Orbital flight of Starship SN20 is latest step towards billionaires vision of a human colony on Mars
SpaceX boss Elon Musk has revealed a new date for the first orbital flight of the company's next-generation Starship rocket.
Elon Musk said Wednesday that the Starship developed by his company SpaceX and selected by NASA for the Americans' return to the Moon would attempt its first orbital flight early next year.
SpaceX is aiming to launch its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship to orbit in January
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it is extending through May a timeline to decide how or whether to proceed with proposed restrictions on mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region, which is known for its salmon runs. Acting Regional Administrator Michelle L. Pirzadeh, in a written notice, said an extension through May would allow time “to consider available information in order to determine appropriate next steps, which may include revising” restrictio
SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Wednesday that his company will attempt to launch its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship to orbit in January, but he’s not betting on success for that first test flight. “There's a lot of risk associated with this first launch, so I would not say that it is likely to be successful, but we'll make a lot of progress,” he said during a virtual meeting organized by the National Academy of Sciences. Musk said he's confident Starship
SpaceX is targeting January or February for its first Starship orbital launch attempt. And that initial landmark leap will be followed by a number of others shortly thereafter, if all goes to plan.
SpaceX chief Elon Musk has shared a timeline for his company's Mars rocket's first orbital test flight and more details for its test plans.
Elon Musk is being interviewed by the Space Studies Board.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has laid out a scenario for space travel that calls for his company’s Starship launch system to take on its first orbital test flight as soon as January. Starship could go through “a dozen launches next year, maybe more,” and be ready to send valuable payloads to the moon, Mars and … Continue reading "Orbital Launch in January? Elon Musk Updates His Vision for SpaceX’s Starship"
Rocket Labs reusability program advanced one more step on Wednesday night when the company recovered the booster from its Electron launcher for the third time. The successful mission comes after a period of delays due to weather, but all went according to plan, with the Love at First Insight mission taking off at 8:39 PM […]
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Wednesday that his company...
Northrop Grumman is designing an "agile and affordable" moon buggy that could be used by NASA in the upcoming Artemis lunar missions.
Agency says human landing will not be possible until 2025 at the earliest after lawsuit delays project
laser-sharp emphasis on discovering the optimum approach to manufacture oxygen on the Moon has been at the forefront of these efforts.
/PRNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded Intuitive Machines of Houston a contract to deliver research, including science investigations and a technology demonstration,...
Scientists warn that without good biosecurity measures, 'alien organisms' on Earth may become a reality stranger than fiction.
Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman announced on Tuesday (Nov. 16) that it's leading a private team designing a crewed moon buggy for potential use by NASA's Artemis program.
Northrop Grumman's autonomous Lunar Terrain Vehicle will help astronauts map the lunar south pole.
As things currently stand, the IG expects Artemis will end up being pushed back to 2026 at the earliest. ...
NASA’s astronauts might be riding on the moon's surface in a new Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV), thanks to the collaborative efforts of Northrop Grumman, AVL, Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost, and Michelin.
NASA Office of Inspector General - Office of Audits IG-22-003 (A-20-008-01) says NASA Artemis program will not land humans on the moon before 2027. The NASA
After decades of uncertainty, researchershave confirmedthe existence of lunar carbon dioxide cold traps that could potentially contain solid carbon
NASA are planning on colliding a small spacecraft into an asteroid in hopes of changing its orbit. Is this asteroid dangerous?
NASA experts working on the Double Asteroid Redirection Test have answered some public questions about asteroids impacting Earth.
This weekend, an asteroid the size of the London Eye will collide with Earth's orbit. This weekend, an asteroid the size of the London Eye will collide with Earth's orbit.
The DART mission will help determine whether we can protect the planet from errant space rocks. Here's everything you need to know.
A team of scientists suggest looking for debris left over from alien probes that may have visited Earth.
For longer than science fiction has even existed, humans have been fascinated with (and terrified by) the prospect of space rocks falling to Earth. But why?
Adam McKay tries his hand at disaster satires with the star-studded Don't Look Up comedy, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.
The rock, named 4660 Nereus. will pass earth on 11 December
Andy Rivkin remembers going to the arcade in the early 1980s to play the iconic video game Asteroids. Later this month, the team he leads is scheduled to launch a satellite aimed at an asteroid 7 million miles away to prove that Earthlings can save themselves by shooting first, Atari-style.
A massive asteroid will whiz past the Earth on Saturday, but hold any thoughts of disaster movies.
