Sebastien Clarke

May 6, 2015

SpaceX's Dragon capsule perform its launch abort test

If you were still hitting snooze when SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule this morning, fret not: you can relive the action now. Elon Musk & Co. successfully […]
May 5, 2015

5 Things to Know About SpaceX's Pad Abort Test

Crew Dragon’s first critical flight test, known as a Pad Abort Test, is expected to take place this Wednesday, May 6, from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 […]
May 4, 2015

Is NASA about to crack interstellar travel?

NASA has a well-deserved reputation for making the unthinkable a reality. So what are we to make of it when a handful of NASA scientists quietly […]
May 2, 2015


New Shepard–the primary rocket from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight venture, Blue Origin–flew a successful test flight yesterday. It climbed 307,000 feet, or 58 miles […]
May 2, 2015

Desert research centre in Utah serves as stand-in for Mars

Four people wearing space helmets and square backpacks emerge from a circular structure resembling a water tank and step onto a reddish, barren landscape. One hikes […]
May 1, 2015

Nasa Messenger spacecraft completes four-year mission to Mercury

A Nasa spacecraft crashed into the planet Mercury on Thursday, ending its four-year mission to explore the planet by creating a new crater on its surface. Out of […]
April 30, 2015

Signs of Subsurface 'Alien' Life Found in Antarctica

An airborne survey of a presumably dry Antarctic valley revealed a stunning and unexpected interconnected subsurface briny aquifer deep beneath the frozen tundra, a finding that […]
April 29, 2015

Out-of-control Russian cargo ship plunging to Earth, official says

An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is plunging back to Earth and apparently out of control, an official told AFP. […]
April 25, 2015

NASA plans to use spy telescopes in dark-energy mission

Two former spy telescopes are now being scrutinized by NASA for use in a new scientific space mission, which would study mysterious dark energy, according to […]