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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 shows spaceflight is changing fast—and science must keep up
The all-civilian crew is pioneering a new type of citizen science in space.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 safely returns to Earth after a historic 3-day orbit
The historic mission marks the first private, commercial space flight with an amateur crew.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission and launch in 9 photos
It's not easy training to be an astronaut in a few months; it's a lot of hard work and fun.
Ask Us Anything: What happens to your body when you die in space?
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
The best space stories of 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, we still sent astronauts back into space, broke off pieces of two asteroids, stared hard at the sun, and so much more.
Spaceflight affects the human body in two major, peculiar ways
30 new studies show astronauts experience telomere lengthening and mitochondrial malfunction in space.
For astronauts in space, play is a way to stay safe
Keeping shuttle residents entertained is a serious business.
Astronauts explain what it’s like to be ‘shot off the planet’
As NASA and SpaceX prep for a historic launch, two actual rocket scientists reflect on rough Shuttle-era rides into orbit.
NASA’s now taking astronaut applications. Do you have the right stuff?
Here’s what they’re looking for.
Watch the first all-female spacewalk live
NASA will stream the historical event early on Friday morning