A heated battle that spread to federal courtrooms and the U.S. Congress ended on Tuesday with the U.S. Air Force clearing Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX to fly military and national security satellites.
The robot will scavenge electrical energy from magnetic fields as a method to generate power. Continue reading →
NASA has successfully tested electromagnetic propulsion in a hard vacuum for the first time.
Hubble’s scientific bounty has benefited a wide range of astronomical and astrophysical fields, including the study of planets, moons and small icy bodies in the outer solar system and the cosmological history of the universe. Here’s a look at a few of Hubble’s greatest hits.
Astronauts hoping to sip drinks in style may soon have an open-top cocktail glass to look forward to.
A new laser link with the International Space Station could do what optical fiber has done for internet access on Earth -- by turning orbital communications from painfully slow dial-up to blazing-fast broadband. Continue reading
SpaceX will apparently attempt something truly epic during next week's cargo launch to the International Space Station.
A new project aims to turn interstellar navigation into an invaluable asset for the future of spaceflight and a useful educational tool.
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