NASA

The fictional NASA in Life is run by a bunch of psychopaths and idiots

In space, no one can hear your calculus<p><i>Life</i>, or as stylized during the opening credits, <b>L I F E</b>, is about six astronauts aboard the International Space Station for a fictional “Mars Pilgrim Mission” sometime in the very near future. As you can tell from the title, the film is partly about the …

Science

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record

The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history.<p>As of today (March 25), …

Aerospace

Nasa to launch a space LASER that will provide internet 100 times faster than current broadband within two years

A powerful laser shining up into space will soon transmit data between the Earth and the International Space Station.<p>Nasa is hoping to establish …

Space

'Rocket Man': Astronaut Chris Hadfield performs with Victoria Symphony

Famed astronaut Chris Hadfield performs space tunes alongside the Victoria Symphony<p>In space, no one can hear you sing — unless you're Commander Chris …

Chris Hadfield

Trump touts NASA reauthorization in video

President Trump praised NASA's history as he reiterated the administration's commitment to "exploration and discovery" during his weekly White House …

Space

Stuyvesant High junior's DNA experiment wins NASA contest

This city student’s big dream is headed to the stars.<p>Stuyvesant High School junior Julian Rubinfien will soon travel to Cape Canaveral to see NASA …

Space

Astronaut Bio: James A. Lovell

<b>James A. Lovell (Captain, USN, Ret.)<br>NASA Astronaut NASA Astronaut (former)</b><p><b>PERSONAL DATA:</b> Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 25, 1928. Married to the …

Space

Readers write: Immigration path, talent at home, science knowledge

Letters to the editor for the March 27, 2017 weekly magazine.<p>March 25, 2017 —<b>Immigration path</b><p>Regarding the Feb. 22 editorial, “Trump’s mixed message …

Climate Change

NASA didn’t catch an error in the International Space Station’s data until a kid pointed it out

Since British astronaut Tim Peake took up residency on the International Space Station (ISS) in December 2015, NASA and the nonprofit Institute for Research in Schools have made ISS data available to UK students for data analysis experiments.<p>One of those students had something to teach NASA.<p>Miles …

Space

The History Behind the Long-Dead Space Council Trump Wants to Revive

The new administration plans to bring back a committee that has tried over the years to guide policy—with mixed results.<p>The Trump administration is planning for the future of the space program by throwing it back to the ’90s.<p>Vice President Mike Pence said this week that President Trump will, “in …

Foreign Policy

Spacewalk a success for French, US astronauts

A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday on a successful spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost …

Space

Why you should take a closer look at this week's NASA bill

U.S. President Donald Trump receives a NASA jacket during a signing ceremony for S442, the NASA transition authorization act, in the Oval Office of …

Space

Long-delayed Russian module for ISS facing more problems

The Multi-Purpose Laboratory Module, also known as Nauka, was originally set to be added to the ISS in 2007, but has been grounded by a variety of …

Space

NASA test fires rocket engine for future Mars mission

NASA tested part of the rocket that will likely take humans to Mars at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on March 23. The engines will power the agency's new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on future deep space missions.<p>This is the second RS-25 engine test for 2017 and the space agency has …

Space Travel

First of three station spacewalks underway

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet are working outside the space station today to perform maintenance and inspections

Space

SPACEWALK #2: Live Updates

<b>We will be posting updates on today's Spacewalk below:</b><p>11:43 Shane and Thomas are now in the Quest airlock as Peggy and Oleg monitor<p>11:50 Peggy has …

Space

McKinney High students blasting off to NASA rocket competition | McKinney

In a farm pasture near Gunter, about an hour north of Dallas, a group of McKinney High School students blasts a NASA rocket just before dusk with the …

Space

NASA Almost Sent A Motorcycle To The Moon

Take a moment and imagine an astronaut riding a motorcycle on the moon. Congrats! You will never imagine anything cooler in your entire life. What’s …

Motorcycles

'Life' Imitating Life Off Earth: Space Station History 'Easter Eggs' in Sci-fi Thriller

In space, everyone can see your homages.<p>"Life," Sony Pictures' new science fiction thriller featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan …

Science

SSL sues rival Orbital ATK over theft of trade secrets: lawsuit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Space Systems/Loral is suing rival Orbital ATK over an alleged theft of proprietary data and business plans for an in-space satellite servicing technology, according to a complaint filed on Thursday.<p>The lawsuit is the second in six weeks involving the companies and …

SSL

Note to Congress: Magical Thinking Won't Get You to Mars

Who knew getting to Mars could be so easy? After millennia of gazing wonderingly at the Red Planet and more than half a century of firing robot …

Science

Meet Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the Writers Behind the Sci-Fi Horror Movie <i>Life</i

Opening around the world this weekend is <i>Life</i>, a “hard” science fiction movie set in the near future starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and …

Space Station

Sleepless in Space: Therapy Helps Astronauts Snooze

Sleeping isn't always easy. For astronauts working at the International Space Station (ISS), a lack of quality sleep could be catastrophic. To deal …

Science

The ISS is Still the Only Place We Can Do Space Experiments

The International Space Station serves as a living monument to international scientific cooperation. It’s far more than just a symbol, though. It’s …

Space Travel

Video: Likely Next NASA Administrator Bridenstine Lays Out Space Priorities

<b>Video Caption:</b> Few people in Congress are watched as closely as Rep. Jim Bridenstine. The Republican from Oklahoma, entering his third term in the …

Space

Mars Spacesuits: Designing a Blue-Collar Suit for the Red Planet

The first explorers on Mars will need a new kind of spacesuit, and a university-based team has taken a novel approach to design the …

Space Exploration

More Pi, Please: Here Are NASA's Pi Day Challenge Answers

If you celebrated Pi Day last week by solving space math questions from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, head over to the JPL website — answers are …

Space

Carbon Tax Not on Agenda for Trump

President Donald Trump is not considering a national carbon tax proposal that a group of Republicans discussed in February. A White House official told <i>GreenWire</i> in an e-mail that although the group of Republican leaders visited the White House to discuss their proposal that “the Trump …

Climate Change

Elon Musk Is "Not Smiling" Over Trump's New NASA Budget

“This Is Not It”<p>Today, President Trump signed legislation S.442, giving NASA more than $19.5 billion in funding as well as an ultimatum – get to Mars …

Elon Musk

Reach for the Stars, Mr. Trump

In his inaugural address, President Trump said he wants to “unlock the mysteries of space.” A necessary first step will be to determine the future of the International Space Station. Mr. Trump has had his struggles, to put it mildly, in adapting to his new job. But this is one challenge for which …

Space