The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology, that could excite or terrify you depending on how you feel about the military engineering totally new life forms. Continue Reading »
Trying to work out how to safely deliver astronauts to the surface of Mars, NASA will be testing flying saucers. Continue Reading »
When work on the first cubesat in 1999 began, Jordi Puig-Suari and Bob Twiggs has a rather basic goal - to develop a compact satellite that university students could build and use to conduct scientific experiments and test out new technologies. Continue Reading »
NASA is starting a competition to intended to encourage creative thinkers to design and build a 3D printed habitat for deep space exploration, with a $2.25 million prize. Continue Reading »
NASA is developing an electromagnetic drive to operate without rocket fuel, in a vacuum, is seemingly defying the laws of physics, and raising hopes for the future of space travel. Continue Reading »
A new type of orbiting space telescope could be capable of producing images that are more than 1,000 times sharper than what the Hubble Space Telescope can capture. Continue Reading »
What do astronauts do with human waste?
Recently, NASA asked researchers to come up with a way to use all of the human waste expected to pile up when it builds a moon base. The best answer was to use it to fuel spacecrafts on their trips back to Earth.
Platinum metals and water are the most profitable potential for operations of asteroid mining.
Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources have announced that they will pursue their plans if asteroid mining. The companies have received contracts from NASA to study asteroid redirection.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo
October was a tough month for space enthusiasts and the world’s private space industry. The explosion of the Antares rocket, which was headed to the International Space Station, was followed just a few days later by the crash of Virgin Galactic’s and Scaled Composites’ SpaceShipTwo space plane.
For centuries, time travel’s been one of man’s wildest fantasies. It has been a popular trend in movies and fiction for a long time, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of the movie Interstellar—n0t to spoil anything—we’re about to fantasize about it even more. (Video)