It’s official: Elon Musk, the bright mind behind amazing space and tech startups like SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity, will be one of the strategic advisors for US President-elect Donald Trump.
After completing the final milestone required for launch on December 12, startup Rocket Lab announced that its small satellite launch vehicle, Electron, is ready to commence test flights by 2017.
The wireless communication system that connects astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to people on the ground is called the Space Network. New reports claim it is set to get an upgrade that will double data rates.
Since landing on Mars in 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Rover is slowly making its way along the Martian landscape, all while collecting rock samples. However, while on its way up Mount Sharp, the rover reportedly started to act weird. NASA engineers state that the rover is facing technical difficulties, particularly with its extendable arm that drills holes into Martian rock.
Before concluding its final legislative day for the 114th Congress, the US Senate unanimously approved an amended version of S. 3346, the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016, last Friday, December 10.
A huge alien planet recently discovered by scientists has powerful winds made of sparkling, gem-bright clouds. In addition to the vaporized jewels making up the clouds, the planet is said to have the highest temperatures. The study of the planet was made possible through NASA’s Kepler space telescope.
Many people were surprised to find out that scientists are sending stem cells into space. It is known to many that the weightlessness of space can do pretty incredible things to the body. However, scientists are trying to figure out what kinds of things near-weightless conditions can do to developing cells. Scientists have cent stem cells in a dish to the ISS so that astronauts can observe and record their findings, perhaps to help the future of mankind.
It was in 2012 when a private company called Mars One announced that they plan to send the first set of humans to set foot on the planet Mars. With the originally aimed schedule of 2024 nearing, it is about time that the first astronauts to reach Mars start to prepare. What is most interesting about this trip is that it may be a one-way ticket, as Mars One not only plans to set foot on Mars, but also plans to be the first to "establish a colony" on the red planet.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services contract to Space Systems Loral (SSL), formerly known as Space Systems/Loral, LLC (SS/L).
A private space flight company by the name Moon Express has announced that having a vacation in the moon will soon become a reality, but one must first have $10,000 to spare.
In a press call on Nov. 29, US Air Force officials announced the agency is all set to launch its first upgraded Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) satellite on Dec. 7.
Scientists have been trying to figure out the age of the universe and have come to the conclusion that the Earth is aging. On top of that, it has been recorded from observations of different galaxies that the universe may be starting to die.
NASA recently confirmed the development a communication device that combines two proven technologies -- NASA's Spacecube and the Navigator Global Positioning System flight receiver.
A team of Germans competing at the Google Lunar X-Prize has already laid out plans for their first mission. What exactly is it? They plan to send out two probes to the Moon, all in hopes of proving that the Apollo 17 mission was truly successful.
A new research has revealed that astronauts who stay for long periods of time in space suffer from a strange eye condition: deformed eyeballs. This mysterious condition could be detrimental to future space exploration.