Science

February 4, 2016

Congressional committee says NASA’s Mars mission is in critical need of a plan

At a special hearing today, members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology tore apart NASA’s Journey to Mars initiative, claiming the program needs […]
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

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

Goodbye, Little Green Men

They’re big-eyed and slight of build. They’re the grim, greenish beings that every moviegoer recognizes as aliens — the inscrutable inhabitants of a distant world. Playing […]
January 28, 2016

watch spacex test its parachutes for the crew dragon

 SpaceX is one of two companies vying to become the first to carry astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017 (…or maybe a little later). […]