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Light bulb Li-fi demonstrated at 10 gigabits per second in the UK

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2013 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Li-fi is an emerging technology that could see specialized LED lights bulbs providing low-cost wireless internet connectivity almost everywhere.

Indian probe begins journey to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Dec, 2013 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
India's mission to Mars has embarked on its 300-day journey to the Red Planet. The spacecraft is due to reach Mars on 24 September next year.

Study identifies potential therapeutic target for incurable type of soft-tissue cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2014 05:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A deadly, rare type of soft-tissue cancer may be completely eradicated simply by inhibiting a key protein involved in its growth,

International Space Station life 'to be extended'

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jan, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has won White House backing to extend the life of the International Space Station for a further four years, until 2024.

Cygnus cargo ship heads to space station

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
The American Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) has begun its first commercial re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Nasa looking for 'taxi firm' to replace Russian rockets

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The Obama administration is looking for a company to run shuttle taxi services from US soil, to end Nasa's dependence on the Russian Soyuz rocket.

Japan’s Launching a Giant Net Into Orbit to Scoop Up Space Junk

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Something must be done to deal with the estimated 100 million bits of man made space junk circling the planet, and Japan is taking the lead.

Winter in the Antarctic Shows What It Will Take to Live on Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2014 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Concordia station offers the isolation and hardships explorers will face on the Red Planet.

How NASA’s Plan to Capture an Asteroid is Crucial to Human Survival

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2014 03:29 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has committed to an operation in which they will grab an asteroid and put it into lunar orbit in the 2020s.

Google Capital invests $40 million in online education giant Renaissance Learning

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2014 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is betting big time on the online education space.

SpaceX Adds Landing Legs to Falcon 9 Rocket for Next Launch

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Putting landing legs on the Falcon 9 rocket, which is slated to blast off on March 16, marks another step in SpaceX's quest to develop a fully reusable launch system.

A Fleet of Toaster Sized Satellites Will Orbit Earth to Provide Near Real Time Surveillance

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Mar, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
In early January, Planet Labs sent 28 satellites to the international space station; earlier this month, NASA began deploying them into orbit.

In three weeks, Spacex could demonstrate the first reusable rocket booster and pave the way to radically cheaper spaceflight

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2014 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
For now, a water landing will ensure maximum safety in case the rocket goes off course.

SpaceX Dragon CRS-3 mission launch scrubbed again

Posted in Science on 2nd Apr, 2014 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-3 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has once again been scrubbed. NASA confirmed that the launch of the cargo ship has been delayed.

NASA's Robonaut Legs Headed for International Space Station

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA is sending a set of high-tech legs up to the International Space Station for Robonaut 2, the station's robotic crewmember.

SpaceX stands down Falcon launch

Posted in Hardware on 15th Apr, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX was forced on Monday to postpone its latest commercial cargo re-supply mission to the space station.

SpaceX Makes Strides Towards 1st Stage Rocket Recovery during Space Station Launch

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
The Falcon 9 rocket would sprout legs just prior to water impact for the controlled soft landing in the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA outlines the path for getting humans to Mars

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
This new plan outlines what steps we’ll take on the path to human exploration on Mars, making it a reality within the next 15 to 20 years.

Scottish universities given funding for low carbon projects

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Three Scottish universities are to receive £20m as part of a scheme to help Scotland meet its carbon emission reduction targets.

Can Elon Musk and Spacex Take Space Travel From Evolutionary To Revolutionary?

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The Falcon 9, built by SpaceX, and its progeny may revolutionize space travel, at least, that’s the hope.

SpaceX granted injunction in rocket launch suit against government

Posted in Hardware on 2nd May, 2014 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A U.S. Court judge issued an injunction prohibiting a joint venture between Lockheed and Boeing from proceeding with plans to buy Russian-made rocket engines.

Russia's New Space Sanctions Mean SpaceX Is About to Get Paid

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The current announcement is a promise to stop working with the US six years from now.

Russian Bluster Aside, What Will Become Of The ISS?

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2014 06:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Russia's recent threat to leave the space station by 2020 was in fact the original plan.

