Philae Lander Touches Down on Distant Comet

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons In March 2004 the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the space probe Rosetta. On November 12, 2014, Rosetta launched the Philae lander, and despite some trouble, Philae successfully landed on Comet...

Return of the Astronaut and Cosmonauts

By ANA PHELAN, age 9 Russian Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin, left, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, center, and Commander Kevin Ford of NASA, right. PHOTO: NASA On Saturday, March 16, three astronauts returned to Earth from space. Astronaut Kevin Ford from the...

Planet 51: An Unusual Immigration Story

By ROSE MARSH Sony Pictures What really grabs people when they see a movie? It could be funny, sad or show powerful visual images, or it could have a strong, clear message. “Planet 51” is an example of the issue of immigration hidden away in a fun-loving animated...