Researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft
The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. Engineers are now developing a design for a heat shield that better protects those extremely fast machines.
Boeing received 'unnecessary' contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says
Boeing's multibillion dollar contract to build U.S. astronaut capsules received an "unnecessary" extension from NASA, a watchdog report said on Thursday, the latest management blunders in the agency's program to restart domestic human spaceflight. NASA agreed to pay Boeing Co a $287 million premium for "additional flexibilities" to accelerate production of the company's Starliner crew vehicle and avoid an 18-month gap in flights to the International Space Station. NASA's i
When pregnant women who abuse opioids are treated like criminals, their babies suffer
State policies that treat pregnant women like criminals if they use illicit substances are linked with higher rates of babies being born with opioid withdrawal.
That sick feeling might actually be an emotion
Feeling sick is actually an emotion called "lassitude," research finds. It's likely one more way that our bodies work to help us get better.
Hibernation Works for Bears. Could It Work for Us, Too?
A grizzly’s body can slow down for months without damage. Researchers wonder if the ability can be harnessed to aid human health.
Complex spacewalk repair work begins Friday
After four years of brainstorming, custom tool development and training, two astronauts plan to venture outside the International Space Station Friday for the first of four spacewalks to repair a $2 billion cosmic ray detector. The excursions are considered the most challenging since work to service the Hubble Space Telescope.