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Phoenix explorer, entrepreneur will be on first civilian crew to go into space

A Phoenix educator, entrepreneur, adventurer and science communicator has been selected for the crew of Inspiration4, SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission to space. Sian Proctor, who’s a geology, sustainability and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College, was one of the two final crew members SpaceX announced Tuesday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where SpaceX Dragon will launch in the fall.... Read more»

Study: Long space missions may damage astronauts' brains

Astronauts who spend more than a month in space are at risk of potentially serious damage to their eyes and brain, a new study suggests.... Read more»

Space veterans endorse Mitt Romney

The last man to walk on the moon and the first space shuttle pilot are among the eight space leaders who endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Friday.... Read more»1