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  • Elon Musk's head photoshopped onto Putin's shirtless horse pic

    NASA Contracts Further With Private Firms

    SpaceX and Blue Origin Are Just the Tips of the Iceberg SpaceX is a sexy company. So is Blue Origin. I can’t speak to either founder’s sexiness, but both Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos make great headlines. The bigger story...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • HItchhker's Guide to the Galaxy artwork

    Five Space Movies That Started as Must-Read Novels

    Many of Our Favorite Space Movies Started as Novels Hollywood has long looked to the novel for inspiration. Usually, they bastardize the source material. Hence the cliche “The book is always better than the movie.” Even though I’m a word...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA rendering of exoplanets 4

    Missing Link Planets Discovered by NASA Satellite

    TESS – NASA’s Planet-Hunting Satellite Had a Great First Season A year ago, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) started hunting for exoplanets. Exoplanets orbit a sun other than our own, and we’ve only recently started seeing them. Since the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with the ISS

    SpaceX Dragon Successfully Docks with ISS (Gallery)

    SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks, Delivers Payload. After a roller coaster of a week, SpaceX triumphed last Thursday with a test of the Starhopper and the launch of the CRS-18 mission. Both ended up successful, despite setbacks mid-week. Then things got...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX succeeds in launching a Falcon 9 rocket for its third mission on Thursday July 25th.

    Update: SpaceX Succeeds and Pulls Off A Winning Week

    SpaceX Succeeds, Shakes Off Mid-Week Failures to Finish Strong When I wrote and posted yesterday’s piece on SpaceX’s woes this week, things looked bleak for the Falcon 9 relaunch. Further, there was little information available about the Starhopper failure. Today,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 (above) on the launch pad, and the Starhopper prototype moments before failure.

    SpaceX Cargo Launch and Starhopper Test Delayed

    Yesterday Wasn’t a Great Day for SpaceX Elon Musk’s commercial space flight company was set to achieve a couple of more milestones yesterday. Then, they didn’t do either. One of the big missions was to send a used Falcon 9...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Asteroid in space 2

    Three Asteroids Missed Earth Today… Just.

    One of the Three Asteroids Came Closer Than the Moon Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck can rest easy. Though, three asteroids – big ones – flew very closely past Earth’s orbit Wednesday. The asteroids, which are named 2019 OD, 2019...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist's impression of a pair of orbiting white dwarfs, called ZTF J1530+5027. This "eclipsing binary" pair orbit each other about every 7 minutes: when the larger, cooler star passes in front of, or eclipses, the smaller, hotter star, the light of the smaller star is blocked. To astronomers observing the system, the pair appears to vanish for around 30 seconds during the eclipsing phase of their orbit.

    New Fast-Spinning Binary Star System Discovered

    Grad Student at Caltech Discovers New Binary Star System It seems like the plot to a movie. Though, Caltech grad student Keven Burdge probably won’t get as rich and famous as Jodie Foster. While tediously sifting through months of data...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The Earth as seen from the Lightsail 2 spacecraft.

    Solar Sail Technology Deploys from Lightsail 2

    Solar Sail Technology, the Dream of the Planetary Society, Is One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality Tuesday afternoon Lightsail 2, a spacecraft the size of a loaf of bread, unfolded and transformed into a 32-square-meter solar sail. The small...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Avengers beat Avatar in box office success. 2

    Avengers Beat Avatar, but Avatar is Still Better

    Avengers Beat Avatar: Marvel’s Mega-Universe Finally Pays Off Congratulations are in order. Avengers beat Avatar for the title of highest-grossing film ever. I’m a little torn about this one, personally, though. Strap in and get ready to roast me in...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • India's Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft on the launchpad.

    India’s Chandrayaan-2 Goes to the Moon

    India Sees Successful Launch of Chandrayaan-2. India successfully launched a spaceship bound for the moon at around 5 am EDT this morning according to CNN. The mission aims to soft-land a rover on the lunar south pole, a hot spot...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and The Hill's Krystal Ball discuss the Moon

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Talks Moon Exploration.

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Artfully Shifts Message While Still Keeping Moon in the Agency’s Sights In an interview with The Hill‘s Krystal Ball, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine talked Friday about what makes the Artemis mission so important. Despite the recent contradictory Trump Twitter-tantrum...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that the estimate doesn’t include what has already been spent on the project.(AUBREY GEMIGNANI/NASA VIA AP)

    Space Exploration, Politics: The Struggle Is Real

    Imagine You’re Jim Bridenstine… …You’ve had a mixed bag the last couple of years. You got this “great new job” running NASA – even though you didn’t even really believe in science at the time – because your party’s nominee,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at the water-rich asteroid Bennu. The craft aims to return a sample of the space rock to Earth for further study. Credit: NASA, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin 2

    Space Law: Low Earth Orbit is the New Wild West

    Our Current Laws Regarding Space Are Terribly Out of Date I wrote earlier today about Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and their plans for space exploration. We’ve discussed anti-satellite missiles on this site as well. I’ve even lampooned President Trump Beeblebrox...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Ad Astra Poster Image

    Ad Astra Looks Amazing! Here’s Why.

    I’m Geeking Out over Ad Astra So Hard Right Now! Brad Pitt is dreamy talented stunning the goddamn Gregory Peck of my generation. I have no problem saying I’ve been a fan since back in the 90s, even when it wasn’t cool for...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Still photo of SpaceX's Starhopper prototype on fire. 2

    SpaceX Starship Rocket Prototype Goes Up in Flames

    SpaceX Starship, The Company’s Next Big Thing, Suffers a Massive Failure Elon Musk has big plans for Starship, the SpaceX craft that is set to be the first “Mars-voyage-ready” vehicle. Unfortunately, Tuesday night one of the Starship’s prototype rockets, the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The Saturn V rocket of the Apollo 11 spacecraft moments after liftoff on July 16th, 1969

    Apollo 11 Launch: 50 Years Ago Today

    Apollo 11 Launch Day: The Day the Giant Leap Began Fifty years ago today launch controllers at Kennedy Space Center in Florida scrambled around preparing for what they knew was going to be a historic moment. Aides and controllers checked...

    Brandon Humphreys