Brett is curious about emerging aerospace technologies, alternative launch concepts, military space developments and uncrewed aircraft systems. Brett's work has appeared on Scientific American, The War Zone, Popular Science, the History Channel, Science Discovery and more. Brett has English degrees from Clemson University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In his free time, Brett enjoys skywatching throughout the dark skies of the Appalachian mountains.
The full moon will appear a bit smaller in the sky tonight as the smallest full moon of 2024 rises with February's Full Snow Moon.
Varda Space's successful reentry and recovery of an in-space pharmaceutical manufacturing capsule on Wednesday (Feb. 21) led to some gorgeous photography.
Tens of thousands of outages were reported by major cellular carriers throughout the United States after a pair of powerful solar flares erupted from the sun on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22.
The European Space Agency's ERS-2 satellite fell to Earth on Wednesday (Feb. 21), bringing an end to its nearly 30-year life in space.
Non-Earth imaging company HEO Robotics captured breathtaking images of ESA's ERS-2 satellite as it tumbles towards an atmospheric reentry on Feb. 21.
The White House reassured the American public that a Russian nuclear space weapon, currently in development, poses no threat to people or property on Earth.
Members of the United States Congress have raised warnings about Russia's plans to develop and deploy a space-based nuclear weapon designed to disable satellites in orbit.
The moon and Jupiter have a hot date for Valentine's Day tonight, appearing close together in the night sky for most of the evening.
SpaceX announced it will deorbit 100 of its first-generation Starlink satellites in order to lower the number of spacecraft that might fail and become non-maneuverable.
SpaceX will launch Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lunar lander on Feb. 15, sending a series of experiments to the moon on behalf of NASA and commercial customers.
Scientists recorded sonic booms created by NASA's F/A-18 and F-15D jets for use in the agency's flight test plan for the X-59 Quesst "quiet" supersonic jet.
Lunar New Year 2024 falls on Feb. 10, marking the beginning of the Year of the Dragon and a time to celebrate with family for billions of people worldwide.
SpaceX's nighttime launch of NASA's ocean-watching PACE satellite provided a perfect opportunity for some gorgeous launch photography.
Follow along with Axiom Space's Ax-3 mission to the International Space Station, the third-ever all-private mission to the orbital lab.
The U.S. Space Force is looking for new ways to extend the lives of satellites that run out of fuel, including small "backpacks" that can attach to existing spacecraft in orbit.
Virgin Galactic informed the FAA that the mothership of its space plane VSS Unity lost a piece of hardware on its most recent suborbital flight.
NASA's Perseverance Rover took a photo of its broken companion, the Ingenuity helicopter, as it sat motionless on a dune on Feb. 4.
NASA isn't quite finished with its broken Ingenuity Mars helicopter yet, mission managers revealed in a livestream honoring the drone's legacy on Jan. 31.
The U.S. Department of Defense has reached out to SpaceX to inquire about using Starship on its own, flying the massive rocket as a government-operated military vehicle.
Iran launched three satellites simultaneously amid regional conflicts that involve what Western governments say are Iranian-backed militia groups.
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft will launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for the first time on Jan. 30, sending food, supplies and science equipment to astronauts on the ISS.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of Japan's SLIM moon lander as it rests upside down on the lunar surface.
January's Full Wolf Moon rises on Thursday (Jan. 25), marking the first full moon of 2024 and shining between the claws of Cancer, the Crab.