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Europe is Working On a Reusable Space Transport System: Space Rider

The ESA is developing its own spacecraft capable of re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. The reusable spacecraft is called the Space…

6 months ago

Planetary Society’s Light Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a Falcon Heavy Rocket Next Month

The Planetary Society is going to launch their LightSail 2 CubeSat next month. LightSail 2 is a test mission designed…

7 months ago

Blue Origin’s New Shepard Flies Again, a Week Before Their Mysterious Announcement

Today's breed of billionaire space entrepreneurs likes to keep us guessing, don't they? Mr. Elon Musk is famous for announcing…

7 months ago

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria has been Found on the Space Station’s Toilet

NASA keeps a close eye on the bacteria inhabiting the International Space Station with a program called the Microbial Observatory…

1 year ago

Launching Rockets from Balloons is About to be a Thing, But We Need a Better Name than “Rockoons”

A new company is developing a hybrid rocket-balloon system to launch microsatellites cheaply from high altitude.

2 years ago

Special Skinsuits Could Help Astronauts Avoid Back Pain When Their Spines Expand In Space

The microgravity in space makes astronauts' spines to elongate, causing back pain. A new SkinSuit being developed by the European…

2 years ago

Microbes May Help Astronauts Turn Human Waste Into Food

Researchers at Penn State are developing methods of turning human waste into food. And microbes, not plants, would provide the…

2 years ago

A New Kind of Propulsion System That Doesn’t Need Propellant. It Converts Electricity into Thrust and Vice Versa.

Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk.

2 years ago

I Still ♥ the ISS: More Reasons to Love the International Space Station

Back in 2008, I professed my feelings, bared my soul and told all about how I absolutely was in love…

2 years ago

Star Ark: A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship

Think of the ease. With a simple command of "Make it so" humans travelled from one star to the next…

2 years ago