NASA is tracking California’s drought with satellites

Last year was the driest for most of California since record-keeping began in 1849. That’s caused stress for farmers, state officials, and the federal government, which has lined up aid packages and legislation to bolster drought-related…

NASA tests new robotic refueling platform

Currently, every satellite put into orbit will become interstellar refuse, destined to be tracked by DARPA or eventually disposed of by gigantic lasers. Naturally, NASA’s not so keen on such waste, and it…