Monday, March 30, 2020

The ExoMars rover mission has been postponed until 2022 for further...

TheExoMars mission to carry a rover to the red planet will not launch this year as planned, according to the European Space Agency (ESA)...

The art and craft of scientific glassblowing

When other kids were blowing soap bubbles, Christine Roeger and her sisters were blowing glass bubbles. The bubbles would expand, big and shimmering, until...

SpaceX will fly space tourists to the ISS as soon as...

Houston-based private space company Axiom has forged a partnership with SpaceX to fly paying tourists to the ISS as soon as the second half...

Minecraft Festival is postponed due to coronavirus fears

Minecraft is such a cultural phenomenon that it was supposed to have its own three-day convention in September with interactive exhibits, co-op and competitive...

Amazon confirms first coronavirus diagnosis among US employees

Bloomberg reports that Amazon emailed workers to let them know an employee had tested positive for coronavirus. The company confirmed the employee worked in...

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype collapsed on itself this weekend

Another SpaceX test ended in failure this past weekend. A prototype of the company's Starship rocket, SN1, imploded in a pressure test late Friday...

NASA wants students help designing tech for the Moon and Mars

NASA is enlisting whatever help it can get to make sure its crewed Moon and Mars missions go smoothly, and that might include help...

NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX has won the contract for NASA's Psyche mission, and it's using the Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the spacecraft and ferry it to...

Two commercial satellites just docked in space for the first time

Two commercial satellites have docked in orbit as part of a pioneering satellite-servicing mission. If the rest of the mission is successful, it should...

Tesla receives permission to continue working on its German Gigafactory

Work on Tesla's German Gigafactory is back on. The company received permission from the Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg to continue clearing 91 hectares...