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Watch World View explain its unique approach to space business and tourism

World View’s new spaceport in Tucson, Arizona is focused on a unique task: Launching high altitude balloons that will take equipment, and eventually people, to the Earth’s stratosphere to do work in an edge-of-space operating theater. We got the chance to go to the facility’s grand opening, and …

Global Perspectives

This Photo Shows How Ridiculously Huge SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rockets Are

Every time Elon Musk and SpaceX manage to land a used Falcon 9 rocket on one of the company’s two droneships, it’s a huge achievement. It’s pretty …

Elon Musk’s Plan: Get Humans to Mars, and Beyond

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Elon Musk’s plans to get to Mars start with a really big rocket. He still needs to figure out how to pay for it.<p>For years, Mr. Musk, the billionaire founder of the SpaceX rocket company, has been offering hints and teases of his desire to colonize the big red planet.<p>In a talk …

The 'impossible' EM Drive is about to be tested in space

The EM Drive is one of the most controversial pieces of technology in the realm of space science, and it's about to be put to the test for the first …

Star Trek’s warp drive might become a reality

How our dream of exploring the stars might actually someday come true.<p><i>“We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not for you to set</i> …

"Space Train" Concept Could Get Humans to Mars in Two Days, If Only It Would Work

Space Train<p>It takes between three to six months for a probe to reach Mars from Earth. A new concept space train called Solar Express is challenging …

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NASA Wants New Designs For Ways We Could Live In Deep Space

For the moon, Mars, and beyond<p>How will humans live on Mars? Well, NASA's not really sure yet, but if you've got any ideas you can submit them now. The agency has just put out a call for proposals for "deep space habitation prototypes."<p>In the 2016 funding bill, Congress called on NASA to get going …

Starshot mission wants to reach Alpha Centauri by 2056

Alpha Centauri, our nearest star system, is 4.37 light years away. Getting there with current technology would take 78,000 years. Breakthrough …

The Future Of Space Architecture? Soft And Inflatable

The idea of inflatable space habitats has been around for as long as the idea of space travel. Now, one is finally on its way to the ISS.<p>Sometime in the next 10 years, the International Space Station may be carefully retired from service. After almost 30 years in space, and 30 more in R&D, our sole …

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International Space Station's 'one year crew' returns to Earth

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Wednesday after spending almost a year in space in a …

NASA is spending $20 million on this supersonic 'X-plane'

NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin $20 million to design a new series of supersonic aircraft. Known as "low boom" flight demonstration aircraft, NASA hopes these quieter "X-planes" will pave the way for the reintroduction of commercial supersonic flights. Charles Bolden, the administrator of NASA, …

How China is sending man back to the Moon to mine safe nuclear power and become the world's energy giant

The Night Sky in March: The lunar surface is rich in helium-3, perhaps the most valuable substances in nature, one that could provide energy for the world<p>Can we mine the Moon? It seems imperative to do so.<p>The space-faring nations have ignored the 1979 outer space treaty, and last year America's …

China plans to launch 2nd space station, crewed mission

BEIJING (AP) — Rising space power China is preparing to place a second experimental space station into orbit this year followed by a pair of astronauts who will dock with it and live on board for several days.<p>The government's China Manned Space Agency said Sunday the Tiangong 2 space lab will lift …

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Nasa scientist: We can get to Mars in 3 days with photonic propulsion

One day we could send spacecrafts to Mars in just three days by using a system known as "photonic propulsion", Nasa scientist Philip Lubin has said. …

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a rocket tonight followed by another epic rocket landing attempt — here's how to watch live

SpaceX on Flickr<p>Thursday's launch was postponed. Learn more here.<p>SpaceX was scheduled to launch an 11,750-pound satellite into space on Wednesday, but dodgy weather got in the way.<p>The next launch attempt is scheduled for Thursday evening.<p>The launch window — a carefully calibrated time when the …

Space Travel

The biggest thing preventing humans from interstellar space travel

NASA<p>Mae Jemison doesn't see technology or engineering holding humans back from exploring outer space.<p>She sees something far more fallible getting in …