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Would you want to stay in a space hotel?

March 15th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Aurora Station plans to become the first hotel in space. But how likely is it we’ll be able to holiday in orbit around the Earth? It was intended to set the travel world on fire: Aurora Station, the world’s first in-orbit hotel. The official announcement took place last April during the Space 2.0 Conference in […]

Scientists find first evidence of huge Mars underground water system

March 5th, 2019 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

The first evidence for a planet-wide underground water system will help aid future missions in our hunt for life on Mars. Mars wasn’t always a dusty, barren planet. Previous modeling has demonstrated the planet was once overflowing with water that eventually retreated under the surface. But new research details the first direct geological evidence for […]

How China’s space-bound solar installation will beam power down to earth

February 24th, 2019 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

Solar panels in space Researchers are exploring new means of providing power. Researchers in China are planning a solar farm in space, an ambitious project that could deliver energy at six times the intensity of installations on Earth. The project, which made the front page of China’s Science and Technology Daily last week, would orbit […]

Take a look at the world’s largest 3D-printed rocket engine

February 15th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

3D printing in one piece avoids the weaknesses of welding. It’s a long way from taking on Blue Origin or SpaceX, but UK startup Orbex is confident enough to show off its Prime Rocket’s second stage. Inside the engineering prototype’s shell is what it claims is the “world’s largest” 3D printed rocket engine, which is […]

Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

January 18th, 2019 at 1:05 pm » Comments Off

A photo of the cotton sprout. ‘This is the first time humans have done biological growth experiments on the lunar surface,’ said Xie Gengxin, who led the design of the experiment. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images A small green shoot is growing on the moon after a cotton seed germinated onboard a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said. […]

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