Technology

January 24, 2019

Changing How We Build Satellites Could Do More Than Reduce Space Junk

“Space is for everyone” is a popular saying, but it rarely holds true — partly because space is expensive, and partly because certain countries have decades of […]
January 23, 2019

A Step in the Right Direction: Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP)

As we all know, NASA plans to extend human presence across the solar system, including the Moon and Mars. To do that, it needs to shorten […]
January 21, 2019

Stratolaunch abandons launch vehicle program

WASHINGTON — Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would […]
January 14, 2019

Astronomers foresee long future for Hubble

SEATTLE — Despite a recent problem with one of its instruments, managers of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are confident that the mission can continue to operate […]
January 12, 2019

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Starship

Testing to begin in 4 to 8 weeks, Musk says On Thursday, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter the SpaceX Starship, a rocket that he said will […]
January 11, 2019

NASA Says SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch Will Occur in Feb. at the Earliest

The space agency confirmed the delay after Elon Musk tweeted that it was “about a month away.” ASA has confirmed that the first test flight of […]
January 8, 2019

SpaceX’s ‘Starship’ Hopper Prototype Could Make 1st Test Flight in Weeks, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX could take its prototype Mars-colonizing spaceship out for a spin very soon. The flight-test version of SpaceX’s Starship vehicle could be ready to take its first short […]
January 7, 2019

Behold! SpaceX’s 1st Crew Dragon Spaceship Is On the Launchpad

The private spaceflight company SpaceX has moved its first Dragon spaceship designed for astronauts to the launchpad ahead of an uncrewed test flight that’s just weeks away. SpaceX […]
December 28, 2018

The Apollo Moon Missions Did More Than Allow Man to Walk on the Moon

The Apollo moon missions captured the world’s imagination and expanded ideas about what was possible for humankind—but not many people know that this incredible space-age milestone […]