lunar life

Corporations Are Ready to Build Moon Villages, Our Laws Are Not

Moon community concepts are being developed by federal space agencies and private spaceflight companies. What legal, economic, and social frameworks should apply to these communities?
Frank White
3 days ago

The International Space Station Just Sprung a Leak

The puncture may have been caused by a micrometeorite.
Becky Ferreira
space lasers

NASA Will Measure Polar Ice Cover Down to the Centimeter with Lasers From Space

ICESat-2 will collect 250 times as many elevation measurements as its predecessor, ICESat.
Becky Ferreira

Aretha the Legend Is Gone; Aretha the Asteroid Orbits On

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at 76. But her legacy will not be forgotten.
Becky Ferreira

SpaceX Planned Humanity’s Future on Mars at a Meeting You Weren't Invited to

Space belongs to all of us and it’s imperative that SpaceX is transparent about its Mars exploration plans.
Daniel Oberhaus

NASA Announces the First Astronauts Who Will Fly in the SpaceX Dragon

On Friday, NASA debuted the teams that will pilot America’s two commercial spacecraft: Boeing's Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon.
Becky Ferreira
Life on Mars?

Sorry Elon: NASA Says Mars Can’t Be Terraformed With Existing Technology

Elon Musk once suggested nuking the Martian poles to terraform the Red Planet, but NASA research shows why this would definitely not work.
Daniel Oberhaus
Apollo 11

NASA Just Released Two Years’ Worth of Apollo 11 Mission Audio

That's more than 19,000 hours of audio from the first moon landing mission.
Samantha Cole
Life on Mars?

Scientists Find Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

A reservoir of liquid water may be hiding under the ice cap on the south pole of Mars.
Daniel Oberhaus

Signs of Alien Life on Europa Might Only Be Centimeters Under the Surface

Europa is irradiated by Jupiter’s intense magnetosphere, but you don’t have to dig far before life finds a way (theoretically).
Becky Ferreira
Solar Sails

NASA-Funded Solar Sail Uses Metamaterials to Generate More Power

The Advanced Diffractive MetaFilm Sailcraft could squeeze more energy out of light than traditional reflective sails.
Becky Ferreira

Watch the Air Force Blow Up a Piece of Spaceflight History

Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 17, built in 1956, was demolished on Thursday.
Becky Ferreira