Technology

July 7, 2018

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 our Solar System. In addition to studying […]
July 6, 2018

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 Steven is currently laid up at the […]
July 2, 2018

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 November. The tests involve an F/A-18 Hornet producing […]
June 30, 2018

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, taking into account the status of vehicle […]
June 29, 2018

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 hours. The American aerospace company showed a […]
June 27, 2018

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 Trump tries to garner enthusiasm for […]
June 16, 2018

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, the first AI-based assistance system for astronauts. […]
June 10, 2018

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 satellites around Earth. If an extraterrestrial civilization were to turn […]
May 30, 2018

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 closer to realizing its long-delayed dreams of […]