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 Spaceplane E93, where should it enter service, it might even have the capabilities of fulfilling a number of other scientific or […]
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 there, but just to get an idea on the ESA’s sound system and its capabilities, think along the lines of the Sonic Tank […]
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 clean up after ourselves already, but apparently not. Well it looks like Japan could be doing everyone a huge favor as […]
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 flying reindeer and sleigh, but rather, it used a privately launched supply ship which took an extra month to arrive. Well, there is always wisdom in the adage, “Better late […]
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 fold open the moment they arrive in space, which is why it is of utmost importance that the solar panels which are used on spacecraft […]
12/03/2013, Wearing a spacesuit is definitely no fun at all, especially if you are one who feels claustrophobic. Well, it seems that there is a new generation of spacesuits that are in the making, where engineers over at Kansas State University are hard at work, developing a prototype suit which is able to monitor an astronaut’s vital signs through the provision of power to integrated electronic components. The thing about this […]
12/03/2013, The Hubble Space Telescope has achieved new imaging techniques, and this has helped scientists to detect some tracers of water vapor across five different planets in our galaxy. Of course, having detected water on other planets does not automatically mean that life can be supported, since none of these five planets are able to support life according to our definition due to other numerous factors – the main one being […]
11/21/2013, We’ve seen Chinese space capsule hotels which includes your own robot butler, but driving there in a regular vehicle is something that will probably take you out of the entire experience. Thankfully, Japan has come along with their own space bus that looks like you’ve stepped into a futuristic spacecraft.
10/23/2013, When we talk about space travel, chances are we would think of it being one of the most high tech situations where one can be in. Unfortunately, that is not the case across the board. For instance, actual communications between the Earth and moon still happen to be static-filled, just like as they were back in the 1960s. NASA might have something to turn things around though, after they have […]
10/16/2013, The Red Planet, also known as Mars, has received a fair amount of attention for quite some time already. In fact, we have already seen more than 100,000 people sign up for Mars One which would literally see them sent off on a one way trip to Mars, not to mention some robots too, wanting to be deployed on Mars to study more about this planet. Well, as part of […]
09/27/2013, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been having quite the time on Mars over the past year. Just last September, Curiosity found evidence of water on the red planet, and this summer, traces of “drinkable water” was found on Mars. Considering how important water is for life on Earth to survive, these were pretty big discoveries, but Curiosity’s recent discovery trumps them in comparison.
09/26/2013, The folks over at the European Space Agency (ESA) have been doing some serious thinking lately, and they certainly have some interesting and creative ideas when it comes to exploring different planets. This time around, there will be nothing to do with a snake robot to explore the nooks and crannies of other planets, but rather, a CO2-powered hopping rocket robot which will be able to draw its fuel from […]
09/12/2013, We know how many people are looking forward to living life off on Mars, especially when you consider just how bad things have been getting on Earth lately with all of the changes in temperature as well as the gallons of radioactive fluid that’s being dumped into our ocean every day. People want off of this planet, which is why we weren’t so surprised to hear over 100,000 people signed up […]
08/15/2013, There are some things in the world of science fiction that has proven to be difficult, nay, impossible to reconcile with real world physics. Ever wondered how space being a vacuum, is still capable of transporting sound such as screams and laser blasts when we watch epic space battles in the movies? How about all of those weirdly shaped ships that would be physically impossible to take off, let alone […]