Technology

January 26, 2016

Blue Origin to ramp up New Shepard tests

indications were that the vehicle performed as expected. “We haven’t seen or heard of anything that’s of concern. The vehicle performed perfectly,” he said. “Everything we’ve […]
January 26, 2016

Drone films Russia’s new cosmodrome

When the Soviet Union broke apart, one thing the Russian space program lost was, well, space. Specifically, with the independence of Kazakhstan, Russia lost its Baikonur […]
January 26, 2016

A Space Station, With Surveillance Cameras for Hire

LONDON — The two cameras sit on the Russian part of the International Space Station. They are named Theia and Iris. And they are available to […]
January 25, 2016

Goodbye, Philae

Philae, the European Space Agency’s comet lander, made history and melted hearts when it touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as part of the Rosetta mission in […]
January 23, 2016

New Shepard: Bezos flight 'demonstrates reuse'

US entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has reflown his New Shepard rocket, launching once again a capsule briefly into space. The hardware was exactly the same as that […]
January 22, 2016

SpaceX Just Test-Fired Its Spaceship For Astronauts, The 'Dragon 2'

 SpaceX may not have stuck its recent ambitious water landing, but Elon Musk‘s private rocket company isn’t letting that slow it down. Just a few minutes […]
January 22, 2016

Airspace restriction hints at Blue Origin test flight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin may be preparing for another test flight of the company’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle, based on an airspace restriction published by the […]
January 21, 2016

Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits […]
January 20, 2016

Study confirms that something's weird about the 'alien megastructure' star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In October, astronomers floated the idea that the star KIC 8462852 could […]