January 23, 2013

A New Fleet Of Robot Asteroid Prospectors Will Launch By 2015

Another new asteroid mining venture plans to send fleets of small spacecraft to rendezvous with space rocks, aiming to harvest their contents. That makes two startups […]
January 19, 2013

NASA Sends Mona Lisa to the Moon on a Laser Ride

Man-in-the-Moon, meet humankind’s most enigmatic Earthly smile, courtesy of NASA. The U.S. space agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) scientists this week beamed an image of the […]
January 18, 2013

Extraterresterial Life Exists

If a group of scientists are correct, tiny fossils uncovered inside a meteorite found in Sri Lanka in December are proof of extraterrestrial life. In a […]
January 17, 2013

Europe and US agree details for Orion astronaut spacecraft

The US and Europe have cemented their plan to work together on the Americans’ next-generation capsule system to take humans beyond Earth. The Orion vehicle is […]
January 17, 2013

Canada's robot begins 1st satellite refuelling job

The Canadian-built robot handyman aboard the International Space Station is attempting to demonstrate for the first time that a machine can carry out the delicate task […]
January 16, 2013

Russia Will Launch Its First Moon Mission Since The 1970s

Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, will launch an unmanned mission to the moon in 2015, according to agency head Vladimir Popovkin. The rocket carrying the […]
January 15, 2013

Inflatable Private Space Stations: Bigelow's Big Dream

NASA’s decision to buy an inflatable new room for the International Space Station may push the module’s builder —commercial spaceflight company Bigelow Aerospace — one step […]
January 12, 2013

From Science Fiction to Science Fact – The Sci-Fi Origins of Modern Technology

In 1486, leornodo Di Vinci, while under the patronage of LudoVico Sforca devised an armoured vehicle for use in the battlefield. In a letter to Sforca […]
January 12, 2013

Doomed Spacecraft Captures Awesome Close-Up Video of the Moon

Three days before the moon-orbiting Ebb spacecraft collided with a lunar mountain, its on-board cameras captured some striking images of the pockmarked moon’s northern hemisphere — from […]