Technology

July 10, 2016

The Apollo 11 guidance computer code is now available on Github

The system responsible for the first moon landing is now readily available online, after an enterprising former NASA intern uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer code to Github this […]
July 7, 2016

China Is Launching the First Quantum Communication Satellite

The launch of the world’s first quantum communication satellite couldn’t come at a more symbolic time for China. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the […]
July 7, 2016

Thales Alenia Space Stratobus eyes contract in 2017, Ku/Ka-band frequency OK in 2019

TOULOUSE, France – Satellite builder Thales Alenia Space and six partners are investing their own money, plus grants from the French government, into the Stratobus high-altitude […]
July 6, 2016

MEET THE WINNERS OF STAR TREK AND NASA'S STUDENT 3D PRINTING CHALLENGE

THESE STUDENT-DESIGNED CONTAINERS WILL HELP ASTRONAUTS TO ‘LIVE LONG AND PROSPER‘ ON MARS AND BEYOND The winners of the Star Trek Replicator challenge have been decided. NASA announced in […]
July 5, 2016

Juno probe enters into orbit around Jupiter

The US space agency has successfully put a new probe in orbit around Jupiter. The Juno satellite, which left Earth five years ago, had to fire […]
July 2, 2016

LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS OF JUPITER CAPTURED BY NASA'S APPROACHING JUNO SPACECRAFT

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to make history when it flies by Jupiter on July 4th, giving scientists our best look yet at the eerie King of the […]
July 1, 2016

NASA IS PUTTING SPACEX'S CREW DRAGON THROUGH THE WRINGER

MAKING SURE THE CAPSULE PERFORMS WELL UNDER PRESSURE In a spacecraft that’s built to carry humans, the “pressure vessel” is the part of the structure the […]
June 25, 2016

Atlas 5 returns to flight with launch of Navy’s MUOS-5

WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket returned to flight June 24 with its first launch in three months to successfully lift the fifth and final […]
June 23, 2016

SATELLITE WATCHERS FIND AMERICA'S LATEST SPACE SECRET

There are secrets space can’t keep. When the National Reconnaissance Office launched an object into space earlier this month, we knew only rough details: the size of the […]