space stations

Sierra Space Inflated a Habitat to Destruction, Testing its Limits Before Going to Orbit

Normally, it would be a very bad day if your space station habitat module blew up. But it was all…

1 year ago

A Huge Rotating Kilometer-Scale Space Station Could be Launched From a Single Rocket

Artificial gravity remains the stuff of science fiction.  But dealing with no gravity causes significant problems in many astronauts, ranging…

2 years ago

IKEA’s New Collection is Inspired by the Challenges of Living on Mars

The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) is a simulated Martian habitat in Utah. It's owned by the Mars Society, and…

4 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…

7 years ago

How To See the Doomed Tiangong-1 Chinese Space Station

China's first space station, Tiangong-1, is expected to fall to Earth sometime in late 2017. We’ve known for several months…

7 years ago

New Podcast Series: Space Stations

Sometimes a trilogy needs four parts! The Astronomy Cast team of Fraser Cain and Pamela Gay have taken a look…

11 years ago

China set to ‘Leap Forward in Space’ as Tiangong 1 Rolls to Launch Pad

[/caption] China’s human spaceflight program is gearing up to take a highly significant “Leap forward in Space” after their “Tiangong…

12 years ago