June 30, 2019

Lunar Robotic Mission Heracles Will Scout for Human Landings

NASA’s push to return humans to the moon will get a huge international helping hand. A mission named Heracles will use a robotic rover to survey the lunar […]
June 29, 2019

Only Surviving NASA Copy of Neil Armstrong’s Moonwalk Heads to Auction

Three “faultless” videotapes from Apollo 11 mission, purchased for $217 at government surplus auction, has $1 million pre-auction estimate only surviving original recording of Neil Armstrong’s […]
June 28, 2019

NASA’s new mission to Titan is looking for life in all the right places

Saturn’s moon is shockingly Earth-like, so NASA is sending a drone. The next few decades could bring a cascade of discoveries on extraterrestrial life. NASA announced […]
June 26, 2019

NASA’s new plane will fly at supersonic speeds—without a windshield

Pilots will see what’s in front of them on a 4K screen. Here’s how it will all work. In 2021, if all goes according to plan, […]
June 25, 2019

SpaceX catches rocket nosecone for the first time with giant net-wielding boat

After launching its powerful Falcon Heavy rocket this evening, SpaceX caught part of the vehicle’s nosecone when it fell back to Earth — the first time […]
June 24, 2019

Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but […]
June 23, 2019

The next Falcon Heavy launch is arguably the most exciting one to date

Not one, not two, but 24 payloads are going up into orbit SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launch is set for Monday, and it will undoubtedly be […]
June 22, 2019

China’s moon, Mars and space station missions may be facing delays

HELSINKI — China’s major space missions including a lunar sample return, Mars orbiter and rover and a modular space station could be facing delays due to […]
June 21, 2019

One legacy of Carl Sagan may take flight next week—a working solar sail

“We are carrying on a legacy that has been with us since the founders.” As early as next Monday night, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will […]