Space Breaking News:

A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Feb. 6, 2018. AP Photo/ John Raoux

A decade of commercial space travel – what’s next?

A decade of commercial space travel – what’s next? A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Feb. 6, 2018. AP Photo/ John Raoux Joel Wooten, University of South Carolina In many industries, a decade is barely enough…

View More A decade of commercial space travel – what’s next?

Ella and Nicki at the Mars Desert Research Station. Author provided

Five things you need to do to build a home on Mars

Five things you need to do to build a home on Mars Ella and Nicki at the Mars Desert Research Station. Author provided Lucy Berthoud, University of Bristol If you had to live the rest of your life on Mars, what would you miss the most? Figuring out how we…

View More Five things you need to do to build a home on Mars

Will it be only a few decades before Mars tourism is a reality? SpaceX, CC BY

Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles

Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles Will it be only a few decades before Mars tourism is a reality? SpaceX, CC BY Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University Elon Musk has a plan, and it’s about as audacious as they come. Not content with living…

View More Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles

Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime. studiostoks/Shutterstock.com

Secret weapon for space travelers: A steady diet of TV?

Secret weapon for space travelers: A steady diet of TV? Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime. studiostoks/Shutterstock.com Jan Van den Bulck, University of Michigan No one knows for sure what a long-range space journey will be like for the people on board. Nobody in the history of our species…

View More Secret weapon for space travelers: A steady diet of TV?

RocketLab

A 3D-printed rocket engine just launched a new era of space exploration

A 3D-printed rocket engine just launched a new era of space exploration RocketLab Candice Majewski, University of Sheffield The rocket that blasted into space from New Zealand on May 25 was special. Not only was it the first to launch from a private site, it was also the first to…

View More A 3D-printed rocket engine just launched a new era of space exploration