Spidernauts and space dogs: What happens to the creatures of spaceflight
Animal spaceflights paved the way for the first human astronauts, and today, creatures big and small continue to space travel, advancing our knowledge of how the zero-gravity environment impacts all beings and aiding research down on Earth.
How scientists know we’re not going to get squashed by an asteroid
This past year or so has been awful for a lot of reasons: a global pandemic, racial injustice, wildfires, a crazy active hurricane season and the list goes on -- but an asteroid crashing into Earth will not be the cherry on top of humanity’s punishment.
This show recommendation might be just what you need, no matter your age or political views
A recent guest on “The Best Advice Show” has a brother who’s in high school who has been bumping heads a lot with his mom. But “in this moment, ‘Steven Universe’ is something that’s bringing them together,” he said.
All the best ways to watch a space launch
Have you ever watched a rocket launch? Some of us are in a position to do something like that fairly easily, based on where we live. For other people, it might be something we do on TV or online. Either way, it’s pretty incredible, space reporter Emilee Speck said.
Astronomers are working to make sure large satellite constellations don’t forever change the night sky
By the end of last summer, SpaceX had successfully launched nearly 700 satellites, known as the Starlink constellation, as part of CEO Elon Musk’s plan to create a space-based internet using a network of, eventually, up to 42,000 satellites.
Who takes out the space trash? Space debris is growing, here’s what’s being done about it
For more than six decades, humans have been launching spacecraft into low-Earth orbit and out into the universe, including satellites that provide GPS and weather forecasting down on Earth, but they have limited lifespans.