Even without customers, the Falcon Heavy is a milestone in American spacefaring.
Virgin Galactic’s passenger-carrying spaceship VSS Unity has completed its seventh unpowered glider test flight during which it reached a transonic velocity of Mach 0.9 (690 mph) – almost the highest it can attain without an engine.
A successor to the iconic SR-71 Blackbird could cruise at speeds near Mach 6 but is it a real plane or a pipe dream?
An international team of researchers led by Queen’s University Belfast has confirmed that the interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua is a rocky object coated with organic-rich substances that came from a planetary system similar to ours and has been floating through space for millions of years.
Assembly of a new giant Canadian radio telescope that has no moving parts yet is capable of scanning half the sky in a single day has been completed. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is composed of four 100-m-long metal troughs covering an area the size of five NHL hockey rinks.
Scientists at MIT and non-profit research lab Draper are developing a sensor-equipped space boot that uses vibrations to guide wearers around obstacles, and now they’ve added an augmented reality display to provide visual feedback as well.
ARCA Space Corporation has announced its linear aerospike engine is ready to start ground tests. Designed to power the world’s first operational Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) satellite launcher, the engine took only 60 days to complete from when fabrication began.
Researchers have finally observed something that scientists had speculated about for years but never had a chance to witness: the Sun shredding apart its own, failed solar eruption .
Our Solar System is littered with chunks of space rocks that whizz around in different orbits and varying speeds – and it’s no big deal until one of those rocks turns out to be on a nasty unexpected trajectory and smashes into Earth.
Despite technical glitches and regulatory hurdles, nanosatellite swarms could someday be the cornerstone for revolutionary interplanetary or even interstellar space-science missions