Orion: Nasa's Moon-ship is attached to SLS megarocket

Nasa's next-generation spaceship is attached to the rocket that will return people to the Moon.

Oct. 21, 2021 ~3 min

Astronomers detect signs of an atmosphere stripped from a planet during giant impact

Such planetary smashups are likely common in young solar systems, but they haven’t been directly observed.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 20, 2021 ~7 min

Orion: Nasa's Moon ship ready to be attached to rocket

The Orion spacecraft is ready to be placed on top of a rocket that will send it towards the Moon.

Oct. 19, 2021 ~2 min

Russian team back on Earth after filming first movie in space

The Russian film crew return after an ISS shoot that had its own moments of drama.

Oct. 17, 2021 ~2 min

Death in space: here's what would happen to our bodies

The vastly differing environment would need a whole new approach to disposing of dead bodies.

Tim Thompson, Dean of Health & Life Sciences + Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology, Teesside University • conversation
Oct. 15, 2021 ~6 min

Is the best planetary defense a good offense?

Two physicists propose a new, bolder approach to planetary defense called PI, or "Pulverize It."

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Oct. 14, 2021 ~11 min

Prince William: Saving Earth should come before space tourism

The prince says great minds should focus "on trying to repair this planet" not exploring space.

Oct. 14, 2021 ~3 min

Star Trek’s William Shatner Becomes Oldest Man to Fly in Space

VOA Learning English • voa
Oct. 13, 2021 ~4 min

Star Trek star William Shatner ready to boldly go into space

The actor who played Captain Kirk in the classic TV show is due to launch above Earth for real within hours.

Oct. 13, 2021 ~4 min

William Shatner oldest astronaut at 90 – here's how space tourism could affect older people

With commercial spaceflight companies now taking older people to space, it’s timely to consider the potential physical impact space flight might have on them.

Christopher Newman, Professor of Space Law and Policy, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Oct. 12, 2021 ~6 min