Space | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/space/RSS feed for SpaceenSat, 30 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Which is more fun, the ascent into orbit or the reentry?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-which-more-fun-ascent-orbit-or-reentry-space-landing-180958963/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000Driving a “Lunar” Rover, From the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/driving-lunar-rover-space-station-180958965/One small step for telepresence.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:10:24 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why not build and launch spacecraft from the ISS?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-why-not-build-and-launch-spacecraft-iss-180958962/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:18:39 +0000DARPA’s Spaceplane of the Futurehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/darpas-spaceplane-future-180958936/Wanted: One small, reusable launch vehicle for $146 million or best offer.Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:46:22 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Is it quiet onboard the space station?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-it-quiet-onboard-space-station-180958932/ Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:30:40 +0000Ask the Astronaut: After your return to Earth did you have trouble sleeping?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-after-your-return-earth-did-you-have-trouble-sleeping-180958925/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:47:03 +0000Watch the First Launch from Russia’s New Siberian Spaceporthttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/watch-first-launch-russias-new-siberian-spaceport-tonight-180958924/Blast off of a Soyuz rocket is at 10:01 Eastern U.S. time.Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:25:03 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do we have the knowledge to send humans to Mars?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-do-we-have-knowledge-today-send-humans-mars-180958897/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:57:37 +0000Lunar Resources: Beyond the Fringehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lunar-resources-beyond-fringe-180958896/A recent meeting in London suggests that more people are coming to accept the idea of using space resources.Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:22:42 +0000Dust From the Great Beyondhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/dust-great-beyond-180958851/Interstellar grains seen by the Cassini spacecraft lend support to the old panspermia hypothesis.Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:58:09 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Have you ever seen UFOs from orbit?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-have-you-ever-seen-ufos-orbit-180958863/ Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:58:42 +0000Future E-Gliders Could “Fly” on Airless Worlds http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/future-e-gliders-could-fly-airless-worlds-180958811/A NASA advanced concepts grant explores aeronautics without the aero.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:48:25 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Can you feel the movement of the space station? http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-can-you-feel-movement-space-station-180958797/ Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:30:38 +0000What Would You Have Put on Voyager’s Golden Record?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/what-would-you-have-put-voyagers-golden-record-180958773/An author puts together his own “Earthling mixtape” in a new book.Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:14:31 +0000Splashdown, Live Via Satellitehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/splashdown-live-satellite-180958760/In 1968, getting TV broadcasts from a ship at sea was still tricky business.Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What qualities do I need to become an astronaut?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-what-qualities-do-i-need-become-astronaut-180958743/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000Scientists Create Life’s Building Blocks From Just Three Ingredients http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/scientists-create-lifes-building-blocks-just-three-ingredients-180958723/Take dust and ice, add radiation, and voilà.Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:52:53 +0000Parking Is Getting Tight at the Space Stationhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/parking-getting-tight-space-station-180958707/Someone having a party?Fri, 08 Apr 2016 19:07:24 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why isn’t the space station shaped like a wheel?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-why-isnt-space-station-shaped-wheel-180958697/ Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:17:00 +0000Supernova Fallout Hit Earth When Human Ancestors Were Alivehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/supernova-fallout-hit-earth-when-human-ancestors-were-alive-180958679/Lucky for them, the source of the explosions was beyond the “kill distance.”Wed, 06 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What does space smell like?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-what-does-space-smell-180958670/ Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Why wasn’t the space shuttle built out of titanium?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-why-wasnt-space-shuttle-built-out-titanium-180958663/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:32:38 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do spacewalkers worry about dying outside?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-do-spacewalkers-worry-about-dying-or-do-they-block-out-those-thoughts-180958651/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:41:56 +0000Mapping Melts on the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mapping-melted-moon-180958645/Small deposits of impact melt can help explain early lunar history, if you know where the material came from.Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:02:32 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Do you believe there’s life on other planets?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-do-you-believe-there-life-other-planets-180958630/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Has space travel changed your life?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-has-space-travel-changed-your-life-180958620/ Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:20:04 +0000New Horizons is Still Only Halfway Through Its Download from Plutohttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-horizons-still-only-halfway-through-its-download-pluto-180958617/There are more pictures and data yet to come, as NASA faces a decision on the spacecraft’s future.Wed, 30 Mar 2016 21:16:18 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Does it feel hot inside a spacecraft during reentry?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-does-it-feel-hot-inside-spacecraft-during-reentry-180958593/ Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:29:02 +0000NASA’s Inflatable Room Is Almost Readyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/nasas-inflatable-room-ready-showtime-180958585/After years of planning, the Bigelow BEAM module is due to arrive at the space station next month.Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:49:08 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What is free fall?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-what-free-fall-180958580/ Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:26:15 +0000Bird or Superman: What’s the Best Way to Fly in Virtual Reality?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/bird-or-superman-whats-best-way-fly-virtual-reality-180958578/Like so many things, it depends.Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:30:32 +0000Scientists Create Bacteria with the Smallest Known Genomehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/scientists-create-organism-smallest-known-genome-180958563/Synthetic life may help us understand life on other planets.Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +0000Kudos for Plutohttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/new-horizons-team-be-honored-national-air-and-space-museum-180958521/The New Horizons team will receive the National Air and Space Museum’s 2016 Current Achievement Award.Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:47:24 +0000Life Among the Gas Giantshttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/life-among-gas-giants-180958444/Searching for signs of biology on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Would We Know Alien Life If We Saw It?http://www.airspacemag.com/space/life-in-universe-special-what-is-life-180958432/And have we already seen it on Mars?Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000Ask the Astronaut: Can only pilots apply to be astronauts?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-do-i-need-be-pilot-become-astronaut-180958533/ Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:41:32 +0000Ask the Astronaut: What do astronauts eat right before launch?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/ask-astronaut-what-do-astronauts-eat-right-launch-180958525/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:50:32 +0000A New Space Station Camera Will Watch Meteors From Abovehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-space-station-camera-will-watch-meteors-above-180958493/Looking down on showers like the Perseids can be better than looking up.Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:45:30 +0000ExoMars and the Question of Martian Methanehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/exomars-and-question-martian-methane-180958484/Europe’s new Mars mission will take aim at one of planetary science’s most intriguing mysteries.Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:48:36 +0000Ask the Astronaut: How does NASA simulate weightlessness?http://www.airspacemag.com/ask-astronaut/how-does-nasa-simulate-weightlessness-180958426/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:19:03 +0000Rare Minerals May Be a Sign of Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/rare-minerals-may-be-sign-life-180958387/Geology and biology co-evolved on Earth, and maybe on other planets, too.Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:27:57 +0000Not All Martian Landing Sites Are Alikehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/not-all-martian-landing-sites-are-alike-180958306/And choosing among them is one of the great challenges facing any search for life.Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:58:09 +0000