While NASA is growing plants in space, they aren’t the flesh-eating variety, at least not this time. Lettuce was the first plant successfully grown and … Read more
SpaceX sticks to launching rockets most of the time, sending up supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Falcon 9 rocket. The payload is housed in the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and separates from the … Read more
2015 marks 15 years of science and exploration on board the International Space Station (ISS), and thus 15 years of experimentation and research that has led to major advancements in numerous fields. The most obvious being the effect of microgravity … Read more
Human space exploration is a fascinating concept that has given way to science fiction fantasies and box office mania for decades. NASA is … Read more
I have committed a space nerd fail in that I have yet to see The Martian despite rave reviews and a fascination with both space and Matt Damon. I’m the kind of loser that prefers watching movies at … Read more
From time-lapse animations of stars and night skies to solar flares, I love videos of space. December was a good month for time-lapse videos from the International Space Station, as observed by Bad Astronomy and retold here. Let’s start from … Read more
In an effort to break America’s reliance on Russia to ferry US crew members to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA has awarded two commercial companies with contracts to build and launch the next spacecrafts for human transportation. No one … Read more
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