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The Most Interesting Aircraft Currently Under Construction

Getting on a plane is pretty standard no matter where you are in the world. You go through security,…

SpaceX Welcomes Press To See The Crew Dragon Simulator and Spacesuit

According to Teslarati website, SpaceX has just given access to the press to see the Crew Dragon simulator and…

High-speed cameras show MOMO-2 launch failure in unprecedented detail

Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies Inc. (IST) has revealed high-definition videos of the unsuccessful June 30 launch of its MOMO-2…

Astronomy for kids: A guide on how to choose the best telescope

Choosing the right telescope for yourself or someone else can be a tricky task. The matter becomes…

Parker Solar Probe will go 25 times closer to the sun and withstand 520 times the solar intensity

The Parker Solar Probe should be launched August 11, 2018 on a Delta IV Heavy class launch vehicle and…

Boeing shifts schedule for Starliner, calls 2019 crew launch “realistic”

“These development programs are hard. Especially for human spacecraft.” On Wednesday, Boeing’s John Mulholland, who manages the company’s commercial crew…

SpaceX is searching for BFR landing sites for early 2020s Mars missions

SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster gave a surprise talk at a February 2018 meeting of the Mars Exploration Program…

NASA reveals winners of 3D-printed mars habitat competition

NASA has selected the five winning designs in the latest stage of its 3D-printed habitat competition, including a pod inspired…

Why Ku-band HTS is Superior for AISR

The commercial space industry is experiencing a new era in satellite performance. Over the past few years,…

Virgin’s Unity spaceship sets a new altitude record of 52 kilometers

“The views of Earth from the black sky were magnificent.” Virgin Galactic has been saying for some time that it…

Take a Virtual Walk on the Moon in New York City!

NEW YORK — Forty-nine years after Neil Armstrong took his first “small step” on the lunar surface, Samsung has…

Aston Martin takes to the skies with first aircraft concept

Aston Martin aims to bring luxury private transport to the sky with its Volante Vision Concept aircraft – a flying 

MIT’s ‘Orbit Weaver’ Turns Astronauts into Spiders

Moving around in microgravity is tough, but a new MIT Media Lab device takes a…

AR & Space Technologies: Future Trends

The space exploration industry has expanded greatly in the last 15 years. Where there was once only…

Electric satellite propulsion company raises $10 million

CINCINNATI — A Silicon Valley startup developing electric propulsion systems for satellites has raised $10 million and added the…

Kepler in safe mode amid concerns spacecraft is running out of fuel

WASHINGTON — NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has paused science observations upon receiving indications that the spacecraft may be finally running…

NASA awards contract to study flying drones on Venus

In the coming decades, NASA and other space agencies hope to mount some ambitious missions to other planets in…

Renderings of SpaceX clawboat’s huge net upgrade is a taste of what’s to come

After several close-but-no-cigar attempts at snatching a Falcon 9 payload fairing out of the air, SpaceX’s iconic recovery vessel Mr…

NASA plans to publicly test its quiet supersonic technology this year

The space agency has announced that it will conduct public tests of its quiet supersonic technologies around Galveston, Texas, in…

NASA planning revisions to commercial crew test flight schedule

RENTON, Wash. — With official dates for commercial crew test flights looming, NASA officials have indicated a revised schedule,…

Boeing unveils design for hypersonic passenger plane

Boeing has revealed a concept design for a hypersonic aircraft that could reach most locations in the world within one to three…

China’s hypersonic military projects include spaceplanes and rail guns

The nation is focusing its research and development on tech that moves faster than the speed of sound. As President…

This Flying Space Droid Wants to Make Friends with Astronauts

The world’s first flying, autonomous, artificially intelligent (AI) astronaut assistant will soon get to work in space. Meet CIMON,…

A New Way to Find Alien Civilizations: Look for Their Satellites

An astrophysicist was able to define a new signature of an extraterrestrial civilization by studying telecommunication…

Second SpaceShipTwo makes second powered test flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane performed a successful test flight May 29, bringing the company one step…

SpaceX launches five Iridium satellites and twin science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 still sporting soot from its last…

Here’s China’s plan to compete with SpaceX and Blue Origin

Private companies want to launch reusable space rockets in 2020. China has plans to launch reusable space rockets to compete…

