It’s a space elevator concept that could actually work. It would be much easier to escape Earth’s gravity if you could skip the energy-intensive rockets. That’s the idea behind the Spaceline, a newly-proposed type of space elevator that would link the Earth and the Moon in a bid drastically cut the cost of space […]
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At 6:43 am US eastern time today, the Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane broke a new spaceflight record, surpassing the 717 days, 20 hours and 42 minutes its predecessor spent in orbit just a couple years prior. The X-37B, explained: The Air Force is notoriously tightlipped about the X-37B program. The space plane […]
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 […]
A new 3D printer will launch to the space station in July with the goal of manufacturing human tissue in space.A new 3D printer will launch to the space station in July with the goal of manufacturing human tissue in space.(Image: © Techshot Inc.) The futuristic gizmo will launch this month.
Artist’s concept of LightSail 2 above Earth. Image: The Planetary Society Yesterday, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched NASA’s STP-2 mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying with it a whole raft of technology demonstrations that will one day aid in smarter spacecraft design and help the agency’s efforts in getting to Mars. Some of […]