September 12, 2018

The Newest Mars Base Concept Is a Giant Igloo at the Martian North Pole

A team of scientists at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne outline plans for a nine-month surface mission to the Martian North. The dream of establishing […]
September 11, 2018

What It’s Like to Snag a Spacecraft with the International Space Station’s Robotic Arm

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC — I’m just inches away from capturing a Japanese HTV cargo spacecraft on the International Space Station using the Canadarm2 robotic arm. But things are […]
September 11, 2018

Nasa Curiosity Rover photographs mysterious ‘structure’ on the surface of Mars

A mysterious ‘anomaly’ has been identified in a photograph snapped by Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity. In the background of a panoramic image of the Red Planet’s […]
September 10, 2018

SpaceX launches heavy telecom satellite, sticks high-seas landing

The company has now flown 16 missions this year. 12:55am ET Monday Update: A little more than an hour after its launch window opened—the delay was […]
September 9, 2018

Japanese Space-Elevator Experiment Launching to Space Station Next Week

The push for a space elevator took a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will launch an […]
September 8, 2018

Life After Planet Earth

It seems that the more interesting space gets and the bigger our ambitions get, the farther away we are from just reaching the baseline level of […]
September 7, 2018

ISS: Spacecraft hole could be ‘deliberate’

The head of Russia’s civilian space agency says the hole in a spacecraft docked at the International Space Station was caused by a drill and could […]
September 6, 2018

NASA says it’s building a gateway to the Moon—critics say it’s just a gate

“It is the next giant leap into quicksand.” It is the year 2026. A veteran astronaut, Nicole Mann, leads her crew of four through a hatch […]
September 5, 2018

The First: Hulu’s new series about a human mission to Mars feels pretty real

Of course we’re going to pick some nits with the rockets. Suspending disbelief is a prerequisite for watching most major sci-fi films and series as of […]