Discovery

April 4, 2019

SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ Starship Prototype Just Aced Its 1st Hop, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX just fired up the “Starhopper” prototype for the company’s planned Starship spacecraft for the first time, according to company CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the short rocket […]
April 2, 2019

NASA chief says a Falcon Heavy rocket could fly humans to the Moon

Falcon Heavy could augment Space Launch System on road back to the Moon. On Monday, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine held a town hall for agency employees […]
April 1, 2019

Life on Jupiter’s Moon Europa? Lander Design Team Hopes to Be the Ones to Find It

There’s a stark difference between knowing that the conditions for life exist and actually finding some form of life, and that difference is at the heart […]
March 29, 2019

SpaceX Releases a New Render of What the All-Steel Starship Will Look Like Returning to Earth

SpaceX Releases a New Render of What the All-Steel Starship Will Look Like Returning to Earth The design for SpaceX’s Starship (aka. Big Falcon Rocket) is really starting […]
March 26, 2019

Are Aliens Ignoring Us? Maybe We’re Already Their Captives in a ‘Galactic Zoo’

Why hasn’t Earth received any messages from extraterrestrials yet? Perhaps because we’re already unwitting inhabitants in a so-called galactic zoo. This was one of the scenarios […]
March 25, 2019

2020 Mars Helicopter Could Open Alien Skies to Exploration

The little craft’s demonstration mission could lead to big things. A few brief hops in the Martian air two years from now could help open alien […]
March 23, 2019

Most of us have viruses sleeping inside us, and spaceflight wakes them up

One more thing to worry about in space. Human spaceflight seems all the more remarkable when you consider the fact that our bodies didn’t evolve for […]
March 22, 2019

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.” Humans have figured […]
March 21, 2019

Who’s Out There-Anyone? A Review

The March 2019 National Geographic magazine published an illustrated article called “Who’s Out There?” The author Jamie Shreeve suggests that “new discoveries” indicate that there is someone. The […]