Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for Space.com for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace
NASA's worm logo is adorning the rockets and spacecraft of the Artemis 2 moon mission. The astronaut mission will fly to the moon in 2025 or so.
The Intuitive Machines moon landing machine is on course to the moon after 2 crucial engine burns in deep space. Lunar orbit insertion will happen on Feb. 21.
Reference Starlink satellites have been developed by SpaceX to provide internet to remote locations. Here we explore the controversial megaconstellation in more detail.
NASA just released photos of the Orion spacecraft that will send four astronauts around the moon on the Artemis 2 mission, which will lift off no earlier than September 2025.
Canadarm2 berthed a Cygnus cargo spacecraft on the International Space Station on Feb. 1. This is what it looked like, in space and from the orbiting complex.
A House subcommittee asked NASA about its plan to replace the International Space Station after 2030. New commercial stations are on the way but may not be ready in time.
Retired NASA astronaut John "Danny" Olivas says he wants to give back in what he thinks is his final career move: developing spacesuits with Collins Aerospace for ISS and moon missions.
NASA will launch the Crew-8 astronauts nearly a week later, on Feb. 28, to "deconflict" from the expected launch date of a robotic moon mission with agency science on board.
A week or more of floating around is tough on an astronaut's body, especially during a major moon mission. But, in a small spacecraft, finding the right exercise device can be tight.
SpaceX will launch Intuitive Machines' robotic lander toward the moon on Feb. 14. Here's how the mission will help NASA prep for crewed moon missions later in the decade.
The NASA Perseverance rover recently turned its gaze to the sky to spot a solar eclipse. The asteroid-sized Phobos passed in front of the sun on Feb. 8, from the perspective of Mars.
The final resting place of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has a new name from the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, citing a set of islands associated with rest, refuge and eternity.
Two astronomy books from the Renaissance have found their way to a new home, where students will try to read a possible hidden text within one of them.
Jeremy Hansen has been waiting 15 years for space, and that will continue for a bit longer. The Canadian astronaut shared why he supports the decision to delay NASA's moon mission to 2025.
SpaceX astronauts with Axiom Space decided to leave behind a special snack for the International Space Station crew, shortly after National Peanut Butter Day in the United States.
NASA astronaut Eileen Collins will be featured in "Spacewoman", a documentary coming in 2025 about the first female space commander and pilot.
Moon robotics will move around astronauts and equipment to get ready for lunar landings. But first, comes the simulation of Canadarm3 to make sure everything will fit.
The International Space Station busted a move above Earth Jan. 27, allowing space station astronauts to use physics for a floating ride in orbit.
The Artemis 2 moon astronauts recently finished a splashdown exercise in a pool to get ready for more ambitious simulations in the water. They are slated to fly in 2025.
NASA astronaut Nick Hague will make his 1st trip to space for Space Force, but he's been there twice before already.
A new generation of spacesuit is getting ready for ISS missions. Collins Aerospace recently did testing on a spacesuit for spacewalks while flying parabolic.
Here are the best space and science fiction movies and TV shows to watch on Disney Plus in February.
Frank Rubio recently became the first American to spend more than a year in space on a single mission. When will the agency send another astronaut up for a full turn around the sun?
Japan's first moon lander is furiously doing science after staying asleep for more than a week. How long it can keep going remains unclear.