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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 […]
May 6, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth from Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is returning to Earth today (May 5) with more than 2 tons of NASA gear from the International Space Station. The capsule’s splashdown […]
May 2, 2018

SpaceX and Boeing spacecraft may not become operational until 2020

“The contractors have had difficulty executing aggressive schedules.” A new report provides some insight into the challenges that SpaceX and Boeing are facing when it comes […]
January 31, 2018

The James Webb Space Telescope finally takes shape

Last January, at the 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in suburban Dallas, astronomers were growing increasingly excited about the progress the James Webb […]
December 22, 2017

Cosmic Watch – A Time Traveller’s Delight

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated with the Cosmos and how things move in the universe. Trying to visualize how the Earth, […]
January 25, 2017

Five finalists will try to land a spacecraft on the Moon this year to win the Google Lunar X Prize

They have booked rides to space, but they need to launch before December 31st From a group of 16 contestants, five teams are officially moving forward […]
July 10, 2016

The Apollo 11 guidance computer code is now available on Github

The system responsible for the first moon landing is now readily available online, after an enterprising former NASA intern uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer code to Github this […]
March 9, 2016

Google's DeepMind defeats legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in historic victory

A huge milestone has just been reached in the field of artificial intelligence: AlphaGo, a program developed by Google’s DeepMind unit, has defeated legendary Go player […]
February 24, 2016

Virtual Astronauts

Traveling to Mars has fascinated the human mind for eons and the idea embodies the next obvious step in human exploration. We’ve sent robots to the […]