April 4, 2017

Launchspace pitches debris sweeper that doubles as satellite tracker

COLORADO SPRINGS — Launchspace Technologies Corp. proposes sending platforms as large as football fields into low Earth orbit to sweep up space debris. The platforms also […]
April 3, 2017

Red Planet versus Dead Planet: Scientists Debate Next Destination for Astronauts in Space

Nearly a half-century after humans voyaged to the moon, NASA and private U.S. companies are once again setting their sights beyond low Earth orbit THE WOODLANDS, […]
April 1, 2017

Astronaut Loses Space Blanket During Historic Spacewalk

While setting a record for the most spacewalks by a woman, American Peggy Whitson lost a thermal blanket that provides protection on the International Space Station. […]
March 31, 2017

Success for SpaceX ‘re-usable rocket’

California‘s SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The first-stage booster, which was previously used on a mission 11 […]
March 30, 2017

Peek inside Blue Origin’s capsule for space tourists

Blue Origin, the private company hoping to carry tourists into space in 2018, has unveiled the interior design for its spacecraft’s cabin. The New Shepard‘s layout […]
March 29, 2017

Something big exploded in a galaxy far, far away: what was it?

At 10:49pm Western Australian time on February 2 this year, cosmic gamma rays hit the NASA satellite, Swift, orbiting the Earth. Within seconds of the detection, […]
March 28, 2017

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then? In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary […]
March 27, 2017

Trump Stalls NASA Europa Lander, But There’s Another Concept in the Works

“The NIMPH system combines in situ resource utilization, miniaturization, [and] electric propulsion.” Europa, Jupiter’s tantalizing ice moon, is one of the most promising places to search […]
March 26, 2017

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that swept across part of ancient Mars. The team believe an asteroid triggered 150m-high waves when […]