SpaceX to Mars in 2018!

Yesterday, SpaceX announced plans to send an unmanned capsule to Mars – in 2018! Company CEO Elon Musk has long had a vision of establishing a permanent manned presence on the Red Planet and this planned […]

A Little Planetary Neighbor, a New Little Moon

In the outer reaches of our solar system, the bright little dwarf planet Makemake lurks in the darkness of the Kuiper Belt. On April 26th, the Hubble Space Telescope detected a small, or at least […]

Praise for Casimir Bridge: Reviews and Interviews

Get Casimir Bridge on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Interviews: Growth in Women Sci-Fi Readership – CFAX, Victoria, BC Popular Science Radio The Book Guys Podcast Paradelphia Radio Show Dole Writes – Author Interview   Reviews – Reviews on […]

Hubble Snaps a Pic of Bubble Nebula

NASA’s astronomy pic of the day is a pretty darned cool one. It’s of a nebula designated NGC 7635 – also called the Bubble Nebula. A lot of nebulas show up as chaotic blobs. This one has a […]

Smart Science Fiction

The following article was written by Darren Beyer and initially published on Hypable. Darren has recently published his first science fiction novel, Casimir Bridge, which is garnering attention from the book world. Smart science fiction […]

Aurora Borealis: HD Style

NASA recently uploaded this ~5 minute time lapse video of the Aurora Borealis (and some Aurora Austalis thrown in for good measure) taken from the International Space Station (ISS) in ultra-HD (4k). This is a […]

White Walkers and Radiation: Walls of Ice Keep Them Both at Bay

This Sunday, the 6th season of Game of Thrones premiers on HBO. Eight million viewers tuned in to watch the premier of Season 5, and considering that there is yet no book to give away what […]

Darren Beyer and Casimir Bridge Featured on Popular Science Radio

This weekend Darren Beyer was interviewed by Alan Taylor of Popular Science Radio about his debut novel, science fiction thriller Casimir Bridge. The two segments of the show detailed an overview about the novel and […]

Inflatable Module Attached to Space Station

Earlier today, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was connected to the International Space Station (ISS). As I wrote just before it launched, it is a test for the use of inflatable spacecraft and will be […]

Visiting Nearby Stars Using Tiny Sails

What do Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneur Yuri Milner have in common – aside from being very rich? They want to build a bunch of tiny spaceships and sail them to nearby stars. They call […]