Discovery

February 3, 2016

Russian cosmonauts ready for ISS spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing for a spacewalk to install experiments on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS). Sergei Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko are […]
February 3, 2016

Nasa is running out of plutonium for spacecraft, but a new plan could help

The deptartment of energy has an idea that could double production… NASA is running out of plutonium. The space agency uses Pu-238 to fuel many of […]
February 3, 2016

Luxembourg to support space mining

The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going to support R&D in technologies that would […]
February 2, 2016

NASA’s Super Guppy Gives Mars-Bound Spacecraft A Lift

Today the Orion capsule, NASA’s spacecraft designed to bring humans to Mars, starts its next phase of development at Kennedy Space Center. The remarkable part is […]
February 1, 2016

Curiosity rover snaps selfie on Mars

From red carpets to shopping malls to Parliament Hill, the ubiquitous “selfie” has become a nearly unavoidable facet to life on Earth. And now, thanks to […]
February 1, 2016

Nasa releases incredible video of flight over dwarf planet Ceres

The space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a detailed animation of what it would look like to fly over the dwarf planet of Ceres. Nasa’s […]
January 31, 2016

Hyperloop: MIT students win contest to design Elon Musk's 700mph travel pods

Student engineers win right to build and test concept for high-speed ground transport tubes at new track to be built next to SpaceX headquarters MIT student […]
January 30, 2016

Elon Musk Ready To Announce Mars Plans This Fall

SpaceX’s Mars ambitions have been no secret, but the company has never laid out a formalized plan. Instead, there have been hints, threads, Elon Musk tweets, […]
January 29, 2016

Europe settles on design for Ariane 6 rocket

The design for Europe’s new Ariane 6 rocket has been settled and development will now move on apace, say officials. The launcher is due to be […]