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Aerospace
Reusable Rockets: Making Space More Affordable
reusable rockets
Aerospace
Reusable Rockets: Making Space More Affordable
Reusable rockets, like those developed by SpaceX, are ushering in a new, cheaper era in space exploration
November 28, 2020

Reusable rockets, like those developed by SpaceX, are ushering in a new, cheaper era in space exploration

Outer Space
NASA Confirms Existence of Water on the Moon
water on the moon
Outer Space
NASA Confirms Existence of Water on the Moon
A study confirmed the existence of water on the moon the same day another provided evidence that the lunar surface could be rife with water reserves.
October 26, 2020

A study confirmed the existence of water on the moon the same day another provided evidence that the lunar surface could be rife with water reserves.

Asteroids
Why NASA Just Landed a Spacecraft on the Asteroid Bennu
Bennu
Asteroids
Why NASA Just Landed a Spacecraft on the Asteroid Bennu
NASA has collected samples from the asteroid Bennu that could yield insights into everything from the origin of life to avoiding an asteroid impact on Earth.
October 21, 2020

NASA has collected samples from the asteroid Bennu that could yield insights into everything from the origin of life to avoiding an asteroid impact on Earth.

Aerospace
Nokia Is Building a 4G Network on the Moon
4g network
Aerospace
Nokia Is Building a 4G Network on the Moon
As part of NASA's "Tipping Point" program, Nokia will establish a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts communicate with each other and Earth.
October 20, 2020

As part of NASA's "Tipping Point" program, Nokia will establish a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts communicate with each other and Earth.

Astronomy
Fresh Ice Spotted In Unexpected Part of Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Enceladus
Astronomy
Fresh Ice Spotted In Unexpected Part of Saturn's Moon Enceladus
Saturn’s moon Enceladus is already suspected of hosting extraterrestrial life, and new Cassini data suggests where that life might exist.
September 23, 2020

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is already suspected of hosting extraterrestrial life, and new Cassini data suggests where that life might exist.

The Future Explored
Can We Turn the Moon Into a Gas Station?
Can We Turn the Moon Into a Gas Station?
The Future Explored
Can We Turn the Moon Into a Gas Station?
NASA is looking to buy moon rocks from private companies. This lunar marketplace will spur the development of new technologies that can extract resources from the moon.
September 19, 2020

NASA is looking to buy moon rocks from private companies. This lunar marketplace will spur the development of new technologies that can extract resources from the moon.

Outer Space
Astronauts Lose Muscle in Space. These Mice Could Hold the Solution
myostatin inhibitor
Outer Space
Astronauts Lose Muscle in Space. These Mice Could Hold the Solution
Without gravity, astronauts experience muscle and bone loss, limiting mission time. Mice that gain mass in orbit may hold the key to preventing that loss.
September 9, 2020

Without gravity, astronauts experience muscle and bone loss, limiting mission time. Mice that gain mass in orbit may hold the key to preventing that loss.

Aerospace
New Route Makes a Journey To the Moon Faster, Cheaper
Journey To the Moon
Aerospace
New Route Makes a Journey To the Moon Faster, Cheaper
To make a journey to the moon faster, the NASA scientists behind an upcoming moon mission designed a brand new route for their spacecraft to take.
September 5, 2020

To make a journey to the moon faster, the NASA scientists behind an upcoming moon mission designed a brand new route for their spacecraft to take.

DIY Science
Hackers Build a DIY Satellite Tracker to Eavesdrop on Space
satellite tracker
DIY Science
Hackers Build a DIY Satellite Tracker to Eavesdrop on Space
The NyanSat guided challenge asks hackers to build a satellite tracker, making low-earth-orbit satellites more accessible.
August 16, 2020

The NyanSat guided challenge asks hackers to build a satellite tracker, making low-earth-orbit satellites more accessible.