Discovery

February 20, 2016

This Is Virgin Galactic's New Spaceplane, VSS Unity

Stephen Hawking wants a ride. Do you? Today, spaceflight company Virgin Galactic unveiled a new spaceplane. VSS Unity is the flashy new sibling of the VSS […]
February 20, 2016

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers. Ever […]
February 20, 2016

NASA just smashed its record for astronaut applications—18,000+

Despite uncertainty about destinations, NASA will now trim field down to 8-14 candidates. Back in 1978, excitement about the future of NASA, with the space shuttle […]
February 19, 2016

TED 2016: HoloLens unveils 'teleportation' to Mars

HoloLens creator Alex Kipman has shown off Microsoft’s augmented reality technology at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference. Using a camera hooked up to a […]
February 18, 2016

Boeing's Starliner Capsule For Astronauts Completes Water Test

Boeing and SpaceX are racing to become the first private companies to carry astronauts into space, as early as next year. And although SpaceX is generally […]
February 18, 2016

Boom! NASA Wants to Bring Back Supersonic X-Planes

NASA wants to revive its storied “X-plane” division, one of the coolest aviation programs ever, with an eye toward making the future of commercial flight quieter, […]
February 17, 2016

Rocket launch from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan

Japan has launched a rocket from the Tanegashima Space Centre in the south of the country. It was taking an astronomy observation satellite – the “Astro-H” […]
February 16, 2016

Rocket Lab to launch Spire satellites

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab, a New Zealand company developing a small launch vehicle, announced a contract Feb. 14 with Spire to launch a number of that […]
February 16, 2016

NASA dives deeper into how it's really using HoloLens

We finally get a closer look at NASA and Microsoft’s “Sidekick” project. A year ago we heard that NASA and Microsoft were teaming up to build […]