Technology

February 27, 2017

Virgin Galactic resumes SpaceShipTwo testing

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic resumed flight tests of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Feb. 24 after a two-month hiatus. The vehicle, attached to its WhiteKnightTwo carrier […]
February 10, 2017

HERE’S WHAT NASA’S EUROPA LANDER COULD LOOK LIKE

IT’S DESIGNED TO SEARCH FOR LIFE ON JUPITER’S ICY MOON While many of NASA’s current missions are investigating Mars or various asteroids, a mission launching in […]
February 6, 2017

How To Build A Space Suit That’s Actually (Sort Of) Comfortable

After decades of heavy and cumbersome suits, astronauts are getting an upgrade. No one ever donned a space suit because it was comfy. Quite the opposite—space […]
February 5, 2017

Calculating what it would take to park a solar sail at Alpha Centauri

Breakthrough Starshot is an initiative that hopes to send miniature spaceships on a high-speed jaunt to the Centauri system sometime within the next few decades. Doing […]
February 2, 2017

Sending Mars Rovers on a ‘Walkabout’ Could Boost Their Science Output

Rovers have limited time on Mars, so to optimize the science returns, geologists on Earth are devising new strategies for NASA’s rover drivers to find the […]
February 1, 2017

SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition finally puts pods in the tube

Only three out of 27 teams made it to the final round.   “I almost cried the first time it went 50 kilometers per hour.” Marleen […]
January 30, 2017

SpaceX Delays First Flight From NASA Shuttle Launch Pad

Elon Musk‘s rocket company has bumped a commercial satellite mission until after a scheduled mid-February cargo run to the International Space Station. SpaceX on Sunday bumped […]
January 29, 2017

Private Space Station Coming Soon? Company Aiming for 2020 Launch

Work is underway to establish the world’s first private, international commercial space station, a complex that would serve a global community of sovereign and private astronauts. […]
January 27, 2017

BOEING’S NEW SPACESUITS LOOK LIKE A BIG UPGRADE FROM NASA’

MORE COMFORTABLE, LESS UGLY, AND (HOPEFULLY) JUST AS FUNCTIONAL Some day soon, private companies are expected to take over the task of carrying astronauts to and […]