Hundreds of people have booked flights with Virgin Galactic to go to space at $250,000 a ticket. But what exactly are people signing up for?
Long before the tsunami hit Japan last year, paleontologist Koji Minoura had been warning of the danger. Minoura found evidence that a huge tsunami hit Sendai in the year 869, and he cautioned that a similar disaster was overdue.
The Senate passed a $34.5 billion bill on Monday that will bring in GPS technology to replace radar. This is an attempt to help modernize our country's dated air traffic control system.
The Leonid meteor shower peaked early Tuesday morning ? before most of our listeners were awake. NASA also launched the space shuttle Atlantis. It's the fifth successful shuttle launch this year.
Scientists from the European Space Agency have just discovered 32 'exo-planets' ? planets in other solar systems, most of them much larger than Earth. For an explanation of what this means to the scientific community, we talk with reporter Miles O'Brien.
NASA's hopes of sending astronauts back to the moon by 2020 are delayed because of budget concerns. The Takeaway is joined by Miles O'Brien, science and aviation reporter, for more on the future of space travel.