Technology

Improving a 1960s Plan to Explore the Giant Planets

In the 1960s, NASA engineers developed a series of small lifting-body aircraft that could be dropped into the atmosphere of…

2 months ago

When an Object Like ‘Oumuamua Comes Around Again, We Could be Ready With an Interstellar Object Explorer (IOE)

On October 19th, 2017, astronomers with the Pann-STARRS survey observed an Interstellar Object (ISO) passing through our system - 1I/2017…

3 months ago

Watch the Varda Capsule’s Entire Fiery Atmospheric Re-Entry

Here’s a front row seat on what it would be like to return to Earth inside a space capsule. Varda…

3 months ago

Ground-Based Lasers Could Accelerate Spacecraft to Other Stars

The future of space exploration includes some rather ambitious plans to send missions farther from Earth than ever before. Beyond…

3 months ago

Engineers Design Habitats for the Moon Inspired by Terminite Mounds

Through the Artemis Program, NASA intends to send astronauts back to the Moon for the first time since the Apollo…

3 months ago

Reflectors in Space Could Make Solar Power More Effective

Solar power is a booming industry right now as we all strive to run our lives with minimum carbon footprint.…

4 months ago

This Alien Landscape is Actually a Microscopic View of an Atomic Clock

Navigation satellites couldn't accomplish anything without extremely accurate clocks. But a regular clock won't do. Only atomic clocks are accurate…

4 months ago

NASA Selects Bold Proposal to “Swarm” Proxima Centauri with Tiny Probes

Humans have dreamed about traveling to other star systems and setting foot on alien worlds for generations. To put it…

5 months ago

ESA Gives Us a Glimpse of its Future Space Exploration Plans with a Cool New Video

The European Space Agency (ESA) has made incredible contributions to space exploration and space-based science. Last year, the agency launched…

5 months ago

NASA Tests Out 3D-printed Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine!

Looking to the future, NASA is investigating several technologies that will allow it to accomplish some bold objectives. This includes…

5 months ago