Exploration

Researchers Map More Of The Ocean Floor In Search For Missing Plane

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 did not turn up a plane, but it did uncover a detailed view of the ocean floor — volcanoes, shipwrecks, and mountains to rival Mount Everest.

Ocean Exploration

incredible Video Taken By A Satellite Shows A Rocket Launch From Space

A company called planet has put together a video of a rocket launching into space - from space. One of their satellites, known as a "dove", was …

Space Exploration

Image - NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet

About this image<p>The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the …

Space Exploration

Indian firm to send spacecraft to the moon soon; launch scheduled for Dec 2017

India's TeamIndus will become the first private firm to land spacecraft on the moon if it succeeds in sending its rover this year end.<p>Bengaluru-based …

Space Exploration

US Seeks Underwater Submarine Base

<b>Steve Wentz - War is Boring</b><p>Could it happen?<p>Steve Weintz [2]<p>Did the Navy ever actually pursue the Rock-Site concept at Point Sur or elsewhere? A 1971 …

Ocean Exploration

Musk Drops Propulsive Landing Plans for SpaceX Crew Dragon

Artists concept for sending SpaceX Red Dragon spacecraft to land propulsively on Mars as early as 2020. Credit: SpaceX<p>SpaceX is dropping its original …

Elon Musk

SpaceX has a 'Roomba' robot but no one knows what it really is

SpaceX fans are extremely curious about a new robot that keeps appearing on SpaceX's drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You." Some are calling it the "Roomba" robot while others insist it should be called "Optimus Prime." There are theories as to what this robot is for, but there's no confirmation …

Robots

Speed and range could be key for Navy's next fighter jet

WASHINGTON — The Navy is knee deep in an analysis on how best to replace its Super Hornet and Growler aircraft. Though much work is still left to be …

Ocean Exploration

Germany’s long-awaited Heinrich Hertz satellite now expected to launch in 2021

WASHINGTON — Germany’s space agency, DLR, signed a delayed but long-expected contract with Bremen-based satellite manufacturer OHB Systems for an …

Check Out Jeff Bezos's First Ever Instagram Post

The billionaire Amazon founder finally joined the popular social media app.<p>Amazon’s Jeff Bezos finally joined Instagram on Thursday, and it’s no surprise that the billionaire entrepreneur who’s known for thinking big decided to go big with his first ever post.<p>To launch his new social account, the …

Jeff Bezos

Explore the Seafloor With Data Collected During the Search for MH370

The Australian government has released the results of a survey of the bottom of the Indian Ocean.<p>After more than three years and countless man-hours …

Ocean Exploration

DLR to fly experiments on Blue Origin’s New Shepard

WASHINGTON — The German Aerospace Center, Germany’s space agency, will fly two experiments on a suborbital flight by Blue Origin’s New Shepard …

Moscow lawyer at Donald Trump jnr meeting represented Russian spy agency FSB

<b>Moscow:</b> The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 US presidential election counted …

Mars Rover

Asteroid Mining – Who Wants to be a Trillionaire?

The view from the Rosetta Lander as it prepares to touch down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (Image courtesy of NASA.) Scarcity has been a …

Space Exploration

Here’s What a Rocket Launch Looks Like from Space | Mental Floss

The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in 2016.<p>There are approximately 7.5 billion humans on the planet. Of those, …

Space Exploration

The Mars Rover ‘Opportunity’ Beamed Back a New Look at the Red Planet

With all the buzz the SUV-sized Curiosity rover has generated since it landed on Mars in 2012, it's easy to forget that the rover has a little …

Mars Rover

Jeff Bezos says he’s using Amazon ‘lottery winnings’ to put humans in space

Jeff Bezos became one of the richest people in the world thanks to an online book retailer he founded and ran, at first, out of his garage in …

Jeff Bezos

NASA and companies express growing confidence in commercial crew schedules

WASHINGTON — Both NASA and the two companies developing commercial crew vehicles say those efforts remain on schedule for test flights that are in …

NASA

KQED

On July 10, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s famous “Great Red Spot” than ever before, capturing images of the ancient and gargantuan …

Space Exploration

NASA TV Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

Three new crew members for the International Space Station are scheduled to launch on Friday, July 28.

NASA

Serious DX: The Deep Space Network

Humanity has been a spacefaring species for barely sixty years now. In that brief time, we’ve fairly mastered the business of putting objects into …

Space Exploration

How Much Does SpaceX Save By Reusing A Falcon Rocket?

(Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)<p><i>How much does SpaceX save by reusing a Falcon rocket? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jim Cantrell, CEO and Founder of Vector Space</b> …

SpaceX

China got a wake-up call on AI when a Western machine beat the best Asian players at Go

China intends to become the world’s artificial intelligence leader in 2030, according to the manifesto it just released describing plans to create an industry of $150 billion and an environment that has AI “everywhere.” According to The New York Times (paywall), these ambitions are propelled in no …

China

NASA Is Studying Propulsion Systems for its Moon Station

It'd be the first piece of the Deep Space Gateway that would orbit the moon.<p>NASA's future Deep Space Gateway would be a research station in orbit around the moon. It could be used to aid the construction of lunar infrastructure and ultimately serve as a waypoint for a journey to Mars. Although it …

NASA

Falcon Heavy space vehicle may not make it to orbit in first launch

JOHANNESBURG - SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has downplayed the chances of a successful inaugural flight for his Falcon Heavy space launch vehicle.<p>…

News (South Africa)

Beyond the Moon: The Planned Apollo Missions That Could Have Been

The Apollo program flirted with the idea of flying far beyond the moon.<p>Since Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lander in 1972, no human being has set foot on the moon again. On the windless lunar world, the Apollo astronauts' footsteps still remain, waiting for future explorers and …

Moon

Swedish train to be called Trainy McTrainface after public poll – video report

A Swedish train is to be named Trainy McTrainface after a public vote, in an echo of the name chosen by British voters - but later overruled - for a polar research vessel last year. The train, which runs between Stockholm and Gothenburg, is one of four to be given names and will soon be branded …

Ocean Exploration

Notes from Mars 160: The Arctic Journey Begins

<i>On June 22, The Mars Society launched the second phase of its ambitious Mars 160 Twin Desert-Arctic Analog simulation to study how seven crewmembers</i> …

Mars rover concept vehicle tours this planet

Imagine traveling over the landscape of the Red Planet in a Mars Rover, the fine sands slipping through its 50-inch wheels as it traverses over dunes, rocks, craters and hills at a slow-but-steady 2 to 4 MPH.<p>In an effort to bring Mars closer to home, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex teamed up …

Mars Rover

SpaceX may have canceled Red Dragon Mars mission | Miami Herald

SpaceX may have canceled its mission to Mars with a Red Dragon capsule that was set for 2020.<p>Company Chief Executive Elon Musk retweeted a story late …

Mars Mission