Topic: Space exploration

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 Funds 22 Awesome Space Exploration Ideas: Here’s A Close Look At Them

NASA has funded 22 interstellar projects that could change the face and future of space exploration. Find out which projects received funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program.

Space April 13, 2017

These Missions Are On The Losing End In Trump’s NASA Budget

A document containing Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is now out. NASA's earth sciences program, the Office of Education, and the ARM mission are just some on the chopping board.

Space March 16, 2017

Congress Passes Bill Pushing NASA To Send Humans To Mars By 2033

Congress has passed a NASA authorization bill for the first time in almost six and a half years. Find out some sections within the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, including a call for NASA's detailed Mars mission.

Space March 9, 2017

ESA Launches Earth Observation Satellite Sentinel Atop Vega Rocket

The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the new Sentinel-2B satellite to monitor the Earth. It’s the fifth satellite of Sentinel Earth observation series and is a part of the multi billion-euro Copernicus program.

Space March 7, 2017

After China And India, UK Plans To Bolster Space Exploration Plans

A bill will be proposed in the UK parliament to bolster space exploration programs of the country. The bill has been named Spaceflight and will be submitted sometime this week.

Space February 21, 2017

Winston Churchill Mused 'Are We Alone In The Universe?' Reveals Lost Essay

An 11-page essay written by Winston Churchill just before World War II has be rediscovered in a U.S. museum. In the draft, Churchill talks about extraterrestrial life, future space explorations and existence of exoplantes.

Life & Style February 16, 2017

LOOK: SpaceX Gives The World A Glimpse Of The Falcon Heavy Rocket In This New Photo

SpaceX posted a teaser photo of the much-anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket on Instagram. Have a peek at the world's largest and most powerful rocket.

Space December 31, 2016

What's In Store For The World Of Science In 2017?

The scientific community made amazing discoveries and innovations in 2016. What will keep scientists and innovators busy in 2017?

December 31, 2016

WATCH: SpaceX Makes History: Here's A Look Back At The Monumental Falcon 9 Landing

Elon Musk's ambitious company SpaceX made history by successfully launching Falcon 9, sending a satellite into orbit, and safely landing upright in Cape Canaveral. Now, watch the historic scientific event that ushered in new possibilities for space exploration.

Space December 25, 2016

What A Trump Presidency Means For Space Exploration And Earth Science

How will Donald J. Trump's election as the 45th President of the United States affect NASA's ongoing space projects? Trump's space advisor explains in an op-ed the administration's proposed policies.

Space November 10, 2016

China Successfully Launches Long March-5 Rocket

China successfully launched its Long March-5 rocket. The new heavy-lift Long March-5 rocket will enable ambitious future missions, including a planned trip to Mars.

Space November 4, 2016

First Space Nation 'Asgardia' Announced

There’s a new nation in town and it’s the first one to be located in space. Full-fledged and fully independent, Asgardia aims to promote peace in space and bring commerce and science to the next level.

Space October 12, 2016

Elon Musk Says First Humans To Colonize Mars Must Prepare To Die

To many, Mars could become the next Earth, but before that can happen, humans need to conquer it first. Elon Musk believes he and his SpaceX company can make this a possibility, but first-timers must prepare to never make it back home alive.

Space October 2, 2016

A Beginner's Guide For 'No Man's Sky': Tips For New Space Explorers

Starting out in "No Man's Sky" could be almost impossibly daunting at first due to the massive universe of the space exploration game. Here are some helpful tips to get new players started with their adventures.

Video Games August 9, 2016

No Man's Sky Just Went Gold: One Step Closer To Release

'No Man’s Sky' finally went Gold and space exploration fans are on their toes waiting for the official launch. The game masters the magic of algorithm for world generation and is expected to go live in August.

Video Games July 8, 2016

This Startup May Become First To Venture Into Private Lunar Mission

A startup is close to securing the approval of federal authorities for its first private lunar mission. The company, Moon Express, is competing for the $20 million reward from the Google Lunar XPrize.

Space June 7, 2016

Luxembourg, Deep Space Industries Team Up For Asteroid Mining Test

Luxembourg has sealed the deal with space mining company Deep Space Industries to work on a spacecraft that will test technologies in Low Earth Orbit. The agreement hopes to open up opportunities in commercial asteroid mining.

Space May 9, 2016

Astronaut Tim Peake To Control Terrestrial Rover From Space Station

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will control a rover in a hangar in Stevenage, UK while in orbit aboard the International Space Station. The experiment aims to help prepare for future space missions that require collaboration between humans and robotic systems.

Space April 29, 2016

Atlantis Spacecraft Mice Detected With Liver Damage: What This Means For Space Travel

Mice aboard Atlantis spacecraft returned home with liver damage after a two-week space travel. The finding would significantly affect future space travel, as scientists believe human live damage could also occur.

Space April 23, 2016

Jeff Bezos Wants To See Millions Of People Living And Working In Space

Jeff Bezos addressed the audience in the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado and shared his plans of bringing affordable commercial space tourism that would enable millions of people to work and live in space. Blue Origin, Bezos' investment in space exploration, was able to relaunch for the third time its reusable rocket, New Shepard last week.

Space April 13, 2016

Houston We've Got A Problem: NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft Is In Emergency Mode

Kepler has entered into emergency mode, or the lowest operational mode and is consuming significant amounts of fuel. The spacecraft is on a planet-hunting mission 75 million miles away from Earth.

Space April 9, 2016

China Successfully Launches Retrievable SJ-10 Satellite: It's Carrying Crude Oil And Here's Why

Oil companies are partnering with international space agencies for a very important and interesting mission. They hope to learn more about how crude oil behaves on Earth by bringing it to space.

