SpaceX was recently awarded a $69 million US space agency contract to fly spacecraft into asteroids. What is the main objective of NASA’s DART mission?
Space April 16, 2019
Israel falls short of landing the Beresheet spacecraft on the moon, coming close to making a soft landing before its sudden crash on the surface. What caused the crash?
Space April 13, 2019
Self-driving cars are old news as self-driving spacecraft emerges. ESA is building an autonomous spacecraft called Hera as part of a planetary defense mission to binary asteroid system Didymos.
Space April 9, 2019
Space Roasters said that by 2020, they hope to offer the first space roasted coffee beans to the public. The company is already in talks with providers to launch their technology to outer space before it reenters the atmosphere.
Space January 29, 2019
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
The Delta IV Heavy rocket will try again to launch on Jan. 6, 2019 from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The exact time of the liftoff has yet to be announced.
Space December 29, 2018
A company has reportedly been developing new propulsion systems that will use mercury. While NASA has experimented with mercury in the past, there have been concerns over exposing people to the toxic chemical.
Space November 22, 2018
A group of chemists discovered that bacteria lurking in the recesses of spacecraft are resistant to NASA’s stringent cleaning measures. If left unchecked, the microbes could invade other worlds and confound humanity’s search for extraterrestrial life.
Space June 7, 2018
Aurora Station guests can enjoy out-of-this-world comfort with a spacious facility while completing their 12-day basic spaceflight training. By the end of the orbital vacation, they are coming home with an astronaut certification from Orion Span.
Space April 7, 2018
NASA's Cassini is now on course to crash into Saturn on Sept. 15. The end of the 20-year mission of the spacecraft, which has explored Saturn for the past five months, has resulted in overflowing expressions of grief.
Space September 13, 2017
DARPA has chosen Boeing to design, build and test its Experimental Spaceplane, XS-1. Check out why the hypersonic spaceplane, called the Phantom Express, is so unbelievably cool and when it’s expected to launch on its first flight.
Space May 25, 2017
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
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
Scientists sound the alarm on space debris and their dangers on satellites and spacecraft. Find out, for instance, how protected the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit is.
Space April 20, 2017
A new invention by NASA scientists acts like a 'sensory skin' and picks up signs of damage to spacecraft interior in real time. Learn more about the Flexible Damage Detection System currently in development.
Space March 27, 2017
There is good news to flying spacecraft, as NASA’s Van Allen probe found that the inner radiation belt of Earth has only a few super electrons or relativistic electrons, implying that radiation levels are relatively lower than expected.
Earth/Environment March 16, 2017
As part of its plans to advance the country’s space programs, China will send its first cargo spacecraft into space in April this year. The spacecraft will dock with China’s space laboratory known as the Tiangong-2.
Space February 14, 2017
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured close images of Saturn’s tiny moon, Daphnis. The probe is grazing Saturn’s outer rings as part of the first phase of the end of its mission on the Ringed Planet.
Space January 20, 2017
The Cassini Spacecraft will mark its last year on Saturn with a brand new mission. The spacecraft will fly between the planet's rings to collect highly relevant data.
Space October 26, 2016
NASA's Juno Jupiter spacecraft had shifted to safe mode just hours before it was supposed to make a closer approach to the planet. Safe mode implies the spacecraft will be in a cautious mode and would not pick up any scientific data.
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
A space enthusiast spotted a UFO orbiting the sun. The UFO hunter says the mysterious object, which was captured by a camera on NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, appears like it was sucking the sun’s energy to proliferate itself.
Space September 21, 2016
After nearly two years alone on the other side of the sun, a lost spacecraft has finally regained contact with Earth. Mission scientists are planning to perform further recovery processes to save the spacecraft.
Space August 22, 2016
NASA provides funding for California-based company Made in Space in its exploration of asteroids as autonomous spacecraft. Learn more about this groundbreaking concept toward the end goal of space colonization.
Space June 7, 2016
Tiny, floppy disk-sized satellites may soon lead mankind into deep, interstellar space. In late August, the satellites will be dispatched at the ISS for testing.
