spacecraft

DARPA prepares to build a new space plane-drone

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's "XS-1" project, is on a mission to build a reusable vehicle for launching small payloads into orbit.

How SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018 using the most powerful rocket in the world

Posted in Hardware on 1st May, 2016
by Alex Muller

Red Dragon will go to Mars to retrieve samples collected by NASAs Mars rover and then return them to Earth.

NASA says it will help SpaceX with Mars 2018 mission

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.

The first step toward alpha centauri: sailing to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

These lasers sails could drive "space-chips" to Mars in roughly 30 minutes, researchers say.

Yuri Milner is spending $100 million to prove out laser pushed nanosails that would reach 5% of lightspeed

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Milner wants a probe that could travel to Alpha Centauri within a generation, and he's recruited Mark Zuckerberg and Stephen Hawking.