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission

NASA is sending a helicopter to

SpaceX’s New Falcon 9 Rocket Block 5 Debuts Today: How to Watch Live

The newest iteration of SpaceX‘s workhorse

SpaceX and Boeing spacecraft may not become operational until 2020

“The contractors have had difficulty executing aggressive schedules.” A new report provides some insight into the challenges that

Asteroid Miners’ Arkyd-6 Satellite Aces Big Test in Space

Some of Planetary Resources’ asteroid-mining tech just passed a major space test. The Washington-based company’s tiny Arkyd-6 satellite has completed…

NASA may fly crew into deep space sooner, but there’s a price

The Exploration Upper Stage seems nowhere near readiness. NASA will likely launch its first astronauts into deep space since the…

Clandestine X-37B Space Plane Surpases 200 Days in Orbit

The US Air Force’s unpiloted and reusable craft is likely to be testing dual-use technologies that might be used…

NASA BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF ITS NEW QUIET SUPERSONIC PLANE

NASA has a lot of experience when it comes to developing supersonic…

A New Luxury Hotel Is Opening…In Space

When a new luxury hotel opens, there might be some “oohs” and…

First four images from Virgin Galactic’s successful new test flight

We’ve had our first glimpse of Virgin Galactic‘s new

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Expected to Crash in the Next 24 Hours

It’s almost crash time for China’s falling space station Tiangong-1. As school bus-sized space station began what should be…

SpaceX & the Future of Travel

Elon Musk is nothing if not ambitious. Though known more…

How to follow along as China’s doomed space station falls to Earth

This weekend, a derelict Chinese space station will plummet to Earth. While the station — named Tiangong-1 — will mostly…

Information Systems & Data Recovery in Space

Have you ever wondered about the intersection of data recovery, information systems, and data science in astronomy…

Why Is China’s Space Station Falling to Earth in the First Place?

Space trackers are watching the skies closely this week for the end of China’s Tiangong-1 space lab, which will…

These Are the New Experiments Heading to the International Space Station

NASA announced which new experiments will be sent to the space station aboard an upcoming

Deep-Space Radiation May Be Getting More Dangerous for Future Astronauts

“The radiation dose rates from measurements obtained over the last four years exceeded trends from previous

Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW

People arrived excited about a giant marketing installation; they left looking to the stars. AUSTIN, Texas—”We can’t just come to…

NASA’s Ailing Robonaut 2 Will Return from Space for Long-Overdue Repairs

NASA‘s robotic astronaut, Robonaut 2, is…

NASA Mars Lander Arrives at Launch Site to Prep for May Liftoff

A NASA spacecraft that will probe the deep Martian interior has arrived at its launch site to prep for…

World’s Biggest Plane Taxis Closer to Takeoff

The hefty, double-bodied Stratolaunch airplane — its wingspan of 385 feet (117 meters) is the widest in the world…

China’s hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour

Is Space the Final Frontier for Experimental Medicine?

Approximately 1.8 million miles above the earth, Elon Musk’s red roadster is…

SpaceX Barely Missed Catching a Rocket Nose Cone with Giant Net on a Boat

The net-equipped boat came up a bit short in its quest to pluck a falling payload fairing — the…

Aerospace Company to Launch Private, Inflatable Space Stations

Bigelow Aerospace announced plans for sending soft-bodied modules that are compressed during launch but expand once they reach space. [caption…

The Little Rover That Could

NASA’s Opportunity rover is the longest surviving rover on Mars. On Saturday, February 17, it experienced…

NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions

WASHINGTON — NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science…

Waste Not! Future Astronauts Might Turn Feces Into Food

Penn State researchers have developed a method for breaking down human waste and turning it into a

Meet the BFR, SpaceX’s next big rocket

Spacecraft could put Mars within reach, according to CEO

This may be the moment SpaceX opened the cosmos to the masses

“It gives me confidence that BFR is really quite workable.” Elon Musk…

Here are four things we learned from Elon Musk before the first Falcon Heavy launch

he SpaceX CEO clears up a few things and theorizes…

SpaceX receives launch license for first Falcon Heavy launch

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a launch license…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket somehow survived a landing in the Atlantic Ocean

Yesterday, SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket of the year from Florida, but the company chose not…

Watch SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket pass an explosive milestone

We’ve been waiting for so long. SpaceX has…

Shutdown means SpaceX can’t test its Falcon Heavy rocket, creating further delays

