Rappler's latest stories on space
‘When you hear that someone has been raped, it challenges our belief in a just, fair world…. People would then resort to blaming the victim to reduce the discomfort from an idea that conflicts with their belief.’
Are constructing new bathrooms and giving sewing classes enough to welcome girls in high schools that are so used to being all-boys? Rappler explores the topic with La Salle Green Hills and Ateneo Senior High School alumni.
Rappler explores the less popular but equally true discourse that sex workers sometimes engage in this activity on their own accord, and so they don’t consider informing authorities about it is in their best interest
With the youth and students at the forefront of speaking truth to power, how are they dealing with the threat of the pending anti-terror bill?
(UPDATED) It is the first time a crewed United States spacecraft has docked in nearly a decade
(UPDATED) Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley name the Crew Dragon capsule 'Endeavor' after the retired space shuttle on which they both flew
This will be the first crewed launch from US soil of a US-made rocket since the space shuttle program ended in 2011 and the first ever by a private company
With the Philippine health system overwhelmed by the ongoing pandemic, are there enough resources to cater to non-coronavirus concerns?
Wearing of face masks and physical distancing in public vehicles and areas would become mandatory in post-pandemic Philippines if this bill becomes law
Officials cite the threat of lightning, among other factors
NASA is finally ready to go – or as ready as they can be to strap two people on top of a 500-ton rocket filled with combustible fuel
Veteran space travelers Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to crew the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station
US astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have been in strict quarantine since May 13 because of the pandemic, but they say their actual isolation began as far back as mid-March
We are reminded stay home to keep safe from the coronavirus. But what happens when home is not a safe place?
The spacecraft – launched Tuesday – arrives safely at a predetermined site, the China Manned Space Agency says, after a hitch in an earlier part of the key test
The Long March 5B rocket takes off from the Wenchang launch site in the southern island of Hainan
In recent weeks, astronauts and cosmonauts on the ISS and on Earth have been sharing tips on coping with self-isolation
Why are there jobs 'for men' or 'for women'? Why are some strong female leaders 'too aggressive'? Rappler explores gender issues in the workplace with PBCWE executive director Julia Abad and WiTech founder Audrey Pe.
The virus outbreak could hit US plans to return to the Moon by 2024
Several school administrators and student leaders call for 'safe space desks' on campuses nationwide, where victims could report their experiences for immediate action
More than 300 women gather and block roads as they symbolically push back against narrowing political spaces
'We've got a dream to put our own satellite-launching rocket 200 or 300 kilometers into space within 5 years,' says head of Indonesia's Rocket Technology Centre. Some experts question how realistic that timeline is.
The US Justice Department says Anming Hu hid his ties to Beijing University of Technology while he taught and did research at University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Earth's new neighbor is not in a stable orbit around the planet and is unlikely to be around for very long
Airbus is cutting Defence and Space division jobs in Germany, Spain, France, and Britain
What can be done about the alarming rates of adolescent pregnancies in the Philippines? We explore the topic with insights from Oxfam Pilipinas' Erika Geronimo.
Requirements: A relevant Master's degree, prepared to live and work 400 kilometers above Earth on the International Space Station, and a US citizen
What challenges lie ahead for indigenous children in Mindanao after the government closed down 54 Lumad schools? Rius Valle of the Save Our Schools Network give us some answers.
Christina Koch, a 41-year-old Michigan-born engineer, beats the previous record for a single spaceflight by a woman – 289 days, held by NASA veteran Peggy Whitson
What is it like to take your abuser to court? This is one woman's story.
Astronauts on the International Space Station discover a way to bake chocolate chip cookies in space, which takes at least two hours
How is the Philippines dealing with outbreaks in 2020? Health reporter Janella Paris talks to researcher Vernise Tantuco about it on this episode of 'Making Space'
The success of this test is essential for SpaceX and for NASA, which urgently needs to certify a spacecraft to transport its astronauts to the ISS this year
In Mastermind Hub Coworking Space, freelancers can avail of quick internet access, a virtual office, and more
In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic in this episode of 'Making Space.'
The deadline to apply is January 17, 2020. Interested?
The 36-year-old immigrant said she hoped her example might help inspire others from similar backgrounds
On Wednesday, January 8, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug talks to democracy activist Tanya Hamada about what the Philippines can learn from other countries in terms of utilizing civic space
HUDCC chief Eduardo del Rosario will head the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development while DOST's Joel Marciano Jr will lead the Philippine Space Agency
What we notice depends, quite heavily sometimes, on our theories, concepts, background beliefs, and prior expectations
Murals Hostel and Coworking Space is a laid back place to get work done, or just hang out and do nothing
The Starliner capsule was launched Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, but shortly after separating from its Atlas V launch rocket, its thrusters failed to activate as planned
The Safe Streets and Public Spaces Ordinance covers acts like unwanted invitations, sexual comments or gestures, stalking, persistent telling of sexual jokes, and even intrusive gazing or leering
CHEOPS, short for CHaracterising ExxOPlanet Satellite, will seek to better understand what exoplanets are made of – an important step in the long quest to unravel the conditions required for extraterrestrial life
If there is a friend there, it might be a second black hole nearby that is at least 100,000 times the mass of the Sun
A surprisingly big black hole might have swallowed a star from the inside out, and scientists are baffled
The black hole seems too big to be the product of a single star collapsing, which poses questions for our theories of how black holes form
Four local contemporary artists contemplate childhood through their art
Understanding the distribution of landscapes documented in the global map is a vital step towards understanding the environments and history of this amazing world
We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live