An engine for Mars: Aerojet wins $67M NASA contract for solar electric propulsion

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Electric propulsion systems are expected to send astronauts to Mars and its moons starting in the 2030s.

How did sea creatures survive the dinosaurs' extinction?

Posted in Featured, Science on 14th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Algae and microorganisms would have survived a massive asteroid and acted as a food source for other creatures.

Comets, not asteroids, pose the real danger to Earth from space

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The threat comes in the form of giant comets known as centaurs, are up to 100 km large and more massive than all of the near-Earth asteroids discovered thus far combined.

The New Space Race Is Heating Up: Asteroid Mining, Reusable Rockets, and Water on Mars

Posted in Science on 9th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

With growing access to large sums of private risk capital, and powerful exponential technologies, the pace of progress is accelerating.

Mass extinctions linked to comet and asteroid showers

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers.