Human space flight has always been “untouchable.” It has been for big companies or governments only to take on. But Copenhagen Suborbitals would like to show the world that it can be done by thinking unconventionally in all areas
At the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight, Bigelow laid out a timeline of a wild-west-style Chinese takeover of the moon, calling China "the new gunslinger in Dodge." Bigelow's timeline notes China's increasing success in
Today we are suddenly looking at plenty of heavily lift capacity coming on stream and also plenty of government funds from any number of governments to support space industry. This means that it behooves us to quickly get out of mission specific ope
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — The hangar at the operating hub for public space travel is being dedicated here today (Oct. 17), home base for pay-per-view suborbital treks out of Earth's atmosphere. The Spaceport America Terminal Hangar Facility is to
Branson last month said he hoped to launch a vessel into space within the next 12 months, which he said would kick off an era of commercial space travel.
At issue is an Air Force proposal to award a bulk buy of 40 launches over five years to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing that is now the government’s sole provider of medium- and heavy-lift rockets for civilian an
Under the deal, NASA will charter up to three flights on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, an air-launched spacecraft designed to carry eight people on trips to suborbital space.
This is the first time so many actors from different Star Trek series have appeared in one movie. Enjoy!!
The Dream Chaser carried into space on the nose of a rocket. (Photo: SNC) Image Gallery (10 images)
The object is so distant that we cannot resolve its shape. But this brightness oscillation, called a lightcurve, reveals the strange shape of 2001QG298 as it spins round. The object appears faint at times because one lobe is hidden behind the other,
A Formula One tycoon is linking up with KLM, the Dutch airline, to develop spacecraft that could bring every city on Earth within 2 hours' travel time. A British passenger was the first to buy a $93,000 ticket for a ride on an early version of the cr
A visionary commercial spaceplane has been announced by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines after entering into a partnership with Michiel Mol, a multi-billionaire software entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Space Expedition Curacao (SXC). The plane would take of
Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their studies of exploding stars that revealed that the expansion of the universe is accelerating.
Many months after the Falcon Heavy announcement there is still confusion about its significance, and in some quarters outright disbelief remains regarding the launch prices actually posted on the SpaceX website for the Falcon Heavy. No other company
Elon Musk announced the latest proposed modifications to his Falcon 9 space launch vehicles to reduce costs: Complete recyclability/re-usability and lower recovery costs making extraplanatery journeys FAR more cost effective.
China successfully launched its first space lab module into orbit in an impressive nighttime display today (Sept. 29). The unmanned Tiangong 1 module lifted off on a Chinese Long March 2F rocket at 9:16 p.m. Local Time (1316 GMT/9:16 a.m. EDT) fro
Neil Armstrong, 81, is a pioneer, hero, astronaut, and the first human to set foot upon another world. He's also disgusted. The man with the "right stuff" has had it with the direction America is going in space and he wants the world to know just
Russia would resume its program of inter-planetary explorations after a long break with an unmanned mission to the Martian satellite Phobos, a Russian space company said Thursday. According to Victor Khartov, head of the Lavochkin Scientific and P
Two astrobiologists charge NASA killed Martian life with its space missions ... Scientist Gilbert Levin insists his biology experiment proved life is in the Martian soil. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an astrobiologist at Washington State University and his G
China is serious about its intentions to get to the Moon and its next step is to build a space station. Not content with the International Space Station (ISS) that's currently orbiting the Earth funded and used by the US, Russia and Europe, China
NASA's dead six-ton satellite fell to Earth early Saturday morning, starting its fiery death plunge somewhere over the vast Pacific Ocean. Details were still sketchy, but the U.S. Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center and NASA say that the bus
Both moons are extremely odd, especially the tumbling moon of fear: Phobos. Two facts deeply troubled Shklovsky. First, both moons are too small. No other planet in the solar system has moons as tiny as the Martian moons. Second, their origin bothere
A satellite is expected to crash into earth sometime Friday, but according to NASA’s calculations you may already be dead.
Passenger versions now set to begin production.
A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica.
China is about to take the first step towards building its own space station with the launch of Tiangong 1, or Heavenly Palace, in a further sign of its race to catch up with the US and Russia.
Disasters happen in space. The Soviets lost Cosmonauts and NASA lost astronauts during the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. But forward thinking is something NASA normally excels at and now the US space agency is taking a second look at an old idea
The National Maritime Museum's Royal Observatory in Greenwich England has announced the 2011 winners of its Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, across categories from “Our Solar System” and “Deep Space” to “Best Newcomer” and “Young Astronomy
Former Shuttle Cdr. Charles Bolden reveals NASA's plans for a new as the Space Launch System (SLS) – based on a heavy-lift rocket bigger than the Saturn V – that could take crews to Mars, asteroids, back to the Moon, and beyond.