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High-Speed Satellite Broadband Likely On Its Way: SpaceX Tests Later This Year, Launches In 2019

The Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is determined to launch the first of a network of internet-providing satellites in 2019 and start the technology’s development later in 2017. Know more from company executive Patricia Cooper speaking before the Senate.

Space May 8, 2017

International Space Station Astronaut Participates In French Election: Here's How Astronauts Vote While In Orbit

ESA's Thomas Pesquet, who has been at the International Space Station since November 2016, was able to participate in the French presidential election this year. How do astronauts in space cast their votes?

Space May 8, 2017

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Samples Active Linear Dune On Red Planet

After conducting analysis of the crescent-shaped dunes on Mars, the Curiosity rover has taken samples from a linear dune on the Red Planet. What are the differences NASA observed between the crescent and linear dunes?

Space May 7, 2017

California Plans To Tax Space Rockets By Miles Traveled

California’s Franchise Tax Board just released their proposed tax plan for the state’s thriving rocket industry. Are they really planning to charge rockets by mileage?

Space May 7, 2017

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Votes In French Election From International Space Station

ESA’s astronaut Thomas Pesquet is currently orbiting around the Earth from the International Space Station. Still, being in space did not stop him from voting at the French elections.

Space May 7, 2017

Halley's Comet Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower To Light Up Skies Very Early On May 6: Interesting Facts About This Celestial Event

Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to peak late on May 5 until the early hours of May 6. Here are some facts you may want to know about the celestial event.

Space May 6, 2017

New 3D 'Space Fabric' Marries Fashion And Engineering To Protect Astronauts, Spacecraft From Debris

Meet the new 'space fabric,' a versatile, pliable 3D-printed material courtesy of NASA engineers. This highly flexible metallic fabric resembling chain mail has multiple scientific applications and could be used to shield spacecraft from asteroids and insulate astronaut spacesuits.

Space May 5, 2017

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Spots Distant Galaxies That May Need Guarding

A newly released image from NASA Hubble telescope reveals that a huge cluster of galaxies called Abell 370, has an array of galaxies guarding it and is useful in studying far-flung galaxies by its gravitational lensing property.

Space May 5, 2017

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Need To Leave Earth In 100 Years: Here Are The Technologies That Can Make This Possible

Leading physicist Stephen Hawking has called for colonization of other planets as human race may not survive beyond 100 years. This is because of too many problems haunting mankind, including climate change and asteroid strike.

Space May 6, 2017

In Case We Manage To Land On Planet Mars, What Are The Chances Of Living There?

The human mission to Mars has ignited popular attention. However, the mission is dotted with many challenges. Topping the list is tough living conditions triggering the question whether how successful will be human life on Mars.

Space May 9, 2017

SpaceX Aims To Launch Over 4,000 Broadband Satellites Starting 2019

SpaceX stated that it would launch 4,425 broadband satellites by 2024 and the first one would be launched as early as 2019. These satellites would reduce latency and increase the speeds of broadband internet across the globe.

Space May 4, 2017

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Set To Peak This Week: Here's How To Watch The Celestial Event

The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which takes place between April and May, is set to reach its peak on May 6. People would be able to view as many as 30 meteors per hour during the peak stage.

Space May 3, 2017

Listen To The Sound From 'The Big Empty' Between Saturn And Its Rings

The April 26 dive of NASA Cassini spacecraft in the gap between Saturn and its rings came across few particles and gave freaky sounds indicating empty space and an eerie silence.

Space May 3, 2017

How NASA’s Inflatable Greenhouse Could Nourish Astronauts On Mars, Other Planets

To attain in-situ resource utilization in space missions and become self-reliant in food production, NASA has come up with an inflatable greenhouse deployable in space. This will address the food needs of astronauts on Mars or moon missions.

Space May 2, 2017

Cassini Finds The Gap Between Saturn And Its Rings Relatively Dust-Free

The Cassini spacecraft completed its first dive between Saturn and its rings on April 26. However, scientists were astonished to discover that the region almost had no dust particles.

Space May 2, 2017

SpaceX Manages To Recover Falcon 9 First Stage Rocket Used To Launch US Spy Satellite

SpaceX managed to recover the first stage rocket of Falcon 9 after the launch of the NRO's intelligence satellite on Monday, May 1. A detailed video showcased how the landing took place.

Space May 2, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Spy Satellite And Nails Rocket Landing In 1st Mission For Defense Department

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched a mysterious spy satellite into orbit on Monday morning, then landed the rocket at a nearby landing pad. This marks SpaceX's first mission for the U.S. Department of Defense, breaking a decade-old ULA monopoly.

Space May 1, 2017

No-Bake Bricks For Future Mars Colony: Will They Actually Work On The Red Planet?

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created bricks using Mars-like soil. But will these be strong enough for human habitats on the red planet?

Space May 1, 2017

SpaceX All Set To Launch US Spy Satellite Atop Falcon 9 On Sunday

SpaceX would launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, April 30. The rocket would carry a spy satellite dubbed NROL-76 for the NRO, but no other details of the payload are known.

Space April 29, 2017

NASA's Cassini Ends Date With Saturn: Here Are Some Of The Best Images Snapped By This Spacecraft

Cassini spacecraft, now in the final phase of its mission, has made a successful dive between Saturn and its rings. It is now gearing up for the final plunge into the planet's surface in September.

