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August 2, 2018

Boeing shifts schedule for Starliner, calls 2019 crew launch “realistic”

“These development programs are hard. Especially for human spacecraft.” On Wednesday, Boeing’s John Mulholland, who manages the company’s commercial crew program, provided an update on Boeing’s […]
August 1, 2018

SpaceX is searching for BFR landing sites for early 2020s Mars missions

SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster gave a surprise talk at a February 2018 meeting of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group, where he provided a brief […]
July 31, 2018

Sorry, Elon Musk: NASA says plans to terraform Mars won’t work

Making Mars habitable has been a staple of science fiction, which is where scientists say it will have to stay. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk famously […]
July 30, 2018

NASA reveals winners of 3D-printed mars habitat competition

NASA has selected the five winning designs in the latest stage of its 3D-printed habitat competition, including a pod inspired by the anatomy of a spider and vertical egg-like container. teams […]
July 30, 2018

Why Ku-band HTS is Superior for AISR

The commercial space industry is experiencing a new era in satellite performance. Over the past few years, multiple commercial satellite operators have deployed and activated next-generation […]
July 29, 2018

NASA is ready to name the astronauts who will take the very first SpaceX and Boeing flights

NASA’s plans for sending manned missions aboard spacecraft from SpaceX and Boeing might be a bit delayed — thanks to the companies, not NASA itself — […]
July 28, 2018

Lando, Luke, and Leia (non-CGI) return for Star Wars: Episode IX

J.J. Abrams: “We were never going to recast, or use a CG character.” Lucasfilm took the wraps off the primary players for the next Star Wars film on […]
July 27, 2018

Virgin’s Unity spaceship sets a new altitude record of 52 kilometers

“The views of Earth from the black sky were magnificent.” Virgin Galactic has been saying for some time that it will reach outer space this year, […]
July 26, 2018

Mars has tons of newly discovered water in a 12-mile-wide reservoir

Buried under an ice cap, the water is so deep scientists couldn’t probe to the bottom. Mars is now a dry and dusty world, but at […]