Space Flight

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…

5 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.

5 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…

5 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…

5 years ago

What’s the Difference Between a Rocket and Space Plane? Amazing Hand-Drawn Animations Explain It All

You gotta love Earth's atmosphere. It basically makes life (as we know it) possible on our planet by providing warmth…

6 years ago

Stephen Hawking Is Going To The Edge Of Space

Professor Stephen Hawking has been offered, and has accepted, a trip into sub-orbital space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Spacecraft.

6 years ago

NASA Twins Study Researchers Take Genetic Data To Next Level

NASA's ground breaking twins study is in the all-important integration phase.

6 years ago

New ‘Selfie’ MicroSatellite Captures Images of Chinese Space Station

Here’s a great new view of China’s Tiangong II space station, taken by a new ‘selfie’ satellite. The Banxing-2 satellite…

6 years ago

President Obama Puts US All In For Mars

President Obama has always been a strong supporter of science, and now he has reaffirmed his support for a mission…

6 years ago

ESA Prepares Revolutionary Air Breathing Rocket Engine

The SABRE (Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) being developed for the European Space Agency could be ready for test firing in…

6 years ago