Robot does mechanical surgery to heal itself outside the ISS

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time in history, a robot out in space has used its own mechanical dexterity to fix itself without any assistance from astronauts on the scene.

NASA clears 3D printer for use on the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts will soon be 3D printing parts they might need up on the International Space Station, after NASA cleared a custom-built machine as being fit for purpose.

'See-through' bodies technique developed

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2014 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A way to turn an entire body transparent has been developed by scientists studying rodents.

There are Cells Inside Teeth That Can Turn Back Into Stem Cells

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Aug, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Inside each of our hard, calcified teeth is a small population of living stem cells that can differentiate into many types of tissue.

Study Reveals Immune System is Dazed and Confused During Spaceflight

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station.

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

3D printer to launch to the International Space Station

Posted in Hardware on 19th Sep, 2014 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The Zero-G is the first 3D printer designed to operate in zero gravity and that it has carried out over 30,000 hours of testing, including 400 microgravity parabola flights.

Mousetronauts To Live In Space For the Longest Stretch Yet

Posted in Science on 21st Sep, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The record-breaking rodents will travel to the International Space Station this weekend.

The Space Station Is Getting A UPS-Style Shipping Service

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2014 08:21 PM
by AlexMuller
A new vehicle design could enable same-day shipping from the ISS to Earth, making science experiements in microgravity cheaper and easier.

SpaceX Plans to Start Reusing Rockets Next Year

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2014 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is building an ocean-based landing pad so that it can reuse its launch vehicles.

SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9 booster December 9th on a floating platform and then reuse it

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Being able to reuse all the hardware for multiple flights could potentially slash the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 10 or much more.

Antares rocket explosion destroyed 26 satellites built by San Francisco’s Planet Labs

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2014 08:43 PM
by AlexMuller
An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded shortly after its launch from the US state of Virginia.

3D-printed organs are on the way

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Biotech firm Organovo is set to begin selling 3D-printed liver tissue by the end of the year, part of the growing movement to bring the technology to the medical field.

PlanetTech News interviews Made In Space:

Posted in Interviews on 10th Nov, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Made In Space have just sent a Zero-G 3D printer to the International Space Station. The sky is no longer the limit for 3D printing.

Norway to grow food crops in space

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists in Norway are set to research the possibility of growing plants and food crops in space.

The First 3D Printer in Space 3D Printed its First Object

Posted in Hardware on 26th Nov, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans are now manufacturing things in space. This has never been done before.

Ministers to chart Ariane rocket's future

Posted in Business on 2nd Dec, 2014 12:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Key decisions on Europe's capability and activity in space will be taken by research ministers on Tuesday.

UK researchers set out goals for Lunar Mission One

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2014 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Lunar Mission One: to deeply drill where no one has drilled before.

With a blown up rocket, Orbital Sciences hitches a ride to space

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
The Atlas V has a greater lift capacity than that of the out-of-commission Antares, meaning the Cygnus can carry nearly 35 percent more cargo.

Google Glass is Headed to the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Tomorrow's SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida will send the wearable device spaceward.

Lunar Mission Kickstarter Campaign Meets its Funding Target

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2014 07:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The people have spoken, and they want to drill the moon.

SpaceX’s resupply mission gets postponed (again)

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The fifth ISS commercial resupply mission has been delayed to no earlier than January 6th.

NASA is 3D printing things in space like crazy

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2014 02:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A month later, the printer has produced 20 objects based on 13 different blueprints.

NASA approves first SpaceX milestone for Crew Dragon

Posted in Hardware on 26th Dec, 2014 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
If you want to fly to the International Space Station, you're only option is to hitch a lift on Russia's 1970s-vintage Soyuz space capsules. That may not be the case for much longer.

Spacex first stage reaches the barge but landing was too hard; ISS mission was success

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jan, 2015 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk tweets: Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. Close, but no cigar this time. Bodes well for the future tho.

SpaceX capsule docks with the International Space Station

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The privately built Dragon capsule has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a much needed cargo of supplies.

Astronauts return to American section of ISS following suspected ammonia leak

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2015 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts took shelter in Russian compartments of the ISS as operators attempted to discern if the alarm was a toxic leak.

