Europe

July 22, 2018

SpaceX delivers for Telesat with successful early morning launch

An upgraded model of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket fired into orbit early Sunday from Florida’s Space Coast, hoisting a record-setting 7.8-ton (nearly 7.1-metric ton) communications satellite […]
November 13, 2017

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Luca Parmitano — who flew on the International Space Station in 2013 — has an asteroid named after […]
July 1, 2017

Did Life on Earth Come From Outer Space?

A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. Where did life come from? It remains one the biggest questions in biology, and has preoccupied scientists for […]
January 18, 2017

WHAT WAS THE CARRINGTON EVENT?

Isn’t modern society great? With all this technology surrounding us in all directions. It’s like a cocoon of sweet, fluffy silicon. There are chips in my […]
July 7, 2016

China Is Launching the First Quantum Communication Satellite

The launch of the world’s first quantum communication satellite couldn’t come at a more symbolic time for China. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the […]
March 12, 2016

ExoMars Mission Launches On Monday To Search For Signs Of Life On Mars

European Space Agency’s long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off Could there be life on Mars? The red planet would not be an easy place […]
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 […]
February 12, 2016

Ground control bids farewell to Philae comet lander

Ground controllers say it is time to give up hope of ever hearing again from the comet lander Philae. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission dropped […]
February 3, 2016

Luxembourg to support space mining

The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going to support R&D in technologies that would […]