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Astronomy
Volcanoes on Mars Might Still Be Active
volcanoes on mars
Astronomy
Volcanoes on Mars Might Still Be Active
New evidence suggests that volcanoes on Mars may have erupted just 50,000 years ago, far more recently than previously thought.
May 15, 2021

New evidence suggests that volcanoes on Mars may have erupted just 50,000 years ago, far more recently than previously thought.

Space
Why This Scientist Wants to Grow Fish on the Moon
fish on the moon
Space
Why This Scientist Wants to Grow Fish on the Moon
Researchers are finding out how to send fish eggs to the moon so that one day we will be able to farm fish on the lunar surface.
May 7, 2021

Researchers are finding out how to send fish eggs to the moon so that one day we will be able to farm fish on the lunar surface.

Aerospace
Starship Nails Landing For the First Time
starship landing
Aerospace
Starship Nails Landing For the First Time
SpaceX’s fifth high-altitude flight test of a Starship prototype ended with a successful landing — a first for the massive Mars-bound rocket.
May 6, 2021

SpaceX’s fifth high-altitude flight test of a Starship prototype ended with a successful landing — a first for the massive Mars-bound rocket.

Aerospace
NASA Plans To Send Probe Deep Into Interstellar Space
interstellar space probe
Aerospace
NASA Plans To Send Probe Deep Into Interstellar Space
An in-development Interstellar Probe could explore an area 10 times farther away than any craft before it, providing an unprecedented look at interstellar space.
May 5, 2021

An in-development Interstellar Probe could explore an area 10 times farther away than any craft before it, providing an unprecedented look at interstellar space.

Aerospace
Smart Shirt Monitored Astronauts’ Health in Space
smart shirt
Aerospace
Smart Shirt Monitored Astronauts’ Health in Space
A sensor-packed smart shirt has been used to monitor astronauts’ health in space, with promising results.
May 2, 2021

A sensor-packed smart shirt has been used to monitor astronauts’ health in space, with promising results.

Asteroids
Is NASA Ready for an Asteroid Impact?
asteroid impact simulation
Asteroids
Is NASA Ready for an Asteroid Impact?
NASA is staging a week-long asteroid impact simulation during which participants will need to respond to a hypothetical impact scenario.
April 26, 2021

NASA is staging a week-long asteroid impact simulation during which participants will need to respond to a hypothetical impact scenario.

Aerospace
Chinese Space Station Is Ready For Launch — In Pieces
chinese space station
Aerospace
Chinese Space Station Is Ready For Launch — In Pieces
Construction is finally beginning on the Chinese Space Station, with its core module — Tianhe — expected to lift off in April 2021.
April 25, 2021

Construction is finally beginning on the Chinese Space Station, with its core module — Tianhe — expected to lift off in April 2021.

Aerospace
Astronauts Take Historic Ride In Used Dragon Capsule
dragon capsule
Aerospace
Astronauts Take Historic Ride In Used Dragon Capsule
Four astronauts are en route to the International Space Station via a recycled SpaceX rocket and Dragon capsule — a first in spaceflight.
April 23, 2021

Four astronauts are en route to the International Space Station via a recycled SpaceX rocket and Dragon capsule — a first in spaceflight.

Aerospace
Airbus Will Test Laser Communication Tech for Inflight Wifi
laser communication
Aerospace
Airbus Will Test Laser Communication Tech for Inflight Wifi
Airbus is developing a laser communication system to increase the security of military operations and bring faster inflight Wi-Fi to passenger planes.
April 22, 2021

Airbus is developing a laser communication system to increase the security of military operations and bring faster inflight Wi-Fi to passenger planes.