Trying to work out how to safely deliver astronauts to the surface of Mars, NASA will be testing flying saucers. Continue reading… “Flying saucers on Mars to be tested by NASA”
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… “Small ‘Cubesats’ finding a bigger role in space”
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… “$2.25M prize offered by NASA for 3D printed deep space habitats”
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… “NASA’s electromagnetic drive can produce thrust in vacuum”
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… “Images from new type of space telescope could be 1,000x sharper than hubble”
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)
How much would it cost to establish a space base on the Moon or an asteroid? Universe Today spoke with Philip Metzger, a former senior research physicist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, who has explored this subject extensively on his website and in published papers.
Among the many concepts researchers have devised are theoretical tunnels known as wormholes.
Humans have long dreamed of traveling into deep space. That’s the major theme of the science fiction movie Interstellar, which will take Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway to the places we hope to one day reach ourselves. Except for that tiny hiccup called deep space travel.
Bigelow Expandable Activity Module
An inflatable workroom from Bigelow Aerospace will be added to the International Space Station, The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, will head to low-Earth orbit (LEO) in 2015 aboard the Dragon, a rocket built and operated by the privately run, Elon Musk-founded company SpaceX.