Claire Reilly, CNET

Claire Reilly


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Recent articles by Claire:

From Apollo to Artemis: The woman putting boots back on the moon

Charlie Blackwell-Thompson has worked on countless rocket launches, but as NASA's Artemis launch director, she's finally helping to put the first woman on the moon. → Read More

NASA Ingenuity: Meet the woman launching a helicopter on Mars

Grueling timelines, tight engineering constraints and a spacecraft weighing under 4 pounds. As the head of NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter project, MiMi Aung knows what it takes to work under pressure. → Read More

From NASA to the Mariana Trench: How Kathy Sullivan became the world's most vertical woman

She was part of NASA's first group of female astronauts and the first US woman to conduct a space walk. But in 2020, she set an entirely new world record. → Read More

The Mother of Pulsars: Jocelyn Bell Burnell and the squiggle that changed science

While working on her Ph.D., Bell Burnell analyzed over three miles of chart paper of radio signals from the stars. A great discovery was hiding in the ink. → Read More

The true story of the Mercury 13 and the women who never made it to space

In the early 1960s, 13 women went through a grueling set of tests to prove they could be astronauts. The program's shutdown shaped space travel for decades. → Read More

The Apollo 11 launch, as seen by the only woman in the launch control room

In 1969, JoAnn Morgan saw history firsthand, watching the Apollo 11 lift-off from her console at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. She also made history -- she was the only woman in the room. → Read More

Making Space: The Female Frontier spotlights the women who shaped space exploration

CNET's new podcast series hears from the trailblazing women of space -- from the early days of Apollo to the next giant leap toward Mars. → Read More

How to survive the apocalypse: A practical guide to the end of days

From climate catastrophe to nuclear winter, just how likely is it that humanity will face an apocalyptic event? We break down the world's biggest threats and what you can do to prepare. → Read More

Hacking the Apocalypse: Your guide to surviving the end of the world

The end is nigh! But technology may be the key to helping us survive the apocalypse and avoid certain destruction. → Read More

Your new life on Mars, living in a 3D-printed egg made from rocks

It's shaped like an egg and made from Martian rock, but this habitat could be the solution to life on the red planet. → Read More

Cryonics, brain preservation and the weird science of cheating death

It's the stuff of science fiction: chilling your body inside a stainless steel chamber for years on end. But is cryonics a way to reverse death or is it just a pipe dream? → Read More

Splash-testing survival tech: Locked in a tsunami escape pod in the middle of the ocean

It might look like something from James Bond, but this tsunami survival pod could save your life. → Read More

This vertical farm could be the answer to a future without water

Forget open fields -- this farm uses LED lights, robots and AI to change the taste of your food. → Read More

'We'll be living with masks for years': COVID-19 through the eyes of a pandemic expert

Since the summer of 2019, I've been speaking with one of the world's leading pandemic experts about what a global outbreak could look like. Now, as the world enters a grim new phase, he says we're in a whole new ball game. → Read More

Hacking the Apocalypse: Your new guide to surviving the end of the world

The end is nigh! But technology may be the key to helping us survive the apocalypse and avoid certain destruction. → Read More

Inside the luxury nuclear bunker protecting the mega-rich from the apocalypse

A volcanic-ash scrubber, a decontamination room, a waterslide -- when it comes to surviving a nuclear apocalypse, the Survival Condo has everything you could need, at a price. → Read More

Bad news, Tom Cruise: Shooting that SpaceX movie is going to be almost impossible

Tom Cruise might be a master of action movie stunts, but shooting a blockbuster in space could be his hardest mission yet. → Read More

NASA and SpaceX are about to fly into space with a touchscreen

Forget playing a flight sim on your iPad. These NASA astronauts are about to go into space with the real deal. → Read More

Zoom calls on weekends are up almost 2,000%

Zoom is no longer just for your weekly meeting. But the change in how we use the platform has brought its own growing pains. → Read More

'I'm scared': Johns Hopkins expert says coronavirus is totally unprecedented

One of the world's top pandemic experts says the disaster is unlike anything we've seen. The response could be just as historic. → Read More