SpaceX and Boeing should fly manned crews to the space station starting in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2015 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Spacecraft testing and increasingly complex flights will pave the way for missions during the next few years to the International Space Station.

Off World 3D Printing Is How Humans Will Colonize Space

Posted in Hardware on 7th Feb, 2015 08:28 PM
by AlexMuller
3D printing has recently emerged as a force poised to disrupt a significant portion of the $10 trillion global manufacturing industry.

NASA is making parking spots on the space station for commercial space taxis

Posted in Hardware on 20th Feb, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The International Space Station is getting a makeover starting this week.

Tech demo lets you visit the International Space Station in VR

Posted in Games on 1st Mar, 2015 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Earthlight lets you explore the outside of the International Space Station through an Oculus Rift headset, with Microsoft Kinect 2 motion tracking of your hands and arms.

NASA seeks to understand vision changes due to microgravity

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2015 08:09 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA hopes that a new experiment will shed light on the causes of vision loss and deformation to the structure of the eye often suffered by astronauts during a stay on the ISS.

Lockheed Martin previews next generation space cargo ships

Posted in Hardware on 15th Mar, 2015 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Lockheed Martin has provided a glimpse at the next generation of commercial spacecraft.

'Space Twins' In One-Of-A-Kind Experiment

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2015 12:51 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA will monitor the bodies of Scott Kelly, on the International Space Station, and his brother Mark, who will stay on Earth.

Successful liftoff for NASA’s longest-ever manned mission

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko began their year-long stay in space on Friday as they headed for the International Space Station.

Russia wants to build a replacement for the Space Station, but NASA is looking to Mars

Posted in Business on 30th Mar, 2015 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Russia's Roscosmos space agency claimed that it is working with NASA on a replacement for the International Space Station.

Russian spacecraft Progress M-27M 'out of control'

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A Russian spacecraft delivering supplies to the International Space Station is out of control and is now likely to break up on re-entering Earth's atmosphere.

Out of control Russian spacecraft burns up in Earth's atmosphere

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2015 10:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The Russian space agency says that its out-of-control spacecraft has burnt up as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere.

Asteroid-Mining Company to Deploy 1st Satellite This Summer

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2015 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources' Arkyd-3R probe currently sits aboard the International Space Station and is scheduled to be deployed sometime in July.

Russia delays ISS astronauts' return after Progress failure

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
There are currently six astronauts on board the International Space Station. Russia has delayed the return of three astronauts following the failure of its supply spaceship.

Boeing is NASA's first pick for manned ISS flights

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA is bringing human spaceflight back to the US. The agency has ordered its first crew mission from Boeing, which will involve ferrying astronauts to the Space Station.

China confirms test of new hypersonic strike vehicle 'Wu-14'

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jun, 2015 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The strategic strike weapon is extremely advanced and can travel at 10 times the speed of sound.

Tissue scaffold technology could help rebuild large organs

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2015 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a new tissue scaffold (support structure) technology that could one day make it possible to engineer large organs.

SpaceX recounts past mistakes before next barge test landing

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2015 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has published a post explaining how its Falcon 9 is designed to be able to fly back home, and also revisiting its failed barge landings in January and in April.

Unmanned SpaceX rocket explodes after Florida launch

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jun, 2015 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded because of 'an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank'

After the SpaceX rocket failure, supplies are finally on their way to the ISS

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The previous three missions to the ISS have ended in disaster.

Progress 60 spacecraft shakes off the bad luck to re-supply the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jul, 2015 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The Russian-made Progress 60 cargo craft has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) following a two-day orbital rendezvous period.

SpaceX reveals the cause of last month's Falcon 9 explosion

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
A failed steel strut holding down a canister of helium probably caused SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to explode shortly after liftoff last month, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said.

NASA Signs $490 Million Contract With Russia to carry US astronauts to the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2015 03:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The US has been dependent on Russia for ISS access since it ended its space shuttle program in 2012.

