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Middle East Nations Advance on the Space Frontier

When the Axiom-2 mission docks at the International Space Station this Summer, there will be 3 Arabic astronauts onboard — Crew-6's Sultan Al Neyadi from UAE and Rayyana Barnawi and Ali al-Qarni from Saudi Arabia — marking a historic first for the Arab world.

March 21, 2023

Artificial Intelligence Searches for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

A new machine-learning algorithm, written by an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, has cut through the terrestrial noise to uncover eight currently unexplained radio signals.

March 14, 2023

Norton Space Props Was El Dorado for a Burgeoning Launch Industry

Welcome to Norton Space Props. This unassuming business has been a low-key destination in the space world for more than seven decades. What looks at first glance like just another cut-rate junkyard was actually a vital bridge connecting the first space age to the current new space era.

March 7, 2023

In Photos: SpaceX Launches International Crew to the ISS

On Thursday, March 2nd, SpaceX launched its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying Crew-6. Our team members Jenny Hautmann and Erik Kuna were on site to capture liftoff.

March 7, 2023

The Man Who Wrangles the Workhorse Falcon 9

In 2004, the words “flight-proven rocket” would have seemed absurd, as there was no such thing. That previously-flown rockets are now considered the more reliable option is a testament to how far spaceflight has come in such a short time, and a large measure of credit to that goes to Jon Edwards himself.

February 28, 2023

DARPA is Reigniting the Nuclear Engine

NASA and DARPA plan to demonstrate a nuclear-powered rocket engine for long-duration deep space missions.

February 21, 2023