Technology

August 28, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper rocket prototype takes giant leap for Elon Musk

A very early version of Elon Musk’s Mars Starship blasts to new heights. After a few false starts, the prototype of Elon Musk’s Mars rocket made a spectacular […]
August 27, 2019

Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise’s Life Scanner

Spiral light reveals living creatures. When the crewmembers of the starship Enterprise pull into orbit around a new planet, one of the first things they do […]
August 26, 2019

X-37B Military Space Plane Breaks Record on Latest Mystery Mission

Nearly 719 days of orbital spaceflight and counting. The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane just broke its spaceflight-duration record. At 6:43 a.m. EDT (1043 GMT) today (Aug. […]
August 25, 2019

Russian spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock

A spacecraft carrying Russia’s humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday morning, Russian state news agencies reported. Fedor, also known as Skybot F-850, is a […]
August 21, 2019

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Scientists working on an audacious mission to the ocean world of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa says. The […]
August 13, 2019

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for […]
August 12, 2019

Watch the Gantry Europe’s New Ariane 6 Rocket Take Its 1st Test Drive

It weighs more than the the Eiffel Tower. A new timelapse video shows the rocket gantry for Europe’s newest booster, the Ariane 6, take its first test […]
August 5, 2019

What Living on the Moon Would Look Like

The idea of building a colony on the moon where people could live has been floating around for decades, and numerous lunar missions have given us […]
July 26, 2019

SpaceX’s Starship prototype has taken flight for the first time

We were on hand, in Boca Chica, for Starhopper’s big moment. BOCA CHICA BEACH, Texas—It flew. It really did. On Thursday night, SpaceX’s stainless steel Starship prototype […]