Boeing CST-100. Image Credit: Boeing Enlarge CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Programs have both made steady progress toward handling the responsibility of sending astronauts and supplies to-and-from the sole destination in low-Earth orbit (LEO) – the International Space Station. The road to orbit has not been a completely […]

OSIRIS-REx Solar Array

The high gain antenna and solar arrays were installed on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft prior to it moving to environmental testing. Credit: Lockheed Martin Enlarge NASA’s first asteroid-sampling spacecraft is now fully assembled. Engineers and technicians at the aerospace firm Lockheed Martin have finished building the space agency’s OSIRIS-REx probe, which is […]


Gallery AT DUSK IN North American forests, wood thrushes (Hylocichla mustelina) fill forests with a rising and falling “ee-oh-lay” song with a strange reverb. Like Tuvan throat singers, these pot-bellied brown birds have the ability to sing their own harmony and descant. Alas, wood thrush populations have dropped 55 percent since 1966, and […]