How does NASA get to Mars? By capturing an asteroid

Sep 9, 2013
NASA wants to capture an asteroid and send astronauts to train on it for Mars. Congress is skeptical.
Posted In: NASA, space, asteroid

Two new applications for big data

Sep 2, 2013
Leveraging massive amounts of computing power to predict weather and explore the galaxy.
Posted In: big data, supercomputer, weather, space

How close are we to a real-life 'Elysium'?

Aug 9, 2013
In anticipation of this weekend's big sci-fi epic, a look at how close we are to building a real-life space colony.
Posted In: space, movies

Paypal gets intergalactic, planetary with space payments

Jun 27, 2013
PayPal wants to get into space payments. Space tourism is possibly a thing of the near future -- the company Virgin has scheduled its first consumer space flight for the end of this year.
Posted In: space, paypal

Blastoff! Talking robot Kirobo to head off to space

Jun 27, 2013
This fall, a "humanoid communication robot" called Kirobo will travel to the International Space Station to keep astronauts company.
Posted In: robot, space, space exploration, astronaut

Bill Nye on mining asteroids, space, and spreading science PB&J

Jun 10, 2013
Bill Nye the Science Guy discusses asteroid science, space exploration, and why not everyone needs to become an engineer.
Posted In: space exploration, Science, space, asteroid

What do asteroids and the Federal Reserve have in common?

May 31, 2013
QE2. Quantitative easing or an asteroid?
Posted In: asteroid, space, Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

NASA footage shows meteor crashing into moon

May 21, 2013
Things crashing into the moon -- that's how the third Transformers movie starts right? Sorry Michael Bay, when it comes to explosions, we'd rather watch the NASA source footage.
Posted In: moon, NASA, space

Orbiting Kepler telescope may be unable to gather more data

May 16, 2013
Space scientists say Kepler has already found enough potential and confirmed planets to keep them busy for years.
Posted In: Science, space, Kepler, space exploration

European Space Agency announces Biomass satellite to monitor forests

May 14, 2013
A new satellite could tell us a lot about climate change.
Posted In: space, satellite photo, Environment, climate change