Elizabeth Howell feels that space is an underappreciated frontier in seeing how humans and technology behave in extreme environments; we have a lot to learn! She has an M.Sc. Space Studies and is working on a Ph.D. "Apollo 13" sparked my teenage space obsession in 1996; I began writing articles about it in 2004. Contact Elizabeth on Twitter (@howellspace) or through her website, elizabethhowell.ca.
Recent studies parsing data from the Rosetta mission theorize how the comet's odd shape was formed and scrutinize various long-term changes in its structure, like collapsing cliffs.
The renowned physicist says he has accepted an invitation from Richard Branson to voyage into space on a Virgin Galactic trip, which would be a major milestone in space tourism.
Recent studies of a piece of cosmic debris from Mars known as Allan Hills 84001 may yield evidence that the Red Planet once had the right conditions to create a habitable biosphere.
The aerospace engineering company SpaceWorks Enterprises thinks that the first human missions to Mars could employ a hibernation system for astronauts as soon as the early or mid-2030s.
Zero 2 Infinity has released footage showing a successful test of the first small satellite launcher to employ a stratospheric balloon as its first stage.
NASA's first orbital spaceflight 55 years ago asked big questions about the unknowns of human spaceflight — many of which we're still asking today.
More caution is needed in describing newly-found exoplanets as habitable given the limitations of observations, researchers warn.