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'Watch SpaceX Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket in a Safety Test Sunday'

"SpaceX is setting out to prove a critical safety system will be able to save astronaut lives in the event of a launch emergency during ascent," reports CNET:The Crew Dragon in-flight abort test...is
Boeing says its Starliner will be easy to refurbish

Boeing says its Starliner will be easy to refurbish

SpaceX has made a name for itself by producing space-faring hardware that is easily refurbished. The company's Falcon rockets can be reused multiple times, reducing the turnaround time between

Watch SpaceX's Crew Dragon in-flight abort test at 8 AM ET on Sunday

One of the last major steps before SpaceX flies its Crew Dragon craft with real NASA astronauts onboard is an "in-flight abort test." Scheduled to take place during a four-hour window on Saturday,
Amazing photo of the Quadrantid meteor shower… from space!

Amazing photo of the Quadrantid meteor shower… from space!

1p>The recent Quadrantid meteor shower in early January was something of a bust for most people; while it did produce shooting stars, it was not quite up to the rate predicted (absolute max of
NASA project envisions space houses made out of fungus

NASA project envisions space houses made out of fungus

NASA’s Ames Research Center in California is developing and testing prototype technologies that may enable future explorers to ‘grow’ their own houses for use in Moon and Mars colonies. The system
NASA project envisions space houses made out of fungus

NASA project envisions space houses made out of fungus

NASA’s Ames Research Center in California is developing and testing prototype technologies that may enable future explorers to ‘grow’ their own houses for use in Moon and Mars colonies. The system
Moon rooms made of mushrooms could be the future of space habitat

Moon rooms made of mushrooms could be the future of space habitat

Potential future inhabitants of the moon and Mars could live in rooms made of mushrooms. NASA is looking at the possibilities of fungi as a more sustainable option to metal and glass.
NASA video showcases the Earth's accelerating warming trends

NASA video showcases the Earth's accelerating warming trends

In 2019, Earth was more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it was in the late 1800s, which resulted in unprecedented fires around the world.

High School Student Helps NASA Discover New Planet With Two Suns

Three days into his internship, a 17-year-old student helped make NASA’s first binary planet discovery.
Thousands of ‘hazardous’ asteroids with potential to hit Earth identified by artificial intelligence

Thousands of ‘hazardous’ asteroids with potential to hit Earth identified by artificial intelligence

Scientists use machine learning to identify 'potentially hazardous' space rocks.
NASA says 2019 was the second warmest year ever recorded

NASA says 2019 was the second warmest year ever recorded

Last year was the second warmest recorded year since humans started keeping track of global temperatures in the late 1800s, according to a joint release from NASA and the National Oceanic and
NASA says 2019 was the second warmest year ever recorded

NASA says 2019 was the second warmest year ever recorded

Last year was the second warmest recorded year since humans started keeping track of global temperatures in the late 1800s, according to a joint release from NASA and the National Oceanic and
NASA's new video is grim

NASA's new video is grim

NASA has some unsettling news. In 140 years of modern record-keeping, 2019 was the second hottest year on record, which means that 19 of the last 20 years are now the warmest in recorded history. In
Digital Trends Live: More Galaxy S20 leaks, Ring defends security, and more

Digital Trends Live: More Galaxy S20 leaks, Ring defends security, and more

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we break down the biggest topics in tech, including the latest Galaxy S20 leaks, Ring's defense of its security procedures, NASA’s all-woman spacewalk, and
Exoplanet discoveries include two super-Earths that could support life

Exoplanet discoveries include two super-Earths that could support life

GJ180 d and GJ229A c are “super-Earths” located 19 and 39 light-years from Earth

2019 was Earth’s second-warmest year on record

If the melting ice caps and recent wildfires didn't tip you off, NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have hard data
Earth: Still Hot

Earth: Still Hot

The clearest indicator of the climate crisis is heat, and Earth is frickin’ hot. In fact, we just wrapped up the hottest decade in recorded human history. The 2010s saw eight of the planet’s 10
NASA Data Confirms the Last Decade Was the Hottest on Record

NASA Data Confirms the Last Decade Was the Hottest on Record

2019 was the second hottest on record, but more troubling, it also made the last decade the hottest period since record-keeping began. The post NASA Data Confirms the Last Decade Was the Hottest on
NASA Contest to Name Mars Rover Narrows to 155 Student Entries

NASA Contest to Name Mars Rover Narrows to 155 Student Entries

Judges working for NASA have narrowed the list of possible names for the space agency’s new Mars rover to 155 student entries—different names that include everything from Dusty and Dreamer to Tenacity