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ISS Nauka

Russia blames frightening ISS Nauka incident on a software error

August 1st, 2021

The Russian Nauka module docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday at 9:29 AM EST, more than a week after its rocky launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 21. At around 12:34 PM, the Nauka began firing its thrusters without explanation, initiating a frightening sequence of events. The ISS lost attitude control …

Food in Space

NASA astronauts are growing spicy food in space

July 19th, 2021

The astronauts eventually embarking on missions to Mars and deep space will need to be able to do a few things to emulate life on Earth. They’ll need to wash their clothes and grow some of their own food. This will improve the logistics of missions and enhance their quality of life. NASA is already …

Blue Origin launch

Here’s how to watch Jeff Bezos blast off into space on Tuesday

July 19th, 2021

“It feels good to be in the flight suit,” Amazon founder Jeff Bezos declares, after having zipped himself into his sleek blue getup. The moment is captured in a new Instagram post on Bezos’ official account Monday, one day ahead of his trip to the edge of space Tuesday, July 20. That trip will come …

Shark Week

Stop what you’re doing and download this amazing shark-tracking app

July 17th, 2021

Here’s the thing: I couldn’t care less about sharks, or the slightly bizarre annual celebration of the ocean’s apex predators known as Shark Week. I feel like I need to state that from the outset — because even with that being the case, one of my favorite recent Internet discoveries is, well, a shark-tracking app. …

Bezos space flight

How to watch Amazon founder Jeff Bezos fly to space next week

July 12th, 2021

Next week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is planning to fulfill a childhood ambition, one made possible by virtue of his status as one of the richest men in the world. Bezos, who stepped down as Amazon’s CEO in recent days exactly 27 years after founding the e-commerce giant, also leads his own private space company, …