Tag: Space exploration

Scientists Call For Space Mining Laws To Protect, Preserve Solar System’s Wilderness

As corporations set their sights on space, scientists call for laws to prevent human exploitation of the solar system's resources. After all, just one-eighth of the asteroid belt could provide more iron for humanity than the Earth could provide.

Space May 13, 2019

NASA Scientists Working On Soft Robots That Looks A Lot Like Sci-Fi Aliens

NASA interns have been developing soft robotic actuators that can expand the tasks that future robots can perform. Scientists are hoping to use soft robots for future exploration and building in space.

Robotics May 11, 2019

Hubble Captures Stunning Image Of Southern Crab Nebula For Its 29th Anniversary

To celebrate the 29th anniversary of the launch of Hubble Space Telescope, NASA and ESA released a stunning photo taken by the space telescope. Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1990.

Space April 20, 2019

Japan Wants To Build Moon Base Using Robots

Together with three schools and a construction company, the Japanese space agency plans to construct a moon base using robots. To know the possibility, they are already performing simulations on Earth.

Space April 9, 2019

NASA Announces Finalists For Mars Habitat Design Competition

Team SEArch+/Apis Cor, Team Zoperhous, and Mars Incubator were all named as finalists in NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Their designs will be featured as potential home designs for future space exploration projects.

Space April 2, 2019

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Detects Mysterious Plume Of Particles From Bennu Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx was in for some surprises as it orbited the asteroid Bennu. The small heavenly body doesn’t only have a more rugged terrain than anticipated, it is also throwing particle plumes.

Space March 20, 2019

WINE Spacecraft Can Propel Itself To Asteroids Using Steam Instead Of Fuel

A new type of spacecraft can extract water from planetary bodies and turn it into steam energy to propel the vehicle deeper into space. This project aims to reduce the costs related to building such technology in the future.

Space January 14, 2019

Uranus' Lopsidedness May Have Been Caused By Collision With Space Rock Twice The Size Of Earth

Uranus is the only planet that is lopsided in our solar system. According to scientists, they think that Uranus was hit by a rock twice the size of Earth at least 4 billion years ago that caused it to tilt.

Space December 25, 2018

Chris Hadfield: We Could Have Traveled To Mars Decades Ago

Astronaut Chris Hadfield thinks we could have been able to go to Mars decades ago. Now, he’s excited for us to finally go to the Red Planet, but he also highlights the potential dangers that could happen along the way.

Space July 9, 2018

Americans Want NASA To Focus On Saving The Earth, Not Space Exploration

NASA is currently focused on missions that will send humans to the Moon and Mars. A survey, however, revealed that Americans think NASA should instead focus on studying climate change and monitoring asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Space June 7, 2018

First CubeSats Signal Radio Home On Way To Mars, NASA Says

NASA just received two radio signals from the MarCO satellites. The two small satellites will accompany the InSight lander on its journey to study Mars’ structure and its interior.

Space May 7, 2018

Netflix Documentary ‘Mercury 13’ Reveals All-Female Astronaut Team Shunned By NASA

The United States could have been the first to send a woman to space, new documentary ‘Mercury 13’ reveals. However, it canceled the program for uncertain reasons before it could be completed.

Movies/TV Shows April 22, 2018

Orbital ATK OmegA Vying For US Air Force Funding: Can It Compete With SpaceX And Others?

OmegA is Orbital ATK’s proposed rocket for the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. It’s competing with big names for funding, including SpaceX, Blue Origin, and others.

Space April 21, 2018

Jeff Bezos-Owned Blue Origin To Receive Funding From US Military

Blue Origin is expanding its space tourism plans to accommodate military missions. Along with SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, and Orbital ATK, it’s one of the companies on track to receive Air Force funding.

Space April 16, 2018

Boeing CEO: We Might Bring Back Elon Musk’s Tesla, And Also Go To Mars Within A Decade

The CEO of Boeing hopes to get to Mars first before SpaceX does, and claims that will be achieved within a decade. The space race for the new era is on.

Space April 13, 2018

Lunar XPRIZE Relaunches Moon Mission This Time Without A Cash Incentive or Google

XPRIZE announced the relaunch of its proprietary moon mission, the Lunar XPRIZE. This time, the participating teams will not receive cash prizes, although the experience should be enough to advance their space exploration capabilities.

