NASA Releases Landmark Twin Study Results

NASA Twins Study results examining the effects of the human body in a spaceflight environment were published this week in an April 12, 2019 edition of Science. NASA began the study in 2015, with the objective to prepare for advanced crewed missions to the Moon and...

Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)

The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST) is an infrared space telescope launched in 2003, its mission ongoing. It is the final installation of NASA’s Great Observatories Program, following the Hubble Space Telescope, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, and the Chandra X-ray...

5th National Space Council Convenes to Discuss Future

On March 26, 2019, the National Space Council convened for its 5th assembly to discuss the future of the American Space Program. Speaking on behalf of the White House, Vice President Mike Pence announced that American astronauts will return to the Moon within the next...

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is an international effort devoted to answering one of humanity’s most perplexing questions: are we alone in the universe? The tumultuous history of this ambitious endeavor rose from humble beginnings at the dawn of...

Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO)

The Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO) is a space observatory launched on STS-93 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 23, 1999, its mission ongoing to the present day. Designed to detect x-ray emissions from extremely hot regions of space including galaxy...

Cannonball Pulsar Detected Blazing Through Space

On March 19, 2019, NASA announced that astronomers using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the Very Large Array discovered a “Cannonball” pulsar on a swift trajectory, blazing through the Milky Way at 2.5 million miles per hour, five times faster than the...