Space may be TV's final frontier, but it's only the beginning for many pioneers and entrepreneurs hoping to expand humanity's reach beyond planet Earth.
A powerful solar eruption that has already disturbed radio communications in China could disrupt electrical power grids and satellites used on Earth in the next days, NASA said. The massive sunspot, which astronomers say is the size of Jupiter, is th
Move over Battlestar Galactica and Starship Enterprise, the UK is about to launch a swarm of spaceships into orbit around the sun. Space scientists are planning for just such a spectacular mission after the recent success of the NASA mission "Sol
Ever since the the Russian news agency, Ria Novosti, reported that Russian space scientists are very concerned over the prospects of asteroid Apophis striking Earth, much talk has erupted in some European scientific circles over the likelihood of suc
A vid from PJTV's Bill Whittle and Rand Simberg talking up the ongoing one-small-steps and giant-leaps-for-mankind that are taking place now in the world of private space exploration.
Scientists believe they may have found a new planet in the far reaches of the solar system, up to four times the mass of Jupiter.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, a high-tech EU company named Astrium plans to partner with the American firm Alliant Techsystems to develop a new "low-cost" rocket booster that could launch future space tourists into orbit
A privately funded team hoping to win a multimillion-dollar race to the moon has figured out how it's going to get most of the way there — aboard a commercial rocket that could launch in 2013.
The discovery of a trove of potential alien planets, including dozens that could be Earth-size or habitable, is heartening news for those hoping to discover E.T. one day.
Will paying billions of dollars in carbon taxes to Al Gore and his cronies solve the problem?
NASA has released the first 360-degree view of the entire sun today, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday.
Now, reports out of Russia say that scientists there estimate Apophis will collide with Earth on April 13, 2036. These reports conflict on the probability of such a doomsday event, but the question remains: How scared should we be? “Technically,
In what some are calling a second iteration of the space race, it seems the Russians have found a “Sputnik moment” of their own.
The ESA’s newest Automated Transfer Vehicle--ATV-2, otherwise known as Johannes Kepler--is loaded up and primed for its February 15th launch to the International Space Station, marking a several significant milestones for the European Space Agency an
With one successful test flight of a private space capsule under its belt, a commercial spaceflight company is looking ahead to another big step: upgrading its robotic Dragon spaceship to carry astronaut crews.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Two months after a sister ship successfully concluded a demo flight, the U.S. military's second robotic X-37B space plane is in Florida preparing for blastoff March 4 on another secret mission, according to an Air Force o
So how big is it really? A new mathematical analysis says its at least 250 times larger than the visible universe. Which is really, really big.
The proliferation of space debris surrounding our planet isn't just a theoretical problem--flying extraterrestrial garbage can cause damage to satellites, manned and unmanned space missions, and even the International Space Station.
The object that plowed into Jupiter in 2009, creating a giant scar, was most likely an asteroid the size of the Titanic, rather than a comet, the latest evidence suggests.
The International Space Station could get a new inflatable module supplied by the private American company Bigelow Aerospace, sources say. NASA is apparently in discussions with Bigelow to acquire a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, called BEAM
While the astronomical community anxiously awaits the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope keeps reminding us just how remarkable of an instrument it really is.
"We're solar sailing!" says NanoSail-D principal investigator Dean Alhorn of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. "This is a momentous achievement." NanoSail-D spent the previous month and a half stuck inside its mothership, th
A band of make-believe space travelers locked in a steel capsule in Moscow is about to “land” on Mars, mission managers said Friday, nearly halfway through their 520-day mission
Mars500 Crew All Set For Upcoming Fake Mars Landing, And Then Six More Months In A Metal Capsule
The USA's prestigious space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, loves to talk about nuts and bolts, engineering, space exploration and the life humans may discover "out there." The space agency is even willing to discuss shu
World famous science fiction writer and futurist, the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke once penned a novel, "The Fountains of Paradise" that featured an amazing technology called an orbital tower that's basically an elevator to space. According to A. Sen
The Journal of Cosmology recently published a special issue concerning the requisites for and perils inherent in a manned mission to Mars, which appropriately touched upon that taboo topic that NASA never talks about: sex in space.
The Dream Chaser will go into orbit on the nose of a rocket, then land gently on airport runways.
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Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo passenger spacecraft leaves contrails in its wake during a Jan. 13, 2011, glide test, the fourth in a series of demonstration flights.