Technology

March 18, 2019

SpaceX preparing to begin Starship hopper tests

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX could begin initial tests of a prototype of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle as soon as this week, Elon Musk said […]
March 3, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule successfully docks to the ISS for the first time

Just a day after launching to orbit, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule automatically docked to a port on the International Space Station this morning — a critical […]
February 27, 2019

Europe unveils design of reusable rocket that looks a lot like a Falcon 9

“I have no problem saying we didn’t invent anything.” Late last week, the European rocket maker Ariane Group and the French space agency CNES announced the […]
February 21, 2019

Gateway Foundation Shows off Their Plans for an Enormous Rotating Space Station

Since the end of the Apollo-era, one of the main goals of NASA, Roscosmos and other space agencies has been the development of technologies that will […]
February 4, 2019

SpaceX test fires the massive new engine for its next big rocket

You’re gunna wanna turn on your speakers for this one SpaceX has just completed its first test fire of a full-scale Raptor engine, which will be […]
February 3, 2019

Boeing’s astronaut taxi is a go, will launch a test flight next month

Boeing had problems in the development of their spacecraft, the Starliner, when a propellant leak occurred during testing last year. But now those problems have been overcome and […]
February 2, 2019

China is beating the United States in the new space race

China, seeking to overcome their “century of humiliation,” wants to become the next lunar power and best America in the process. The Chinese are beginning to […]
January 26, 2019

SpaceX Test Fires Rocket for 1st Crew Dragon Launch in February

SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will launch its first Dragon spacecraft built for astronauts on an uncrewed test flight next month. The Falcon 9 rocket […]
January 25, 2019

Branson expects commercial SpaceShipTwo flights to begin in mid-2019

WASHINGTON — The founder of Virgin Galactic says he now expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after […]