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Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Saturn orbiter Cassini traveled nearly 5 billion miles on less than four tons of fuel

By | Posted April 23, 2018

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

In many ways, these little microbes are better prepared for space travel than we are

By | Posted March 7, 2018

Space has weather, too

Space has weather, too

Here’s how it affects you (and how we study it)

By | Posted February 26, 2018

Cassini was a heart-breaker

Cassini was a heart-breaker

Social media made us love—and mourn—a space robot

By | Posted October 23, 2017

The roar of rockets in the hills

The roar of rockets in the hills

Powerful rockets were built and tested in a sleepy residential suburb of Los Angeles

By | Posted July 26, 2017

The Ice Age that never happened

The Ice Age that never happened

Global cooling forecasts from the 1970s don’t discredit today’s climate science

By | Posted April 27, 2017

Getting ready for a real-life “The Martian”

Getting ready for a real-life “The Martian”

Interplanetary travel requires tackling the same problems Matt Damon did — only better

By | Posted November 21, 2016

Don’t blame it on tonight’s super-supermoon

Don’t blame it on tonight’s super-supermoon

The real risk is for pseudoscience, not mood swings or tsunamis

By | Posted November 14, 2016

Unfazed by radiation

Unfazed by radiation

NASA takes it seriously but Elon Musk is undaunted

By | Posted October 21, 2016

REVIEW: Rise of the Rocket Girls

REVIEW: Rise of the Rocket Girls

Nathalia Holt tells the story of female “computers”

By | Posted June 16, 2016

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