Technology

February 9, 2016

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Prepares For First Launch In 2018

The race to Mars is on, and NASA’s mission to the Red Planet has just begun another important phase. The backbone of the new Orion crew module […]
February 8, 2016

Here’s What The Blue Origin Rocket Sees When It Lands Vertically

In November 2015 Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s private aerospace company Blue Origin announced an aerospace first: the vertical takeoff and landing of a rocket ship. The […]
February 8, 2016

Nasa’s front-line defense against killer rocks from space

The Solar System Dynamics group of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is, as physicist Marina Brozovic explains, is like “flight control for the solar system.” Basically, it’s […]
February 7, 2016

How NASA Broadcast Neil Armstrong Live from the Moon

Apollo 11’s lunar landing and specifically Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon was, arguably, the biggest television event of the 20th century. Knowing the impact […]
February 6, 2016

Advanced space propulsion startup shuts down

WASHINGTON — A Colorado company that said last year it had achieved a technological breakthrough in space transportation has decided to shut down, citing the high […]
February 5, 2016

The Moon or Mars? NASA Must Pick 1 Goal for Astronauts, Experts Tell Congress

NASA can’t afford to put humans on Mars while also pursuing missions to put astronauts back on the moon, according to a panel of experts who […]
February 4, 2016

Congressional committee says NASA’s Mars mission is in critical need of a plan

At a special hearing today, members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology tore apart NASA’s Journey to Mars initiative, claiming the program needs […]
February 3, 2016

Luxembourg to support space mining

The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going to support R&D in technologies that would […]
February 2, 2016

NASA’s Super Guppy Gives Mars-Bound Spacecraft A Lift

Today the Orion capsule, NASA’s spacecraft designed to bring humans to Mars, starts its next phase of development at Kennedy Space Center. The remarkable part is […]