Space Exploration

Rolls-Royce Reveals a Nuclear Reactor That Could Provide Power on the Moon

Rolls-Royce has released a teaser about the "micro-reactor" they are developing in partnership with the UK Space Agency.

6 days ago

Exploring the Outer Solar System Takes Power, Here’s a Way to Miniaturize Nuclear Batteries for Deep Space

As science and technology advance, we're asking our space missions to deliver more and more results. NASA's MSL Curiosity and…

3 weeks ago

“To Boldy Go”: The Nichelle Nichols Foundation Continues Actress’ Legacy of Inspiration

In honor of her achievements, the Nichelle Nichols Foundation launched with the aim of carrying on her legacy and inspiring…

4 weeks ago

Want to Colonize Space? Unleash the Power of Microbes

If space colonization is in our future, we'll have to use the resources available there. But we won't be able…

2 months ago

JAXA’s Ambitious Mission to Phobos Will Even Have European-Built Rover

Japan and Germany have a history of collaboration in scientific and technological endeavours. The countries have a Joint Committee on…

3 months ago

Edward Stone Has Been the Voyagers’ Project Scientist for 50 Years. He Just Retired

Edward Stone is retiring after 50 years as Project Scientist for the Voyager mission. The twin spacecraft revolutionized our understanding…

3 months ago

Check out This Amazing Fly-through of a Futuristic Space Habitat

Space settlement proponents and science fiction fans are likely familiar with the Stanford Torus, a gigantic donut-shaped spinning space habitat…

4 months ago

Robots Might Jump Around to Explore the Moon

LEAP (Legged Exploration of the Aristarchus Plateau) is a mission concept study, funded by ESA, to explore challenging lunar terrains…

4 months ago

Bouncy Castles on the Moon. Inflated Habitats Might be the Best Way to Get Started on a Lunar Base

According to a new ESA-supported study, a lunar habitat made from prefabricated inflatable modules could lead to a sustained human…

5 months ago

Socks, The Final Frontier

What is the greatest challenge facing humans as we prepare for the first crewed missions to Mars? Solar and cosmic…

5 months ago