Author: eric-berger

President Trump signs NASA advisory bill, says it’s “about jobs”

On deep space: “That sounds exciting. But first we want to fix our highways.” – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

There and back again: SpaceX to make history by re-flying orbital rocket

Ars has confirmed that the reused Falcon 9 booster will attempt a drone ship landing. – Ars Technica

March 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

NASA has essentially stopped tweeting about the #JourneyToMars

It seems unlikely any directive has come down from the Trump administration. – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

The most successful American rocket launches—for one of the last times

“Great rocket. But it’s more expensive than the equivalent Atlas rocket.” – Ars Technica

March 20th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Blue Origin’s new engine isn’t good enough for some congressmen

Instead of the BE-4, Alabama representative wants an engine built in his state. – Ars Technica

March 10th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

New images of Saturn’s walnut-shaped moon dazzle scientists

“I, too, thought when I first saw these pics they must be an artist’s depiction.” – Ars Technica

March 9th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

In a change of attitude, NASA appears to embrace private rockets

The SLS, alone, “doesn’t make for a very compelling human spaceflight program.” – Ars Technica

March 9th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Inside NASA’s daring $8 billion plan to finally find extraterrestrial life

A congressman, a billionaire movie director, and an unparalleled mission of discovery. – Ars Technica

March 7th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Blue Origin releases details of its monster orbital rocket

The privately developed rocket will also be capable of 100 reuses, Jeff Bezos says. – Ars Technica

March 7th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

To your brain, spaceflight seems to be a lot like bed rest

The brain clearly retains its plasticity in space, learning and adapting. – Ars Technica

March 6th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

The Trump administration has unleashed a lunar gold rush

Commercial space industry wants a piece of NASA’s deep space exploration plans. – Ars Technica

March 3rd, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

The US intelligence nominee can’t believe India just launched 104 satellites

“We’ve seen now 11 nations that have the capacity to launch instruments into space.” – Ars Technica

March 2nd, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Nominee for top intelligence post “shocked” by Indian satellite launch

“We’ve seen now 11 nations that have the capacity to launch instruments into space.” – Ars Technica

March 2nd, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

For the first time, the Gulf of Mexico didn’t fall below 73° this winter

More tornadoes? Probably. But there’s no link between winter heat and hurricanes. – Ars Technica

March 1st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

If you think NASA is frustrated with SpaceX, you’re probably right

SpaceX’s plan to fly around the Moon will stress a mutually beneficial relationship. – Ars Technica

February 28th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

SpaceX plans to send two people around the Moon in late 2018 [Updated]

Individuals would fly a week-long mission in a “long loop” around the Moon and back. – Ars Technica

February 27th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

SpaceX says it will send two people around the Moon in late 2018

Individuals would fly a week-long mission in a “long loop” around the Moon and back. – Ars Technica

February 27th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

NASA measuring risks and “significant” cost of crew on maiden SLS launch

A feasibility study of putting two astronauts on EM-1 should be complete in a month. – Ars Technica

February 24th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off

A 7-time astronaut has a NASA contract and is ready to prove the doubters wrong. – Ars Technica

February 22nd, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Pluto scientists are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore

The tally of “planets” under the proposed definition would be 110—and rising. – Ars Technica

February 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

How positively peeved Pluto people plan to pluck back Pluto’s planethood

The tally of “planets” under the proposed definition would be 110—and rising. – Ars Technica

February 21st, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

SpaceX makes historic launch from 39A, sticks landing [Updated]

The company has replaced the parts at issue with the second stage steering issue. – Ars Technica

February 19th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News

Watch live: SpaceX makes second attempt from historic Moon launch pad

The company has replaced the parts at issue with the second stage steering issue. – Ars Technica

February 19th, 2017 Ars Technica, Tech News