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World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Set To Launch Blue Origin’s 8th Test Flight

All is set at Blue Origin’s test flight center in Texas as Jeff Bezos’s team is gearing up for New Shepard’s eighth launch on April 29. The New Shepard is a reusable rocket aimed to send paying passengers into space.

Space April 28, 2018

NASA Clarifies That Scott Kelly's DNA Did Not Change, Astronaut Brothers Are Still Identical Twins

NASA clarified that what happened to astronaut Scott Kelly in space is changes in his gene expression and not fundamental changes in his DNA. The space agency said scientists are studying further how space flight affects the human body.

Space March 19, 2018

NASA Ties With SpaceX, Boeing To Launch Astronauts To Space Again

The U.S. space agency has collaborated with SpaceX and Boeing to launch crewed missions to the space station. The tie-up will enable NASA to send astronauts from the United States.

Space January 7, 2018

Long Spaceflights Shrink Astronauts' Brain: Here Are Other Side Effects Of Spending Time In Space

Space travel takes a toll on the health of astronauts, according to various studies conducted by NASA. The health afflictions can vary from blurry visions to gene alteration.

Space November 9, 2017

Researchers Sound Alarm On Leukemia Risk Among Mars Explorers

Blame the combination of microgravity and deep space radiation. Researchers warn against the potential threat of leukemia in astronauts, as a result of their findings within NASA's Human Research Program.

Space March 9, 2017

Here’s Why NASA’s Space Shuttle Program Came To An End

Why did NASA give up the Space Shuttle program despite no alternative launch vehicle? Robert Frost delves on issues in funding, human resources, and changes in White House administrations as well as the advent of the Commercial Crew Program.

Space February 4, 2017

Astronaut MRIs Show How Spaceflight Alters Brain Shape

MRI scans done on more than 20 astronauts reveal new results on how microgravity can affect the human brain. The team finds, for instance, that astronauts' brains compress and expand during spaceflight.

Space February 2, 2017

Scott Kelly After 2 Months On Earth: Still Nursing Stiff Legs, Sore Feet And Fatigue

Scott Kelly is still on his road to recovery. Two months on Earth and the former NASA astronaut is still suffering from stiff legs, sore feet and fatigue.

Space May 27, 2016

Astrophysicist David Saint-Jacques Is Set To Become Next Canadian Astronaut In Space In 2018

David Saint-Jacques will be the first of the two Canadian astronauts to go into space. Spaceflight aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket is scheduled in November 2018.

Space May 18, 2016

NASA Astronauts Virtually Train At Boeing For Future Commercial Spaceflight

NASA astronauts practiced on part-task trainers for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, which will be used to train astronauts in all aspects of shuttle launch, flight, and docking. The training is in anticipation of future space travel.

Space April 28, 2016

Vector Space Systems Launched By Pair Of SpaceX Founders

Microsatellites weighing under 100 pounds could soon be brought into orbit quickly and cheaply, thanks to a new aerospace company. What inspired two founders of SpaceX to develop their own rocket?

Space April 27, 2016

E-Sail Technology To Use Solar Wind For Interstellar Space Travel

NASA began testing an advanced solar sail propulsion system called HERTS E-sail on March 11. The system could help halve the time it takes to travel through interstellar space.

Space April 14, 2016

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Successfully Lands On Floating Platform Off Coast Of Florida

A Falcon 9 booster rocket touched down for a picture-perfect landing on a floating barge on April 8. What makes this landing so important for the future of human space flight?

Space April 9, 2016

Blue Origin Relaunches, Lands New Shepard Rocket With Microgravity Science Experiments

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket re-launched into space on April 2 and safely landed back to Earth. The reusable rocket carried two microgravity science experiments: BORE and COLLIDE.

Space April 4, 2016

Astronaut Jeff Williams Set To Beat Spaceflight Record Of Scott Kelly

NASA's Jeff Williams hitched a ride onboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Friday for a six-month ISS mission. This new mission will give Williams the chance to beat Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly's 522 days in space record.

Space March 18, 2016

Astronaut Scott Kelly, 2 Cosmonauts Return To Earth After ISS Mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko successfully returned to Earth on Tuesday onboard a Russian Soyuz capsule. The duo spent 340 days on the International Space Station, taking part in medical studies designed to find out the impact of long-term space travel on human health.

Space March 2, 2016

Flying To Mars In Just 30 Minutes May Be Possible Using Laser Propulsion System

Mars is the most likely planet to be visited by humans in the near future. A newly proposed propulsion system could deliver cargo to the red planet in just 30 minutes.

Space February 27, 2016

This Is How Virgin Galactic Makes Its Spaceship Unity Safer

Virgin Galactic assures that its new Spaceship Unity is much safer than its predecessor. The spaceflight company has tweaked a few safety features inside the new spaceship.

Space February 22, 2016

Spaceflight Wants To Send Satellites Up To Space With Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

The company Spaceflight Industries wants to send satellites up into space by using ridesharing on a reusable rocket produced by Elon Musk's company SpaceX.

FUTURE TECH September 30, 2015

NASA Plans To Mine Fuel From The Moon So Sending Humans To Mars Will Be More Affordable

The National Space Society and the Space Frontier Foundation report that manned spaceflight to Mars and other locations beyond the orbit of the Earth can become even more affordable by establishing a permanent lunar base and mining fuel from the Moon to cover space mission costs.

Space July 22, 2015

Microwave-Powered Rockets Could Make Space Travel More Affordable

A new private company plans on ditching the expensive fuel systems used in most rockets and replacing them with a system powered by microwave energy - making spaceflight more affordable than ever.

Space July 20, 2015

SpaceX Milestones: How Elon Musk Brought A Company To The Forefront Of Spaceflight

SpaceX may be a young but it has already accomplished feats never been done by its counterparts. Elon Musk's company also sets its eyes on an innovation that could significantly change the spaceflight industry.

Space May 26, 2015

'Interstellar' and Fandango will send one lucky ticket buyer into space

If you've ever wanted to take a trip to space, you might want to buy your 'Interstellar' ticket on Fandango.

Movies/TV Shows October 31, 2014

Neptune moon Triton looks exquisite in latest NASA color map

Triton has been imaged like never before, from images taken 25 years ago by Voyager 2.

Space August 24, 2014

Orion's unmanned splashdown prepped for by Navy

NASA, U.S. Navy get last chance to practice ocean recovery of Orion spacecraft before it first launch, set for December. Recovery procedures get workout off the California coast.

Space August 7, 2014

After Angara rocket delay, what's next for the Russian space program?

Angara, the first new Russian rocket since the Cold War, was delayed from its maiden flight. But how important is it to Moscow for the rocket design to work?

Space June 28, 2014

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