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Will Many Of Our Kids Go To Space?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Pradeep Aradhya

The teens' rockets did not quite touch space but one of their satellites did go into orbit! The passion and knowledge being built up along with the imminent commercialization of space travel makes it seem inevitable that many of these kids will get past the stratosphere! If they are not rocket scientists already, they are going to get there soon enough and more than likely to space as well in their lifetime!

UFO-Hunting Mini-Satellite Gets Funded

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 03.14.2016 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

A group of techies have turned to crowdsourcing in order to fund their idea of a UFO-hunting mini-satellite. After an unsuccessful run on the crowdsou...

Chinese State-Run Media: 2nd Space Lab to Launch in Third Quarter

Taylor Butch | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
Taylor Butch

China plans to launch its second space laboratory into outer space during the third quarter of 2016, Xinhua reported this week, part of its larger str...

Meet the Cool Satellites That NASA Will Send Into Space

Inverse | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Neel V. Patel For the past six years, NASA has been building a new launch apparatus designed to on...

First Space Flower Brings Beauty to ISS

Inverse | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment

Recently NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was spending time helping the first flower ever to bloom in space. He accomplished his mission on Sunday, sharing with the world a Twitter picture of a blood orange zinnia.

Will NASA Really Take Humans to Mars in the 2030s Like The Martian Movie?

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 12.12.2015 | Science
Alejandro Rojas

We have only existed a short time on this planet, and we know other species, such as the dinosaurs, did not survive due to planetary changes. That makes the study of other planets, and the ability to travel to them, crucial to the future of human existence.

Mars, The Martian and U.S.

Bob Deutsch | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Bob Deutsch

America is between mythologies. Gone are the days of a Superpower High Noon. Gone are the days when the biggest is equated with the best. Until recently, part of the glory of America was that it didn't need to know who it was.

What Would Happen if Astronauts Were Detached From ISS During a Spacewalk?

Quora | Posted 07.17.2016 | Science

Becoming detached from the International Space Station (ISS) during an EVA (spacewalk) is a low probability occurrence. While not likely to happen, since it is possible, astronauts prepare for it.

Bill Nye's Solar Sail Shines on With Public Funding

Tom Edathikunnel | Posted 05.20.2016 | Science
Tom Edathikunnel

Set for the first test launch on May 20, the LightSail, a citizen-funded project developed by Bill Nye and his team at The Planetary Society, aims to introduce a new, cost-effective and sustainable method of space travel.

The Orbital Perspective

Ron Garan | Posted 04.05.2015 | Science
Ron Garan

If we adopt the same collaborative mind-set and practices that got us to the moon and back, and that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty -- and do much more.

What Was It Like to Be at NASA During the Challenger and Columbia Disasters

Quora | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science

Answered by Clayton C. Anderson, 2-time ISS astronaut; 6-time spacewalker, 30-year NASA employee (retired).

Orion Test Is the First Step in NASA's Bold Space Program

Fred Gregory | Posted 02.16.2015 | Science
Fred Gregory

NASA's successful launch of the Orion spacecraft was an important step, but it is only like dipping a toe in the cosmic ocean. In fact, the future of U.S. space leadership is being starved by lack of funding. Continued neglect will harm our national security, and our economy.

A Different Kind of Space Story

Art Dula | Posted 02.01.2015 | Science
Art Dula

In recent years, it seems that the allure of space has once again captured the minds of a generation.

An Important Anniversary for the Spaceflight Industry

Eric Stallmer | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Eric Stallmer

Having worked in the spaceflight industry for just under 20 years, I can testify that for an industry full of rocket scientists, we can be a pretty sentimental bunch.

What a Bollywood Movie Would Be Like on Mars

Seriously Skewed | Posted 11.30.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

So what would a Bollywood movie set on Mars be like? Pretty much what most earth-bound Bollywood movies are like (although to be fair, the industry has come a long way), and it goes something like this.

New Galaxy Map Gives Solar System A New Address

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

Astronomers have long had a sense of where the Milky Way is in relation to other galaxies, but a new three-dimensional star map gives us a more nuance...

Basic Safety Is Not Negotiable in Human Space Exploration

Doug Cooke | Posted 09.16.2014 | Science
Doug Cooke

Today there is widespread agreement that Mars is our human space exploration "horizon goal." There seems to be less agreement on how safe future human space transportation should be. Public opinion is increasingly influenced by uninformed opinions on social media.

New Restrictions on NASA Contracts Compromise U.S. Leadership in Space

Michael Lopez-Alegria | Posted 08.24.2014 | Science
Michael Lopez-Alegria

Flying our astronauts should be a national strategic priority, and NASA should be free to continue expanding its use of public-private partnerships and building on its successes.

Donating $10 Can Win You A Trip To Space.. Because You've Always Wanted To Be An Astronaut

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact

Would you carpe diem and travel into the great unknown? If your answer is "yes," donating to a worthy cause could make your dream a reality. With t...

The Space Age, Race and a Quiet Revolution

Dr. Mae Jemison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Mae Jemison

Alongside me the day in 1992 when we launched, in the historical background, were others -- the African-American engineers, rocket scientists, physicists, administrators, technicians and life scientists who helped build the space program.

Black History is NASA History Too

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Black Voices
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

I am proud to be among the pioneering cadre of Black astronauts who broke both gravitational and color barriers when we first blasted off into space.

Islamic Leaders Issue Fatwa Prohibiting One-Way Trips to Mars

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 04.26.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

You may be wondering why anyone would want to take a one-way trip to Mars, and honestly I wonder that myself. However, Dutch company Mars One plans to do just that, and they received over 200,000 applicants vying to take the trip.

One More Jewel in India's Space Crown

Bharath Gopalaswamy | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Bharath Gopalaswamy

India has realized a decades-old dream by launching its first satellite into orbit last week, and doing it on a rocket built with its own technology.

Celebrating Ten Years of Road Trips on Mars

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.12.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

These books will interest adults and open everyone's eyes to the kind of books kids should be reading to meet the CCSS; if only more teachers and administrators were aware of them.

Now Is the Time to See Jupiter!

David J. Eicher | Posted 03.05.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

Jupiter is at maximum brilliancy, reflecting the greatest amount of sunlight straight back to us, and it's also visible all night, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise.