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Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA changed in space

March 15th, 2018 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

After spending nearly a year aboard the International Space Station, American astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth in 2016—only to find that his DNA had changed.

Elon Musk: Mars rocket will fly ‘short flights’ next year

March 12th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk issued yet another incredibly ambitious timeline. During a Q&A at the SXSW festival on Sunday, Musk said SpaceX will be ready to fly its Mars rocket in 2019.

The Moon is set to get its own mobile phone network

March 4th, 2018 at 3:41 pm » Comments Off

The moon, shown here in a 1992 image captured by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, is set to get its own mobile phone network.

Two space hotels could open as early as 2021

February 24th, 2018 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Bigelow Aerospace announced a new spinoff venture that will focus on marketing and operating their inflatable space habitats. The announcement comes as part of Bigelow’s plans to launch two new modules into low-Earth orbit by 2021.

‘A fantastic find’: Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surface

January 22nd, 2018 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

The slope rises as high as London’s Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue. If such a scene sounds otherworldly, it is. To visit it, you’ll have to travel to Mars.

Scientists find living bacteria from outer space on ISS surface

December 1st, 2017 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

The bacteria were brought to the space station accidentally on tablet PCs together with various materials that are placed aboard the ISS for long time to study the materials’ behavior in outer space

Get ready for low-cost jet engines that reach space without burning fossil fuels

November 29th, 2017 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Researchers are working on plasma jet engines that could fly aircraft to the edge of space using air and electricity alone. This development would mean lower operational costs, extended range, and a clean power source for commercial flights.

Asgardia, the world’s first ‘space nation’, takes flight

November 27th, 2017 at 10:25 am » Comments Off

The world’s first “space nation” has taken flight.

Astronomers want to send a probe to that interstellar asteroid, but there’s a catch

November 24th, 2017 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

They’d better hurry!

The factories of the future could float in space

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

This past summer, a plane went into a stomach-churning ascent and plunge 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico. The goal was not thrill-seeking, but something more genuinely daring: for about 25 seconds at a time, the parabolic flight lifted the occupants into a state of simulated weightlessness, allowing a high-tech printer to spit out cardiac stem cells […]

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