Interview with Dr Thomas Clayson, chief technology officer of Magdrive, a UK space tech startup developing next-generation spacecraft propulsion.

Posted in Business, Hardware, Interviews, Science on 31st Jan, 2023
by Alex Muller

Their system has over ten times the thrust of similar size electric propulsion systems, with applications including satellite servicing and deep space transport.

DARPA And NASA Plan Orbital Nuclear Rocket Test

Posted in Hardware, Science on 29th Jan, 2023
by Alex Muller

NASA and DARPA have agreed to develop and test a nuclear rocket engine in space as soon as 2027.

PTN's Top Ten science and Technology breakthroughs and events of 2022

Posted in Reviews, Science on 31st Dec, 2022
by Alex Muller

From stunning new detailed photos of the early universe to an energy advancement that could change the future of our world...2022 Had a lot to celebrate.

ispace’s private lander might be the first to touch down on the moon

Posted in Hardware, Science on 18th Dec, 2022
by Alex Muller

Google’s Lunar X Prize competition, which ran from 2007 to 2018 and was designed to spur affordable access to the moon, in part kicked off ispace’s interest in getting there. Although the competition ended without a team securing the $30 million dollar prize, it succeeded in inspiring many new spacecraft concepts.

For the first time, humans can hear a dust devil roar across Mars

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2022
by Alex Muller

These dust devils are tiny tornadoes of dust and grit and are common on Mars.