Articles by

Sarah Scoles

How Landsat Chronicled 50 Years on a Changing, Fiery Planet

Around 2030, the Landsat program will launch its next satellite, called Landsat Next. It will bravely break...

Spotting Objects From Space Is Easy. This Challenge Is Harder

This spring, when the teams submitted their results to IARPA, evaluator teams graded how well each one...

These Satellites See Through the Clouds to Track Flooding

For example, in 2017, intense floods inundated the town of Impfondo, in the Democratic Republic of the...

How Lost Hikers Can Send an SOS to Space

Last July, two hikers were on a backpacking trip in California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Just northeast of...

Astronaut Gear of the Future May Fight Bone and Muscle Loss

On Monday, an astronaut capsule that looks like a giant orange juicer splashed down in the Atlantic...

NASA’s Lucy Mission Gets Ready to Fly by the Trojan Asteroids

The spacecraft will provide the first up-close look at these building blocks of the early solar system.On...

GPS III’s Long Journey Is Picking Up Speed

With the launch of a fifth new-generation satellite, the US finally has a constellation able to globally...

The Space and Air Forces Launch an LGBTQ Task Force

Ten years after “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a major general from the Space Force is leading a...