space

Virgin Galactic set to carry first passengers into space this month

Posted in Hardware, Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

"After more than 16 years of research, engineering, and testing, Virgin Galactic stands at the vanguard of a new commercial space industry, which is set to open space to humankind and change the world for good."

CRISPR gene-editing tested in space for first time in DNA damage study

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

The gene-editing worked, making it the first such demonstration of the technology in space. The team says that this could be the first steps towards developing a way to repair the DNA of astronauts while in space, to keep them healthier as we spend increasing amounts of time away from Earth.

NASA scientists may have solved a vanishing methane mystery on Mars

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

There is a hitherto unknown process at work in the Martian atmosphere that is destroying the methane quickly, before it can collect.

Astronauts successfully roll out and power up new solar arrays on ISS

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

NASA and its partners are locked in a constant cycle of repair, refurbishment and replacement in order to keep the station in working order.

Japan Wants to Build Intercontinental Passenger Spaceships by the Early 2040s

Posted in Business, Science on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

A booming space industry is making it easier than ever to get into orbit, but Japan is betting that it could revolutionize terrestrial travel, too. The country’s science ministry has unveiled a plan to develop intercontinental passenger spaceships by the early 2040s.