay Man in Space

Katie Sgarro | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Katie Sgarro

Sayid hopes to use this opportunity as a vehicle to create meaningful, positive social change within the realm of LGBTQ human rights back on Earth.

6 Scientists Are About To Spend A Year On 'Mars'

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Science

The longest space travel simulation ever conducted on U.S. soil is about to begin on Hawaii's Big Island.  On Aug. 28, the fourth Hawai...

NASA 'On The Cusp' Of Discovering If Life Exists Beyond Earth, Says Top Scientist

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There's evidence of an interior ocean on Pluto. One of Jupiter's moons has a global ocean beneath its crust that could contain more tha...

A Space Accordian Makes Infinity

Frank A. Weil | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Beware what follows! I have no more right to be thinking, much less writing, these words than the last drunk picked up in Times Square last night. But, I am, possibly, different from that guy because I read the Science Times in the New York Times on June 9th. I doubt they supply the TIMES daily in jail?

Why SETI Is Silly

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Looking for aliens in outer space is a fool's errand. If you do find them, it means they were so sophisticated that they sent complex messages acros...

New Crew Arrives At International Space Station After 2-Month Delay

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three new crew for the International Space Station arrived at the orbital outpost on Wednesday after a two-month lau...

An MTV 'Cribs'-Style Tour Of Pluto

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy

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Manned Exploration of Outer Space Is Not Cost-Effective

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science
Joseph B. Kadane

Perhaps the politicians think that only by sending people into space will public support for space exploration be maintained. I think Americans are smarter than that.

Will The New Horizons Mission Give Pluto A Second Chance At Planethood?

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science

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Pluto Is Turning Into The Planet Of Your Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science

The New Horizons mission to Pluto has been a dream come true for scientists, who've waited years to get their first close-up glimpse of the distant d...

Pluto: The Next Frontier

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

The New Horizons spacecraft will skim dwarf planet Pluto on July 14th at 7:49:57 a.m. EDT after nine and a half years of rushing through the Solar System at speeds of up to 83,000 km per hour [relative to the Sun]. You can follow the encounter live through NASA's TV webpage.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Henk Rogers on Space Exploration, Elon Musk, and Saving the Human Race

Tim Lussier | Posted 07.02.2015 | Hawaii
Tim Lussier

Thank you Henk for tackling some major issues and helping our planet to be forever better. Let's work together.

SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.29.2015 | Science

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station erupted while in flight just a couple of minutes after a successful lif...

'Thank You NASA!'

Clayton Anderson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science
Clayton Anderson

It's a big time at NASA. Scientific probes are sailing through our solar system, gathering legions of data and amazing photographs. Rovers are crawling all over intriguing extraterrestrial bodies, boring little holes into their surfaces and gathering samples.

A Flag to Explore the Universe

XPRIZE | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology

When we bring humans to Mars, what sort of flag will we plant in the dirt? The question has relevance for many reasons. First, it will likely be a multinational mission -- unlike the American-led Apollo moon missions of the 1960s

NASA's MESSENGER Spacecraft Crashes Into Mercury

Associated Press | Marcia Dunn | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The only spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury ended its four-year tour with a crash landing Thursday. NASA's Messenger pl...

NASA Honors Hubble's Birthday By Releasing Incredible Photo

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science

Happy birthday, Hubble! The celebrated space telescope turns 25 on Friday. To mark the anniversary, NASA set the instrument loose to gaze at some f...

Fly Me to the Moon!

Clayton Anderson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Science
Clayton Anderson

Yes, I know the current push by our Federal Space Agency on social media is #JourneytoMars, but are we ready? Really ready? Nope, I don't think we're even close.

Interstellar Travel: So Where Should We Go?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Will we just point the ship towards any star and commit these resources to a random journey and outcome, or will we know a LOT about where we are going before the fuel is loaded? Most of us will agree that the latter case for such an expensive "one off" mission is more likely.

NASA Plans To Grab Rock Off Asteroid To Pave Way For Human Missions

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2015 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training miss...

Send Robots to Europa

XPRIZE | Posted 05.10.2015 | Science

Listen up folks: it's time to stop screwing around and find out what's happening on Jupiter's moon Europa -- right now. Seriously, we managed to land a robot on a comet late last year... so what's the hold up? Let's go! Everybody in the van!

Buzz Aldrin Explains How The U.S. Can Get One Step Closer To Colonizing Mars

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Former U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin urged members of Congress on Tuesday to establish a human colony on Mars and to “combine the mission” with China...

NASA Recreates Chilly 'Blue Sunset' On Mars

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.24.2015 | Science

If you're the kind of person who wonders what a sunset on Mars might look like, NASA has you covered. The space agency just released a new Vine (below...

Unpacking Mars

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2015 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Now that a week has passed since the "we regret to inform you" email from Mars One signaled my elimination from the planned mission to send the first humans to the red planet, it's time to unpack.