SETI researchers have already listened in for alien transmissions.
April 19, 2013 | By Tony Reichhardt
A new exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum tells us where we are, and how to get where we're going next.
April 11, 2013 | By Heather Goss
Landsat shows us the home planet, warts and all.
April 2013 | By Linda Shiner
Why Europe wants its own satellite navigation program.
April 2013 | By Craig Mellow
An artifact returns to service after being on display for eight years.
February 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Support for "disaggregation" of military satellites is getting louder.
January 31, 2013 | By Heather Goss
The Ranger series of space probes finally succeeded — on the seventh try.
January 2013 | By George C. Larson
First-time views from inside a re-entering spacecraft.
September 28, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
A Japanese camera will try to catch first-time pictures of a satellite's breakup.
September 10, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
The world's first transatlantic TV broadcast included a quip from President Kennedy and folk dancing in Quebec.
July 10, 2012 | By Rebecca Maksel
These Pentagon mavericks want to launch spacecraft within a week of taking the order. Wish them luck.
July 2012 | By Todd Neff
Wanted: an airborne system than can launch 100-pound satellites for under $1 million.
June 04, 2012 | By Heather Goss
The Allen Telescope Array is back online.
December 08, 2011 | By Heather Goss
In this 50th anniversary year of human spaceflight, we ask you to remember your own space milestones, and record where you were, and how you felt.
November 22, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
When a Soyuz lifts off from French Guiana on Thursday, it will be the first one to launch outside of Russia or Kazakhstan in the rocket's 44-year history, and the first step in assembling Europe's new GPS system.
October 19, 2011 | By Heather Goss
These days, with so many satellite sensors looking down constantly from orbit, and so many ways to slice their data, it’s hard to remember that hurricanes used to arrive without much warning. Hurricane Irene is currently bearing down on the Turks and Caicos Islands, and may hit the east coast of the United States by [...]
August 23, 2011 | By Tony Reichhardt
Score another one for the extremophiles.Biologists had already discovered organisms that can survive everything from high levels of radiation to vacuum to total darkness. Now they've found one that uses arsenic as a substitute for phosphorus, one of the six elements (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxy...
December 02, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Most people date the modern Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) to Frank Drake's Project Ozma, conducted in 1960 using the giant dish at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.Today through Wednesday, at an NRAO workshop, SETI-ologists will review where th...
September 13, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
In researching a reader's letter about "Department of Flying Saucers" in the Sept. 2010 issue, I came across a report on the Web site, UFO Casebook, which claimed that General Omar Bradley had been flown overseas to view alien beings retrieved from a UFO crash site in the Arctic Circle. The report ...
August 31, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
"It was 58 years ago today that the Roswell incident occurred," said Roger Launius, a National Air and Space Museum Space History curator who could also be considered NASM's chief skeptic. (An earlier talk of his concerned people who refuse to believe the Apollo program landed men on the moon.) Hi...
July 07, 2010 | By Pat Trenner