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Stratolaunch Airplane Nears First Flight

The latest taxi test of the giant aircraft being developed by Stratolaunch for its air-launch system is a sign the plane’s first flight may take place soon.

On This Day in Space! Jan. 10, 1946: Radio Astronomy is Born!

On January 10, 1946, the U.S. army bounced radar signals off of Earth’s moon for the first time ever. Known as “Project Diana,” this was the first experiment in radio astronomy. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series!

On This Day in Space! Jan. 10, 1946: Radar Astronomy is Born!

On January 10, 1946, the U.S. army bounced radar signals off of Earth’s moon for the first time ever. Known as “Project Diana,” this was the first experiment in radio astronomy. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series!

The Government Shutdown Is Taking a Toll on Space Science

While the partial government shutdown has left thousands of workers without a paycheck, it is also taking a toll on the space science community. Research projects are put on hold while observatories get ready to close down.

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi for 2019

Space.com’s editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.

Biggest Space Movies to Watch in 2019

Here’s Space.com’s guide to some of the most exciting space movies of 2019: “Star Wars,” “Ad Astra,” “Avengers: Endgame” and more.

Chelyabinsk Meteor: A Wake-Up Call for Earth

The small asteroid that broke up over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, was a reminder about the importance of monitoring small bodies in space that could pose a threat to Earth.

How to See the Best Meteor Showers of 2019

This year, try and catch one of the night sky’s most spectacular and accessible shows — a meteor shower. Here’s a guide to what you can expect from the 2019 meteor showers.

What Are Elliptical Galaxies?

Elliptical galaxies are dim collections of older stars, so they don’t shine as brightly as spiral galaxies but they’re the most common type of galaxies in the universe.

Launch of New US Spy Satellite Delayed Again

The much-delayed launch of the new U.S. spy satellite NROL-71 has been postponed again due to an issue with its rocket, but it’s unclear when exactly the mission may fly.

Mothering a Book Glutton (Charlotte Mason and Gifted Kids)

The law is liberal, taking in whatsoever things are true, honest, and of good report, and offering no limitation or hindrance save where excess should injure. – Charlotte Mason Not all gifted children are early readers; it’s true. However, comma, from my extremely small sample size, I have deduced that the earlier a child reads, […]

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: When, Where & How to See It

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This month, though, the moon may interfere with the show. Here’s how and when to see the Perseids.

1st Grade Homeschool Lesson Plans

1st Grade Homeschool Lesson Plans is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Good morning friends! One of the most frequently asked questions I get is about lesson planning. I get asked how to do it, how much to do each day, how to organize it all, how to make sure you’re doing enough, and the questions go on and on! While some times people prefer to be spontaneous, other times I think…

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