Space | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/space/RSS feed for SpaceenThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:25:43 +0000Plant Life May Thrive in Alien Atmospheres http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/plant-life-may-thrive-alien-atmospheres-180953410/It may not even require as much light as it does on Earth.Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:25:43 +0000Searching for Moon Rocks in Iowahttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/searching-moon-rocks-iowa-180953365/In 1964, midwestern farmers and school kids got a jump on the Apollo astronauts.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000Orbital Inspectorshttp://www.airspacemag.com/space/orbital-inspectors-180953376/If the space station gets smacked by a micrometeoroid, an array of devices can find—and fix—the damage.Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000<i>Interstellar’s</i> Scientific Fact-Checkerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/can-wormholes-180953314/A talk with physicist Kip Thorne.Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:00:59 +0000A New Way to Search for Martian Lifehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-way-search-martian-life-180953316/Isotopic analysis may help us separate native organisms from Earthly contamination.Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:58:09 +0000Time-Lapse of Orion’s Trip to the Launch Padhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/time-lapse-orions-trip-launch-pad-180953299/The new spaceship gets one step closer to its December 4 debut.Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:56:57 +0000The First Landing on a Comethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-landing-comet-180953297/After two and a half suspenseful days, Rosetta mission scientists ended up a happy bunch.Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:19:06 +0000China is Now Positioned to Dominate the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/china-now-positioned-dominate-moon-180953267/What are they up to?Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:12:38 +0000Incredible Image Shows Never-Before-Seen Detail in a Solar System Being Bornhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/baby-planets-come-together-incredible-image-180953256/This will be the go-to picture for planetary formation in astronomy textbooks.Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000SpaceShipTwo Suffers Fatal Accident During a Test Flighthttp://www.airspacemag.com/articles/spaceshiptwo-suffers-fatal-accident-during-test-flight-180953219/One pilot is lost; investigation is under way.Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:05:58 +0000Chinese Test Capsule Returns from Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/chinese-test-capsule-return-moon-tonight-180953204/Mission paves the way for a future lunar sample return.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:31:18 +0000How Animals Came to Roam the Earthhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/how-animals-came-roam-earth-180953191/The rise of complex life came after a rise in oxygen levels, according to new research.Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:00:00 +0000Mimas: Is There an Ocean Inside the Death Star?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/mimas-ocean-within-death-star-180953137/Another (possibly) watery moon in the outer solar systemFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:24:32 +0000Watch Video of a NASA Rocket Sled Pulling a Giant Parachutehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/watch-video-nasa-rocket-sled-pulling-parachute-desert-180953120/Even better than the official “Enter Sandman” video.Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:50:26 +0000First Privately Funded Moon Mission Launches on a Chinese Rockethttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/first-privately-funded-moon-mission-ride-chinese-rocket-180953094/A Luxembourg company sends a payload where no amateur radio satellite has ever gone.Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:54:22 +0000International Spacecraft Fleet Poised To Watch Comet Skim Past Marshttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/international-spacecraft-fleet-watch-comet-skim-past-mars-180953088/During Sunday’s close approach, the view will be best from the Red Planet.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:54:36 +0000Lunar Volcanism: How Recent is Recent?http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/lunar-volcanism-how-recent-recent-180953075/New work suggests that lavas were erupted on the Moon less than 100 million years ago.Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:49:58 +0000New Spacecraft Cleaning Method Gets Rid of Pesky “Hitchhikers”http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/new-spacecraft-cleaning-method-gets-rid-pesky-hitchhikers-180953074/A cheaper, easier, approach to planetary protection.Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:46:26 +0000Orion: the Trailerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/orion-trailer-180952988/A preview of NASA’s coming movie...uh…launch.Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:04:58 +0000Europe’s Proto-Spaceplane Gets Ready To Flyhttp://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/europes-spaceplane-readies-fly-180952967/The IXV will pave the way for future reusable spacecraft.Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:49:38 +0000A Space Station Experiment for Astronauts&mdash;And Everyone Elsehttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/space-station-experiment-astronautsand-everyone-who-ages-180952966/A current ISS study tackles the mystery of immune system suppression in microgravity.Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:17:14 +0000Describing Mars to the Rest of the Worldhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/beautiful-mars-180952938/NASA’s new translation project introduces the Red Planet in Icelandic, Esperanto, and more.Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:05:41 +0000A Road Trip on the Moonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/road-trip-moon-180952925/Sightseeing tips for a lunar vacationThu, 02 Oct 2014 18:18:38 +0000The Making of SpaceShipTwohttp://www.airspacemag.com/as-interview/making-spaceshiptwo-180952849/George Whitesides will lead Virgin Galactic’s first customers into space.Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:47:15 +0000To Find Alien Life, Expect the Unexpectedhttp://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/find-alien-life-expect-unexpected-180952853/Highlights of a Library of Congress symposium on first contact with extraterrestrial lifeThu, 25 Sep 2014 18:56:45 +0000