How Many Dogs Have Been to Space?

By Abby Cessna Becoming an astronaut is a rare honor. The rigorous selection process, the hard training, and then… the privilege of going into space! It is something few human beings will ever be privileged enough to experience. But what about other species of...

Weekly Space Hangout – Sept 16, 2016: News Roundup!

By Susie Murph Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Yoav Landsman (@MasaCritit) Their stories this week:...

Journey’s End: Comet Crash for Rosetta Mission Finale

By Nancy Atkinson With a soft “awwww” from the mission team in the control center in Darmstadt, Germany, the signal from the Rosetta spacecraft faded, indicating the end of its journey. Rosetta made a controlled impact onto Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, sending...

What Does Earth Look like from Mars?

By Matt Williams Modern astronomy and space exploration has blessed us with a plethora of wonderful images. Whether they were images of distant planets, stars and galaxies taken by Earth-based telescopes, or close-ups of planets in moons in our own Solar System by...