Technology

November 21, 2015

NASA’s Orion spacecraft gets new silver heat shield for deep space trips

NASA is upgrading its Orion spacecraft, a deep-space capsule which may one day take men all the way to Mars, with a new silver heat shield. […]
November 21, 2015

NASA orders first crewed mission from SpaceX to the ISS

NASA has officially ordered its first commercial crew mission from private spaceflight company SpaceX. That means SpaceX has NASA’s authority to proceed with the first crewed launch of […]
November 17, 2015

Power cut on international space station can't be repaired until 2016

The International Space Station has had a power cut and spacewalking repairs may be needed once a replacement part can be delivered by rocket. Nasa said on Monday […]
November 16, 2015

construction begins on the giant magellan telescope

You can get a great view of the stars in the Atacama Desert in Chile. There’s seldom a rain cloud in the sky (it’s one of […]
November 15, 2015

10 stunning space missions you've never heard of

2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found water, and we got our first-ever photographs […]
November 14, 2015

NASA reviews progress of habitat development for deep-space exploration

A November meeting of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Advanced Exploration Systems division has discussed the progress made in Fiscal Year 2015 and […]
November 12, 2015

SENATE VOTES TO LEGALIZE SPACE MINING

After much delay, an important space bill has finally passed in the Senate. The Space Act of 2015 would do a lot of things to encourage the private […]
November 11, 2015

Inside Russia's Star City as British astronaut prepares to blast off into space

For most of its 50 years, the nondescript settlement of concrete buildings an hour’s drive into the forest south-west of Moscow has remained shrouded in absolute […]
November 8, 2015

NASA releases wild high-res images of last year's Orbital rocket explosion

This week, NASA posted new high-resolution photos to Flickr of last year’s Orbital Sciences rocket failure, showing the nighttime launch pad explosion in even greater detail. The images […]