Space April 30, 2017

NASA SLS Rocket First Launch Delayed To 2019 Due To Technical Problems

NASA confirmed that it would have to delay the launch of the Space Launch System rocket to 2019. The space agency has delayed the launch of the SLS rocket because of technical issues.

Space April 29, 2017

Is Time Travel Possible? Physicists Use Math To Investigate Time Travel

The concept of time travel may be a little less fictional with numbers. The aptly named TARDIS model uses math to investigate the prospects of time travel.

Space April 29, 2017

Trappist-1: Could Planets In Recently Discovered Solar System Be Seeding Each Other With Life?

Consequent to the announcement of NASA that seven exoplanets have been discovered, a new study has argued that life forms on one planet can seed life in other planets by riding on space debris to reach other planets.

Space April 30, 2017

NASA May Have Spent Too Much On Inferior Spacesuits, According To A New Audit Report

The spacesuits used by NASA astronauts, like the one worn by Peggy Whitson on her Jan. 6 spacewalk, are outdated. The agency made inefficient investments in spacesuit technology, which might challenge the upcoming Mars missions, says a NASA audit.

Space April 28, 2017

Engineers Find A Way To Make Bricks On Mars Using Martian Soil: Will It Make Human Settlement Easy On The Red Planet?

Scientists invented a new way of manufacturing bricks using Martian soil. The new process would not require the help of additives of complex machinery and technology and could potentially make human settlement on the Red Planet easy.

Space April 28, 2017

Cassini Sends Back To Earth First Images From Its Saturn Ring Dive

Cassini’s first dive between Saturn and its inner rings proved to be successful. Along with its successful dive comes new and closer-than-ever images of Saturn’s atmosphere.

Space April 27, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Beams Back Data After First Of Last 22 Orbits Around Saturn And Fatal Plunge

The Cassini spacecraft is alive and transmitting data. It successfully completed its first of 22 planned passes through the gap between Saturn and its massive ring system on April 26, before its anticipated fatal plunge in September.

Space April 27, 2017

Collaboration Between China And European Space Agency To Build Moon Outpost Is Now Brewing

China and the European Space Agency are bracing for collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and many other joint programs. ESA has been hard selling the 'Moon Village' as an international launching pad for deep space missions.

Space April 27, 2017

UFO Hunter Claims This Is A Petrified Ancient Tree Stump On Mars

An image taken by the Curiosity Rover has turned viral after a video posted by a group insisted that the image was the vestige of an ancient Martian tree on the planet as an assertion of life on Mars.

Space April 27, 2017

Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record: A Look At Women’s History In NASA

Peggy Whitson bagged another record in space. Learn more about the history of women working for NASA and what it took before they could fly in space.

Space April 26, 2017

NASA's Inflatable Greenhouse For Growing Plants On Mars And Moon Mimics Biological Systems On Earth

Astronauts may be able to grow their own plants during Mars and moon missions using a greenhouse system that NASA and University of Arizona researchers are working on. How does this system work?

Space April 25, 2017

Trump Congratulates Peggy Whitson In Call To Space Station, Says NASA Should Send Humans To Mars By His Second Term ‘At Worst’

During the White House call to the ISS on April 24, President Donald Trump told record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and crewmate Jack Fischer he would like to send people to Mars during his first term. Find out the other discussed topics.

Space April 25, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Flies By Saturn Moon Titan For The Last Time

Cassini spacecraft has made its prelude to the Grand Finale with its last flyby of Titan. The probe's last encounter with the moon changed its orbit so it will pass through the gap between Saturn and its rings.

Space April 25, 2017

Get To Know ‘Steve’: What Satellite Data Say About Strange Purple Streak Of Light In The Night Sky

The purple ribbon phenomenon called Steve has captured the attention of the scientific world. Satellites and other scientific tools are trying to find out what causes it.

Space April 25, 2017

Here's A Quick History Of NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaking Records In Spaceflight

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has officially spent more time in space than any other American today, and President Donald Trump is congratulating her via a call to space. Take a look at her stellar career at NASA.

Space April 24, 2017

China’s 1st Cargo Spacecraft Just Docked With Its Orbiting Space Laboratory

China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space station last April 22. This is considered a major step toward the nation's goal of putting up its own manned space station by 2022.

Space April 24, 2017

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft To Dive Between Saturn And Its Rings Before Fatal Plunge Into Planet's Atmosphere

NASA announces that the Cassini-Huygens Mission will conclude in a literal blaze of glory. Cassini spacecraft will perform 22 dives before burning up like a meteor.

Space April 23, 2017

ESA Calls For Sustainable Future In Space, Cites Growing Problem Of Orbital Debris

The European Space Agency (ESA) has raised concerns over the alarming rise of space debris. The junk scenario is posing a serious threat to many active satellites and other assets.

Space April 23, 2017

How Huge Asteroid Didn’t Spell Doom For Earth But Instead Offers Plenty Of New Data

NASA captured radar images of 2014 JO25’s April 19 flyby revealing the asteroid’s physical features. This data is extremely valuable in determining future chances of an asteroid collision with Earth.

Space April 22, 2017

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