Technology

May 25, 2016

NEXT SPACEX LAUNCH WILL PAVE THE WAY FOR FIRST CREWED PRIVATE SPACEFLIGHTS

SpaceX and Boeing are competing to become the first private company to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017 (or 2018). But before SpaceX’s new […]
May 24, 2016

SPACE STATION INFLATABLE HABITAT WILL GET BLOWN UP ON THURSDAY

An expandable habitat that might eventually help humankind colonize the Moon and Mars will begin testing on the International Space Station this week. Astronauts will start […]
May 23, 2016

India successfully launches reusable shuttle prototype

India’s space agency has successfully launched a reusable mini shuttle model into space, marking an important development in its low-cost space program. An unmanned prototype of the Reusable […]
May 19, 2016

Congress wants to know if NASA can really get to Mars

Members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology repeatedly questioned the feasibility of NASA’s strategy to get to the Red Planet by the 2030s […]
May 18, 2016

LOCKHEED MARTIN WANTS TO SEND HUMANS TO MARS IN 12 YEARS

Before our species set foot on the moon, we orbited it first. The same will probably be true for Mars, and on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin plans […]
May 16, 2016

SpaceX puts its third booster in a barn—and the result is dazzling

SpaceX has now successfully landed three rockets from space—one by land and two by sea. That has given the company quite a collection of boosters in its Hangar 39A […]
May 14, 2016

NASA INVESTS IN SUSPENDED ANIMATION, GROWABLE SPACE HABITATS, AND MORE

NASA wants to put humans on Mars in the 2030s, and it’s probably going to take some crazy ideas to get us there. Toward that end, […]
May 13, 2016

Elon Musk's Dream of People Traveling in Tubes Is Alive!

Startup company Hyperloop One began with a question asked by Elon Musk in 2012: Can people travel in supersonic vacuum tubes? Yesterday, it came back with an answer: yes. In the Nevada desert, […]
May 11, 2016

NASA working towards September 2018 SLS/Orion launch

WASHINGTON — Managers of three key NASA exploration programs said May 10 that they are making good progress towards a first launch of the Space Launch […]