Discovery

July 7, 2016

China Is Launching the First Quantum Communication Satellite

The launch of the world’s first quantum communication satellite couldn’t come at a more symbolic time for China. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the […]
July 7, 2016

Thales Alenia Space Stratobus eyes contract in 2017, Ku/Ka-band frequency OK in 2019

TOULOUSE, France – Satellite builder Thales Alenia Space and six partners are investing their own money, plus grants from the French government, into the Stratobus high-altitude […]
July 7, 2016

New Crew Members, Including NASA Biologist, Launch to Space Station

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in […]
July 6, 2016

MEET THE WINNERS OF STAR TREK AND NASA'S STUDENT 3D PRINTING CHALLENGE

THESE STUDENT-DESIGNED CONTAINERS WILL HELP ASTRONAUTS TO ‘LIVE LONG AND PROSPER‘ ON MARS AND BEYOND The winners of the Star Trek Replicator challenge have been decided. NASA announced in […]
July 5, 2016

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter

The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter. The Juno satellite, which left Earth five years ago, had to fire […]
July 2, 2016

LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS OF JUPITER CAPTURED BY NASA'S APPROACHING JUNO SPACECRAFT

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to make history when it flies by Jupiter on July 4th, giving scientists our best look yet at the eerie King of the […]
July 1, 2016

Brexit and the European Space Industry

On June 23, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, a contentious action that the British country and other international powers […]
July 1, 2016

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? New Moon Rising?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors conducive to life, and in doing so, found out why Earth is so special. We also […]
July 1, 2016

NASA IS PUTTING SPACEX'S CREW DRAGON THROUGH THE WRINGER

MAKING SURE THE CAPSULE PERFORMS WELL UNDER PRESSURE In a spacecraft that’s built to carry humans, the “pressure vessel” is the part of the structure the […]