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Carl Sagan predicted life on Venus in 1967. We may be close to proving him right.

09.15.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Millions of space nerds reacted with joy Monday to a study showing the atmosphere of Venus contains phosphine, a chemical byproduct of biological life. But none would have been more thrilled or less surprised by the discovery than the late, great Car... ...

NASA is looking to buy Moon dirt from private companies – no return shipping required

NASA wants to procure samples of lunar soil from private contractors, the agency announced today in a blog post by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. This is part of the agency’s overall ambitions around returning humans to the Moon by 2024, and establishing a sustained human research presence there. NASA is asking for proposals from commercial ...

China claims its first reusable spacecraft has landed after 2-day orbit

• China did not release images of the reusable spacecraft it says completed a two day space flight. China's government announced Sunday that its first reusable spacecraft landed after two days in orbit. The success of the Chinese experiment suggests a new way to achieve space flight at lower cost. "The secretive, military-run space program ...

Trailer for new docuseries about the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated just 73 seconds after liftoff. The seven person crew included high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian to fly into space. I'll never forget that day nor will anyone who tuned in and watched the tragedy happen in the blink of an eye. Challenger: The ...

Netflix’s ‘Away’ orbits around astronaut family tension in a predictable but satisfying Season 1

09.04.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Netflix's newest drama is marked by an intense astronaut mission, cinematic visuals, and an atmospheric score — so at first glance, it looks like an epic sci-fi adventure. In actuality, it plays more like a familiar family drama that just happe... ...

SpaceX completes another successful short test flight of its Starship spacecraft prototype

SpaceX has done it again – a second ‘hop’ flight in under a month for its Starship prototype. This was a 150 meter (just under 500 foot) test flight from its Boca Chica, Texas development site. The prototype used in this instance was SN6, a more recent model than the SN5 test article that SpaceX ...