Allie Hutchison

Allie Hutchison recently decided to become a journalist after working as a researcher in seismology. She hold a PhD in geophysics and is currently working on a master’s in journalism at NYU (remotely) while she travels the world and writes.

Science

65 years ago, a street dog paved the way for human spaceflight — with a grim outcome

A Soviet street dog went up to space, but the USSR was ill-prepared for her stay in space.

Science

55 years ago, Russia changed spaceflight forever — and lied about it a little

The Venera 4 mission sent a probe into Venus' atmosphere, but played loose with whether or not it actually survived a landing.

Science

65 years ago, astronomy's most colorful character made a bold interplanetary claim

Did Fritz Zwicky's ballistic experiment reach solar orbit, or was it all a bunch of hot air?

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Science

20 years ago, astronomers rediscovered the first exoplanet ever found

Pity the poor planet that no one quite believed in until it was too late.

Science
Science

50 years ago, one speech revolutionized the Space Age and took us to the Moon

President John F. Kennedy's words are emblazoned throughout history.

Science
Science

5 years ago, scientists observed a new kind of cosmic explosion

Two neutron stars slammed into each other and created a never-before-seen event.

Science

45 years ago, the first Space Shuttle made history without going to space

Strapped on a Boeing 747, the historic flight paved the way for everything to come.

Science

10 years ago, the Curiosity rover arrived on Mars — and revolutionized the hunt for alien life

Armed with a suite of instruments, the rover was able to tackle the Red Planet like never before.

Innovation
Innovation
Science

30 years ago, one tiny space probe's comet flybys defied all scientific expectations

The Giotto probe paved the way for Dawn, Rosetta, and so much more.

Togetherness

15 years ago, 1,000 space experts sketched out humanity’s future on the Moon

The Global Exploration Strategy is a blueprint for understanding space policy today.

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SpaceTime

10 years ago, one SpaceX launch showed NASA they could work with Elon Musk

“This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration.”

HORIZONS
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SpaceTime