European air giant Airbus on Wednesday unveiled a solar-powered drone called Zephyr that will fly at a high altitude and fulfil the same functions as a satellite. The project was presented at Britain’s Farnborough airshow, where Airbus revealed that the Zephyr S took off on July 11 for its maiden
The Space Race was originally driven by national prestige, scientific curiosity, and technological prowess. Tourism eventually joined those lofty reasons, being backed by big names and big money. In a CNBC article, the potentially huge profits of space mining are the newest reason to get into space. Space tourism is slowly but steadily becoming a […]
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Virgin Galactic has shown the first firing of its spaceplane’s chemical rocket engine was no fluke, following last month’s effort with another successful outing In California. The latest test flight takes the tourist-carrying space vehicle a little closer to space, literally and figuratively.
ESA is examining three space mission concepts to fill the fifth medium class mission slot in its Cosmic Vision science program. The missions under consideration include a next-generation infrared space telescope, a surveyor craft that seeks out transient high-energy events, and a new Venus orbiter.
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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.
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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.