SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.
May 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster – nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer
An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
May 20, 2020 • ~10 min
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NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
Feb. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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