Two New Visions for Humans on Mars

September 29, 2017 – At the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, this week, SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, and one of his corporate rivals, Lockheed Martin ... Continue Reading →

The Stratolaunch Space Launch System Makes its Debut

June 2, 2017 – A twin-fuselage six-jet-engine monster aircraft with an 118 meter (385 foot) wingspan made its debut this week. You can see it below emerging from its hangar.       The ... Continue Reading →

Flight Proven Rockets Revolutionizing Space Flight

April 5, 2017 – On the agenda for SpaceX this year, reflying at least 6 Falcon 9 first stages on commercial missions, and 12 in 2018. But recovering and reusing first stages of ... Continue Reading →

NASA News: New Universal Docking Port Installed and Speculation to Sell the International Space Station

August 21, 2016 – On Friday two American astronauts performed a spacewalk to install the International Docking Adapter delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by a ... Continue Reading →

New Docking Adapter Will Democratize Connecting to the International Space Station

July 20, 2016 – On board SpaceX‘s latest Dragon supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is a technology that will make it possible for many different types ... Continue Reading →

NASA Continues to Demonstrate It Has Not Lost Its Pursuit of Our Future in Space

May 17, 2016 – NASA isn’t afraid to put money into some of the wildest ideas, many derived from the minds of science fiction writers and film scripts. Hence the American ... Continue Reading →

Commercial Rocket Companies Achieve So Many New Milestones in One Week

April 10, 2016 – First there was the New Shepard rocket launch by Blue Origin on April 2nd, a third successful test flight achieved in less than five months. Then there was an ... Continue Reading →

Sierra Nevada Joins SpaceX and Orbital as Commercial Resupplier to the ISS

January 18, 2016 – In previous commercial resupply contracts, the Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada’s mini-shuttle had been shut out by NASA. But now the space authority has given ... Continue Reading →

3D Printing Materials Advancements Point to a Revolution in Manufacturing

January 5, 2016 – The world of 3D printing has been moving from hobbyist, one-off production using plastics and resins as “inks” to industrial materials. NASA and ... Continue Reading →

Virgin Galactic to Launch its Satellite Delivery System from a Boeing 747-400

December 7, 2015 – Airborne launch systems have been considered by aerospace operators for a number of years but the latest news may make this become almost an every day occurrence. ... Continue Reading →