Space

Ask An Astronaut - How the Space Station Helps Earth

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live and work in space? We certainly did, so we asked NASA Astronaut, Colonel Doug Wheelock, who has spent more than 178 days in space at the International Space Station to tell us about his experience for a series we're calling "Ask An Astronaut." This time, Col. Wheelock tells us how work done on the International Space Station benefits us here on Earth.

Star Finders

Pulsars are rotating neutron stars that appear to be blinking from where we see them on Earth, and astronomers have not found very many of them. Watch as High Point University students travel to an observatory in Chile to discover one of of these rare stars.

To Lasso an Asteroid

Officially, it’s called the Asteroid Initiative.

The plan was incented by President Barack Obama's call for NASA to send a manned mission to a near-Earth asteroid by 2025, and then aim for flight to Mars in the 2030s.

NASA's initiative offered a number of advantages. It was new and novel; no human had visited an asteroid before. And with very little gravity, the project didn’t require expensive landers and ascent vehicles.

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