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September 20, 2018

Are Upgradable Satellites the Future of Space Exploration?

Space robots. Could they be the final frontier of space exploration? It sounds like a kid’s TV show from the ’80s, but space robots are the […]
September 19, 2018

To Avoid Vision Problems in Space, Astronauts Will Need Some Kind of Artificial Gravity

Ever since astronauts began going to space for extended periods of time, it has been known that long-term exposure to zero-gravity or microgravity comes with its […]
September 18, 2018

SpaceX Says it Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire Around the Moon in its ‘BFR’

The mission, called “Dear Moon,” is tentatively scheduled for 2023 and will be the first crewed mission with SpaceX’s BFR spacecraft.   Elon Musk announced at […]
September 17, 2018

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that’s so ambitious, some experts call it ‘science fiction.’ Here’s what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.

Elon Musk and SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket is designed to be 16 stories tall, carry up to 100 people, and deliver 150 tons of cargo to […]
September 16, 2018

NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth’s Changing Ice

NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of […]
September 14, 2018

SpaceX booked ‘world’s first’ private passenger for a BFR Moon trip

On Monday it will announce ‘who’s flying and why.’ We haven’t seen SpaceX’s BFR — the rocket that it hopes will enable trips around the world, to the Moon, […]
September 13, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare launch to send a commercial lander to the Moon in 2019

According to a press release published on September 11 in conjunction with the 2018 World Satellite Business Week conference, satellite rideshare organizer Spaceflight Industries and SpaceX […]
September 12, 2018

The Newest Mars Base Concept Is a Giant Igloo at the Martian North Pole

A team of scientists at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne outline plans for a nine-month surface mission to the Martian North. The dream of establishing […]
September 11, 2018

What It’s Like to Snag a Spacecraft with the International Space Station’s Robotic Arm

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC — I’m just inches away from capturing a Japanese HTV cargo spacecraft on the International Space Station using the Canadarm2 robotic arm. But things are […]