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 […]
March 24, 2017

How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiations On Mars?

How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiations On Mars? On a day to day basis, we hardly care to realize that how the earth […]
March 23, 2017

Space Station Astronauts Poised to Tackle Three-Spacewalk Streak

Astronauts are gearing up for three spacewalks outside the International Space Station that will culminate in the station’s 200th spacewalk. The first and second spacewalks are scheduled […]
March 22, 2017

The Curiosity Mars rover’s wheels are starting to break

Not even space robots are immune to the effects of old age Since August of 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has tooled around the red planet doing […]