International Space Station mission to launch in October

International Space Station mission to launch in October

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle NASA astronaut Nick Hague answers questions from the University of Houston ROTC cadets during a press conference at Johnson Space Center on Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. Hague, the first astronaut from the class of 2013, and crewmate, Alexey Ovchinin, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, also answered questions […]

Coral reef 'oases' offer glimmer of hope

Coral reef 'oases' offer glimmer of hope

Close up of polyps are arrayed on a coral, waving their tentacles. There can be thousands of polyps on a single coral branch. Credit: Wikipedia The identification of small ‘oases’ in the world’s oceans, where corals appear to be thriving, could offer vital insights in the race to save one of the world’s most threatened […]

Space Station Roulette

Space Station Roulette

Space station astronauts have to be “high-risk-taking” individuals. They volunteer to fly from the Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard a Russian launch vehicle that has a less-than-stellar safety record. Once on board the ISS they are exposed to high radiation levels, weightlessness and the hard vacuum of space. In fact, they […]

Hunt for Alien Life: Everything We Know About Photosynthesis Could Be Wrong

Hunt for Alien Life: Everything We Know About Photosynthesis Could Be Wrong

The discovery of a new way that bacteria can absorb infrared light and turn it into energy has transformed scientific understanding of life on Earth and could change the way humans hunt for alien life. Plants use a process called photosynthesis to generate sugars from carbon dioxide and water, which they use as fuel. Until […]

Gone to pieces: Trump administration hopes to track and limit the debris threatening the space industry

Gone to pieces: Trump administration hopes to track and limit the debris threatening the space industry

Gone to pieces: Trump administration hopes to track and limit the debris threatening the space industry  USA TODAY Why Everyone Should LOVE a Space Force. Air Force Space Command Promoted?  Science 2.0 Trump signing directive to clean up space junk  WTVQ Trump’s Space Force Is Almost a Real Thing  RollingStone.com Trump says he’s directing Pentagon to create a new […]

Unique microbe could thrive on Mars, help future manned missions

Unique microbe could thrive on Mars, help future manned missions

June 18 (UPI) — New research suggests certain cyanobacteria could thrive on Mars. The microbes could even be used to provide future space colonies with oxygen. “This might sound like science fiction, but space agencies and private companies around the world are actively trying to turn this aspiration into reality in the not-too-distant future,” Elmars […]

Trump challenges 'rich guys' Musk, Bezos to space race

Trump challenges 'rich guys' Musk, Bezos to space race

President Donald Trump on Monday welcomed “rich guys” to pursue their aspirations toward space exploration alongside the new military-backed “space force” he has ordered the Pentagon to establish. Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has spearheaded the private space exploration boom through SpaceX, a startup focused on using reusable rockets for relatively cheap space travel and, […]