August 25, 2019

Russian spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock

A spacecraft carrying Russia’s humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday morning, Russian state news agencies reported. Fedor, also known as Skybot F-850, is a […]
August 24, 2019

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

Nasa is reported to be investigating a claim that an astronaut accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, in what […]
August 23, 2019

The last single-stick Delta rocket launched Thursday, and it put on a show

On Thursday morning, United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Medium rocket took flight for the final time. Beneath clear blue skies at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station […]
August 22, 2019

Pence says US rocket companies will put astronauts in space this year. US rocket companies aren’t so sure.

Rocket engineering turns out to be even harder than rocket science. With all the glory of the Apollo lunar landings, it can be easy to forget […]
August 21, 2019

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Scientists working on an audacious mission to the ocean world of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa says. The […]
August 20, 2019

SpaceX’s Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla Have Made a Lap Around the Sun

The deep-space duo have come full circle. Starman and his deep-space ride have completed their first lap around the sun. The spacesuit-clad mannequin, who sits behind […]
August 19, 2019

Who’s Out There–Anyone Nearby?

I have to admit I’m not eager to take a space trip. I’d rather settle down with my large book featuring full color photographs of our […]
August 18, 2019

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down […]
August 17, 2019

Elon Musk Floats ‘Nuke Mars’ Idea Again (He Has T-Shirts)

“Nuke Mars!” Musk tweeted Thursday (Aug. 15). “T-shirt soon.” Nuking Mars is still on Elon Musk’s wish list, it would seem. Four years ago, the SpaceX founder and […]