A new gully has appeared on a sloped crater wall on Mars.
NASA astronaut G. Reid Wiseman is excited about the long term implications of 3D printers in space. Wiseman and the 'Made In Space' printer are scheduled to meet on ISS in Aug. 2014. He spoke at a NASA event on Mar. 19th, 2014.
On its final orbit In 2017, NASA's Cassini probe will fly between the inner edge of the D ring and the upper atmosphere of the gas giant. It will also fly though an Enceladus plume in the next few years.
Lockheed-Martin (LM) has a problem. Its Atlas V orbital launch system, while very popular with the US military, at around US$225M per launch is too expensive to compete effectively for commercial missions, whose launch costs are generally about half
Privatized space exploration is big business these days, and nobody is bigger than SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk of Tesla electric car fame. We've already seen how SpaceX is picking up after the loss of the Space Shuttle when it comes to r
Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.
It depends on how they're deployed.
It’s the cosmic event of the year. Right now, telescopes all over the world are turning to our galaxy’s center, where for the first time ever they may have a front-row look at a supermassive black hole consuming a gas cloud.
SpaceX’s reusable booster rocket, the first of its kind, could pave the way for radically cheaper access to space.
Controlling a robot in space from the ground can be a bit like hitting a moving target.
A regularly updated listing of planned missions from spaceports around the globe. Dates and times are given in Greenwich Mean Time.
Drew Phillips (BitcoinNotBombs.Com) on Bitcoin and the Texas Bitcoin Conference - Michael Belfiore (Author: Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space) provides and update on the private s
Project Morpheus is trying very, very hard to be a next-gen, fuel efficient, intelligent, autonomous, lean, green, safer, cheaper planetary lander.
Getting into space is an expensive business where every little bit of extra weight, which includes the fuel powering the spacecraft, can add thousands of dollars to the cost of a mission.
Earth has a magnetic field, which begins at the core and stretches far out into space.
The Winklevoss twins want to take a trip to outer space, and they’re using bicoin to get there.
A European space plane project will take to the skies a few months from now for a crucial test.
LiftPort Group of Seattle seems to think so. This private company proposes launching rockets from Earth to a 'Lagrange Point PicoGravity Lab' where cargo can be transferred to and from the lunar surface.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - An asteroid is headed this way. But even though it will come closer than the moon, astronomers say it will pose no danger.
SpaceX believes they have “all the necessary pieces” to achieve a full recovery of the booster stage, with the next launch of their Falcon 9 v1.1 set to test another key technology towards that aim, via the debut of landing legs on the aft of the fir
SpaceX says its Falcon 9 v1.1 medium-class launcher is expected to receive U.S. Air Force approval this year to compete against United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 and Delta 4 rockets for launches of sensitive national security payloads.
All the way to outer space. That's right -- ever since Obama ended the U.S. manned spaceflight program, U.S. astronauts have depended on Russia to take them to the International Space Station.”
To say space research is a waste of money is wrong. For every US$1 put into US space agency, its citizens get US$10 as payback; in Japan and the European Union that amount is more than US$3.
An ambitious simulated Mars mission that will take place over a full year in the Canadian Arctic has whittled its pool of potential crewmembers by two-thirds.
With the film Gravity hoovering up awards for its portrayal of astronauts dodging colliding satellites, now seems a good time to talk about the very real threat posed by space debris.
The idea of erasing and implanting memories is a common feature of science fiction films such as Total Recall and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Would you pay $5 dollars for a hole in the ground? What if that hole was on Mars?
In a fun, exciting talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: distant galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the universe's largest pieces, says the Intel Science Fair award winner, we can learn quite a lot about scien
It’s a good thing that planets outside our Solar System get catalog designations instead of proper names, or space scientists would now be scraping the barrel for “Ralph” or “Tigger.”
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