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China is building a floating spaceport for rocket launches

September 18th, 2020 at 12:27 am » Comments Off

In the near future, launch facilities located at sea are expected to be a lot more common. SpaceX announced that it is hoping to create offshore facilities in the near future for the sake of launching the Starship away from populated areas. And China, the latest member of the superpowers-in-space club, is currently building the […]



Here’s how asteroid mining will transform the world

August 23rd, 2020 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

Asteroid mining sounds fantastically futuristic, but it is almost feasible with existing technology. We have already landed spacecraft on asteroids and taken samples. Now all of that “simply” needs to be done at a much larger scale mining a well-scouted space rock. The payoff for humanity will be astronomical.



Virgin Galactic offers peek inside new space plane for tourists

August 7th, 2020 at 1:44 am » Comments Off

Inside of VSS Unity unveiled, showing the cabin in which six passengers will be able to float in zero gravity on the edge of space Virgin Galactic has revealed the interior of its centrepiece space plane, showing off a cabin with new custom seats and a “space mirror” in a virtual tour of what its […]



Hope Probe: UAE spacecraft blasts off in first ever mission to Mars

July 31st, 2020 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

Mission had been delayed twice due to bad weather The United Arab Emirates has launched its first mission to Mars, the first of three missions to the Red Planet to take place this month. The Hope Probe launched from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center for seven-month voyage, facing off bad weather which caused the mission to […]



Space tourists could ride this cosmic balloon to the edge of space

July 19th, 2020 at 2:53 am » Comments Off

  Competition in the space tourism industry is heating up, and a new company is taking a unique approach to near-space exploration. The prospect of space travel has long-since enchanted humanity. Now, as competition heats up across the burgeoning spaceflight industry, this sci-fi fantasy may soon become reality. The company Space Perspective is offering a […]



Send your ashes into orbit for a funeral in space

July 14th, 2020 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Services such as Celestis and Aura Flights send remains to the skies in an epic final journey. Even in the freezing cold, Steven Schnider would often drag his wife Christine outside to look up at the night sky. He’d point out everything from planets to comets to satellites he’d tracked down using an app called […]



NASA is offering $35,000 in prizes to design a toilet that will work on the moon

July 9th, 2020 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

NASA is seeking new designs for a toilet that will work on the moon. (CNN)NASA wants you to help put the loo in lunar, so it’s offering $35,000 in prizes to design a toilet that can be used on the moon. The space agency has set an ambitious goal of sending astronauts back to the […]



Architects have designed a Martian city for the desert outside Dubai

June 24th, 2020 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

  Martian city for the desert outside Dubai  Dubai is a city where firefighters use jetpacks, archipelagos are built from scratch, and buildings climb into the clouds; a slick metropolis in the middle of a vast red desert. First-time visitors would be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled onto a film set for a sci-fi […]



Scientists create world’s most heat resistant material with potential use for spaceplanes

June 11th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Unmanned aircraft flying in the upper atmosphere. Reusable spacecraft would make space exploration both more cost-effective and accessible, which is why space agencies have been actively pursuing their development. However, spaceplanes are subjected to extreme temperatures on exiting and re-entering the atmosphere. So, materials which can withstand the scorching temperatures are needed in their construction. […]



SpaceX’s first manned flight gets a launch window

April 4th, 2020 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

When will SpaceX’s first manned flight launch? No earlier than mid-to-late May, the company declared via its Twitter account Wednesday. The “Demo–2” Crew Dragon flight will see astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley fly to the International Space Station. A successful mission will enable SpaceX to send NASA astronauts to the space station, giving the […]



Japanese spacecraft fired cannonball into asteroid

March 30th, 2020 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft fired a copper cannonball into Ryugu, an 850 meter-wide near-Earth asteroid. The 2 kilogram “Small Carry-on Impactor,” a bit larger than a tennis ball, hit the asteroid at approximately 7,200 kilometers/hour and blew out a 14.5 meter wide crater with a depth of .6 meters. After a […]



Human settlements in space are closer than we think. Here’s what it will look like

March 25th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

From vast spaceships orbiting close to Earth to tunnels the size of Los Angeles under the surface of the moon  European Space Agency’s plan for the Moon Village. “We already have, or at least understand, the technology needed for a moon base,” says Lewis Dartnell, an astrobiologist from the University of Westminster in London. “The […]



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