Space April 7, 2018

NASA Invests In Visionary Space Technologies Including Meteoroid Impact Detection, Shapeshifters

NASA is investing up to $500,000 to 25 technologies designed to improve space explorations. The U.S. space agency said projects will undergo first and second phases to give innovators the opportunity to improve their technologies and ensure its technical feasibility.

Space April 3, 2018

Tiangong-1 Space Station Finally Falls To Earth, But Not Really Because It Mostly Burned Up

The Tiangong-1 space station burned up as it entered Earth again after launching in 2011. China is reportedly preparing for a more permanent space station in the next decade.

Space April 2, 2018

The New Space Race: Vladimir Putin Says Russia Will Beat US To Mars

Vladimir Putin wants Russia to land on Mars before the United States does. So, it’s launching a Mars mission in 2019, earlier than NASA’s own Mars exploration program.

Space March 16, 2018

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA Was Altered In Space: How Did That Even Happen?

Scott Kelly’s DNA did indeed change after staying in the International Space Station for a long time. What are the factors that contribute to such changes?

Space March 11, 2018

China Wants To Send An X-Ray Telescope In Space: Prototype Ready By 2022, Launch Planned For 2025

In an effort to lead the space race, China has announced that it’s going to launch an X-ray into space. It’s called the eXTP, and it might be up there as early as 2025.

Space March 9, 2018

Goodbye, Starman: Floating Tesla Roadster Now Heading Toward The Asteroid Belt

Starman has officially gone dark. The mannequin astronaut riding a Tesla Roadster through space is now heading toward the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Space February 8, 2018

Beermaker Budweiser To Send Barley Seeds To International Space Station

Budweiser confirmed its plans to send 20 barley seeds to the International Space Station on Dec. 4. The company will use the seeds in two experiments that will study how they would react in a microgravity environment.

Space November 22, 2017

A Mock Crew Just Came Out Of An 8-Month Mars Isolation Experiment Backed By NASA

A Mars mock crew has emerged from an eight-month isolation experiment that was supposed to simulate what it's like to be on Mars. It marks the fifth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation attempt.

Space September 19, 2017

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Protect Earth From Alien Matter

The Planetary Protection Officer is tasked to protect planet Earth from contamination by alien matter brought by spacecraft from missions that explored extraterrestrial worlds. The job comes with a six-figure salary.

Space August 4, 2017

Fungus In Space Can Make Astronauts Sick, NASA-Led Team Warns

NASA has warned that fungus in space could serve as an enemy of astronauts in the Mars mission or other forms of space exploration. Certain fungi types could colonize the human body and lead to infection.

Space July 12, 2017

NASA Sign On Orion Spacecraft Says 'Do Not Touch,' But VP Mike Pence Still Does Anyway

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence touches the Orion spacecraft’s titanium forward bay cover with his full palm despite a sign that read 'Critical Space Flight Hardware DO NOT TOUCH.' Learn what happens next and how the internet reacts.

Space July 10, 2017

Sending Humans To Mars Is Now NASA's Primary Mission, But First We'll Go Back To The Moon

NASA's plans for the future include a manned trip to Mars, but first, we'll need to return to the moon. Here's what NASA has planned for establishing bases on the moon and beyond.

Space June 22, 2017

In First Flybys, Juno Reveals How Little We Know About Jupiter

The first round of data from NASA's Juno mission has been released and it reveals that we know very little about Jupiter. From the planet's core to water and unexpected cyclones, here's what we learned.

Space May 25, 2017

How The Moon Could Propel Humanity To Mars And Beyond

NASA is planning on returning to the moon before making the trip to Mars. Here's how that will affect future space missions including the trip to Mars.

Space May 15, 2017

Cost, Not Safety, Reason Why NASA Will Not Put Human Crew On First SLS Flight

NASA’s plans for a manned SLS maiden flight will not push through after study concludes it is too late in the planning process to accommodate changes. A source says it’s really all about the money.

Feature | Science May 14, 2017

China Moon Mission: 8 Postgraduate Students Move Into Lunar Palace Cabin That Simulates Lunar-Like Environment

China steps up its efforts for its planned permanent lunar laboratory. Eight postgraduate students begin simulated space cabin trials at the Lunar Palace 1 until 2018.

Space May 11, 2017

New Frontiers: NASA Receives 12 Proposals For Future Solar System Exploration

NASA is looking forward to the next exploration mission of our solar system and is mulling over a dozen proposals submitted through the New Frontiers Program. This is the program’s fourth robotic probe to be sent into the unknown, destination pending.

Space May 9, 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 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

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

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

Space February 21, 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

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