Space April 9, 2016

Madagascar Lemur Holds Key To Human Hibernation During Deep Space Exploration

Researchers said understanding how mammals such as the Madagascan dwarf lemur spontaneously hibernate can hold the key to human hibernation for deep space exploration. A team of researchers from the ESA program is looking for ways on how to put astronauts in a state of motionlessness.

Space March 20, 2016

China Plans to Send A Rover To Mars In 2021

China is pursuing its own Mars exploration in 2020 as an independent probe of the Red Planet. The mission is expected to reach the planet in 2021 after a flight of seven to 10 months, revealed a top scientist and national political adviser.

Space March 9, 2016

A Glimpse Of Space Tourism: NASA Outs 'Visions Of The Future' Posters

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has unveiled new posters that advertise the possibility of exploring destinations in space. The artworks were produced by artists working at the JPL's design studio.

Space February 11, 2016

NASA Needs Solid Plan To Make Manned Mars Mission Possible, Panel Tells Congress

A space subcommittee hearing criticized NASA for its lack of a concrete plan for its manned Mars mission, which could be halted by lack of funding or a space-unfriendly administration taking over in 2017. Private agencies and other countries also have their own Mars exploration plans.

Space February 5, 2016

Tiny Luxembourg Unveils Plan To Become Big Player In Space Mining Industry: European Nation To Mine Minerals From Asteroids

Luxembourg plans to join the space mining industry as it announced plans to mine asteroids. The European country aims to position itself as a hub for space explorations.

Space February 4, 2016

France, India To Jointly Explore Mars And Venus

The Indo-French partnership will proceed to space exploration in a bid to probe Mars and Venus. French space agency chief Jean-Yves Le Gall spilled the details in a recent interview.

Space February 1, 2016

Opportunity Rover Celebrates Stunning 12th Anniversary On Mars

The original expedition was expected to last for three months.

Space January 28, 2016

NASA Is Developing Humanoid Robots For Future Deep Space Missions

Robots, not humans, may be the first to reach deep space, if NASA has its way.

Space January 28, 2016

A Robot Built An Entire Launch Pad

A team of researchers has successfully used a robot to build an entire launch pad, something that could be very helpful in our push further into space.

FUTURE TECH January 22, 2016

2016 Will Be A Busy Year Of Launches, Landings: Space Missions To Watch This Year

This year is expected to have its share of spectacular milestones in spaceflight. Here is a rundown of space missions in 2016 involving NASA, ESA, private firms like SpaceX, and other key figures in space exploration.

Space January 13, 2016

ESA To Build 3D-Printed Moon Village For Astronauts By 2030

The European Space Agency unveiled its plan of establishing the first lunar base for human settlement on the moon. This plan can be a reality as construction of this lunar base could begin in five years.

Space January 7, 2016

ISRO's Reusable Launch Vehicle Set For 2016 Trial

India's reusable launch vehicle is set for a 2016 trial in April. The development of this vehicle will reduce the cost of access to space in the future.

Space January 2, 2016

Russia's Moon Exploration Plans Face Budget Cuts As Space Program Falls Victim To Economic Crisis

Russia is suffering from economic crisis and part of this problem is cutting down budget for moon exploration missions. The Russian Space Agency rewrote its program plans for manned moon flights.

Space January 2, 2016

China Receives Message From Dark Matter Probe Satellite DAMPE

Last Sunday, China’s ground stations received data from its first satellite tasked to probe dark matter. DAMPE satellite transmitted quality data in the right format as reported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is launching four other space missions.

Space December 23, 2015

NASA Installs First Mirror Of James Webb Telescope To Replace Hubble In 3 Years

The 18 primary mirror sections of the James Webb Space Telescope will form a large 21.3-foot mirror, to be completed in early 2016. The start of the mirror installation marks the final assembly stage of the Hubble Space Telescope's successor.

Space November 29, 2015

NASA Spacecraft Captures Images Showing A Day In Life Of Pluto And Its Largest Moon Charon

The Pluto flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft of NASA offered a new set of images of a day in the life of Pluto and its moon Charon. The images were taken on July 7 to 13 and provided an intimate look at parts of the two celestial bodies' surface.

Space November 22, 2015

NASA Releases Photos Of Halloween Asteroid That Is Five Football Fields Long

The asteroid passed by Earth on Halloween morning, missing us by a distance equal to seven Earths.

Space November 4, 2015

Asteroid Mining Could Be Key To Safer And More Cost-Effective Mars Mission

Asteroids, a potential source of water, oxygen, and other elements, could sustain the future human journey to Mars. Private companies wanted to be part of the action through what's called asteroid mining.

Space October 8, 2015

Rosetta Peeks At Comet 67P's Dark Side: Here’s What Scientists Found Out

Rosetta spacecraft scientists have been witnessing surface changes on the Imhotep region of Comet 67P. Olivier Groussin, lead study author and astronomer, said they have been closely monitoring the region since August 2014.

Space October 5, 2015

Mysterious Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet Ceres Are Not Likely Made Of Ice: NASA

NASA believes the number of mysterious bright spots reflecting back from Ceres' surface are 'a huge salt deposit' and not ice. This follows months of investigating images of the dwarf planet from the Dawn spacecraft.

Space October 2, 2015

NASA Working On Space Shotgun That Can Blast Asteroids

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is building the world's first asteroid-blasting shotgun.

Animals September 23, 2015

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Expands Rocket Business To Florida With Goal Of People Living And Working In Space

Cape Canaveral will be the new home of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. The Amazon CEO revealed that the space company will begin building and launching rockets later this decade.

FUTURE TECH September 16, 2015

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