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Death By Reentry
Death By Reentry

Why Is China Burning Up Its Space Station in the Sky?

Tiangong-1 is on track to destroy itself during reentry within the next month.
Becky Ferreira
3.7.18
space bots
space bots

Astronauts Will Welcome a Free-Floating Robot Head to the ISS This Summer

It’s like the HAL-9000, but with less homicidal mania and more interest in Rubik’s Cubes.
Becky Ferreira
2.28.18
space trash
space trash

Watch This Bullet Blast Through a Space Shield

The European Space Agency is building a better space shield to protect cubesats from cosmic dust.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.22.18
Mars
Mars

Earth Microbes Could Sabotage the Journey to Mars

A new study found a healthy community of microbes in the ISS, but this doesn’t mean that a journey to Mars would be safe for the microbe and human travellers.
Caroline Haskins
12.11.17
Asgardia
Asgardia

Asgardia Becomes the First ‘Nation’ to Have All of Its Territory In Space

A growing kingdom has to start somewhere—in this case, low Earth orbit works.
Samantha Cole
12.8.17
FOOD
FOOD

Happy Space Thanksgiving: How the Food-Stuffed Holiday Went Orbital

“Just as on Earth, our feelings about Thanksgiving in space weren’t determined by the quality or the appearance of the meal—but by the people we shared it with.”
Becky Ferreira
11.21.17
what on earth
what on earth

This Strange Sensor Russia Sent to the ISS Is Baffling US Military Experts

"I think the appropriate reaction is 'mild curiosity' rather than 'worry.'"
David Axe
10.18.17
Extreme Recycling
Extreme Recycling

Yeast Can Be Engineered to Turn Astronaut Pee Into Spaceflight Materials

“We are planning to try to get our yeast to the International Space Station in next couple of years.”
Becky Ferreira
8.22.17
Space
Space

So Long, Rollable Solar Array, and Thanks for All the Photons

After attempts to repack ROSA into the SpaceX Dragon capsule failed, the experiment was jettisoned.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.17
Compact Architectures
Compact Architectures

This Orbital Fruit Roll-Up Could Be the Future of Solar Power in Space

The Roll-Out Solar Array Experiment (ROSA) deployed on Sunday, and will remain open for seven days.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.17
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Baikonur Cosmodrome

Rocket Wildfire in Kazakhstan Kills Member of Clean-Up Crew

Hot, windy weather may have exacerbated the grass fire that killed a rocket debris collector on Wednesday.
Becky Ferreira
6.15.17
Power VR
Power VR

Radiation-Resistant Mutants at Chernobyl Pave the Way for Life on Mars

Radiotrophic beer is involved.
Becky Ferreira
5.7.17