February 12, 2014

Futuristic Robots to Monitor Space Traffic and Prevent Collisions

Space traffic is pretty much unregulated. There are no traffic lights telling you when to stop or go. There are no stop signs around to help […]
January 18, 2014

SpaceX test parachute system for Commercial Crew Dragon

NASA confirmed on Friday that SpaceX’s Commercial Crew Dragon program successfully conducted a parachute test – as part of the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) contract […]
January 16, 2014

Nasa reveal plans for the biggest rocket ever made to take man to Mars

It is set to become the largest rocket ever built, dwarfing the rockets that took man to the moon and paving the way for manned missions […]
December 29, 2013

NASA’s twitchy bouncy roboball may explore Titan one day

A tangle of poles and ropes that looks like an evilly twitching tent may be the precursor of a future robotic explorer, which would be dropped […]
December 20, 2013

Kirobo robot has first space chat on board ISS

Japan‘s robot astronaut Kirobo has performed its first mission at the International Space Station – holding a series of conversations with a Japanese astronaut and keeping […]
December 11, 2013

This Sleek Spiderman Spacesuit Could Take Astronauts To Mars

Even though they perform superhuman feats, astronauts always look a little ridiculous. Their clunky pressurized spacesuits are functional–they provide oxygen, scrub CO2, and keep astronauts safe […]
December 7, 2013

The VASIMR Plasma Rocket: Bridging the Gap in Space Travel

Plasma rocket technology was first introduced to the scientific community in 1977 by Franklin Chang Díaz, a Costa Rican scientist and astronaut. The idea has been developed since […]
December 4, 2013

From SciFi to SciFact – The Artificial Womb

Two movies that prominently feature artificial wombs are sci-fi thrillers “The Matrix” and “The Island.” While both movies feature the wombs in more sinister plots, there’s […]
November 11, 2013

3 Soyuz Expedition 37 Astronauts Return to Earth

Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikin and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano landed their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 9:49 p.m. EST. The trio […]