Technology

January 17, 2020

SpinLaunch raises $35 million

WASHINGTON — SpinLaunch, a startup pursuing an alternative approach for placing payloads into orbit, has raised $35 million in a new funding round disclosed Jan. 16. […]
January 12, 2020

NASA’s 10 Greatest Science Missions

NASA, which stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, turns 62 this year. Since 1958, this organization has completed hundreds of missions that had different goals […]
January 10, 2020

The Most Amazing Advancements in Airplanes Over the Last Decade

Airplanes, long at the forefront of technological innovation, have continued this impressive adoption of new technology over the last ten years. These advancements have made aircraft […]
January 9, 2020

Virgin Galactic’s Next SpaceShipTwo Notches Key ‘Weight on Wheels’ Milestone

Virgin Galactic’s Next SpaceShipTwo Notches Key ‘Weight on Wheels’ Milestone Virgin Galactic’s next SpaceShipTwo vehicle has notched another construction milestone. The six-passenger spaceliner just deployed its landing gear […]
January 8, 2020

SpaceX becomes operator of world’s largest commercial satellite constellation with Starlink launch

WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched 60 of its own Starlink broadband satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket Jan. 6, becoming the operator of the world’s largest commercial […]
January 4, 2020

SpaceX’s New Starship Prototype Could Fly in Just 3 Months, Elon Musk Says

The timeline is ambitious, but that’s no surprise. SpaceX’s newly redesigned prototype of its Mars-colonizing Starship craft could get off the ground for the first time just two […]
January 3, 2020

Virgin Orbit plans orbital launch in early 2020

WASHINGTON — After falling short of plans to begin launches in 2019, Virgin Orbit now expects to perform its first orbital launch attempt in early 2020, […]
December 31, 2019

Elon Musk shared an animation showing what SpaceX soon hopes to achieve after nearly a decade of effort: Launching astronauts into space

In the video, two astronauts trot down a sleek launchpad walkway in Cape Canaveral, Florida, climb aboard a Crew Dragon, and rocket into orbit atop a […]
December 24, 2019

NASA’s Moon to Mars Plans, Artemis Lunar Program Gets Fast Tracked in 2019

In 2019, NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the agency’s Apollo 11 Moon landing, the most historic moment in space exploration, while also making significant progress toward putting […]