Space Travel

SpeceX's Falcon 9 vs. Falcon Heavy And The Technical Challenges For Each | International Business Times

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Paul Feist.</i><p>One of the main technical challenges of the Falcon Heavy vs the Falcon 9 is a …

Exploration

India’s PSLV rocket puts Spire satellites in orbit – with an assist from Spaceflight

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket wasn’t the only launch vehicle that took to the air today: India’s PSLV-C38 rocket sent an Earth-watching spacecraft called …

Space

Watch: SpaceX is launching a reused rocket, hoping to prove spaceflight can get cheaper

A small step toward more affordable spaceflight.<p>One of the biggest problems with space travel is that it’s freaking expensive. In the past, it has cost around $10,000 to send a single pound of material into space. If humans are ever going to become a spacefaring species, with colonies on the moon …

Exploration

Reaching the Stars: Is Human Hibernation Really Possible?

Traveling to Deep Space<p>We’ve spent a few articles on Universe Today talking about just how difficult it’s going to be to travel to other stars. …

Space Science

8 Celebrities With Plans to Send Humans to Mars or Beyond

Kris Jenner is really keen to leave.<p>Stephen Hawking says let's go back to the moon, then build a base there - and then do the same thing on Mars. The …

Stephen Hawking

India Shoots for the Moon, Chasing Influence Closer to Home

NEW DELHI—India is going up against China in a new Asian space race, trying to tighten its control of regional skies and alliances by leveraging its ability to send satellites into orbit inexpensively.<p>In recent rounds of space diplomacy, China offered to build telecommunications satellites for Sri …

OECD

Full thrust on Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket

Jonathan Amos Science correspondent<p><b>Manufacturers say they are making rapid progress in the development of Europe's new rocket - the Ariane 6.</b><p>The vehicle is due to enter service in 2020, gradually replacing the existing workhorse, the Ariane 5.<p>The prime contractor, the recently rebranded …

Space Science

Yes, KFC Is Really Launching a Chicken Sandwich into Space (But for a Good Reason)

Before humans can go to space, we gotta start small. With chicken sandwiches.<p>Space is the next frontier. Elon Musk and Richard Branson have made the dream of space travel seem attainable. Of course, sending humans to space is still a long ways off. That's why Kentucky Fried Chicken is sending their …

Space Science

Artificial Organs On Space Station Could Lead To Medical Advancements | International Business Times

Scientists are launching artificial organs into space to learn more about the effects of space travel on the human body and to test drug treatments …

NASA

Do You Have The Right Personality For Long-Term Space Travel?

The longest amount of time anyone has spent in space was roughly 438 days. Think you could handle the isolation? When put in confined spaces for …

Space Science

Space tourism could help boost science and health research – here's how

The announcement of the draft Spaceflight Bill in the Queen’s Speech will allow the development of spaceports in the UK. This could see members of …

Space Station

Electric 'Space Tug' Could Transform Trips to the Moon

Scientists are reviewing plans for an electric-powered space tug, which would transport cargo between the moon and Earth without expensive fuels.<p>NASA seeks to delve deeper into the mysteries of our solar system with the help of astronauts, but cost remains a significant barrier for any plans. …

Space Science

Hey PR, We Know When You Haven't Read Our Articles

As every good salesperson knows, complementing the buyer first is a great way to start off an interaction that will hopefully lead to a sale.<p>But when those compliments are blanket and blind and don’t truly acknowledge the individual to the point that the lying is beyond obvious, it comes off as …

Marketing

How Uber's Leadership Issues Can Be Compared to Space Flight

A lesson for Uber, and for the startup culture in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, is that you need more than one kind of manager at different times to …

Uber

A Different Kind of Space Race: How Far-Out Tech Changes the Way You Live

Innovations developed for interstellar exploration is inside many of the products in your home. Where will future versions lead?<p>Since its inception in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has affected consumers’ everyday lives without many of us knowing. In fact, the …

Space Science

How This 'Founder Astronaut' Is Prepping for Space Travel

How This 'Founder Astronaut' Is Prepping for Space Travel<p>Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides talks to PCMag about floating in Zero Gs, preparing for Virgin …

Space Science

How Richard Branson Built His $5 Billion Fortune

Sir Richard Branson's fortune is jaw-dropping. Take a look at the Virgin Group founder's career.<p>Virgin Group founder Richard Branson isn’t your average billionaire. Instead of living in a big city penthouse or a sprawling estate, the fun-loving tycoon makes his home in the British Virgin Islands. …

Success

The Engine That Does More

During more than 40 years of spaceflight, a lot of things have changed. Today's Space Shuttle is a luxury ship compared to the Mercury capsules that …

Space Science

Lessons On Designing An Interstellar Probe

Engineering full-scale interstellar probes will likely require new materials, new tech and a whole new set of design parameters. But most of all it will require speed.<p>Today’s fastest spacecraft — NASA’s New Horizons, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 — all still only travel at a fraction of one percent of …

Space Exploration

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 …

The Future

How depressing is space privatization? KFC is sending a chicken sandwich to space

Privatization of space exploration has had the unintended consequence of opening it up to frivolous PR stunts<p>Space: the final frontier of capitalism. Obama’s pro-space privatization policies ushered in a new commercial space race, epitomized by the bloom in government-contracted private spaceflight …

Liberal POV

Elon Musk releases 15-page manifesto explaining how humans will colonize Mars

Long gone are the days of dreaming about space travel and seemingly impossible inventions, thanks to science and geniuses such as Elon Musk, …

Elon Musk

Colonising Mars will be an epic adventure that will require the whole world to work together

Elon Musk has <b>presented a study</b> with details on how <b>SpaceX</b> plans to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. The research has been <b>published in</b> …

Exploration

Elon Musk Would Like to Remind You What SpaceX's Real Goal is

SpaceX was founded with the goal of going to Mars one day. That’s why CEO Elon Musk made his way down to the 67th International Astronautical …

Autos

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Stratolaunch!

As AC/DC once sang, "It's a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n' roll." Replace "rock 'n'" with "rocket," and you'll get a sense of the …

Space Science

A two-headed worm is changing what we know about survival in space

It turns out living in space does strange things to a worm able to regenerate<p>Experiments in space have given researchers insights into how …

2020 or bust: Planetary Resources is getting more bullish about asteroid mining

Planetary Resources CEO Chris Lewicki wants to let Mars-bound rockets carry five times more cargo than what’s possible today — but he doesn’t plan on …

Space

Company Aims to Launch Satellite-Servicing Spacecraft in 2020

Just three years from now, a fleet of small robotic spacecraft could be cruising the space around Earth repairing and moving satellites, under the …

Spacecraft

This is how much it will cost you to travel to space

This is how much it will cost you to travel to space<p>Traveling has never been easier and traveling into space has never been more affordable (If your …

Space Science

Scientists Hypothesize That Space Travel Caused This Worm To Grow Two Heads

Space Hydra<p>The International Space Station (ISS) is an invaluable tool that helps us understand how our Earth-based technologies and biology operates …

Biology