December 23, 2019

To Astrobee or Not to Bee

I’m sure many of us have grown up watching sci-fi movies with helpful little robots running around assisting the crew. Think Farscape; think Red Dwarf; or […]
December 18, 2019

Starliner test flight passes launch readiness review

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft passed another in a series of final reviews Dec. 17 as it proceeds towards a critical uncrewed […]
December 16, 2019

How Astronauts Repair Broken Systems in Space

Fixing a broken system in space is different than doing so while on Earth. There are lots of different things that need to be taken into […]
December 11, 2019

How NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Hunt for Alien Life

The strategy involves matching geochemistry with structure. SAN FRANCISCO — Spotting signs of long-dead life is a tall order for a lonely robot on a faraway […]
December 10, 2019

Blue Origin Will Launch (and Land) a Reusable Spacecraft Today. Watch It Live

Liftoff is set for 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT). Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, will launch a spacecraft filled with science […]
December 6, 2019

Astronauts are Going to Attach a “Robot Hotel” to the Outside of the International Space Station

Robotic helpers are becoming an increasingly important element aboard the International Space Station. It is here where robots like the Robonaut, CIMON, FEDOR, Canadarm2, Dextre, and CIMON 2 (which is currently on its way […]
November 24, 2019

How AI is Promoting World Security and Counter-Terrorism

Artificial Intelligence is a new tool that’s enabling the world to be a safer place. Through the use of these techniques, security and counter-terrorism efforts can […]
November 22, 2019

New details emerge about failed lunar landings

HOUSTON — The Indian government has offered new details about what happened during its first attempt to land on the moon in September. In a written response […]
November 21, 2019

SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype experienced a major failure during pressurisation testing on Wednesday. A video from the scene in Texas showed the top part of the […]