A Kickstarter project wants to put the International Space Station's view of Earth in your VR display

Posted in Science on 11th Aug, 2015 09:59 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceVR launched a Kickstarter campaign today to send a 3D, 360-degree camera to the International Space Station.

ESA astronaut drives rover from low-Earth orbit

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
The technology has the potential to be used in a number of roles both in space and back on Earth, possibly taking human workers out of harms way.

The First Permanent Astronaut Aboard the ISS Could Be a Robot

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015 11:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Robots don’t need food or water or comfort, and can work on the station for as long as need be.

'Hardware Store in Space': 3D Printer Launching in 2016

Posted in Hardware on 30th Oct, 2015 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Made In Space is partnering with home-improvement giant Lowe's to launch a commercial 3D printer to the International Space Station early next year.

The International Space Station celebrates its 15th birthday

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2015 01:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Unfortunately, the ISS' future is up in the air. Its funding will run out one year before it turns 25 in 2024, and it's unclear if a second-gen station will take its place.

3D-printed microchannels deliver oxygen, nutrients from artery to tissue implant

Posted in Hardware on 10th Nov, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Solves one of the biggest challenges in regenerative medicine: keeping implant tissues alive during growth in a lab.

First-Ever Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The first-ever working vocal cords able to produce realistic sound have been grown from scratch in a lab, giving hope to people who have lost their voice.

SpaceX will fly astronauts to the space station in 2017

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Boeing, another company that aspires to carry astronauts to and from the space station, received a similar order in May. No word on who will go first.

British astronaut to run the London Marathon in real time from space

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2015 12:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronauts regularly take to the treadmill while in space, running as much as two hours a day to keep fit and offset the effects of zero gravity.

Orbital heads back to International Space Station on cargo run

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2015 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The upgraded capsule, due to arrive on Wednesday, is loaded with more than 3,500 kg of food, clothing, computer gear, spacewalk equipment and science experiments.

Mapping astronauts' behavior on the ISS could make a better ride to Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2015 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
A company called Draper is developing a way to monitor how astronauts use the ISS for planning a long term spaceflight to Mars.

Boeing Gets a Second Order to Ferry Astronauts to the ISS

Posted in Business on 20th Dec, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
In its ongoing effort to bring America back into crewed spaceflight, NASA has announced that Boeing has received a second commercial crew order to ferry astronauts to the ISS.

NASA picks SpaceX, Orbital, and Sierra Nevada to resupply the space station through 2024

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Both SpaceX and Orbital were awarded the first round of commercial resupply contracts back in 2008.

NASA's Plan For The Future Of Space Means Partnering With Companies Like SpaceX

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA intends to bring manned launches back to the US rather than relying on its fractious relationship with Russia.

Fungi survive mars-like conditions on the space station

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016 01:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A study, by ESA, has found that two species of tiny fungi originally from Antarctica have survived living in Mars-like conditions for a period of 18 months.

Two-in-One Satellite Will Bring Us One Step Closer to Asteroid Mining

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
If we ever want to mine asteroids, we’re going to need to step up our game for multiple satellites sharing data and working together.

Researchers Have Discovered a Fast Way to Make Artificial Arteries for Testing Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2016 02:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Testing drugs on human tissues, without a whole human involved, can save money, time, and lives.

The 3D printer that will be sent to the International Space Station next month

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2016 07:49 PM
by AlexMuller
On 23 March, a 3D printer will be blasted up to the six-strong crew in the ISS. It will be used to make spare parts, as well as for experiments.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly breaks American spaceflight record

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
After 340 days on the International Space Station, Scott Kelly has spent more continuous time in space than any other American astronaut.

Why NASA is setting fire to a cargo ship in space

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Before Cygnus breaks apart above the Earth, NASA is going to intentionally set it on fire.

SpaceX to launch mission to ISS, with inflatable habitat in tow

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2016 08:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The Dragon capsule will carry up supplies and science experiments, including, notably, a test version of Bigelow's inflatable space habitat.

U.S. and Russian crew arrives at International Space Station

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2016 01:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying a NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, ending a nearly six-hour flight.

NASA to use the ISS as a testbed for inflatable living modules

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2016 04:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Before any sort of experimental gear can go to Mars, it needs to be trialed closer to home.

