aerospace

March 4, 2019

Soon, hundreds of tourists will go to space. What should we call them?

Astronauts or astro-nots? Perhaps within a matter of a months, a handful of customers will board a spacecraft and fly above Earth’s atmosphere to float for […]
February 23, 2019

Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glided back down to California’s Mojave desert.     Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike […]
February 21, 2019

Gateway Foundation Shows off Their Plans for an Enormous Rotating Space Station

Since the end of the Apollo-era, one of the main goals of NASA, Roscosmos and other space agencies has been the development of technologies that will […]
February 6, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch moves to March, risking Falcon Heavy delays

The planning date for the launch debut of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft has been pushed to no earlier than (NET) March 2019 per sources familiar with the […]
December 2, 2018

Boundary of space being reconsidered as Virgin Galactic test program advances

WASHINGTON — As Virgin Galactic gets closer to its first suborbital flights into space, a potential change in terminology could make it easier for the company […]
November 30, 2018

NASA selects nine companies for commercial lunar lander program

WASHINGTON — NASA has picked nine companies, ranging from startups to aerospace giants, to be eligible for future contracts to deliver payloads to the surface of […]
September 27, 2018

A Japanese company has announced a long-term plan to develop the Moon

“Around 2030 we expect to begin developing propellant and sending it to spacecraft.” On Wednesday, a Japanese company called ispace announced that it has two missions […]
September 21, 2018

Meet the Amateur Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets

Joe Barnard has spent the last three years pioneering DIY landing technologies for amateur rockets and now the aerospace industry is paying attention. To call Joe […]
September 6, 2018

NASA says it’s building a gateway to the Moon—critics say it’s just a gate

“It is the next giant leap into quicksand.” It is the year 2026. A veteran astronaut, Nicole Mann, leads her crew of four through a hatch […]