Asteroid mining

November 12, 2018

Astronaut Rusty Schweickart Looks Back on Apollo 9, and to the Next Asteroid Impact

NASA astronaut Russell Schweickart’s career-defining moment came thanks to a camera problem. During a spacewalk on the Apollo 9 mission, his colleague’s movie camera jammed, and Schweickart was […]
September 28, 2018

China could be facing space station delay, Tiangong-2 to be deorbited

HELSINKI — China’s plan to launch and construct a space station could be hit by a test flight delay of the launcher designed to send the […]
July 23, 2018

Do Astronauts Have Rights While in Space?

The fascinating worlds of science and exploration always seem to leave legal challenges and expansions in their wake. As we reach out to the stars, space […]
November 5, 2017

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial […]
November 3, 2017

Space dust is stirring this star’s plasma soup

375 light years away in the constellation Hydra is a dusty star. W Hydrae is one of the brightest in our night sky, and it’s gathering tiny […]
October 28, 2017

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor says No, it’s not an alien, but we may have just been visited by something […]
August 24, 2016

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

China has given the world a first glimpse of its design for the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars. […]
August 3, 2016

Moon Express becomes first private company to get US approval for lunar mission

Paving the way for private missions beyond Earth orbit Spaceflight venture Moon Express wants to be the first private company ever to land on the Moon […]
March 8, 2016

Outer space is the 'next resource frontier,' says CEO of asteroid mining firm

TORONTO — When humans set out to colonize other planets, they’re going to need resources to build their settlements. That’s the pitch Chris Lewicki, the president […]