08/12/2013, NASA has been testing 3D printing in space, and this is an interesting development because this could eventually lead to having the space agency “print” a number of replacement parts. Clearly, when you are in the space station, getting parts shipped to you is more than problematic since a launch to space can cost half a billion dollars.
06/27/2013, PayPal is now looking into supporting payments made in space.
06/03/2013, Future spacesuits could come with built-in stabilizers to help astronauts stabilize themselves on their spacewalks.
05/15/2013, If you are loaded with cash and have nothing better to do, how about making a trip to space?
04/24/2013, NASA has launched a lot of things into space, such as humans and space ships of course, but one thing we certainly didn’t expect them to launch into space were cell phones. Yes – mobile phones have been launched into space by NASA as part of a low-budget, experimental satellite program using off-the-held components. The three smartphone that were sent into space were all HTC Nexus One devices and are currently […]
04/18/2013, While NASA might be working hard to launching its new planet hunting mission in 2017, that doesn’t mean its not using the resources it currently has to discovery new and exciting things in the universe. In a press release today the agency says that it has discovered three new planets that are in the habitable zone. These super Earth sized planets are part of the two new planetary systems they have […]
04/15/2013, As a kid, we’re sure you had a lot of questions as to how exactly astronauts perform their everyday routines while in space, such as eating, going to the bathroom and sleeping. Your inner child is in luck today as one of those questions will be answered as soon as you watch the video above as an astronaut has recorded what exactly he goes through in order to get some […]
04/14/2013, The Hawaiian Board of Land and Natural Resources announced on Thursday that it had granted a land permit for Thirty Meter Telescope, which is a next generation observatory being built close to the summit of Mauna Kea. With the grant of this Conservation District Use Permit, the Thirty Meter Telescope is now one step closer to being constructed. The permit comes with certain conditions so as to ensure protection of sensitive […]
04/08/2013, NASA’s estimates that a manned trip to Mars and back using current technology could take two years. That’s quite a lot for a mission that has never been done before. There’s a new fusion rocket that is going to be built by a research group of the University of Washington. If all goes well, and this rocket is built and deemed to be fully operational, it could send a manned […]
03/12/2013, It was late last summer when the Curiosity Rover made landed on Mars, and several months later, has stumbled onto an important discovery during its time on the red planet. According to a NASA press release sent out today, the Curiosity Rover has come across conditions that could have supported living microbes. Lead Mars Exploration Program scientist Michael Meyer laid out today’s discovery. “A fundamental question for this mission is […]
02/28/2013, If you have been wondering just how you are going to make your second honeymoon a whole lot more special than the first, but have run out of great ideas simply because everyone else has done what you have thought up of, here is something which surely no one has accomplished before – going to the Red Planet, Mars. A married couple is being looked for in order to represent […]
02/18/2013, Sending up a satellite into space is one thing, but should something go wrong with it, then fixing it is going to be a whole lot trickier than expected. After all, it is not as though you can just drive up to space and check things out, can you? Sending another human up there is going to be a costly endeavor, so why not get a robot to do the […]
02/15/2013, For the past week, news stations around the world have been mentioning an asteroid called DA14 is expected to pass extremely close to Earth some time on February 15. What we didn’t expect was for another completely unrelated 10-ton meteorite to crash to Earth earlier this morning in Chelyabinsk, Russia, which is located 950 miles away from Moscow. When the meteorite entered the Earth’s atmosphere at around 9:20 a.m. local […]
02/04/2013, I am very sure that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s intention to be the first person to be sent into space via their fledgling space programme will be hailed with anticipation by different people all around, regardless on which side of the political divide that they are on. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted by state media as saying, “I’m ready to be the first Iranian to be sacrificed by the scientists of […]