Reentry

tech-science

Watch Scientists Torch a Satellite to Help Protect People From Space Debris

Burning up satellite parts in laboratories could help reduce the amount of space debris that impacts Earth.
Becky Ferreira
6.18.19
Death By Reentry

Why Is China Burning Up Its Space Station in the Sky?

Tiangong-1 is on track to destroy itself during reentry within the next month.
Becky Ferreira
3.7.18
Stuff

Ex-Cons Remember Their Worst Jobs After Being Released from Prison

From a gig as a farm hand that involved fixing a cow's prolapsed vagina, to a job that involved picking up trash while walking through raw sewage.
Seth Ferranti
8.21.16
Stuff

How Prisoners Exaggerate and Bullshit About What They'll Do On the Outside

"Inmates tend to have many fruitless conversations. The average, hour-long prison conversation is like this: I lie for 20 minutes, you lie for 20 minutes, and for 20 minutes we discuss each other lies."
Seth Ferranti
5.21.16
Film

The Terrible, Real-Life Consequences of California’s Three-Strikes Law

Talking to the filmmakers behind a powerful new documentary about one of the most notorious criminal justice excesses in American history.
Lauren Lee White
4.14.16
News

What Federal Prisoners Are Saying About the 6,000 Inmates Getting Released This Fall

"Everyone in here is saying that only a black president would do something like this."
Seth Ferranti
10.9.15
America Incarcerated

How a Woman Locked Up with Breast Cancer Became a Prison Activist

Sue Ellen Allen went to prison when she was 57 years old and emerged determined to improve conditions for every woman who goes to prison.
Michael Santos
10.2.15
America Incarcerated

A Former Prison Gang 'Shot Caller' Describes His Troubles Rejoining Society

The adjustment patterns that many people find necessary to cope in a "correctional" setting contrast with the adjustment patterns that tend to produce success in society.
Michael Santos
9.24.15
America Incarcerated

What It Feels Like to Be Released from Federal Prison After 25 Years

Even the air felt different.
Michael Santos
9.23.15
Stuff

How America's Criminal Justice System Traps Low-Level Offenders

I've seen firsthand how the system makes it difficult for jail inmates who have committed minor crimes to get out and stay out of a cell.
Kenneth Rosen
8.3.15
video

'Reentering Earth’s Atmosphere Is the Best Rollercoaster Ride of Your Life'

A GoPro view on what it’s like to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere.
Emiko Jozuka
6.19.15
nasa

NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Mars Lander Splashes Down in the Pacific

With the exception of a parachute malfunction, the LDSD aced its second flight test.
Becky Ferreira
6.8.15