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Puppies and Pringles Get Webb Oriented at Lagrange Point 2

The Webb team helps clarify the unique advantages of Lagrange point 2. Using puppies and Pringles potato chips.

May 17, 2022

Controversy Surrounds Effort to Signal Extraterrestrial Civilization

Designing and transmitting messages into space is a field called ‘METI’ — Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence. A debate has emerged around what the consequences of making contact could be.

May 3, 2022

The Severed Head and the Soviet Space Plane

Once a crown jewel of the Soviet space program, the Buran became a neglected, graffitied wreck.

April 26, 2022

The Curse of the Vandenberg Fog

We rolled the dice on Vandenberg launch coverage. The fog wasn't having it.

April 19, 2022

Satellites Investigate Climate Peril Over Himalayas

Landsat helps scientists monitor global warming in the most inaccessible places on Earth

March 29, 2022

NASA Unveils the Behemoth Space Launch System

NASA rolls out the Artemis-1 Space Launch System to the pad for a wet dress rehearsal and more tests.

March 22, 2022