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Early mistakes cost UMass football in loss to South Carolina Saturday -

October 22, 2016

UMass hockey holds on in 3-2 win over Army West Point Friday night at Mullins Center -

October 22, 2016

Cassidy Babin’s season-high nine saves secures 0-0 double overtime tie for UMass women’s soccer -

October 21, 2016

Arrest warrant issued for Southpoint shooter -

October 20, 2016

Men’s soccer unbeaten streak ends against URI -

October 20, 2016

The Hawkshot: Sarah Hawkshaw, her unusual shot and more -

October 20, 2016

Hockey Special Issue 2016 -

October 20, 2016

Question 2 about giving 33K kids a choice in education -

October 20, 2016

Apple crop reduced in wake of drought -

October 20, 2016

UMass political RSOs provide the tools necessary to vote in this year’s election -

October 20, 2016

Students thrilled to vote yes on ballot Question 3 and 4 -

October 20, 2016

UMass football readies for its third and final SEC opponent, taking on South Carolina Saturday -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey’s goalie threesome continues to battle for starting duties -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey enters the 2016-17 season with a full slate of major tournaments and classics -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey enters 2016-17 season with plenty of question marks -

October 20, 2016

UMass women’s soccer welcomes overtimes as if it were a normal part of the game -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey’s freshmen class is being counted on to produce instantly for the Minutemen -

October 20, 2016

Senior captain Steven Iacobellis reflects on his journey through hockey in final season at UMass -

October 20, 2016

UMass hockey coach Greg Carvel ready to lead Minutemen in right direction -

October 20, 2016

The race to space -

October 20, 2016

The race to space

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Jeffrey Ayers discusses the benefits of becoming an interplanetary species.

Sci-fi epic ‘The Martian’ is a return to form for Ridley Scott

The famous director’s latest work presents a remarkable example of science fiction filmmaking.

NASA proves people can still get excited about space exploration through ‘The Martian’

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Johnny McCabe highlights the positive influence that the recently released film has on popular culture’s perception of the space-exploration and scientific-discovery agency.

Minuteman Launch Team races to space in upcoming competition

(Max Perham, Greg Kelley, Nate Fowler, and Andrew Dodd are all part of the NASA Student Launch competition in which they had to build their own rocket and robot. They will be competing in Alabama with other colleges next Tuesday. Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian.)

Senior mechanical engineering students built rocket for NASA Student Launch challenge in Huntsville, Alabama.

US should spend more on space

(John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Stefan Herlitz advocates spending more on space programs and describes the economic benefits in doing so.

NASA should not cut ties with Russia

Astronaut James H. Newman waves during a spacewalk preparing for release of the first combined elements of the International Space Station. The Russian-built Zarya module, with its solar array panel visible here, was launched into orbit fifteen years ago on Nov. 20, 1998. Two weeks later, on Dec. 4, 1998, NASA's space shuttle Endeavour launched Unity, the first U.S. piece of the complex. During three spacewalks on the STS-88 mission, the two space modules built on opposite sides of the planet were joined together in space, making the space station truly international. (NASA/MCT)

Johnny McCabe explains why NASA’s decision to cut ties with Russia’s Roscosmos is counterproductive for furthering scientific exploration as well as smoothing out international relations.

NASA scientist discusses water on mars


A NASA scientist visited UMass to discuss the Mars Rover Curiosity mission, which involved laser beams, cameras, drills and, most importantly, water on Mars

The circle of (extraterrestrial) life

Collegian columnist Chelsea Whitton is far from being an astronomer or even a fan of science fiction, but she can’t stop thinking about crop circles. Have the aliens captured her mind?

Send the space-bureaucrats to Mars

In this week’s point-counterpoint, Collegian columnist Harrison Searles tells us why the government should get out of the space-exploration business.

Why we need NASA

Collegian columnist Mike Tudoreanu explores the idea of how despite all the desire for space exploration, the real dream of it all is dying.

Assistant Professor Christopher Condit and team of NASA astronauts in training explore the heavens on earth

UMass geology professor Christopher Condit worked with NASA on its Desert Rats (DRATS) program last summer simulating conditions on the moon and Mars north of Flagstaff, Arizona.