The near-Earth asteroid Kamo`oalewa might be a lost piece of the moon. "This spring, we got much needed follow-up observations and went, 'Wow it is real.'"
NASA's spacecraft that holds the record for the fastest human-made object ever created will make its closest approach to the Sun.
BlackSky’s Earth-watching constellation has grown by two satellites, thanks to Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle and Seattle-based Spaceflight Inc.’s logistical help. Rocket Lab’s previous BlackSky launch ended in failure back in May, but the launch team traced the problem to a computer glitch that was corrected. This week’s mission, nicknamed “Love at First Insight,” went much more smoothly. It was the 22nd Rocket Lab launch, and the fifth sin
Rocket Lab successfully launched two satellites into orbit and aimed to recover the mission's booster, taking another step in its quest to build a partially reusable rocket.
A specially upgraded radio-frequency chamber in ESA's technical heart is testing what is set to become the smallest radar system to be flown in space, hosted aboard a breadbox-sized spacecraft.
Many satellites use xenon as a propellant to help them change orbit or avoid collisions, but the gas is expensive now we know iodine provides a cheaper alternative
Electrically propelled spacecraft rely heavily on xenon as a fuel. But Xenon is rare and expensive to produce. Could iodine replace it?
A new collaboration between Orbit Fab and Dawn Aerospace seeks to provide a means to refuel satellites in space with green fuels.
For a while now, both the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion capsule it will be sending on a trip around the Moon next year have been neatly tucked away inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, being put together by literal rocket scientists. Soon, the complete combo should be out in the open for the first time.
On Tuesday, November 16th, an Arianespace Vega rocket launched from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying three CERES satellites for the French Ministry of Defence to Earth’s low orbit. The recent launch marked the 20th successful mission completed by the Vega launcher, clearing the way for its more powerful successor: Vega-C.
An Ariane 5 was recently stacked at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, and it's currently undergoing final preparations to receive the massive James Webb Space Telescope. Once integrated with the telescope, the Ariane 5 will send Webb on its ultimate space journey.
Space may be the final frontier, but theres nothing final about developing new and more cost-efficient ways to get there. Whether you have your sights set on Mars, delivering payloads to the International Space Station (ISS) or blasting satellites into geosynchronous orbit, it all starts with launch systems. Youll learn plenty about these critical systems […]
/PRNewswire/ -- NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency's first planetary defense test mission, the Double...
The constellation called Capacit de Renseignement lectromagntique Spatiale, or CERES will allow France to better collect intelligence from electromagnetic origins in space, the countrys Ministry of Defense.
Scientists identify processes that produce chemical structures mimicking life-signature molecules
Who hates deep sand traps more than golfers? Mars rover drivers (and probably Fremen too). When your vehicle is well over 50 million kilometers away from the nearest tow company, getting your wheels stuck in sand can be a mission-critical problem. Such a predicament ended the Spirit rovers mi
On a recent day in November, the car-size rover rolled slowly forward, then stopped, perched on the threshold of a Martian landscape. But this rover, named OPTIMISM, wasn't on the Red Planet. And the landscape was a boulder-strewn mock-up of the real Marsthe Mars Yard at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
"Hypotheses are flying!" as scientists work out how the olivine got there.
Perseverance and Ingenuity landed on Mars almost exactly nine months ago. Over that time, both vehicles have already expanded our ...
NASA's real-time 3D visualization tool Eyes on the Earth got a recent upgrade to include more datasets, putting the world at your fingertips. Using the tool, you can track the planet's vital signseverything from carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide to sea level and soil moisture levelsas well as follow the fleet of Earth satellites providing those measurements.
The car-sized Perseverance rover drilled a core sample on Monday (Nov. 15), filling a titanium tube with Red Planet rock for the third time ever.
NASA's Curiosity rover has acquired data that will pave the way forward for astronauts to one day safely live on Mars' surface.
A group of NASA scientists is leading a project that will equip trees with 'singing' sensors that will transmit to a spacecraft.
Mars explorers searching for signs of ancient life could be fooled by fossil-like specimens created by chemical processes, research suggests.
Could lava tubes, caves, or subsurface habitats offer safe refuge for future astronauts on Mars? Scientists with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover team are helping explore questions like that with the Radiation Assessment Detector, or RAD.
New mineral from Earths lower mantle surfaced as diamond inclusion; study led by UNLV geochemist Oliver Tschauner. UNLV geochemists have discovered a new mineral on the surface of the Earth. Theres just one catch: it shouldnt be here. The mineral entrapped in a diamond traveled up to th