Space | Air & Space Magazinehttps://www.airspacemag.com/rss/space/RSS feed for SpaceenFri, 11 Oct 2019 20:30:00 +0000An Airship for Exploring Venus? Russia Might Get There Firsthttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/airship-exploring-venus-russia-might-get-there-first-180973340/Mission designers lay out their plans for Venera-D at a recent workshop in Moscow.Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:30:00 +0000SpaceX Hopes to Test Launch its ‘Epic’ New Steel Rocket This Fallhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/spacex-hopes-test-launch-its-epic-new-steel-rocket-fall-180973247/Elon Musk unveils the vehicle his team has been busy assembling near the Texas-Mexico border. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 21:00:44 +0000Practicing for Mars in Israel, Ancient Lunar Life, and More Astrobiology Notes from Viennahttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/practicing-mars-israel-ancient-lunar-life-and-more-astrobiology-notes-vienna-180973239/Scientists from German-speaking countries convened in Austria to present their latest research results.Fri, 27 Sep 2019 20:13:54 +0000Sally Ride’s Jacket, a One-of-a-Kind Artifacthttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/sally-rides-jacket-180973156/What the first American woman in space wore to work.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000How Worried Should We Be About Asteroids?https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/how-dangerous-are-asteroids-180973155/A new book explains the risk, tells us about the scientists tracking near-Earth asteroids, and offers advice on how to defend the planet.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000If It Works, This Will Be the First Rocket Launched From Marshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/return-martian-crater-180973115/NASA has spent decades sending probes to other planets. Now it’s trying to go the other way.Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:00:00 +0000Was the FBI Right to Hound One of America’s Foremost Rocket Pioneers?https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/who-was-frank-malina-180973146/A new book examines the controversial life of Frank Malina, who co-founded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Rocket Lab Has Launched 39 Smallsats in Two Years, In a Quest to Lower Costshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/small-success-story-180973144/The latest mission, in August 2019, lofted four satellites for the U.S. Air Force and private companies.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Girl Scouts, Now You Can Earn a Badge in Space Science https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/scouting-cosmos-180973141/A new way to encourage young women to learn about stars and exoplanets.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000An Early Start in STEM Can Spark a Lifelong Passionhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/early-start-stem-180973139/From the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space MuseumWed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000Could Naked Mole-Rats Take Over After an Asteroid Impact?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-naked-mole-rats-take-over-after-asteroid-impact-180973169/Don’t assume humans will be at the top of the heap forever.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:00:00 +0000Hermann Koelle, the Most Important German Rocket Scientist You’ve Probably Never Heard Ofhttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/hermann-koelle-most-important-german-rocket-scientist-youve-probably-never-heard-180973159/A key advisor to Wernher von Braun, he helped shape NASA’s space strategy during the agency’s golden age.Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:00:00 +0000Astronomers Spot a Comet That Likely Came From a Different Solar Systemhttps://www.airspacemag.comhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/object-flying-through-our-solar-system-likely-interstellar-space-180973114/After 'Oumuamua, the newly detected rock is just the second known object to visit from interstellar spaceThu, 12 Sep 2019 15:53:25 +0000European Astrobiologists Look Ahead to ExoMars Mission and Ponder AI’s Role in the Search for Lifehttps://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/astrobiologists-orleans-180973056/SETI and many more topics were on the agenda for astrobiologists meeting in Orleans, France.Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:51:46 +0000Long Before Apollo, I Went on a Lunar Flight at Tomorrowlandhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/my-trips-moon-180972972/Sure, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins did it better. But I did it first.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +0000Britain Hasn’t Had a Rocket in Half a Century. Now the Black Arrow is Back.https://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/return-black-arrow-180972959/The country’s only shot at a nuclear missile is inspiring a new shot at a future in space.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000How Satellites and Telescopes are Tracking the Effects of Global Change, Down to the Millimeterhttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/how-measure-planet-180972957/NASA and other research agencies bring are bringing new tools to the science of geodesy.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000These Satellite Antennas Were Inspired by Origamihttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/satellite-antennas-inspired-origami-180972978/At Florida International University, students help invent a new kind of communications device.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000NASA’s Orion Heat Shield: Old Materials, Applied With New Methodshttps://www.airspacemag.com/airspacemag/tried-and-trusted-180972977/Gone is the caulk gun-like technique dating back to Apollo.Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000Could Earth Microbes Survive in a Martian Lake?https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/could-earth-microbes-survive-martian-lake-180972965/Seems unlikely. But we have yet to understand all the possibilities.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +0000