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 […]

China Showcases Its New ‘Heavenly Palace’ Space Station

Now that the International Space Station’s days are numbered, China is looking to take the lead on a permanently crewed space station. The country today unveiled its new “Heavenly Palace” space station which would replace the orbiting laboratory that’s backed by the international community.

Meltin MMI Avatar Robot Creator Gets Additional Funding

During CEATEC 2018, the company behind this amazing Avatar robot, Meltin MMI, has announced that an additional $18M in a Series-B funding round.

Japan Lands Robots On Asteroid 180 Million Miles Away

Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has landed a couple of robots on the asteroid Ryugu some 180 million miles from Earth. The cylindrical robots are about 18cm wide and 7cm tall. They made their journey on the Hayabusa2 spacecraft which was launched from the Earth back in December 2014.


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.