Japan To Test Space Elevator This Month

The first trial of a “space elevator” will be conducted by a Japanese team later this month. They will be testing the technology by sending two miniature satellites up in space. The test equipment has been developed by researchers at the Shizuoka University. It will get a ride on an H-2B rocket that Japan’s space agency is launching next week from the southern island of Tanegashima.

Forget Fireworks, Artificial Meteor Showers Could Be The Next Big Thing

Setting off fireworks everytime there is a major event is pretty much standard fare. Fireworks during New Years, during Christmas, on the 4th of July, and so on. Don’t get us wrong, fireworks are awesome and it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen it, it’s still pretty great and impressive whenever you see a fireworks show.

Latest Images Of Neptune Show Incredible Detail

Neptune is 2.9 billion miles away from Earth and the only better pictures that many of us remember seeing is when the Voyager 2 flew by the planet back in 1989. There isn’t any spacecraft orbiting Neptune clearly but the latest images of the distant planet show incredible detail. It’s interesting to note that these images have been captured using special telescopes right here on Earth.

Blue Origin Space Trip Tickets Could Cost Up To $300,000

Blue Origin, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space company, has plans to take paying passengers up to space for short trips. As you can probably imagine, it’s not going to be cheap. The company is reportedly mulling ticket prices of up to $300,000 for the short trips to space.


Russian Spacecraft Sets New Record For Fastest Trip To Space Station

A Russian spacecraft has set a new record for the fastest trip to the International Space Station. It took the unmanned Progress spacecraft less than four hours to dock at the space station after launch. The spacecraft was on a mission to deliver food, fuel, and other supplies to the International Space Station.

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed Again

NASA has announced that it has delayed the James Webb Space Telescope launch after an independent review board unanimously recommended that the development work on the new telescope should continue. In light of the recommendation, NASA has decided to delay the launch of its next major telescope to 2021. For those who are unaware, the James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to NASA’s famous Hubble Telescope.

China Joins Commercial Space Race With First Private Rocket Launch

U.S. companies like SpaceX have galloped ahead in the commercial space race but China doesn’t want to be left out as well. The country has kicked off its very own commercial space race as the first rocket was launched by a private Chinese company earlier this week. Beijing-based OneSpace Technologies became the first private company in China to launch a rocket.

NASA Sending A Helicopter To Mars

As part of its 2020 mission to put a more advanced rover on the Red Planet, NASA has announced that it’s going to send a small helicopter to Mars. This would make it the first time that an aircraft like the helicopter will be used outside our planet. The Mars Helicopter that NASA has developed is going to travel to the neighboring planet with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover. It’s […]

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed

There’s some bad news for those who have been following NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope project. It’s the successor to the Hubble telescope that has been at the center of many a discovery up in space. It’s going to be 100x more powerful than the Hubble. NASA was previously planning to launch the telescope between March and June 2019 but it has confirmed today that the James Webb Space Telescope […]

Japan To Invest $1 Billion In Space Startups

Japan wants to help startups looking toward the final frontier by injecting money which is why it has set aside almost $1 billion for this purpose. It’s also going to create a human resource hub to help those startups in their endeavors. The country is mulling a legal path as well which would allow for commercial development on the moon.

Study Finds Prolonged Time In Space Can Change Your DNA [Update]

Update – Turns out the original report by Business Insider was not completely accurate. According to a statement released by NASA Johnson Space Center News Chief Kelly O. Humphries, “Mark and Scott Kelly are still identical twins. Scott’s DNA did not fundamentally change. What researchers did observe are changes in gene expression, which is how your body reacts to your environment. This likely is within the range for humans under stress, such as […]

NASA Testing Implant That Could Slow Down Muscle Deterioation

For those unfamiliar, muscle atrophy is when we do not regularly use or exercise our muscles, leading to them weakening and deterioating. This is especially prevalent in astronauts as maintaining muscle mass while in space has proven to be an issue, where astronauts typically require physiotherapy when they get back to Earth after their missions in space.

NASA To Test Atomic Clock For Deep Space Navigation This Year

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been trying to perfect a clock for 20 years because accurate timekeeping is very important to navigation in space. The Deep Space Atomic Clock or DSAC is being built for deep space exploration. The space agency has said that it’s going to test this atomic clock later this year.

First 37 OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Buyers Will Be Rewarded

Earlier this month, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition, which is basically the OnePlus 5T except with some slight tweaks to its design and also some additional Star Wars content that is preloaded on the phone. However it seems like OnePlus wants to encourage customers to purchase it and have announced a rewards program.