SpaceX Dragon capsule's picture perfect Atlantic splashdown
Dragon has returned to planet Earth. SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule undocked from the International Space Station and headed toward the Atlantic ocean, landing spot on Florida's coast in a successf...
The X3 Ion Thruster Is Here
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A Japanese company wants to build a space elevator by 2050.
A Japanese company wants to build a space elevator by 2050.
Giant 3D Printers Make Rockets
Relativity Space and its two founders - Tim and Jordan - have a plan to make rockets faster and cheaper than anyone else. To do this, they're looking to build every part of a rocket - its engine, its ...
Photonic Propulsion Could Get Us To Mars In 3 Days
Imagine getting to Mars in just 3 days… or putting points beyond our solar system within our reach. New propulsion technologies could one day take us to thes...
Sir Richard Branson unveils new Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Sir Richard Branson unveils a new version of his Virgin Galactic Spaceship.
Luxembourg Wants To Mine Asteroids For Minerals With The Help Of Google's Larry Page
Luxemburger Wort, one of the country's newspapers, reported that Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg's deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, said the government would work with one of the world...
This $19,000 Hoverboard Looks Incredible
Finally, a *real* hoverboard. There are “hoverboards” — the rolling (and sometimes exploding) ones banned by Amazon — and then there are hoverboards, the futuristic hovering skateboard-like vehicles w...
A history of the spacesuit
From the early days of space exploration, engineers have tried to keep a human being alive in the hostile environment that is outer space. Here are some of their designs.
Jeff Bezos' Space Company Launches First Reusable Rocket
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos beat Elon Musk 's SpaceX on Monday by successfully landing an unmanned test rocket – a historic feat that could greatly reduce the cost of space travel. Amazo...
This New Jet Concept Could Take You From London To New York In 30 Minutes
A Canadian engineer has come up with a new concept for a four-winged scramjet that could carry 75 passengers at speeds of up to Mach 10 - which is 10 times the speed of sound and five times faster tha...
The Plasma Engine That Could Take Humans To Mars On A Single Tank: Breakthrough In Hall Thrusters Could See Them Power Deep Space Missions
Scientists in the French National Center for Scientific Research have created a 'wall-less Hall thruster' prototype that uses a 45,000 mph stream of plasma to push spacecraft forward. Hall thrusters a...
Inflatable ‘Space Elevator’ Invented By Scientists
Astronauts would ascend 12 miles into the stratosphere before taking off under new plans to build a space lift. It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rocket...
NASA Tests The 'Ferrari Of Rocket Engines' For Mission To Mars
If we're going to get humans to Mars, we're going to need a bigger rocket with a much more powerful engine. This is the RS-25, the engine designed for NASA's Space Launch System rocket, intended to la...
Times EM Drive One Step Closer To Reality: Warp Drive Theoretically Possible, But Don't Hold Your Breath
The electromagnetic (EM) propulsion drive, or EM Drive, which might make hyperspace travel possible bounces microwaves within a closed container in order to provide thrust. This very notion appears to...
Asteroid mining
Asteroid mining refers to the possibility of exploiting raw materials from asteroids and other minor planets, including near-Earth objects. Minerals and volatiles could be mined from an asteroid or sp...
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Deep Space Network
The Deep Space Network (DSN) is a world-wide network of large antennas and communication facilities, located in California, Spain, and Australia, that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions. It ...
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Laser communication in space
The use of lasers for telecommunications in space. It is an application of laser communications and visible light communication.In outer space, the communication range of free-space optical communicat...
Nuclear power in space
Nuclear power in space is the use of nuclear power in outer space, typically either small fission systems or radioactive decay for electricity or heat. Another use is for scientific observation, as in...
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Rocketry
Rocketry may refer to:
Space elevator
Space elevator in motion rotating with Earth. Viewed from above North Pole. A free-flying satellite (green dot) is shown in geostationary orbit slightly behind the cable.A space elevator is a propo...
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Spacecraft
A spaceship is a vehicle, vessel or machine designed to fly in outer space. Spacecraft are used for a variety of purposes, including communications, earth observation, meteorology, navigation, space c...
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Spacecraft propulsion
Spacecraft propulsion is any method used to accelerate spacecraft and artificial satellites. There are many different methods. Each method has drawbacks and advantages, and spacecraft propulsion is an...
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