In its preparation to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, NASA may send a year-long crewed mission around the Moon in 2027, media reported. Continue reading Year-long mission to Moon to precede NASA’s journey to Mars
China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after carrying out a successful in-orbit refueling from its Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, officials leading the project said. Continue reading China to begin construction of manned space station in 2019
In a first, a team of researchers has reproduced space radiation in the lab—a feat that could help make space exploration safer, reliable and extensive. Continue reading Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer
A new mission to Saturn’s moons Titan or Enceladus to find signs of life beyond Earth cannot be ruled out as NASA says it is reviewing 12 proposals for future unmanned solar system mission to be launched in the mid-2020s. Continue reading What will be NASA’s next big solar system mission?
Civil engineers at the Stanford University have worked with colleagues at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop a form of concrete that could be produced on Mars or the moon. Continue reading Technique developed for turning Mars or moon rocks into concrete
The US Air Force’s X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Sunday after completing a secret space mission that lasted nearly two years. Continue reading US space plane completes two-year secret mission
Scientists said Thursday that they have manufactured tiny bricks out of artificial Martian soil, anticipating the day when humans may construct colonies on the Red Planet.
A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on Monday set a new US record for most cumulative days spent in space, surpassing cosmonaut Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Continue reading NASA’s Peggy Whitson breaks record for time spent in space
Astronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes that take up a high percentage of the compact galaxies’ total mass. Continue reading Supermassive black holes spotted in 2 dwarf galaxies