astronautics

Cassini Probe Beams Back First Images of Saturn

NASA’s Cassini probe has survived its deep dive between the planet Saturn and its famous rings to beam back the first unprocessed images of the gas giant’s atmosphere ...

April 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm by

Congress Tells NASA: Get to Mars by 2033

Both chambers of US Congress have passed a bill that approves funding new funding for NASA and mandates that the aeronautics agency create a roadmap to get humans to Mars ...

March 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Like Exoplanets

US astronautics organisation NASA has announced that it has found seven exoplanets orbiting a single star which are of of comparable size to Earth; three of the planets have ...

February 23, 2017 at 11:11 pm by

Last Person on the Moon Passes Away

Eugene “Gene” Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, has died. Cernan commanded NASA’s Apollo 17 mission in 1972 and, upon landing on Earth’s Moon, logged more than ...

January 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm by

Leaked NASA Paper Shows “Impossible” EmDrive Works

A NASA-developed, fuel-less spacecraft drive – dubbed “impossible” since it breaks Newton’s Third Law, and thus has been the source of much scepticism in the ...

November 8, 2016 at 12:10 am by

US and China Secretly Testing “Impossible” EmDrive Space Propulsion System

The controversial EmDrive, which is able to propel spacecraft without using fuel, has been proven to work, despite being dubbed “impossible” for breaking Newton’s Third ...

November 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm by

US Congress Mandates Manned Mars Mission within 25 Years

US Congress has passed a new bill that will see a manned Mars mission launched within the next quarter-of-a-century. The bipartisan bill grants NASA $19.5 billion in funding ...

September 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm by

“Impossible” EmDrive to be Tested in Space

A close relation to NASA’s EmDrive propulsion system – a fuelless electromagnetic thruster, the existence of which breaks Newton’s Third Law of Motion – is set to be ...

September 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm by

Elon Musk Unveils “Mind Blowing” Mars Mission

Elon Musk has opened up to The Washington Post about his plans for a mission to Mars, describing the feat as “mind blowing.” Musk, who founded astronautics start-up SpaceX ...

June 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm by

Batman v Superman Designer Creating a Spacesuit for Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s astronautics startup SpaceX has enlisted the help of movie costume designer Jose Fernandez to design a flightsuit for future manned space missions. Fernandez, ...

May 8, 2016 at 8:20 pm by

Amazon CEO Wants to Take Industry to Outer Space

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of online retail giant Amazon, has spoken about the future of Blue Origin, his ambitious astronautics startup. While Elon Musk’s SpaceX has its ...

May 6, 2016 at 5:40 pm by

Aerospace Scientists Says Goodbye to Philae Lander

The German scientists behind the intrepid Rosetta space mission have given up hope of re-establishing communications with its Philae lander. The probe, which landed on comet ...

February 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm by

UK Launches New Space Endeavour

The UK government has announced plans to launch a new National Space Policy in an effort make Great Britain the European hub for commercial space flight, The Independent ...

December 14, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

Elon Musk Fearful World War III Could Prevent His Mars Mission

Entrepreneur and budding supervillain Elon Musk, founder of electric car company Tesla and astronautics outfit SpaceX, fears that his audacious plan to force a habitable ...

December 14, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

NASA Confirms its “Impossible” EmDrive Thruster Works

NASA’s EMdrive – a fuelless electromagnetic propulsion system capable of pushing spacecraft to astronomical speeds once erroneously dubbed a real-world “warp drive” ...

November 3, 2015 at 5:10 pm by


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