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NASA Tests Water Powered Spacecraft in Orbit

Picture two tissue box-sized spacecraft orbiting Earth. Then picture them communicating, and using a water-powered thruster to approach each other.…

1 month ago

Planetary Society Deploys LightSail 2’s Solar Sail. What Does The Future Hold For Solar Sails?

Where you can travel in space depends on how much propellant you’ve got on board your rocket and how efficiently…

2 months ago

The Lunar Gateway Will be in a “Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit”

After months of discussion, the space agencies behind the Lunar Gateway have decided how the space station will orbit the…

2 months ago

SpaceIL Scraps its Plans to go Back to the Moon. Instead, it’s Got a New Secret “Significant Objective” for Beresheet 2

Mystery. Secrecy. A Need-To-Know Basis. These are the hallmarks of science. Wait a minute: no they're not. So what's with…

3 months ago

LEGO’s New Apollo 11 Lunar Lander has been Released

The 50th anniversary of You-Know-What is coming up and LEGO is getting in on the celebration. The much-beloved company has…

3 months ago

The Blue Origins Founder Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024

Blue Origin is going to the Moon. In an hour-long presentation in Washington DC on May 9th, Jeff Bezos spelled…

4 months ago

Voyager and Pioneer’s Grand Tour of the Milky Way

A new study takes a look at where the Voyager and Pioneer probes might one day venture to as they…

5 months ago

Beresheet Crashed.

The Israeli Beresheet spacecraft has crashed into the Moon. The craft, whose name is Hebrew for "in the beginning" made…

5 months ago

Using Black Holes to Conquer Space: The Halo Drive!

According to a new study, black holes could be used as a gravitational slingshot, allowing for interstellar space exploration.

6 months ago

Ho-Hum. More Boring Success for SpaceX as Crew Dragon Splashes Down

A few hours ago, the SpaceX Crew Dragon splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 miles off the coast…

6 months ago