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The Next Big Space Race?

Emily Calandrelli Contributor<p>Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A brief history of SpaceX<br>• SpaceX’s Next Steps Toward Rocket Reusability<p><i>This is Part 3 of the 3-Part Series on the Corporate Battle for Global Internet …

Astronaut Scott Kelly Captures Hurricane Joaquin From Space

As Hurricane Joaquin headed for the Bahamas on Friday morning, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured the chaotic scene below from the calm of the International Space Station.<p>Kelly, who recently hit the halfway mark of his year-long mission in space, shared several photos of the storm on his popular …

The Martian: a space epic that explores ordinary human decency

On the red planet, amid arid desert and rolling mountain ranges, six sleekly space-suited astronauts grope their way back to their launch vehicle, …

Seen From Space: Hurricane Joaquin Churns Towards Bahamas

Hurricane Joaquin battered the Bahamas early Friday and from his perch on the International Space Station astronaut Scott Kelly was witness to the magnitude of the huge storm. Kelly captured this early morning image before the storm hit the Atlantic archipelago with maximum sustained winds of …

Which Movie Astronauts Would You Want to Be Stranded With in Outer Space?

Matt Damon’s <i>The Martian</i> opens wide today. And a very lazy but still accurate (and spoiler-less) summation of the movie is that it’s about “an …

'Martian' star Matt Damon says he'd probably never go to space

Matt Damon isn’t new to space, fictionally speaking.<p>He was stranded there in <i>Interstellar</i>, he embarked on a mission to get to a space station in …

Donald Glover

Hurricane Joaquin Looks Totally Surreal From Space

Scott Kelly is at it again.<p>Hurricane Joaquin isn’t so pretty here on Earth, but from space, the rain-making, surf-churning Category 4 storm has a surreal, almost peaceful appearance.<p>Just check out this photo posted at 10:22 a.m. ET today by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is about halfway through …

Hubble sees the lovely Lagoon Nebula sparkling in space

When we humans down here on Earth look up into the night sky at the constellation of Sagittarius, we see prickles of light forming the rough shape of a mythical centaur pulling back his bow, prepared to send an arrow flying through the heavens.<p>When the Hubble Space Telescope looks at Sagittarius, …

Cosmology

The Martian and the New Soundtrack of Space

By balancing its epic score with ABBA and David Bowie, Ridley Scott’s film reimagines the final frontier as a place of whimsy, not wonder.<p>In an early scene in the <i>The Martian</i>, people on Earth realize that an astronaut, Mark Watney, left for dead on the surface of Mars, is still alive. With plaintive …

David Bowie

Hurricane Joaquin Looks Beautifully Ominous From Space

I don’t envy the food or bathroom situation on the International Space Station, but every time a major storm hits, I have to admit I’m a wee bit …

Weather

Hurricane Joaquin eyed from space station

Where Should NASA Send a Space Probe Next?

Going to Pluto was incredible, but as we continue to soak in the glorious images, NASA’s already trying to figure out which celestial target to hit …

Solar System

Borderline Cat 5 Hurricane Joaquin Spied from International Space Station

As the powerful category 4 Hurricane Joaquin was pounding the Bahamas and packing winds of over 130 mph, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured a …

Whiskey Tastes Different After Two Years in Space

After spending more than two years in a weightless environment, whiskey distillate on the International Space Station (ISS) tastes different from …

NASA funding: Congress, pork, and commercial crew.

I have to admit, I laughed, especially at the “Pluto” part.<p>Still, I do sometimes worry about the future of NASA marketing. Promoting movies like <i>The</i> …

Is space warfare inevitable?

Diplomats call for it. Astronomers see it as vital. Even military officials usually separated along old geopolitical fault lines view it as a matter of mutual self-interest.<p>Virtually everyone agrees that outer space should remain free of weapons. But decades of diplomatic efforts to ensure that it …

Geopolitics

Space survival sim Adr1ft lands in September on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

First-person space survival sim Adr1ft is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in September.<p>The E3 trailer for the game leaked, but rather than try to …

Space Gray and Space Black Apple Watches Being Readied for Shipment

- May 13, 2015<p>A number of customers who have ordered Space Gray and Space Black Apple Watches are reporting they have received notifications that …

Smartwatches

5,200 Days in Space

An exploration of life aboard the International Space Station, and the surprising reasons the mission is still worthwhile<p>When humans move to space, we are the aliens, the extraterrestrials. And so, living in space, the oddness never quite goes away. Consider something as elemental as sleep. In …

Space Exploration

The Age of Satellites

On this day in 1957, humans sent their first satellite into space.<p>Sputnik 1, named after the Russian word for “satellite,” was launched by the Soviet Union. It weighed 184 pounds and traveled at 18,000 miles per hour, circling Earth once every hour and 36 minutes and transmitting radio signals to …

Space Exploration

Orbital View: Bahamian Blue

Human beings are pretty well-traveled in the solar system. Well, at least their machines are. As Alan pointed out yesterday, spacecraft launched by NASA, the European Space Agency, and others are currently dispatching from various celestial bodies, from planets to comets.<p>Still, there’s no place …

European Space Agency

VIDEO: Astronaut Shows Off Space Snacks, ISS Toilets

In a new series of videos from the European Space Agency, Samantha Cristoforetti shines a light on life in outerspace.<p>PCMag reviews products …

SpaceX Rocket Explodes Shortly Into Flight, Cargo Lost

The loss takes out around 5,200 pounds of much-needed cargo for the ISS (including two Microsoft HoloLens devices).<p>PCMag reviews products …