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How we'll live in space, according to people in the 1970s

Concept art for<br>NASA space stations<p>Imagining life on the high frontier<p>In the 1970s, NASA held a series of summer schools to explore practical designs …

Space Science

8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Space | Page 2

5<p>Our Solar System is Flat Because…<p>Click to zoom When the solar system was born it was a dense cloud of gas and dust swirling in all directions …

Universe

18 Amazing Images From NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

If you see a spectacular image of a galaxy far, far away, chances are it comes from one telescope. Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been hanging out 350 miles above Earth’s surface, capturing the wonders of the universe removed from Earth’s hazy atmosphere. Hubble brings us some of the …

Universe

Solar eclipse: amazing picture from International Space Station was photoshopped

The Twittersphere was left agog by this image from the International Space Station. Unfortunately it was not as it appeared.<p>A lie spreads around Twitter faster than the truth can get its boots on, and the solar eclipse was no exception when this apparently stunning picture showing the eclipse from …

How Many Stars Are In The Universe?

Looking up into the night sky, it's challenging enough for an amateur astronomer to count the number of naked-eye stars that are visible. With bigger …

Universe

Astronauts snap amazing total solar eclipse photos from space

Astronauts on the International Space Station caught sight of an amazing solar eclipse today March 20, and they have the photos to prove it.<p>European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took a break from her experiments on the station today to take some great pictures of the total solar …

Behold, the Stellar Explosion that Could Spawn Up to 7,000 Earths

Exploding stars are always a sight to behold, but not all supernovae are created equal: Some, for instance, may give birth to thousands of Earth-like …

28 Pictures That Show How Surreal Early Space Flight Really Was

Project Atlas would be able to transport a variety of payloads into outer space–astronauts, satellites, and even a nuclear warhead.

Calling new partners for exploring the Moon and Mars

As part of its new strategy for space exploration, ESA is looking for commercial partners to share the adventure and benefits of leaving Earth.

Space Science

An Astronaut's Thoughts on SpaceX Dragon Success

Astronaut Tom Jones was at the AIAA Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington, D.C., recently when SpaceX's Dragon capsule completed its rendezvous with the International Space Station. (And check back for more stories from the AIAA meeting.)<p><b>Late last month</b>, while I was in a hotel ballroom …

Spaceflight Industries Raises $20 Million

PARIS — Small satellite manufacturer and launch service coordinator Spaceflight Industries on March 11 said it had raised some $20.74 million in …

Lockheed Martin Unveils Jupiter and Exoliner Space Transports

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a spaceflight architecture that it says could take cargo to the International Space Station and help facilitate humanity's spread out into the solar system.<p>Lockheed hopes the system — which features a space tug known as Jupiter and a supply module called Exoliner — wins …

Space Exploration

Here's What the Beginnings of Spaceflight Looked Like in the 1950s

For a small, remote site in the desert with a modest staff, the High Speed Flight Station saw some incredible advances in aviation's that ultimately led to spaceflight.<p>North of Los Angeles and north of the San Bernardino mountains is the Mojave Desert, home to scorchingly hot days, bone chillingly …

Space Exploration

NASA to launch Expandable Habitat to International Space station - Clarksville, TN Online

Recent Articles<p>Austin Peay State University Women’s Tennis blanks SIU Edwardsville<br>• Plunging Temperatures Have Tennessee Strawberry Farmers Covering …

Space Exploration

Everything You Need to Know About Flying Virgin Galactic

More than 700 people have paid up to $250,000 for a ride on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Can he guarantee a safe landing?<p><b>I. The Unthinkable</b><p>Commercial passenger service to space is a difficult proposition. To succeed, it has to contend with the pull of gravity, violent rocket-propelled …

Space Travel

NASA and Congress: We must get politics out of NASA.

Well, I told you so.<p>When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was made head of the Senate committee in charge of NASA’s funding, I (and many others) were …

Space Travel

Space Age Artwork Unveiled at Spaceport America

An impressive sculpture is now in place at the main entrance of New Mexico's Spaceport America.<p>Artist Otto Rigan has created GENESIS – a multi-ton …

The Most Extreme Human Spaceflight Records

On April 12, 1961, humanity became a spacefaring species when cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin blasted into orbit on a 108-minute flight high above Earth.<p>So …

Space Exploration

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Media Industry

NASA's wild experimental plane wing has 18 propellers attached to it

And it looks nuts<p>NASA is working to make a more efficient, electric-powered plane, and the proposed wings for it look like something out of a dream. Eighteen small engines sit atop the 31-foot wingspan and work together to lift and propel the plane forward. The wings are part of NASA's Leading Edge …

Aviation