NASA Yeast Mission Will Send Living Organisms to Deep Space

NASA isn’t making bread in deep space (yet), but yeast could play an important role in preparing humans to explore deeper into the solar system. The upcoming launch of NASA’s uncrewed Artemis I mission will do more than send the Orion capsule around the moon. It will also involve sending a collection of secondary missions … Read more

Scientists Investigate Upside-Down Lightning Bolt That Touched the Edge of Space

On May 14, 2018, a tempest straight from The Twilight Zone rained over Oklahoma. Rather than scatter the Earth with jagged lightning bolts, the shrouds of dense clouds powering this storm spit one 50 miles upward, far enough to graze the ionosphere, or the edge of space. This violent, backward burst of electricity would soon … Read more

Asus Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED e 14X Space Edition launched in Brazil

Asus announced the official arrival in Brazil of the Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED. It’s the third generation of the company’s lineup of notebooks with two large screens. The company also introduced the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition. As the name suggests, this is a special edition that not only has powerful specifications and a … Read more

Epsilon3’s space industry OS powers more than launches as it brings in $15M in new funding – TechCrunch

The space industry is evolving, as are the tools it uses; Epsilon3 is a startup trying to make launches, satellite design, rocket manufacturing, and other complex processes easier and more collaborative. The company has found its tools have uses beyond space, and growing traction across the board has led to a $15 million in new … Read more

South Korea hits a space race milestone with latest rocket launch

For the first time in its history, South Korea has successfully launched a satellite into orbit on a domestically built rocket. The Nuri rocket lifted off at 4PM local time today from the Naro Space Center in Goheung. The launch could help South Korea gain footing in the growing global space industry and potentially bolster … Read more

How Lori Garver Launched NASA’s Commercial Space Partnerships

From the start, were you trying to support commercial partnerships with the space industry, or did that develop out of necessity? I would describe the goal as being to increase the efficiency of the tax dollar and to reduce the cost of getting to orbit. Because then at that point NASA can be doing more … Read more

Max Q: Space ‘Xed – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. This issue is very, very, very SpaceX heavy. Depending on how you feel about the company, you’ll either love or hate it! In this issue: SpaceX employees share open letter on Elon Musk, promptly get fired Meanwhile, SpaceX clears major regulatory hurtle, first Starship launch may be next … Read more

Why getting hit by space dust is an unavoidable aspect of space travel

On June 8th, NASA revealed that its new powerful space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, is now sporting a small dimple in one of its primary mirrors after getting pelted by a larger-than-expected micrometeoroid out in deep space. The news came as a bit of a shock since the impact happened just five months … Read more

Lightyear review: a stiff deconstruction of heroic space dramas

Pixar and Disney have hyped director Angus MacLane’s Lightyear up by making it out as a mysterious reworking of Toy Story’s canon that reveals all-new details about Andy Davis’ favorite space explorer. Though a new version of Buzz anchors the film, its story about how reaching for the stars can lead to people losing hold … Read more