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Japan Satellite Goes Missing, Bad Software Update To Blame

05/02/2016, We’re sure that many of you guys have been on the wrong-end of a software update before. Sometimes a bad update might result in a buggy experience which you can live with until a patch is released. Sometimes an update is so broken that it could even...

British Astronaut Completes The London Marathon While In Space

04/25/2016, We’re sure that when asked to run a marathon, many of us would probably balk at the idea and come up with all kinds of excuses as to why we can’t do it. Now some of us might have perfectly legitimate excuses, but if you’re just giving an excuse for...

China Has Plans To Launch A Space Mission To Mars In 2020

04/22/2016, Is space really the final frontier? We suppose it’s really too early to tell, but it looks like China wants to go ahead and explore it anyway. The Chinese government has recently announced their plans to launch a space mission to Mars in 2020, a plan...

Expandable Habitat Installed On The International Space Station

04/17/2016, When you are trying to renovate your home, it isn’t too difficult if you want to make one room bigger, or if you have a piece of landed property, you could potentially make your home bigger by expanding it. Over in space, it isn’t as straightforward...

Blue Origin Launches And Lands Reusable Rocket For Third Time

04/03/2016, Blue Origin, a private space company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, was able to launch and land its reusable rocket last year. To show that it really is a reusable rocket, the company fired it up again and sent it back up and it made a second successful...

The ESA Is Testing A 3D Printed Satellite Antenna

03/20/2016, It probably doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that building and launching a satellite is no small feat, nor does it come cheap. The fact that everything needs to be right the first time is also doubly important since once it’s up there,...

NASA Will Set Fire On A Cargo Ship In Space Intentionally

03/16/2016, NASA has confirmed that it’s going to intentionally set a cargo ship in space on fire. In the coming week, the agency’s commercial partner Orbital ATK is going to launch its Cygnus cargo spacecraft that’s going to take up supplies and...

NASA’s Mars Mission Is Back On Track

03/09/2016, InSight, NASA’s next big mission to the Red Planet, is now back on track. The space agency is now looking at a May 5th, 2018 launch window with the landing expected to take place on November 26, 2018. It’s not going to be a manned mission,...

Blue Origin Wants To Kick Off Commercial Space Tourism By 2018

03/09/2016, It looks like you’ll be able to hitch a ride to space in a couple of years if you have the money to pay for it. There are many private space companies out there that want to start commercial space tourism but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ wants to...

New ‘Nigerian Prince’ Email Scams Are Making Their Rounds

02/12/2016, By now we’re sure many of you guys have received or have at least heard of the Nigerian Prince email scam. For those who haven’t, basically it is an email that says that a Nigerian Prince needs to transfer money out of his country, and if you were to...

A Meteorite Strike May Have Killed A Man This Weekend

02/09/2016, A very interesting story surfaced over the weekend. It was claimed that a man in India was killed by a meteorite strike on a college campus in Tamil Nadu, one of India’s southern states, local reports suggested that a large object fell from the sky...

Pluto Has More Frozen Water Than Originally Thought

01/31/2016, NASA scientists have been of the view that there’s quite a bit of water ice on Pluto’s surface but it turns out that the distant planet actually has more frozen water than scientists originally thought it did. A new map created data collected...

SpaceX Astronaut Parachute Test Is A Success

01/28/2016, SpaceX is conducting a lot of tests recently, for example, about a week ago it tried the floating barge landing test for its reusable Falcon 9 rocket but didn’t manage to achieve the results it wanted to yet again. However the hover test for the...

SpaceX Tests Capsule Designed For Ferrying People To Space

01/24/2016, SpaceX surely doesn’t want to spend all of its time conducting supply missions, it wants to take up crewed missions as well, aside from the larger aim of its co-founder and CEO Elon Musk which involves nuking Mars before setting up colonies there....