Laura Winter

Laura Winter

Laura Winter has lived in and reported from eight countries on three continents. The very first beat she had as a fledgling journalist was covering La Canada Flintridge, which included NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for the Glendale News Press. She is returning to covering space as an editor-at-large for Al Jazeera Digital. If you want to impress her, she happens to also be passionate about baseball.

Coronavirus pandemic

Data fog: Why some countries' coronavirus numbers do not add up

Reported numbers of confirmed cases have become fodder for the political gristmill. Here is what non-politicians think.

Data fog: Why some countries' coronavirus numbers do not add up

Science & Technology

SpaceX and NASA astronauts make historic launch

Billionaire Elon Musk's company launches American astronauts from US soil for the first time in almost a decade.

SpaceX and NASA astronauts make historic launch

Space

SpaceX counts down to historic Crew Dragon astronaut launch

Weather permitting, Elon Musk's rocket company is set to snatch the prize from rival Boeing, at half the price.

SpaceX counts down to historic Crew Dragon astronaut launch

Iran

The race to dominate space continues despite the coronavirus

Iran’s satellite launch is just the latest significant event in a string of military developments in space.

The race to dominate space continues despite the coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

Coping with coronavirus lockdowns: What astronauts can teach us

Confined and isolated astronauts - and their supporting programmes - have answers and an online tool you can use now.

Coping with coronavirus lockdowns: What astronauts can teach us

Space

Boeing's Starliner investigation finds safety-process lapses

NASA to issue a formal 'high-visibility close call' designation, with impacts across all human spaceflight programmes.

 Boeing's Starliner investigation finds safety-process lapses

Science & Technology

Peering at the sun: Solar Orbiter probe set for launch

In less than two years, scientists expect to receive the first-ever images of, and data about, the sun’s poles.

Peering at the sun: Solar Orbiter probe set for launch

Space

Starliner stays grounded as Boeing and NASA investigate further

Preliminary findings on the orbital flight test failures are in, but questions remain unanswered.

Starliner stays grounded as Boeing and NASA investigate further

NASA

NASA's Koch: After 328 days in space, extensive tests await her

Her on-the-ground challenges will help prepare the way for astronauts to travel to Mars.

NASA's Koch: After 328 days in space, extensive tests await her

Science & Technology

Is Trump's moonshot heading for a roadblock?

Congressional disagreement over mission scope threatens NASA's lunar return plans, jeopardising commercial competition.

Is Trump's moonshot heading for a roadblock?

Space

Elon Musk wants you to be his next space-based customer

With Starlink launches, SpaceX is poised to dominate satellite broadband and possibly bring billions of people online.

Elon Musk wants you to be his next space-based customer

Space

SpaceX test succeeds; now plans to launch two astronauts to space

After a fireball and minutes-long test, Musk's space company is on the precipice of history.

SpaceX test succeeds; now plans to launch two astronauts to space