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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…

6 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…

6 months ago

Next Generation Space Telescopes Could Use Deformable Mirrors to Image Earth-Sized Worlds

NASA and its commercial partners are working on deformable mirrors (DM) that will allow next-generation telescopes to directly observe exoplanets.

7 months ago

NASA is Getting the Plutonium it Needs for Future Missions

The Department of Energy just delivered a shipment plutonium that NASA will turn into radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) for future…

7 months ago

Civilizations Could Use Gravitational Lenses to Transmit Power From Star to Star

A new paper shows how gravitational lenses could be used to beam power from one star system to another.

8 months ago

A New Superconducting Camera can Resolve Single Photons

Researchers have built a superconducting camera with 400,000 pixels, which is so sensitive it can detect single photons. It comprises…

8 months ago

NASA Tests a 3D Printed Aluminum Rocket Nozzle

NASA recently test fired an engine that uses 3D-printed aluminum rocket nozzles, which could be a game changer for space…

8 months ago

This Moon Rover Wheel Could be 3D Printed on the Moon

When you think about sending missions to the Moon, every single gram counts on launch day. Therefore, it makes sense…

9 months ago

Magnetic Fusion Plasma Engines Could Carry us Across the Solar System and Into Interstellar Space

In a recent paper, Leiden Professor Florian Neukart describes a Magnetic Fusion Plasma Drive (MFPD) that could revolutionize space exploration.

9 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.…

9 months ago