Engineering Space

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin – are they more than ‘space’ joyrides for millionaires?

2 weeks ago — Deep Dive

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his team successfully flew to the “edge of space” on the Unity 22 mission aboard a Virgin Galactic plane on July 12. The event was...

NASA fears for the future of the Hubble Space Telescope

3 weeks ago — Quick Read

The Hubble space telescope is in trouble according to the US Space Agency NASA. The groundbreaking telescope main payload computer experienced issues in late June, and an attempt to switch...

How is artificial intelligence is helping us learn about the universe?

4 weeks ago — Deep Dive

Astronomy is all about data. The universe is getting bigger and so too is the amount of information we have about it. But some of the biggest challenges of the...

FAA approves passenger spaceflight for Virgin Galactic

1 month ago — Long Read

Space Tourism company Virgin Galactic announced today that the US Federal Aviation Administration has given the company the final license it needs to fly passengers on future spaceflights. Up to...

Why is there so little water left on Mars?

1 month ago — Quick Read

Mars is known for its thin atmosphere, where CO2 dominates and provides most of the atmospheric mass and pressure. In fact, the pressure is similar to that in the Earth’s...

New Photos From the Surface of Mars

1 month ago — Quick Read

China has revealed a new series of photos of Mars from the Zhurong Mars rover. Announced by state-owned news outlet Xinhau the images came alongside a statement that their release...