The company needs Air Force support As long as the government shutdown continues, SpaceX won’t be able…

The Future of Space Engineering

Did you get a chance to catch the SpaceX launch from Vandenberg AFB on

SpaceX and customers defend Falcon 9 performance after Zuma mission

WASHINGTON — SpaceX reiterated at a

Delays and safety concerns mar NASA’s plans to fly astronauts on commercial spacecraft

SpaceX and Boeing…

Space Fever in Astronauts Could Jeopardize Landing on Mars

Astronauts in space suffer from persistently elevated body temperature, which can reach up…

It’s not official, but sources say the secretive Zuma satellite was lost

“As of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally.” On Sunday night SpaceX launched the Zuma…

Russia pushing to partner with NASA on lunar gateway

Russia is assembling a new group of engineers who will be responsible…

Sorry sci-fi fans, real wars in space not the stuff of Hollywood

Non‐kinetic attacks like jamming and interference are occurring more often. They are cheaper and easier to pull off…

NASA Is Considering Sending a “Dragonfly” Drone to an Alien World

With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the

Cosmic Watch – A Time Traveller’s Delight

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated with the Cosmos…

Deep Space and 3D Printing: What Does the Future Hold?

3D printers are becoming more popular and have more innovative improvements due to their wide use among…

What NASA’s simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian law

Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their “journey…

Asgardia Becomes the First ‘Nation’ to Have All of Its Territory In Space

A growing kingdom has to start somewhere—in this case,

The First Asgardian Satellite is Now in Space

If you’ve had dreams of being an Asgardian, you might be one step closer to seeing them come true….

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at a few of the prime candidates NASA is concentrating…

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special.

SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says

Interplanetary corporate synergy at its finest Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation,…

NASA approves use of previously-flown booster on next Dragon mission

WASHINGTON — NASA officials said Nov. 29 that they have given their approval, as expected, to

With “Mission 1” complete, Planet turns focus to data analysis

LUXEMBOURG CITY — Having achieved its original goal of taking images of the entire planet every day, Planet is…

NASA’s Next Mars Lander Passes Big Test Ahead of May 2018 Launch

LITTLETON, Colo. — NASA’s next Mars lander just passed a big test ahead of its planned May 2018 launch. The…

SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

SpaceX President and

Private Spacesuit Undergoes Zero-G Testing to Prepare for Commercial Flights

Next stop, space? A spacesuit from

NASA Speeds Up Testing of Critical Orion Astronaut-Escape System

A key safety system on NASA’s Orion spacecraft — one that could…

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has completed a successful free flight

“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!” On Saturday, the Dream…

NASA’s next big rocket probably won’t fly until 2020

Though NASA says it’s working toward a date in December 2019 The…

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine…

After nearly 20 years, the Space Station is getting a printer upgrade

Somewhere, 254 miles above us, an astronaut is probably printing something. Ever since the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed its…

Gateway

Op-ed | The Deep Space Gateway as a cislunar port

When Apollo 17 astronauts

International Space Station

What Did It Take to Build the International Space Station?

The International Space Station, also known as the ISS, was a…

What’s in a Name? SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Rocket Acronym Explained

You don’t have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX’s 

60 years after Sputnik, Russia is lost in space

MOSCOW — Just over 30 years after the

Elon Musk: Rockets will fly people from city to city in minutes

People will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes, rocket and car entrepreneur

Deep Space Gateway to Open Opportunities for Distant Destinations

NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon,…

Blue Origin signs up third customer for New Glenn

ADELAIDE, Australia — Blue Origin announced Sept. 26 that it has…

Cassini is gone. What comes next?

Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions. It sent back data until

NASA’s Cassini probe has broken apart in Saturn’s atmosphere — ending its 20-year journey 14

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been…

How we’ll nap our way to Mars

This is what real suspended animation will look like. Imagine a road trip that lasts six months—no pit stops, black…

Next-Gen Mars Rover Will Explore Potentially Habitable Regions of the Red Planet

The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover will survey, drill, and take pictures of areas where ancient microbes may have…

ASA Has Big Plans for AI on Mars and Beyond

Imagine an interstellar probe where the spacecraft can pick its own…

Elon Musk reveals first official photo of SpaceX space suit

The suit actually works and more details are coming

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