Elizabeth Howell

About Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell is the senior writer at Universe Today. She also works for Space.com, Space Exploration Network, the NASA Lunar Science Institute, NASA Astrobiology Magazine and LiveScience, among others. Career highlights include watching three shuttle launches, and going on a two-week simulated Mars expedition in rural Utah. You can follow her on Twitter @howellspace or contact her at her website.

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Urgent Spacewalk Must Dance Between Dragon and Progress Spacecraft

by Elizabeth Howell April 18, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter It’s a good thing that next week’s urgent spacewalk is pegged as a short one, because the coming days will be hectic for the Expedition 39 crew. Finding a spot for even a 2.5-hour excursion on the International Space Station was extremely challenging, NASA […]

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Astronaut Salary

by Elizabeth Howell April 16, 2014

Talk about a high-flying career! Being a government astronaut means you have the chance to go into space and take part in some neat projects — such as going on spacewalks, moving robotic arms and doing science that researches the nature of the human body. Behind the glamor and the giddiness of flight, however, astronauts […]

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German Impact Crater Could Have Hosted Early Life On Earth

by Elizabeth Howell April 16, 2014

Could life thrive in the devastated rock left behind after a meteorite impact? A new study hints that possibly, that could be the case. Researchers discovered what they think are geological records of biological activity inside of Nördlinger Ries, a crater in Germany that is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) wide. Remove this ad Elizabeth Howell on […]

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Speedy Satellite Beams Pictures Of Massive Floods Only Weeks After Reaching Orbit

by Elizabeth Howell April 16, 2014

After dodging space debris and living to tell the tale, Sentinel-1A is now being put through its paces for its primary mission: to beam back pictures of the Earth as quickly as possible, to provide officials with the information they need during natural disasters or weather events. The picture above gives a taste of what […]

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Shiny: Astronaut Wears ‘Firefly’ T-Shirt In First Instagram From Space

by Elizabeth Howell April 15, 2014

And now, time for some thrilling heroics. NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent out the first Instagram from space last week wearing none other than a Firefly T-shirt. There’s something to be said about a space-faring guy evoking images of Captain Mal doing the impossible in the plucky Serenity spaceship, isn’t there? We’re happy the epicness […]

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