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Starfighters
Starfighters

Inside the First Commercial Astronaut Training Program

How Starfighters went from an aviation demo group to a permanent installation at NASA, and why they’re betting big on civilian spaceflight.
Daniel Oberhaus
5 days ago
NewSpace
NewSpace

Trump’s Plan to Privatize the ISS Exposes Rifts in Spaceflight Community

A proposal to cut federal support for the ISS in the 2020s amplifies the wider debate over the interplay between the public and private space spheres.
Becky Ferreira
2.14.18
FakeX
FakeX

The Best SpaceX Conspiracies About the Falcon Heavy Launch

Did Elon Musk pull off the perfect murder? And other things conspiracy theorists are wondering.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.10.18
government shutdown
government shutdown

Government Shutdowns Are a Disaster for Scientific Research

NASA, the NIH and CDC were some of the biggest victims of the last government shutdown in 2013.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.22.18
climate change
climate change

2017 Was the Second-Hottest Year on Record

The trend of record-breaking temperatures continues.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.18.18
major laser
major laser

Researchers Examined the Feasibility of Cleaning Orbital Junk With a Space-Based Laser Station

For safer space exploration in the future.
Rebecca Flowers
1.18.18
nasa
nasa

This Asteroid Hunter Is Tasked With Saving Earth from Killer Impacts

Lindley Johnson is NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer and in many ways, the fate of the Earth rests in his hands. But he’s not stressed about it.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.12.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Teenager Who Sent An Experiment to Space and Dreams of Visiting Mars

Alia Almansoori won a competition to have her experiment sent to the International Space Station, but she's not capping her ambitions at low Earth orbit.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.18
staring at the sun
staring at the sun

How to Prepare a Spacecraft to Fly Through the Sun’s Atmosphere

The Parker Solar Probe will fly closer to the sun than any spacecraft in history, so it better be able to handle the heat.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.29.17
exoplanets
exoplanets

AI Found an Alien Solar System With As Many Planets As Our Own

AI was used to discover two new exoplanets hidden in Kepler data, and now our solar system is tied for the most known planets in the galaxy.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.14.17
Simulations
Simulations

Gaze Deeply Into This NASA Visualization of Global Aerosol Movements

Turns out Earth is just a big lava lamp.
Michael Byrne
12.12.17
mars 2020
mars 2020

Watch the Hypnotic Unfurling of NASA’s Martian Test Parachute

The Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) will slow the Mars 2020 rover down from its breakneck pace of 12,000 miles per hour.
Becky Ferreira
11.15.17