Astronaut’s DNA No Longer Matches His Identical Twin’s After Year Spent in Space, NASA Finds

Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression. Preliminary results from NASA’s Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly’s genetic… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Stephen Hawking’s warnings: What he predicted for the future

Stephen Hawking’s fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Open Source Outer Space: How A Couple Of Guys Are Building A Homemade Rocket Ship for the Masses

Anyone with enough brains and balls can build their own rocket and fly it to space. Or at least that’s what the non-profit, open source space project Copenhagen Suborbitals wants to prove. In September, Motherboard scuttled out to Denmark to meet the pioneers behind this new wave in do-it-yourself space […]

Chinese Rocket Booster drops from Sky and smashes on top of a Building

On February 12, 2018 we saw the seventh orbital launch of the year by China, with a Long March-3B/YZ-1 orbiting a new pair of navigation satellites. The launch took place just after 05:00 UTC from the LC2 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province. It took over […]

Meticulous Visual Recreation Of Moon Landing Shows It Wasn’t A Hoax

By using its new dynamic lighting technology, GPU manufacturer NVIDIA has graphically recreated the Apollo 11 moon landing site — and the results are crushing a number of wild claims made by conspiracy theorists. Yes, it’s a clever bit of self-promotion, but what NVIDIA Corporation’s developers have done is actually […]

The Next Frontier: Space Miners Are the Universe’s Future Tycoons

The next gold rush will be intergalactic. In 2009, a collection of astronauts, academics, and aerospace industrialists convened to review NASA’s present and future plans for manned space flight. Informally dubbed the “Augustine Commission,” the more-stuffily named Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee determined that our ultimate goal ought […]

Astronaut Leroy Chiao Opens Up About His 2005 UFO Sighting

In 2005, astronaut Leroy Chiao was commander of the International Space Station for six and a half months. During a spacewalk with cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov, the two were installing navigation antennas. They were 230 miles above Earth, traveling at over 17,000 miles per hour, when something unusual caught Chiao’s eye. […]

Warp Speed Won’t Get Us to the Stars, but This Just Might

Above: Artist conception of NASA’s Project ORION, the smallest model of a craft that can take off from Earth, explore Saturn, and return in fourteen months with a manned crew. NASA  People have dreamed about interstellar travel for decades. Wouldn’t it be nice to escape political turmoil, climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear […]

Why we got Facebook and not Mars colonies

“You Promised Me Mars Colonies,” warns astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the cover of the MIT Technology Review, “Instead, I Got Facebook,” And there, folks, you have the anti-Silicon Valley argument in a nutshell, according to the Review’s editor-in-chief Jason Pontin in his provocative article, “Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems.” […]

Will Mars Colonists Evolve Into This New Kind of Human?

Some of the biggest names in science and technology have called for the colonization of Mars, including physicist Stephen Hawking and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. They say that populating other planets would help ensure our species’ survival should Earth be rendered uninhabitable by some disaster. “The future of humanity is fundamentally going to bifurcate […]