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Everyone’s going back to the moon. But why?

July 22nd, 2019 at 12:47 am » Comments Off

The Deep Space Gateway, seen here in an artist’s rendering, would be a spaceport in lunar orbit. Boeing As the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo landing approaches, a host of countries are undertaking lunar missions. What’s behind the new space race? At 2.51am on Monday 15 July, engineers at India’s national spaceport at Sriharikota […]



Relativity is building a 3D-printing rocket manufacturing hub in Mississippi

June 26th, 2019 at 10:43 pm » Comments Off

The future of rocket manufacturing has touched down in Mississippi. At NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, nestled in Hancock County, Miss., right on the border of Louisiana, the Los Angeles-based 3D-printed spacecraft manufacturer, Relativity Space, is planning a massive $59 million expansion to make a permanent manufacturing hub in this bucolic corner of the […]



Mars colonists ‘will become super-mutants with cancer-immune skin’ – but could die ‘if they mate with Earthlings’, scientist warns

June 1st, 2019 at 4:02 pm » Comments Off

One of the winning teams of a NASA competition to make a full-scale Mars habitat using modeling software, Team SEArch+/Apis Cor, designed this Martian abode, which is built from the upper part of a Hercules Single-Stage Reusable Vehicle. The first humans on Mars will quickly become too fragile to have sex with. That’s according to […]



New video details NASA’s plan to return humans to the moon

May 25th, 2019 at 3:40 am » Comments Off

We Are Going There NASA is confident it’s going back to the Moon — and this time, it plans to stay there. On Tuesday, the agency released “We Are Going,” a new video narrated by Star Trek actor William Shatner. In the clip, NASA details precisely how it plans to send a crewed mission to […]



NASA will pay you $19,000 to stay in bed — and be spun in a centrifuge

April 4th, 2019 at 1:52 am » Comments Off

Some study participants will be spun in a short-arm human centrifuge that generates artificial gravity. Like to lounge in bed? We might have your dream job. NASA wants Earth-bound volunteers to test how artificial gravity might help keep astronauts healthy in space. NASA and the European Space Agency will pay you $19,000 to lie in […]



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