Space June 3, 2016
The Indian Space Research Organisation launched its indigenous space shuttle in a display of its ability to develop reusable spacecraft. How will this shape India's lofty space exploration goals?
Space May 23, 2016
The Hitomi spacecraft is officially lost in space, according to a new announcement from JAXA. What happened to the Japanese space observatory, meant to find black holes far from Earth?
Space April 29, 2016
The Beagle 2 lander, lost on Mars in 2003, has been photographed by astronomers using a new imaging technique. How did they pull off this trick?
Space April 27, 2016
The planet-hunting Kepler observatory is in emergency mode, hampering observations of distant planets. Can the vehicle be revived for the mission to continue?
Space April 11, 2016
New metal foams could be used in a wide range of applications, from armor to shape-shifting vehicles that can dive under water and fly through the air. How are these new generation of materials created, and what are their uses?
April 9, 2016
The first of the two trajectory adjustments of the Juno spacecraft was executed to adjust its flight plan and set the stage for its arrival in Jupiter this July. What will the much-awaited Jupiter flyby reveal about the gas giant?
Space February 6, 2016
Boron nitride nanotubes are believed to help produce better, more efficient fighter planes and space shuttles in the future. Researchers credit the outstanding strength of BNNT-epoxy interfaces for this possibility.
FUTURE TECH January 8, 2016
The cargo-laden Orbit ATK Cygnus spacecraft successfully lifted off towards the International Space Station on Dec. 6 after four launch attempts were delayed. The ULA Atlas V rocket-powered spacecraft will deliver supplies to the ISS.
Space December 7, 2015
After conspiracy theorists cried UFO at a photo tweeted by a NASA astronaut, Tech Times received confirmation that the light is just part of the Space Station itself.
Space November 24, 2015
World View Enterprises reports that it has completed the test flight of a scaled-down version of its balloon-powered passenger capsule at a site in northern Arizona over the weekend. The company said the successful testing of the model brings it one step closer to launching its near-space exploration service.
Animals October 28, 2015
NASA researchers sequenced genetic data from dust in an air filter and two used vacuum bags to check for bacteria at the International Space Station. Separate studies previously found that bacteria thrive better in space than on the ground.
Space October 27, 2015
Puzzling surface features on the dwarf planet suggest the tiny, distant world is still active, researchers say. It is just one of the many intriguing discoveries being sent back by the New Horizons’ spacecraft.
Space October 19, 2015
The beautiful footage is part of a new series of high-definition videos coming out of the International Space Station.
Space October 13, 2015
People on social media have speculated about a possible SpaceX mission to Mars following a recent tweet by a space journalist Chris Bergin that hinted at the firm's future projects. Observers believe the space company could be planning to build a colony on the red planet or even a million-man spacecraft.
Space October 10, 2015
A team of independent rocket engineers is attempting to built the first crowdfunded rocket that will be sent to the moon with memories provided by its Kickstarter supporters.
FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015
DARPA has selected three awardees of $6.5 million each to develop and design the concept of a space plane that will be able to send small spacecraft in orbit, fly at Mach 10 speed, return to Earth and go back to space repeatedly, while costing less than $5 million each flight. Designs should be completed a year from now, and a prototype should be sent to space in 2018.
FUTURE TECH August 16, 2015
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released a 3D printable file of the Curiosity Rover in their website. Now, people may have their own replica of the Mars exploratory space device.
Space August 16, 2015
Researchers have been given an EAGER grant to pursue a study that aims to build spacecraft and power plants with a new type of ceramic. The UT Arlington blended different ceramics of the same family and came up with a ceramic that can both withstand extreme heat and collision.
August 3, 2015
Progress 59 has been lost, and Roscosmos’ investigation into the incident has prompted the space agency to reschedule some of its upcoming launches.
Space May 12, 2015
The out of control Progress 59 spacecraft re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and burned over the central Pacific Ocean. The spacecraft was carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).
Space May 9, 2015