When will the first baby be born in space?

When the first baby is born off-Earth, it will be a milestone as momentous as humanity’s first steps out of Africa. Such a birth would mark the beginning of a multi–planet civilization for the human species. For the first half-century of the Space Age, only governments launched satellites and people into Earth orbit. No longer. ...

Nasa has just rejected missions to moons of Jupiter and Neptune – here’s what we would have found out

It’s been 30 years since Nasa last visited Venus, with the Magellan orbiter in 1990. Now, two new missions have been selected to explore the deadly atmosphere, crushing pressures and volcanic landscape. The process dates back to February 2020, when Nasa announced that four missions were to undergo a nine-month peer-review process for feasibility. They ...

More Satellites by SpaceX and OneWeb Launched Despite Opposition and Catastrophic Warnings

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, both the number of satellites in low orbit around the earth, and the volume of data they transmit, increased significantly. On Wednesday morning (4:28 a.m. EDT, 8:28 UTC), SpaceX launched another 60 satellites. On Wednesday evening (10:47 p.m. EDT, 14:47 UTC), OneWeb launched another 36 satellites. And people who already ...

Mars mission breakthrough: NASA receives design for nuclear-powered engine to speed space travel

As far as we know, interplanetary travel could take up to years, with the journey to Mars alone taking almost a year to make. As NASA prepares for its upcoming Mars and Moon missions, the agency has received a promising design for a spacecraft engine that could potentially speed up space travel by a big ...

Distant Grind: A Baby Exoplanet

The above illustration of the newly forming exoplanet PDS 70b shows how material may be falling onto the giant world as it builds up mass. By employing Hubble’s ultraviolet light (UV) sensitivity, researchers got a unique look at radiation from extremely hot gas falling onto the planet, allowing them to directly measure the planet’s mass ...

New Florida law says when space debris falls from the sky, property rights still apply

The world watched over the weekend as a failing Chinese Long March 5B space rocket re-entered Earth’s orbit with little control over where it would crash. Ultimately, most of the rocket disintegrated in the atmosphere before spreading debris across the Indian Ocean west of the Maldives. The closer-than-many-think call prompted criticism from NASA, now led ...

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars opens up new frontiers in space exploration

History has been made on Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter just achieved the first powered and controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is a small, lightweight, drone-like helicopter that was carried on the Perseverance rover. They launched from Earth together in July 2020 and landed on Mars on Feb. 19, 2021. Ingenuity’s sole mission is to ...

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal – but he wasn’t a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to be the first tourist to visit the International Space Station. ...

NASA develops inflatable greenhouse to grow crops on the moon and Mars

NASA scientists designed an inflatable cylinder greenhouse that could help astronauts grow food when arriving at other planets. Astronauts have successfully grown vegetables and plants aboard the International Space Station, but with the newest project, NASA expects to develop long-term methods to help sustain astronauts working in deep space. The project is being developed by NASA ...

The Kenya Space Agency Has Revealed That They Will Be Launching Two Small Rockets From Malindi

The Kenya space agency has revealed to launch two small rockets from Malindi. Yes, you read that right, did you even know we have a space agency? so if you’ve been thinking of studying something related to space management it seems it won’t go to waste. In collaboration with the University of Rome yours truly ...