space

NASA confirms Europa Clipper mission to study Jupiter's icy moon

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA says that, though the mission has a launch readiness date of 2025, the agency plans to have it ready by 2023 to reduce costs.

Only SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Will Take Us Far Beyond Apollo by 2030

Posted in Hardware, Science on 14th Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX Starship could have its orbital prototype versions flying by the end of this year and it should reach orbit within a year.

TESS spots closest super-Earth that could be habitable

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2019
by Alex Muller

As astronomers stepped up the search for planets around other stars over the past decade, they noticed that our solar system is missing the most common type of planet – the so-called super-Earth.

SpaceX Launches Used Dragon Capsule on Historic 3rd Cargo Run to Space Station

Posted in Business, Science on 26th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Today marks the first time a Dragon has flown to the space station three times, but it won't be the last. Each of the next two cargo resupply missions; CRS-19 and CRS-20; will also be the third flight for their respective Dragon spacecraft.

Elon Says SpaceX Could Land Cargo Mission to Moon in 2021

Posted in Business, Science on 25th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Elon Musk said that it may literally be easier to just land Starship on the moon than try to convince NASA that we can.