Technology

November 23, 2017

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 spacecraft, known as InSight (short for […]
November 22, 2017

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

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell — a finalist for SpaceNews’Corporate Executive of the Year award — previews 2018 in an exclusive interview . WASHINGTON — SpaceX, […]
November 20, 2017

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

Next stop, space? A spacesuit from Final Frontier Design did its third round of Canadian flight testing last month in preparation for eventual space tourist flights. […]
November 14, 2017

NASA Speeds Up Testing of Critical Orion Astronaut-Escape System

A key safety system on NASA’s Orion spacecraft — one that could save lives during launch — will undergo a major test sooner than expected, the […]
November 12, 2017

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has completed a successful free flight

“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!” On Saturday, the Dream Chaser space plane completed a milestone in its development. During an “approach and […]
November 9, 2017

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

Though NASA says it’s working toward a date in December 2019 The first flight of NASA’s next big rocket, the Space Launch System, likely won’t launch […]
November 5, 2017

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial […]
November 2, 2017

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 first residents in November of 2000, […]
November 1, 2017

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

When Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt left the lunar surface for the last time in 1972, many viewed the moon as a dry […]