spacecraft

NASA picks SpaceX, Orbital, and Sierra Nevada to resupply the space station through 2024

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Both SpaceX and Orbital were awarded the first round of commercial resupply contracts back in 2008.

Why 3D printing will be such a key technology for space

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Using 3D printing, it takes less time to get from initial design to final part than using traditional casting and the quality is often better.

Can virtual reality help keep astronauts sane in space?

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

Folks may one day spend years cooped up in a spacecraft with no option to stroll along a beach or meadow, and that could wear on their psychological states.

Potential delay for first test flight of India's spaceplane demonstrator

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The unmanned sub-orbital spacecraft was scheduled to be launched in February, but technical difficulties may put back the flight to the first week of April.

Jeff Bezos launches suborbital rocket into space and lands it back on Earth

Posted in Hardware on 25th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

New Shepard reached a height of 100.5 km, qualifying it as having traveled to space, though it was only a sub-orbital spaceflight.