NASA finally admits it doesn’t have the funding to land humans on Mars

Enlarge / NASA’s chief of human spaceflight, Bill Gerstenmaier, speaks at the Humans to Mars summit in 2015. NASA   For the last five years or so, NASA has sold … Continue reading NASA finally admits it doesn’t have the funding to land humans on Mars

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Rocket Lab reaches space, but not orbit, on first Electron launch

Rocket Lab’s first Electron rocket lifts off from the company’s launch site in New Zealand May 25. Credit: Rocket Lab video capture Updated 12:20 p.m. Eastern WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab, … Continue reading Rocket Lab reaches space, but not orbit, on first Electron launch

NASA moving ahead with plans for cislunar human outpost

A Lockheed Martin concept of a cislunar outpost that could support future human missions to the moon or elsewhere. Credit: Lockheed Martin GREENBELT, Md. — Despite uncertainty about potential policy … Continue reading NASA moving ahead with plans for cislunar human outpost

SpaceX still plans for first flight of a Falcon 9 with reused first stage this month and more

A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster being returned to port aboard a drone ship following the JCSAT-14 Mission in May, 2016. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX says it still plans to make the … Continue reading SpaceX still plans for first flight of a Falcon 9 with reused first stage this month and more

Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

Video via VideoFromSpace A rainbow graced NASA’s first engine test of 2017 for its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, which is expected to bring astronauts out past Earth orbit in … Continue reading Wow! Rainbow Streaks Over Massive Rocket Engine Test (Video)

Record-breaking 104 satellites to launch on a single rocket from India tonight

A PSLV rocket launch.Indian Space Research Organization This evening, an Indian PSLV rocket will launch from Sriharikota, India, carrying a gigantic haul of satellites into space. Up to 104 satellites … Continue reading Record-breaking 104 satellites to launch on a single rocket from India tonight

These images of eerie ‘blue jets’ reveal just how creepy being alone in space is

When thrust into Earth’s orbit for an extended stay in space, astronauts don’t just experience an array of physical changes – space travel can have many mind-altering effects on a … Continue reading These images of eerie ‘blue jets’ reveal just how creepy being alone in space is

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is back to inventing the future after a successful rocket launch and landing

SpaceX today launched 10 Iridium satellites on its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket before flying the first stage of the rocket back to a floating landing platform in the Pacific. This … Continue reading Elon Musk’s SpaceX is back to inventing the future after a successful rocket launch and landing