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China's first robot cargo spaceship just went into orbit

Tianzhou 1 is expected to be China's most prolific spacecraft.<p>At 7:41 p.m. local time, the Tianzhou 1 robotic cargo ship blasted off on a Long March 7 rocket from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on Hainan Island. Now in orbit, it will soon rendezvous with the Tiangong 2 space station, in yet …

British teen is so cool that he corrected NASA on their own data

Miles Soloman is a 17-year-old taking part in a very cool project that gives students across the UK the chance to work on data taken directly from …

Bands

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

Antarctica's IceCube detects trio of neutrinos coming from unknown source

Muon neutrino candidates arrived within 100 seconds of each other, indicating a single source origin.<p>A trio of high-energy neutrinos have been …

Airbus just revealed a wild concept car that can be airlifted by a drone

The aircraft manufacturer revealed its vision for a car that can be airlifted by a drone on Tuesday. Called the Pop.Up system, the car-drone combo is making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which opens to the public March 9. Airbus designed the system with Italdesign, a design and engineering …

Coldest Place In The Universe? NASA Wants To Create It On ISS With Future SpaceX Cargo Mission

In the relative vacuum of outer space, it is very, very cold but even the coldest known place in the universe is not the coldest it can theoretically …

Gallery: Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne Rocket for Satellite Missions

Meet Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne<p>Credit: Virgin Galactic<p>Virgin Galactic will launch small satellites into space from "Cosmic Girl" (seen here in an …

Citing schedule slips, Spaceflight rebooks 89 satellites on SpaceX’s launch list

For more than a year, Seattle-based Spaceflight has been waiting to launch an array of 89 miniaturized satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and …

Jeff Bezos Plans Moon Deliveries by 2020

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is planning a cargo ship for Moon transports within three years. Will they get there faster with Prime?<p>PCMag reviews products …

SpaceX could beat NASA back to the moon

SpaceX's plan to fly two private citizens around the moon would put the company ahead of NASA's planned crewed flight with its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket.<p>Yesterday, SpaceX announced its intention to send passengers on a crewed Dragon spacecraft, launched with a Falcon Heavy rocket, around …

Space Tourism 101: How to prepare to fly around the moon

Want to take a vacation in space? That journey used to involve intense training, including building a tipi out of birch trees in a cold Russian forest.<p>Going to space is a rare privilege, but it's also a <i>lot</i> of work. Typically, only the world's wealthiest governments had the expertise and deep …

Boy, 10, bitten by world's deadliest spider in Australia, makes 'incredible' recovery after 12 vials of antivenom

A 10-year-old boy in Australia was bitten by the world’s deadliest spider - a funnel-web – but made an “incredible” recovery after being given the largest dose of antivenom in the nation’s history.<p>Matthew Mitchell started sweating and began to froth at the mouth after he was bitten on his hand by …

Warp Speed Won't Get Us to the Stars, but This Just Might

People have dreamed about interstellar travel for decades. Wouldn’t it be nice to escape political turmoil, climate change, overpopulation, and nuclear proliferation? Wouldn’t it be nice to move, with a few family members and friends, to a welcoming virgin world?<p>Hollywood makes it seem easy. We …

Here's how the F-35 stacks up to Russia and China's 5th-generation aircraft

For the US, stealth and sophisticated networks define its vision for the future of air combat with the F-22 and F-35.<p>For China, the plan is to use range to take out high-value targets with the J-20.<p>For Russia, the PAK-FA shows that it seems to think dogfighting isn't dead.<p>Here's how the F-35 stacks …

This incredible drone video of SpaceX’s rocket landing must be CGI

SpaceX successfully landed another Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday morning. It’s a manouvre that’s become relatively standard for SpaceX by this point, but …

NASA will reveal a major discovery this week

And it may contain life forms<p><b>UPDATED:</b><p>NASA have announced that they have found seven earth-like planets which orbit one star.<p><b>CLICK HERE FOR THEIR FULL</b> …

How Much Is a CRISPR Patent License Worth?

Last Wednesday, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of the Broad Institute in the most monumental biotech patent dispute in decades: a patent “interference” trial over foundational patents covering CRISPR-Cas9, a revolutionary gene-editing technology. A day later—in some truly …

Genetics

See drone video of SpaceX landing a Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral

SpaceX on Sunday launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the same historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center where NASA sent astronauts to the moon and hosted the beginning and end of the shuttle program. A few minutes later at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station the first stage of that rocket did …

Space Travel

Who’s Brave Enough to Be a Test Pilot for Flying Cars? - MIT Technology Review

Before anything goes on offer to the public, it needs to be thoroughly tested. Trouble is, when you’re building a flying car, you might struggle to …

The Air Force's Secret Space Shuttle Has Been In Space 636 Days With No Plans To Come Down Yet

Despite some hints that the Air Force’s tiny re-usable space plane, the X-37B, would be returning to Earth after a long, secretive mission, it looks …

Bringing the Soviet Union’s ‘flying tank’ back to life

The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was an armoured ground attack aircraft designed to destroy tanks from tree-top height. Now, a rare surviving example of this Soviet aircraft is being restored in Arizona.<p>When Nazi forces reached Leningrad in the summer of 1941, rather than risk the lives of thousands of …

Military

SpaceX Launching NASA Cargo from Apollo Pad Saturday: Watch It Live

SpaceX plans to launch an International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission from a historic NASA pad Saturday morning (Feb. 18), and you can watch …

Distance & Speed Of Sun’s Orbit Around Galactic Centre Measured

In 2013, the European Space Agency deployed the long-awaited Gaia space observatory. As one of a handful of next-generation space observatories that …

The Air Force's Secret Space Plane Isn't Coming Home Soon After All

The X-37 spaceplane has spent more than six hundred days in orbit. What it's doing up there is still a mystery.<p>Earlier today there were a rash of predictions that the Air Force's secret space plane would be returning to Earth today. Multiple signs, including orbital maneuvers spotted by ground …

Space Exploration

PS4 Exclusive Ace Combat 7 Looks Fantastic and Immersive on PlayStation VR in New Gameplay Video

Today Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia showcased some rather awesome gameplay of the PlayStation VR version of Ace Combat 7 during a stage event from …

SpaceX posts amazing photos of Falcon 9 landing - ExtremeTech

By on January 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>SpaceX took its time to get back …

Cassini sees one of Saturn's moons making waves in its rings

As it nears the end of its mission, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been going in to get close-ups of Saturn's rings. On January 16 it captured the …

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United …

SpaceX Snaps Picture-Perfect Photo of Its Rocket Landing at Sea

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean this past weekend, and the company managed to capture the …

Space Exploration