Technology

December 19, 2015

Astronaut Tim Peake: Life in space is 'absolutely spectacular'

UK astronaut Tim Peake says his first three days in space have been better than he imagined. Speaking from the International Space Station, he said life […]
December 19, 2015

NASA orders its second commercial crew flight from Boeing

NASA just ordered its second commercial crew flight from Boeing — one of the two private companies that is building vehicles to transport astronauts to the International […]
December 17, 2015

NASA’s Tech Was Repurposed in Some Strange Ways This Year

NASA has a long history of seeing its technology turned around after spaceflight for some more earthbound purposes. (Enjoy that scratch-resistant coating on your glasses? Well, […]
December 16, 2015

Artificial Morality?

If watching sci-fi has taught us anything, it is beware of intelligent robots. From Terminator to Star Wars, when robots become aware humans are in trouble. […]
December 13, 2015

Nasa releases plans for the Orion space capsule's first mission as it prepares to head to Mars

It will eventually be the spacecraft that carries humans to an asteroid and even to Mars, but the first big test of Nasa’s Orion space capsule […]
December 12, 2015

Tim Peake: a man on a (space) mission

The area cleared around the Soyuz rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan extends for more than a mile before reaching the observation area where family and […]
December 11, 2015

SEE THE FIERY AWESOMENESS OF A ROCKET LAUNCH FILMED IN 4K

Space has never looked so good. Just one day after private spaceflight company Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft docked with the ISS, NASA released the amazing video […]
December 10, 2015

SpaceX plans to launch its Falcon 9 again on December 19th

After a lengthy hiatus from spaceflight, SpaceX will launch its next Falcon 9 rocket again on December 19th. The rocket will carry 11 satellites for the […]
December 8, 2015

NASA: we're leaving the space station to the private sector

NASA just gave the private sector a heads-up: The International Space Station will soon have a vacancy. In a NASA advisory panel meeting last week, NASA […]