space exploration

SpaceX Test Fires Starship ‘Super Heavy’ Booster Rocket

Milestone test of one SpaceX Super Heavy booster rocket completed, ahead of debut orbital launch of Starship

1 year ago

NASA And DARPA To Develop Nuclear Rocket Engines For Mars

Partnership between NASA and DARPA seeks to develop nuclear thermal rocket engine for upcoming Mars missions

1 year ago

Crewed Boeing Starliner Spaceflight Set For April 2023 Launch

Two month delay to launch of first crewed mission aboard Boeing's Starliner, which seeks to compete with Elon Musk's SpaceX

2 years ago

SpaceX Wins $1.4 Billion Contract For Five More NASA Launches

NASA extends its partnership with SpaceX, by awarding it five additional missions to carry astronauts to and from the ISS

2 years ago

SpaceX’s Elon Musk Warns Of Bankruptcy Risk Over Engine Issue

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk warns of “disaster” concerning production of Starship Raptor engine that puts entire firm at bankruptcy risk

3 years ago

NASA Confirms Water On Sunlit Surface Of Moon

Space agency NASA confirms water found on sunlight sections of the moon, expanding the location options for a permanent lunar…

4 years ago

SpaceX Confirms Floating Spaceport For Mars Missions

Job listing for 'offshore operations engineer' on SpaceX website, reveals Elon Musk's plan for floating spaceport for Mars missions

4 years ago

Blue Origin Launches Space Tourism Test Rocket

Space firm of Jeff Bezos launches its 12th test flight of its rocket designed to carry tourists into space

5 years ago

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin Partners Lockheed Martin For Moon Lander

Moon tourists? Space company of Amazon boss signs deals with multiple companies for moon landers

5 years ago

Queen’s Speech Targets Data Protection, Driverless Cars, And Space Travel

Brexit focus, but tech still features in Queen's speech, including new data protection laws and driverless cars

7 years ago

Amazon CEO Bezos $1bn Stock Sell-Off To Fund Space Firm

Jeff Bezos this week has sold $941m in Amazon stock as he continues to plough funds into space venture

7 years ago

To Infinity And Beyond: NASA Gives Away Its Software For Free In Latest Release

NASA's free software catalogue includes applications related to operations, propulsion and aeronautics

7 years ago

Why Has Google Leased Historic Moffett Airfield From NASA?

Will Google use its newly acquired Moffett Airfield for drones or more exotic airborne technology?

10 years ago

Mars Rover Laser Hits Landmark

The Mars rover 'Curiosity' has now fired its laser 100,000 times since landing on the red planet last year

11 years ago

1970s Voyager 1 Spacecraft Conducts Interstellar Experiments

Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is now carrying out experiments with particles released by stars other than Earth's sun

11 years ago

NASA’s ‘Curiosity’ Rover Marks First Year On Mars

'Curiosity' landed on Mars in August of last year, bringing on-site soil analysis tools to the planet for the first…

11 years ago

SpaceX’s Dragon Reaches Orbit Despite Rocket Glitch

SpaceX's Dragon resupply craft is continuing toward its rendezvous with the International Space Station following a rocket shutdown shortly after…

12 years ago