Cygnus cargo ship successfully docks with ISS

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2016 02:24 PM
by AlexMuller
The Cygnus us scheduled to remain docked at the ISS until May.

6 experiments launching to the ISS next week that may help us get to Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2016 01:16 PM
by AlexMuller
On April 8, the SpaceX Dragon capsule will carry 3,800 lbs of supplies into orbit, including more than 250 science experiments.

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform for the first time

Posted in Hardware on 9th Apr, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon musk hopes to launch landed rocket booster again in May or June. Bigelow inflatable habitat to be delivered to the ISS.

Two Bigelow BA330 modules combined would have 72% of the volume of ISS

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2016 07:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Compared to their volume-mass ratio, expandable modules offer more living space than traditional rigid modules.

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft arrives at the ISS

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 06:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Tim Peake has successfully berthed the latest cargo ship to visit the ISS. Using the robotic arm, he grabbed the Dragon freighter on Sunday, pulling it into the Harmony module.

ULA and Bigelow announce partnership for first commercial space stations

Posted in Hardware on 12th Apr, 2016 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The agreement unveiled on Monday will see Bigelow deliver two fully functional B330 modules to ULA for notional launches in 2020.

Tim Peake's space seeds on their way to schools

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space. Tim Peake has launched a mass experiment to grow the seeds.

First expandable habitat installed on ISS

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The ISS received an exciting renovation today as the experimental Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was successfully attached to the Tranquility module.

Tim Peake 'runs' London Marathon from space

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
He ran the 42km (26.2mi) distance in about three hours, 35 minutes, the European Space Agency said.

NASA is observing how microbes adapt aboard the ISS

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2016 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The effort will allow for the development of methods for minimizing any danger created by the microbes during lengthy missions.

SpaceX's Dragon returns to Earth brimming with microgravity research samples

Posted in Hardware on 12th May, 2016 07:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Dragon completed its round trip to the ISS, splashing down with more than a tonne of valuable scientific samples in tow.

Boeing Falters, And Now Only SpaceX Will Carry Astronauts in 2017

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2016 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
The Starliner gets pushed back, leaving only the SpaceX Dragon able to fly astronauts in 2017.

Lab-grown blood vessels appear a safe alternative to synthetic implants

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Bioengineered vessels proving more durable and just as safe as commonly used synthetic grafts when implanted into patients.

NASA is funding research into human stasis for transport to Mars

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2016 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA believes that the crew’s mental well-being will be substantially improved by effectively eliminating the 400 days spent in transit to and from Mars.

MinXSS CubeSat deployed from ISS to study sun's soft X-rays

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2016 12:16 PM
by AlexMuller
CubeSats are a new, low-cost tool for space science missions.

July SpaceX launch will carry private entrance to space station

Posted in Science on 25th May, 2016 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX and Boeing are competing to become the first private company to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017 (or 2018).

Flexi-space room expansion suspended

Posted in Science on 27th May, 2016 02:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The deployment of a new, expandable "room" on the International Space Station was suspended on Thursday when it failed to open up as expected.

Inflatable module pops to full size on ISS

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the ISS has successfully been inflated on the second try.

Astronaut enters inflatable space habitat for the first time

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2016 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Future versions might provide mankind's home on the moon and Mars, but first we need to know how it holds up in space.

Martian dust storms could make life interesting for future astronauts

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2016 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The electrostatic qualities of the storms could interfere with vital equipment, while the sheer density of the dust particles works to dramatically lower visibility.

3 astronauts return to Earth after 6 months aboard the ISS

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2016 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The capsule landed on its side, a frequent occurrence, after parachuting for 14 minutes. A search and recovery team quickly extracted the trio from the capsule.

Former NASA ISS manager planning commercial space station venture

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jun, 2016 03:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Axiom Space is in discussions with NASA on an agreement that would allow for studies of adding a commercial module to the ISS.

Biologists will be able to track animals in real time using the ISS

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2016 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Satellite imagery has gotten to the point where saying that something is "big enough to see from space" doesn't really mean much anymore.

