Technology

March 20, 2020

NASA targets May for Crew Dragon test flight

WASHINGTON — NASA announced March 18 it plans to perform a crewed flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, with two NASA astronauts on board, as soon […]
March 15, 2020

NASA takes Gateway off the critical path for 2024 lunar return

WASHINGTON — A revised plan for returning astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2024 will no longer rely on the use of a lunar […]
March 7, 2020

NASA declares Starliner mishap a “high visibility close call”

“We could have lost a spacecraft twice during this mission.” After pondering the totality of issues that arose during a December test flight of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft this […]
March 6, 2020

Nasa’s next Mars rover will be called Perseverance

The American space agency has a new name for the rover it will be sending to the Red Planet this summer. To date, the project has […]
March 5, 2020

Inside Elon Musk’s plan to build one Starship a week—and settle Mars

“I think we need, probably, on the order of 1,000 ships.” BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas—How badly does Elon Musk want to get to Mars? Let me […]
March 3, 2020

Astra’s bid to win $12 million DARPA Launch Challenge comes up short

But Astra plans to launch many missions in the near future. The DARPA Launch Challenge’s $12 million purse will go unclaimed. The California-based spaceflight startup Astra scrubbed a […]
March 2, 2020

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept

It’s hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little […]
March 1, 2020

SpaceX’s Starship SN1 prototype appears to burst during pressure test

SpaceX’s new Starship prototype appeared to burst during a pressure test late Friday (Feb. 28), rupturing under the glare of flood lights and mist at the company’s south […]
February 27, 2020

Future Astronauts Could Enjoy Fresh Vegetables From an Autonomous Orbital Greenhouse

If humanity is going to become a spare-faring and interplanetary species, one of the most important things will be the ability of astronauts to see to […]