spaceflight

Mercury is the Perfect Destination for a Solar Sail

Solar sails rely upon pressure exerted by sunlight on large surfaces. Get the sail closer to the Sun and not…

2 months ago

NASA Announces its 2025 Budget. Lean Times Ahead.

Space flight is an expensive business and that money has to come from somewhere. The White House has just released…

2 months ago

Spending Time in Space? Maximize Your Health with this Space Salad

Space exploration carries with it many challengs and one of them is eating, or more accurately the provision of food.…

5 months ago

Iran Sent a Capsule Capable of Holding Animals into Orbit.

Despite popular opinion, the first animals in space were not dogs or chimps, they were fruit flies launched by the…

6 months ago

Titan Dragonfly is Go!…. for Phase C

The surface exploration of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, just got one step closer to reality as NASA’s much-anticipated Dragonfly mission…

6 months ago

Sit on the Toilet while you Gaze at the Earth from the Edge of Space

You’re an excited, spacefaring passenger strolling about a pressurized cabin approximately 30 kilometers (20 miles) above the Earth. Your trip…

7 months ago

40th Rocket Lab Electron Mission, “We Love The Nightlife”, Launches From New Zealand with Reused Engine

Private space company, Rocket Lab, launched its 40th Electron mission on their lauded Electron rocket, dubbed “We Love The Nightlife”,…

9 months ago

A New Shepard Exploded. Fortunately, There Wasn’t Anyone on Board

On September 12, Blue Origin New Shepard mission, NS-23, failed just over one minute into an uncrewed flight, forcing the…

2 years ago

Flying to (Hypothetical) Planet 9: Why visit it, how could we get there, and would it surprise us like Pluto?

In a recent study submitted to Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, an international team of researchers discuss the various mission design…

2 years ago

More Rocket Launches Could Damage the Ozone Layer

There are few things in this world that brings feelings of awe and wonder more than a rocket launch. Watching…

2 years ago