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NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Details Revealed

03/25/2015, NASA has revealed more information about its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which is no longer attempting to capture an entire asteroid. The agency has now decided that a non-crewed spacecraft will be travelling to one of the three candidate asteroids...

Japan Unveils Plans To Beam Solar Energy From Space To Earth

03/13/2015, Collecting solar energy on Earth is nothing new and is being done all over the world. However over in Japan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has recently announced their plans to beam solar energy gathered from space back down to earth. The company had...

Wrench “Emailed” To International Space Station

12/19/2014, When you are an astronaut living on the International Space Station (ISS), it would be best if you were prepared beforehand to bring everything that you need – and might need down the road throughout the entire duration of the mission, since it...

European Space Agency Successfully Lands A Probe On A Comet

11/12/2014, We’re sure most of us have seen Star Wars and remember that scene in the Trench Run with Luke Skywalker. He had to fire a shot while flying which didn’t too hard, except that it had to be an extremely precise shot and it was an all or nothing kind of...

AEM-X: A Rodent Habitat In Space

08/22/2014, Mickey Mouse in space? Perhaps, as Disney already owns the Star Wars franchise, but this is not science fiction that we are talking about here, as NASA intends to send rodents in to space next. I would suppose that these will be the next generation of...

Solar-Powered Spacecraft Arriving In 2016?

07/10/2014, In what looks like Count Dooku’s personal spaceship in Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, the small spacecraft that you see above also comes with a very of solar-powered sail that it can call its own. This small aircraft was specially designed to...

U.S. Space Missions May Be Hit Hard By Russia’s Rocket Ban

05/25/2014, Earlier this month Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Moscow could ban sale of RD-180 rockets to the United States, and may even reject its request to use the International Space Station after 2020. This would be...

DARPA Works On Foldable Space Telescope

04/21/2014, “Most of us would like to think that when it comes to research think tanks, cost is not an issue. Actually, it is, and scientists would love to have unlimited funding, but that is not the way the world works. You’re given a bunch of money, have a...

Spaceplane E93 Hopes To Take Off Soon

03/05/2014, Astrium, a company that has been hard at work to deliver a revolutionary new vehicle which is capable of ferrying up to four passengers up to an altitude of 100km into space, do seem to be on track to do so. This particular ride is also known as the...

ESA Sound System Could Kill A Human

02/04/2014, The European Space Agency (ESA) does sound like quite a fun place to work at, as it has been revealed that the agency itself happens to be in possession of the most powerful sound system of all across Europe. I know that there might be naysayers out...

Japan To Deploy A Magnetic Net In Space To Clean Up Floating Debris

01/16/2014, We can’t really see it from where we are, but in reality there is a lot of junk floating in space and in our orbit. Its actually our fault since the junk consists of debris from previous space missions, and you would think that we would have learnt to...

Astronauts Receive Christmas Presents From Earth

01/12/2014, It looks as though Santa arrived too late for Christmas where the half dozen space-station astronauts are concerned, as they have finally received their Christmas presents on Sunday. The method where the presents were delivered did not involve any magical...

Solar Panels Fall Back On Origami Solution

12/16/2013, Sending anything out to space can be an expensive affair, which is why it makes perfect sense to keep things as light as possible, not to mention small in size. Majority of the solar panels that power spacecraft have been specially designed in order to...