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 […]
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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 […]
Chinese space scientists are currently outfitting their Mars Rover with scientific instruments in preparation for a launch next year. The “Mars 2020 mission spacecraft is undergoing integration,” Wang Chi, director of China’s National Space Science Center, told Space News.
Mars colonists ‘will become super-mutants with cancer-immune skin’ – but could die ‘if they mate with Earthlings’, scientist warns
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 […]
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 […]