Amy Thompson

nasa

NASA Won't Say If or When Private Citizens Can Visit the Space Station

Commercial modules are coming, but who will occupy them?
Amy Thompson
10.13.16
Space

Blue Origin Successfully Lands Both Capsule And Rocket Booster

Double bullseye.
Amy Thompson
10.5.16
Space

Watch Blue Origin Crash a Rocket In the Name of Safety

This test is a key step on the path to putting people in space.
Amy Thompson
10.5.16
nasa

How a Solo Cup and an Air Filter Became an Asteroid Collection Tool

Channeling his inner MacGyver, one engineer developed the innovative tool the OSIRIS-REx mission relies on.
Amy Thompson
9.4.16
Space

Mars Curiosity Rover Can Now Autonomously Decide What to Laser

Pew pew!
Amy Thompson
7.21.16
Space

Chernobyl Microbes Are Heading to the International Space Station

Studying the effects of microgravity on these fungi may lead to new radiation therapies.
Amy Thompson
7.17.16
nasa

Watch as NASA Tests the Rocket Motor that Could Take Us to Mars

Scientists will test the motor that will power the Space Launch System rocket booster.
Amy Thompson
6.28.16
nasa

Check Out These Images of Jupiter’s Glowing Cloud Layers

The new images give us a sneak peek at what Juno will witness as it orbits the gas giant.
Amy Thompson
6.27.16
jeff bezos

Why Blue Origin Plans to Crash-Land Its Reusable Rocket

The vehicle will land with one bum parachute to test its safety systems.
Amy Thompson
6.17.16
nasa

Is the Universe Expanding Faster Than We Thought?

Hubble Data Provides New Insight.
Amy Thompson
6.4.16
motherboard show

NASA Spies Churning Waves of Ammonia in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

Astronomers peek below the clouds to produce the most detailed map yet.
Amy Thompson
6.4.16
nasa

Watch NASA Try to Inflate Its Expandable Space Module Again Today

Will the second time be a charm?
Amy Thompson
5.28.16
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