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Behold! The Martian Menu, Courtesy of Mars City Design!

Every year since 2012, Mars City Design hosts the Mars Feast Gala, where talented chefs create tantalizing entrees based on…

4 days ago

What Does it Mean to Be a Space Architect?

In a recent article, space architect Anastasia Prosina explores the concept of space architecture and how it will play a…

3 weeks ago

Practical Ideas for Farming on the Moon and Mars

Recent research supported by NASA shows how algae-growing greenhouses could lead to colonies on the Moon and Mars that are…

4 weeks ago

This Rocket Engine’s Thrust Chamber was 3D-printed and Only has Three Parts

This week, European engineers hot-fire tested a fully 3D-printed thrust chamber that could one day power the upper stages for…

1 month ago

Tiny Cardboard Aircraft Could Fly in the Skies of Mars

What would be the best method for exploring planetary atmospheres, such as at Mars, Venus or even Earth? One group…

1 month ago

Another Reminder that Spaceflight is Difficult. Starship Prototype Explodes and Falls Over

SpaceX suffered another setback when its Starship prototype SN1 exploded during a loading test - similar to what happened to…

4 months ago

A Commercial Satellite Just Docked with Another for the First Time, Opening Up a New Era in Orbital Maintenance

SpaceLogistics LLC has achieved a first: it's docked it's maintenance satellite, called MEV-1, with another satellite in order to extend…

4 months ago

Future Astronauts Could Enjoy Fresh Vegetables From an Autonomous Orbital Greenhouse

A team from a Russian polytechnic university is working on an autonomous space module where fresh vegetables could be grown…

4 months ago

A New Kind of Rocket that’s Lightweight and Easier to Construct: a Rotating Detonating Engine. Unfortunately, it’s Also Completely Unpredictable

A new type of engine - known as the rotating detonation engine - could revolutionize rocketry and make space exploration…

4 months ago

Anti-Solar Cells Could Generate Electricity at Night

A new study proposes how thermoradiative technology could be used to make "anti-solar" cells that would work at night. Credit:…

5 months ago