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TESS SpaceX Launch

TESS SpaceX Launch

The search for extraterrestrial life is one that intrigues and inspires. Are we truly alone in the universe? Although the definition of extraterrestrial life is as vastly different as the planetary bodies which they may inhabit, the possibilities that could arise upon the discovery of life outside Earth are unlimited. If life can be sustained… Continue Reading

Flying Brain to Assist Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Flying Brain to Assist Astronauts Aboard Space Station

The International Space Station is gearing up for the introduction of a new assistant in the form of a spherical, floating robot named CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion), which is described as a “mobile and autonomous assistance system.” CIMON was developed as a joint venture between Airbus and Germany’s DLR space agency, and it is… Continue Reading

Tiangong-1 Update

Tiangong-1 Update

China’s prototype space station has reportedly lost control, and it is on a collision course with Earth. The website Satview has been tracking the space station, and reentry is estimated for Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:37 UTC. The website displays two tracking maps. One shows Tiangong-1’s current path on a global scale, while the other… Continue Reading

SpaceX Mars Exploration By 2019?

SpaceX Mars Exploration By 2019?

The prospect of sending people to Mars has long fascinated us. Many problems have been presented, though, putting a damper on those dreams. It is a long and daunting process, which requires first shipping tools and equipment to the surface of Mars. Then equipment will need to be capable of self-assembly in order to create… Continue Reading

Study on the Effects of Space on Humans Has Interesting Results

Study on the Effects of Space on Humans Has Interesting Results

Irish astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly engaged in an experiment to determine the effects of space on human anatomy. Scott travelled to the International Space Station, while his twin brother Mark stayed on Earth. During the experiment, the brothers provided blood, saliva, and urine samples. They received flu vaccinations and underwent ultrasounds, bone scans, and… Continue Reading

SpaceX and ULA Score Major Air Force Contracts

SpaceX and ULA Score Major Air Force Contracts

SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) were each awarded major Air Force launch contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. SpaceX was issued a contract with a fixed price of $291 million to launch a military GPS III satellite. The satellite will launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. An additional option includes launching two more,… Continue Reading

SpaceX-1 Launches Falcon 9

SpaceX-1 Launches Falcon 9

SpaceX has made headlines for the second time in as many weeks with the launch of its Falcon 9. Unlike the Falcon Heavy, this model was not carrying a Tesla roadster. It was, however, carrying a $200 million Spanish radar imaging satellite and two experimental internet relay stations. The rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force… Continue Reading

NASA Keeping an Eye on Tesla Roadster

NASA Keeping an Eye on Tesla Roadster

  Following the launch of the Falcon Heavy, the Tesla Roadster was released into space, where it will orbit the sun on a path that will take it closer and closer to Mars and then as far as an orbit in line with Earth. The vehicle was originally intended to be released within the Mars… Continue Reading

Airbus Tests Self-Flying Taxi

Airbus Tests Self-Flying Taxi

We may be a couple of years behind schedule according to the Back to the Future series, but it appears that flying vehicles are now a thing. Airbus recently announced a series of successful test flights of their electric, self-flying vehicle, the Vahana. The company is producing these vehicles with the hopes that they will… Continue Reading

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