Technology

December 22, 2015

SpaceX reusable rocket launch and landing test successful

SpaceX sent a rocket soaring toward orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then it landed the leftover […]
December 22, 2015

NASA wants to grow potatoes on Mars

In Ridley Scott‘s science fiction drama The Martian, Matt Damon’s character plays a botanist who discovers how to grow potatoes on the Red Planet. Now, scientists […]
December 22, 2015

SpaceX Successfully Lands A Giant Falcon 9 Rocket For The First Time

SpaceX has done it. Elon Musk’s rocket startup just successfully launched and then landed a Falcon 9 rocket some 10 minutes later. This comes after several […]
December 21, 2015

Astronauts "go" for spacewalk outside ISS today

A pair of NASA astronauts on Monday morning plan to exit the International Space Station in an effort to secure a rail car that is stuck in the […]
December 21, 2015

Spacex launch delayed to boost the chances of landing afterward

SpaceX really wants to nail this landing. An explosion in June has kept the Falcon 9 rocket grounded for months, and now it seems we’ll have […]
December 21, 2015

NASA Lays Groundwork for Sending Humans to Mars

Scientists and engineers gathered together to figure out what would make a good Martian landing site and what hurdles they’ll have to overcome for a 2035 […]
December 20, 2015

More People, More Problems: Overpopulation and the Importance of Space Research

7.3 billion is a hard number to really comprehend. It’s approximately the number of seconds that go by over the course of 231 years. It’s twice […]
December 20, 2015

NASA 3D Printed A Rocket Engine That Actually Works

The components were created via an additive manufacturing process known as selective laser smelting. Unlike the commercially available 3D printers you can currently buy, which use […]
December 19, 2015

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee, emphasizing its need for a joint effort from varied academic disciplines and the […]