A new study has discovered the reason why sliced grapes erupt into plasma fireball when microwaved. The researchers also revealed that the effects are not unique to grapes and can be applied to other round items like olives and cherries.
March 6, 2019
Blue Origin carried out a successful test flight for the New Shepard rocket and capsule. The company, founded by Amazon CEO and world's richest man Jeff Bezos, may start sending people up to space within the year.
Space April 30, 2018
The DSTART team is designing a starship that can keep generations of crew alive as they travel through deep space for an extended period. Why should the interstellar spacecraft use an asteroid?
Space April 29, 2018
The world's first electric ion thruster is now ready to be used for longer human missions, thanks to a team at the European Space Agency. This new invention runs solely on air molecules, eliminating the need for explosive gas propellants.
Space March 7, 2018
Researchers from Florida Polytechnic University are working on a so-called happy suit that will make living in space easier for astronauts. The suits will be powered by new technology named Smart Sensory Skin, which will address physical and emotional deficiencies.
Space February 23, 2018
When women joined NASA in the 1970s, engineers wrongly assumed that they would want to use cosmetics in space. They invented a specialized makeup kit for female astronauts.
Space January 19, 2018
An MIT astronomer theorized that humans are not alone in the universe. Among the 10 theories he proposed, the zoo hypothesis has spawned the most reactions, as it asserts that aliens are quietly but carefully observing mankind.
Space January 2, 2018
Space travel takes a toll on the health of astronauts, according to various studies conducted by NASA. The health afflictions can vary from blurry visions to gene alteration.
Space November 9, 2017
Researchers have found a way to recycle biological waste for extended space travel. Astronauts can use their urine and breath to make 3D printer polymers.
Space August 25, 2017
Moon Express is closer than ever to winning Google's $20 million prize, but the company's ambitions go much further. It plans to be among the first companies to provide commercial transportation to the moon.
Space July 13, 2017
SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a second Falcon 9 rocket just two days after a previous launch, which was also successful. SpaceX’s success in reusing rockets bodes significant things for aerospace engineering and space travel.
Space June 25, 2017
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
Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said there will be no toilets installed in Blue Origin rockets. The space company plans to send people to space onboard the vessel New Shepard.
Space April 13, 2017
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the record of most spacewalks by a woman, logging in 53 hours and 22 minutes. The title was previously held by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.
Space March 31, 2017
Upcoming open-world space shooter ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ will let you discover the hidden secrets of the Andromeda galaxy, including a hidden SpaceX spaceship. Discover this Easter Egg when ‘Andromeda’ launches on March 21.
Video Games March 17, 2017
A new study has found that the southern polar region of Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus is much warmer than expected. The study also states that the subsurface ocean may be closer to the surface than earlier thought to be.
Space March 17, 2017
SpaceX starts off 2017 with a successful delivery of 10 Iridium satellites into low-Earth orbit, and perfectly lands Falcon 9 on a drone ship in the Pacific.
Space January 22, 2017
Here’s a quick look at when NASA started relying on Russia to send its astronauts to the ISS, and its blooming arrangements with private space taxi providers like SpaceX and Boeing.
Space January 5, 2017
Here are some likely highlights for space travel and exploration this year according to NBC News, including Earth science probes, new SpaceX launches, and space-based internet.
Space January 3, 2017
The moon could be the target destination of romantic couples ten years from now. Moon Express founder Naveen Jain said space tourists may possibly land on lunar surface for just $10,000.
Space December 4, 2016
Astronauts experience back pain after traveling to space. Findings of a new study attribute this to the shrinking and weakening of the spinal muscles.
Space October 25, 2016
Traveling to outer space is what several big tech companies are moving to achieve in the next decade or more, and Amazon is right there in hopes to be among the few. Jeff Bezos, CEO of the company, believes space could become the next internet if all goes well.
Space October 21, 2016
The Shenzhou-11 spacecraft has successfully docked at the Tiangong-2 space lab, confimed Chinese authorities. The state TV beamed live videos of the astronauts floating in zero gravity and entering the space lab through a designated pathway.
