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Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA changed in space

March 15th, 2018 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

After spending nearly a year aboard the International Space Station, American astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth in 2016—only to find that his DNA had changed.

U.S. tests nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars

January 25th, 2018 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on Thursday.

‘A fantastic find’: Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surface

January 22nd, 2018 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

The slope rises as high as London’s Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue. If such a scene sounds otherworldly, it is. To visit it, you’ll have to travel to Mars.

Who gets to own outer space?

December 31st, 2017 at 10:07 pm » Comments Off

Right now, private companies and NASA have a nice, functional, symbiotic capitalist relationship. SpaceX and its competitors build and will soon operate the vehicles, while NASA pays for the service. But with Elon Musk’s eyes tilted toward Mars, that won’t last for long.

Scientists find living bacteria from outer space on ISS surface

December 1st, 2017 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

The bacteria were brought to the space station accidentally on tablet PCs together with various materials that are placed aboard the ISS for long time to study the materials’ behavior in outer space

Astronomers want to send a probe to that interstellar asteroid, but there’s a catch

November 24th, 2017 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

They’d better hurry!

The 25 best inventions of 2017: Simpler home security and more

November 21st, 2017 at 10:51 am » Comments Off

  A simpler home security system, a craft that will probe beyond the surface of mars, a VR headset and a DIY cooking companion.

Nasa plans to extract oxygen from Mars to make a new atmosphere

September 15th, 2017 at 3:39 pm » Comments Off

If successful, experiment will mark a major step towards making Mars habitable for human colonies in the future.

Craig Venter’s ‘digital-to-biological converter’ is based on real science

June 16th, 2017 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars. Craig Venter and Elon Musk have even discussed how printed life could help terraform Mars.

NASA is testing air traffic controller drones

October 26th, 2016 at 6:07 am » Comments Off

NASA recently tested drones to serve as unmanned air traffic controllers, according to Recode. The tests, which were conducted at the Reno, Nevada, airport, are part of a larger research project spearheaded by NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop an unmanned air traffic control system.

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