NASA May Use Commercial Rockets For Upcoming Moon Mission

NASA caught many by surprise at a Senate hearing today when its administrator Jim Bridenstine suggested that the agency’s upcoming Moon mission might fly on a commercial rocket. Orion is NASA’s upcoming crew vehicle and its first flight, dubbed Exploration Mission-1, is scheduled for June 2020.

Toyota Will Be Making Japan’s Moon Rover

Toyota is one of the most widely known Japanese companies on the planet. As many of you are already aware, Toyota knows a thing or two about making vehicles. It has now teamed up with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency to build a pressurized self-driving rover for the moon. The rover will vastly improve astronauts’ ability to explore the lunar surface.

Russia To Fly Space Tourists To The International Space Station

Russia has been flying space tourists to the International Space Station since 2001. It has taken up seven people so far who were willing to go and had the pockets deep enough to pay for the trip. The country is going to add to that number in a couple of years as it’s going to fly two space tourists to the ISS in late 2021.

China To Launch A Solar Farm In Space By 2025

China has major space ambitions which have seen the country ramp up its space program in recent years. It has made it to the far side of the moon and laid claim to growing the first plants on the lunar surface, even though they didn’t last for very long. The country is now looking to put up a solar farm in space by 2025.


China’s Lunar Lander Sprouts Cotton On The Moon

China recently sent up a Moon lander which is going to collect data and conduct experiments on the lunar surface. It has conducted an experiment which marks the first time that humans have grown plants on the Moon. The lander was able to successfully sprout small cotton plants as part of a biological experiment. Flowers and other plants have previously been grown in Earth orbit, though.

China Probe Chang’e Successfully Lands On The Far Side Of The Moon

Back in 2016, China had expressed their interest in landing on the moon, but not the part which other countries have landed on, but rather the dark side of the moon. Now it looks like they might have been successful in doing so, according to reports where it was revealed that the country’s Chang’e probe made a successful landing on the far side of the moon.

Russian Researcher Successfully Prints Living Tissue While In Space

3D printing has been used in the medical industry before, where we have seen the tech used to 3D print cartilage and skull implants. Now it seems that Russian researcher Oleg Kononenko has successfully managed to 3D print living tissue, but here’s the kicker: not only is Kononenko a researcher, but he is a cosmonaut as well, and this 3D printing was actually done in space.

NASA Photographs Mesmerizing ‘Blue’ Sand Dune On Mars

A mesmerizing “blue” sand dune on Mars has been photographed by NASA. The sand dune actually appears blue in an enhanced-color photo. Such dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters on the Red Planet. This particular dune formed in a region of the Lyot Crater and was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Japan Developing Space Radar System To Keep An Eye On ‘Killer Satellites’

Japan is working on a new space radar system that it wants to have up and running in the Yamaguchi Prefecture by fiscal 2023. The radar system won’t just be used to monitor debris in the space. Its job will also include keeping an eye on “killer” satellites launched by foreign governments. News about this radar system’s development comes at a time when countries like Russia and China are believed […]

NASA’s InSight Lander Sends A Selfie From Mars

NASA InSight lander’s selfie game is literally out of this world. It recently arrived on the Red Planet and to prove that it is indeed chilling up there on Mars, it has sent a selfie which shows the lander in all its glory. The image was posted on NASA’s official Twitter account.

Virgin Galactic May Reach Space For The First Time Soon

Virgin Galactic today announced that it’s putting the SpaceShipTwo’s test flights into overdrive. In this phase of the flight program, it will expand the limits for air speed, altitude, loads, and thermal heating. It also plans to burn the rocket motor for longer durations which would see its spaceship and pilots reach a space altitude for the very first time.

Russian Cosmonauts On A Spacewalk To Investigate Mysterious Hole

Two Russian crew members on board the International Space Station are heading out for a spacewalk today. Their mission is to investigate a mysterious hole that was spotted in a visiting spacecraft. This hole caused quite a bit of concern both on the ISS and down on Earth as it caused air to leak out of the ISS a few months ago. It has not yet been determined how this […]

NASA Confirms Voyager 2 Probe Has Entered Interstellar Space

NASA confirmed an impressive feat today. The agency has confirmed that a man-made object has reached the space between the stars for the second time in history. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe has entered interstellar space after existing the heliosphere, the plasma bubble created by the sun which covers most of our solar system.

NASA Announces Landing Site For 2020 Mars Rover

NASA will be sending another rover to Mars in 2020 and the space agency has now confirmed where it’s going to land the machine. The Jezero Crater has been chosen as the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover. It has been selected as the landing spot after a five year search during which every detail of more than 60 possible locations was scrutinized and debated by the mission team […]