Space October 19, 2016
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
China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology released a statement saying that it's aiming to build the largest spaceplane in the world. With that, the state-owned company will be able to accommodate up to 20 passengers in reusable rockets.
Space October 6, 2016
Blue Origin’s New Shepard was supposed to undergo a test using a capsule that simulates a real-life crisis condition. Because of the poor weather conditions, however, the test will be delayed a day.
Space October 4, 2016
NASA succeeded in test-firing an RS-25 booster rocket for 420 seconds during a test the Stennis Space Center on Aug. 18. The former space shuttle engine will be used to power the Space Launch System rocket into deep space.
Space August 21, 2016
GitHub recently received the full source code of the Apollo 11 manned mission to the Moon. Redditors were quick to pry it apart and revealed quite interesting bits of content from the space race era.
Space July 12, 2016
NASA astronauts practiced on part-task trainers for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, which will be used to train astronauts in all aspects of shuttle launch, flight, and docking. The training is in anticipation of future space travel.
Space April 28, 2016
Researchers analyzed the menstrual cycle management options for female astronauts who want to prevent bleeding during their menstrual cycles while on space missions. It turns out menstrual bleeding is even more challenging in microgravity.
Space April 24, 2016
NASA began testing an advanced solar sail propulsion system called HERTS E-sail on March 11. The system could help halve the time it takes to travel through interstellar space.
Space April 14, 2016
Virgin Galactic assures that its new Spaceship Unity is much safer than its predecessor. The spaceflight company has tweaked a few safety features inside the new spaceship.
Space February 22, 2016
Virgin Galactic returns to the scene with the unveiling of its SpaceShipTwo. The launch came more than a year after the tragic 2014 crash during one of the company's test flights.
Space February 20, 2016
In an interview, Elon Musk detailed his plans for space travel and Mars colonization. He unveiled SpaceX’s future projects, as well as his concerns that progress could slow down due to an international world war.
FUTURE TECH December 15, 2015
Aerospace company Lockheed Martin announced the completed assembly of the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx, which will travel to asteroid Bennu to get samples back to Earth. The samples from the $800 million mission will give scientists a peek into the solar system's origin and help study potential asteroid impacts.
Space October 24, 2015
A two-way trip to Mars on one tank of fuel? It’s possible, according to a University of Sydney student who has developed an ion space drive to rival NASA’s.
Space September 23, 2015
Stephen Gorevan, chairman of Honeybee Robotics, a Brooklyn-based company best known for the work it’s done to equip NASA’s Mars rovers with robotic life-detection components, talks about aerospace technology and the future of space exploration.
Robotics July 23, 2015
Google celebrates the 64th birth anniversary of American astronaut and physicist Sally Ride in a new Google Doodle. Ride made history on June 18, 1983 when she became the first American woman to travel into space.
Internet May 26, 2015
Elon Musk's SpaceX has released three posters depicting Mars as an exotic tourist destination, showing various things that tourists on the red planet could do.
FUTURE TECH May 19, 2015
An electromagnetic propulsion drive has been successfully tested in a hard vacuum by NASA scientists. The development of EM Drive is a step toward faster-than-light travel.
Space May 2, 2015
Space travel may be humanity's "life insurance," says famous physicist. If we don't tame our aggression and move outward into space, it could spell doom for humankind, he says.
February 22, 2015
Denouncing aggression and promoting empathy, Stephen Hawking shared what he believes to be the human race’s worst and best qualities and bolstered his support for space travel.
February 20, 2015
Scientists suggest that long term space travel accelerates the aging process at least in mice. A similar effect may also be observed in humans.
Space February 4, 2015
Space flight can cause immune systems to react as if they are aging. What could this mean to the future of space travel?
Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2015
Now at a position to oversee NASA, Ted Cruz is bent on bringing focus back to the agency’s core mission, pushing the U.S. back into the forefront of space travel.
Space January 15, 2015