The mysterious syndrome impairing astronauts’ sight

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The syndrome could interfere with plans for future crewed space missions, including any trips to Mars.

SpaceX will launch fully automated docking ring to space station

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jul, 2016 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A metallic ring big enough for astronauts and cargo to fit through is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in July.

DNA sequencer sent to space station

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.

Russia's Plan To Spin Off a New Space Station From the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 24th Jul, 2016 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Russia just detailed its plans to separate the newest modules from the International Space Station once the long-lived project comes to an end.

Business ideas sought to launch ISS marketplace

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2016 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has been signalling intentions to welcome more commercial partners aboard for a little while, and is now canvassing the private sector for ideas to increase business.

New Tech on The ISS Set To Form Solar System 'Internet'

Posted in Science on 31st Jul, 2016 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
As more investment and innovation is given to space exploration, the ISS is becoming a very busy place.

Russia concerned about hypersonic missiles being able to threaten its nuclear deterrent

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2016 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Russia believes that US hypersonic weapons will give the US capability to deliver a disarming non-nuclear strike against Russia's Nuclear Forces.

With the installation of the Docking Adapter, the ISS is ready for the private spaceflight era

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2016 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
space station transitions from the era of Space Shuttle transportation to that of privatized spaceflight.

Jeff Williams breaks u.s. record for most days in space

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2016 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
He's returning on September 5. Then, he'll have logged 534 cumulative days in space.

Space tech’s 3 hottest areas for investing

Posted in Hardware on 11th Sep, 2016 10:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Some areas that VCs considered highly promising a year or two ago are now considered overhyped.

Orbital ATK Antares successfully launches with a return to flight after 2014 rocket failure

Posted in Hardware on 19th Oct, 2016 11:10 AM
by AlexMuller
2 years ago a rocket failure was blamed on a pump in one of the engines, left over from the Soviet manned lunar program of the 70s.

Should we be worried about SpaceX's plan to fuel the falcon 9 with astronauts on board?

Posted in Hardware on 13th Nov, 2016 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Why would SpaceX want to board astronauts it this way, what are the risks, and is there any way to mitigate those risks?

Japanese cargo ship en route to space station

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2016 02:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It's bringing six new lithium-ion batteries, which will replace the old nickel-hydrogen batteries used to store energy from the station's solar arrays.

SpaceX won't launch astronauts until 2018

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016 07:54 AM
by AlexMuller
It's official: SpaceX is not going to meet its 2017 deadline to carry its first astronauts into space.

Mission: ISS takes VR viewers into orbit to humanity’s greatest space station

Posted in Software on 13th Mar, 2017 12:02 PM
by Alex Muller
VR lets us experience fantastic worlds and wonders, but it’s also a portal into the real life wonders very few humans get to enjoy.

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2017 02:29 PM
by Alex Muller
Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?

BEAM's first year on ISS expands potential of inflatable space habitats

Posted in Hardware on 29th May, 2017 01:44 PM
by Alex Muller
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), a prototype inflatable space station module, has now been attached to the ISS for a year.

Spacex has successful ISS mission with reused rocket and Dragon capsule

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2017 12:22 AM
by Alex Muller
This mission marks the first time SpaceX has flown both a flight-proven Falcon 9 and a flight-proven Dragon spacecraft in the same mission.

Genes in Space-3 Successfully Identifies Unknown Microbes in Space

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2017 03:18 PM
by Alex Muller
To identify microbes aboard the ISS would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration.

Nissan unveils Brain to Car communication technology

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jan, 2018 09:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Nissan unveiled research today that will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their cars.

Trump administration reportedly moving to privatise the International Space Station

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2018 11:23 PM
by Alex Muller
The Trump administration is planning to privatise the ISS instead of simply decommissioning the orbiting international experiment in 2024.

Chinese space station: Beijing invites world to join its project as ISS support falters

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jun, 2018 07:37 PM
by Alex Muller
China just declared it's building a new space station. With Beijing inviting the world to climb aboard, is this the start of a new space race?

NASA announces SpaceX crewed flight June 2019

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2018 08:29 AM
by Alex Muller
NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019.

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