Technology

November 18, 2018

Musk hints at further changes in BFR design

WASHINGTON — Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is making more changes to […]
November 6, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Just Made Its First Close Pass by the Sun!

One of humanity’s newest spacecraft faced a harrowing test late Monday night (Nov. 5), darting just 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the surface of […]
November 3, 2018

NASA astronauts will get to use this extraterrestrial supercomputer

Remember the old cautions to keep magnets away from your computer and use a surge protector? What about exposing it to cosmic rays for a year? […]
October 31, 2018

Virgin Orbit Shows off its “Launcher One”, a Rocket Carried by an Airplane

The commercial space sector is about to get a little more crowded. SpaceX and Blue Origin have created headlines with their ongoing development of reusable launch […]
October 28, 2018

How Do Bones React in Space?

You’d think that floating around in space would be good for bones and joints because you aren’t putting any pressure on them, but in reality prolonged […]
October 9, 2018

Virgin Galactic to reach space in ‘weeks not months’

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is “weeks” away from its first trip into space. “We should be in space within weeks, not […]
September 28, 2018

China could be facing space station delay, Tiangong-2 to be deorbited

HELSINKI — China’s plan to launch and construct a space station could be hit by a test flight delay of the launcher designed to send the […]
September 27, 2018

A Japanese company has announced a long-term plan to develop the Moon

“Around 2030 we expect to begin developing propellant and sending it to spacecraft.” On Wednesday, a Japanese company called ispace announced that it has two missions […]
September 23, 2018

They Made It! Japan’s Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they’ve even sent back some wild postcards from […]