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SpaceX Just Launched Its First High-Speed Internet Satellites Into Orbit

The goal, to create a constellation of more than 12,000 satellites, is part of a project called Starlink.
Kaleigh Rogers
2 days ago
Star Wars
Star Wars

The US Air Force Wants More Money to Defend Its Satellites

The 2019 budget for Air Force space equipment and R&D, including new satellite defenses, represents a 9-percent increase over 2018.
David Axe
2.16.18
big fucking rocket
big fucking rocket

What’s Next for SpaceX?

What to do after you’ve built and launched the world’s most powerful rocket?
Daniel Oberhaus
2.7.18
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
space
space

Fast Radio Bursts Are a Sci-Fi Dream with An Astrophysical Source

New research suggests the origins of one of astrophysics' greatest mysteries.
Michael Byrne
1.12.18
Geosynchronous
Geosynchronous

The Dangerous Downside to DARPA’s New Repair Satellite

One country's orbital mechanic could be another’s saboteur.
David Axe
1.8.18
Aliens exist
Aliens exist

How Accurate Were Tom DeLonge's Alien Claims? An Investigation

I compared DeLonge's claims from two years ago with the New York Times's bombshell UFO report.
Jason Koebler
12.22.17
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
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
discoveries
discoveries

This Spliff-Shaped Interstellar Asteroid Just Buzzed by Earth

‘Oumuamua’s bizarre dimensions have “never been seen in our own solar system.”
Becky Ferreira
11.20.17
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
moon man
moon man

'The Martian' Author Andy Weir Talks 'Artemis' and the Future of Moon Cities

Following on the success of 'The Martian,' Weir is back with a second novel set in a bustling Moon city.
Becky Ferreira
11.14.17