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Does a year in space make you older or younger?

Susan Bailey, Colorado State University Daily life aboard the International Space Station moves fast. Really fast. Traveling at approximately 17,000 miles per hour, 300...

How SpaceX lowered costs and reduced barriers to space

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Cameron University On March 2, SpaceX plans to launch its first test of an unmanned Dragon vehicle which is designed to carry...

Astronaut Sally K. Ride’s legacy – encouraging young women to embrace...

Bonnie J. Dunbar, Texas A&M University On June 18, 1983, 35 years ago, Sally Ride became the first American woman to launch into space,...

Seeds in space – how well can they survive harsh, non-Earth...

Gina Riggio, University of Arkansas Will we someday colonize space? Will our children visit other planets? To achieve goals like these, we’ll need to crack...

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A history of fireworks: how about some flaming artichokes to blast...

By Simon Werrett, University College London On New Year’s Eve fireworks manufacturers the world over will finally be able to relax after their biggest sale...