Darpa is funding a starship

Aug 19, 2011
If you think you can figure out a plan for what it would take to send people to other planets, Darpa might be willing to write you a check. The...
Posted In: DARPA, space

Important space alien update: SETI, space junk, Mars,

Aug 11, 2011
Let's hope no aliens tried to contact us in the last four months. If they did they might have heard a busy signal, because the SETI (Search for...
Posted In: mars, space

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the future of the space program

Jul 11, 2011
Here is the extended cut of our recent conversation with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Posted In: featured, space

Massive security holes in NASA's computer networks

Mar 30, 2011
A government report says that missions could be compromised and sensitive data could be leaked out due to big problems in the security of NASA...
Posted In: government, mars ain't the kind of place to raise a kid, NASA, security, space


Mar 18, 2011
Not really a tech story here but I just thought it was cool. Tomorrow night, there will be what's really being called "an extreme supermoon". It's...
Posted In: extreme supermoon, Science, space

What's next for the Dragon?

Dec 9, 2010
A Dragon flew to space, you guys. And came back! Well, a rocket called the Dragon anyway. Happened yesterday and it was the first privately funded...
Posted In: dragon, Science, space, SPACE DRAGONS!

Thrilling NASA announcement might be about alien life found in ... CALIFORNIA

Dec 2, 2010
Yeah, not quite intelligent life on other planets, I'm afraid. According to a British paper, the discovery is about:...
Posted In: gratuitous simpsons references, NASA, space


Nov 2, 2010
The plan to send a man back to the moon has been scrapped since at 150 billion dollars, that's just too expensive. But there's a rogue program...
Posted In: ROBONAUTS, robots, space

Checking in from Space

Oct 22, 2010
Commander Douglas Wheelock became the first person to use a location-based service in space. Wheelock checked in on Foursquare, from the...
Posted In: social media, space

Search for artificial intelligence in space, not radio waves

Aug 23, 2010
Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) astronomer Seth Shostak says instead of listening for radio waves and looking for biological signs...
Posted In: artificial intelligence, robots, SETI, space