Space Flight

NASA’s Next Solar Sail is About to Go to Space

Everyone knows that solar energy is free and almost limitless here on Earth. The same is true for spacecraft operating…

1 week ago

NASA is Done Setting Fires Inside its Doomed Cargo Spacecraft

Fire on a spacecraft can be catastrophic. It can spread quickly in a confined space, and for trapped astronauts, there…

2 months ago

Space Force Chooses its First “Guardian” to go to Space

Although the U.S. Space Force is tasked with military operations in regards to space, they've never actually sent one of…

3 months ago

How Could Laser-Driven Lightsails Remain Stable?

How can we send spacecraft to other star systems? One proposed by Breakthrough Foundation is the Starshot, which uses high-powered…

3 months ago

Iran Sent a Capsule Capable of Holding Animals into Orbit.

Despite popular opinion, the first animals in space were not dogs or chimps, they were fruit flies launched by the…

4 months ago

Astronauts Could Wear a Device to Prevent Disorientation in Space

A recent study published in Frontiers in Physiology examines how vibrating wearable devices, known as vibrotactors, can be used to…

6 months ago

We Don't Know Enough About the Biomedical Challenges of Deep Space Exploration

Although humans have flown to space for decades, the missions have primarily been in low-Earth orbit, with just a handful…

7 months ago

Spacecraft Could be Equipped With Tiny Thrusters That Use Water for Propellant

Engineers working with the European Space Agency have developed a new thruster design smaller than the tip of your finger.…

7 months ago

Crew-7 Reaches the International Space Station

SpaceX Crew-7, the next group of four astronauts, are now on board the International Space Station, and this diverse crew…

8 months ago

Virgin Galactic Flies Its First Privately Funded Space Tourists

Virgin Galactic sent its first privately funded adventurers — and its first space sweepstakes winners — past the 50-mile space…

9 months ago