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EM Drive, the Impossible Rocket Engine, May Be Closer to Reality

As technological advancements continue at breakneck speed, recent developments raise hopes in the creation of the hypothetical “<b>Em Drive</b>”. This …

Space Travel

Jeff Bezos' secretive rocket company just revealed its plans to tower over SpaceX

Both rockets will tower 84 feet over the Falcon Heavy rocket planned by SpaceX, a company run by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.<p>The largest of the two new rockets, called the "New Glenn 3-stage," is an enormous <b>23 feet in diameter</b> (about half the length of a school bus), <b>313 feet tall</b> (close to the …

On the Pad at Space Launch Complex 41 – OSIRIS-REx Mission

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket made the trek from the Vertical Integration Facility to Space Launch Complex 41 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral …

SpaceX’s most powerful rocket engine yet just passed a critical milestone

SpaceX has shipped a Raptor engine to its base in Texas for testing, marking a key step forward in the company's goal to colonize Mars. The Raptor is capable of generating 500,000 pounds of thrust, which is around the same power as a space shuttle's engines.<p><i>Produced by Brad Streicher. Original</i> …

Inside a Rocket Fire

Amazing video of the flame of a rocket engine captured with NASA’s new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera system. This new technology …

NASA Successfully Test Fires Mars Mega Rocket Engine with Modernized ‘Brain’ Controller

NASA engineers successfully conducted a development test of the RS-25 rocket engine Thursday, Aug. 18 at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. …

Space Virtual Reality Will Soon Let You Experience Orbiting Earth

"Anyone will have the opportunity to sit down and put on any VR headset and be immediately immersed in the majestic beauty of space."<p>If you’ve ever wondered how it actually feels to fly above Earth and look down at the amazing planet we call home, you’ll soon be able to do that from the comfort of …

China’s new quantum satellite will try to teleport data outside the bounds of space and time

<i>Update: In a paper published in Science on June 16 the Chinese team reported that it had achieved its goal, measuring more than 1,000 pairs of photons to verify that they were indeed entangled, as predicted.</i><p>This week, China launched the world’s first quantum satellite. So what exactly does this …

Quantum Physics

SpaceX and Boeing Are Getting a Parking Spot on the ISS

Late next year, if all goes to plan, SpaceX and Boeing will begin sending American astronauts up to the International Space Station, ending Russia’s …

Space Exploration

Watch A New NASA Fuel Tank Be Built In One Minute

The 130-foot fuel tank will be part of the most powerful propulsion system ever.<p>NASA's Space Launch System will include the most powerful booster ever created, and the 130-foot fuel tanks will carry a portion of that power for the first stage of the rocket launch. The tank took a while to …

SpaceX blasts off, and lands its fifth reusable booster rocket this year

After launching a Japanese communications satellite toward orbit at many times the speed of sound, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster rocket returned unerringly to a floating landing platform early this morning.<p>In true Olympic spirit, it stuck the high-speed landing.<p>It is the fifth recovery of a Falcon 9 …

Space Travel

Elon Musk's SpaceX Just Landed Another Rocket On Its Ship

SpaceX has managed its fourth successful rocket landing at sea, with one of its Falcon 9 rockets again coming down to rest on a drone ship.<p>This time, …

China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius

<b>China has successfully launched the world's first quantum-enabled satellite, state media said.</b><p>It was carried on a rocket which blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China's north west early on Tuesday.<p>The satellite is named after the ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher …

The Best New Images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Russell crater dunes, June 28, 2016.<br>NASA/JPL/University of Arizona<p>1 of 15<p>August has been an extra productive month for the team working with NASA's …

Near-Infrared

Cassini Prepares For Its Final, Suicidal Mission

In 1997, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was launched for a journey to Saturn, where it would study our Solar System’s ringed world as never before.<p>It delivered beyond our wildest expectations, presenting breathtaking new views of the least dense planet known.<p>It viewed Saturn in eclipse, discovering two …

Yes, NASA's New Megarocket Will Be More Powerful Than the Saturn V

NASA's huge new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will indeed be the most powerful booster ever built, agency officials said.<p>There's been some …

NASA building ‘space habitats’ near the moon

It's not quite the Star Trek Enterprise but NASA has revealed it's developing "deep space habitats,” which will house astronauts in outer space in …