Europe Hits Snooze on Woerner's 'The Moon Awakens' Push

PARIS — The European Space Agency on Jan. 7 issued a video describing, over eight minutes, the multiple arguments for lunar exploration and saying flatly: “Our next destination on this [space exploration] journey is the Moon.” But for now, Europe’s lunar exploration plan remains decidedly one of “all hat, no cattle,” as ESA’s national governments […]

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Tariq Malik, Managing Editor

Poll: Should the Moon Be Humanity's Next Step Into Space?

by Tariq Malik , Managing Editor   |   January 25, 2016 10:04am ET AUTHOR BIO Tariq Malik Tariq joined Purch’s team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became’s Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining, Tariq was a staff reporter for The […]

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Counting down

The first laser node of the European Data Relay System will be launched into space on 29 January from Baikonur, Kazakhstan To source

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Comet landscape

Space science image of the week: Soak up the sights of the diverse landscape in the Imhotep region of Rosetta’s comet To source

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Night Falls on Pluto's Big Moon Charon (Photo)

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this image of the night side of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, on July 17, 2015. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, is cloaked in darkness, with just a tiny sliver lit up by the distant sun, in a newly released photo. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured the image on July […]

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New Documentary About Challenger Disaster Airs Tonight

The space shuttle Challenger launches on Jan. 28, 1986. The mission would end in tragedy just 73 seconds into the flight. Credit: NASA A new documentary about the space shuttle Challenger accident airs tonight (Jan. 25), three days before the 30th anniversary of the tragic event. On Jan. 28, 1986, Challenger exploded  just 73 seconds […]

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[ISS / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, November 2015

This is JAXA’s Japanese astronaut activity report for November, 2015. Astronaut Takuya Onishi continues training for his ISS long-duration stay Astronaut Takuya Onishi and his fellow members receive final examination for the 45S flight (Credit: JAXA/NASA) Astronaut Takuya Onishi, assigned as an ISS Expedition 48/49 crew member, participated in the final examination session as a […]

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