Engineering Space

How 3D Printing is driving the new space race

1 month ago — Deep Dive

3D-printed rocket engines: the technology driving the private sector space race The volatile nature of space rocket engines means that many early prototypes end up embedded in dirt banks or decorating...

ESA preps for double Venus flyby

2 months ago — Quick Read

Tomorrow Venus will have its first flyby since 2015. The planet has not had any probes visit since 2015 and is set to have not one but two flybys next...

Questions – What happens when black holes collide with the most dense stars in the universe

2 months ago — Long Read

For the first time, a faint signal caused by the merging of two almost equally mysterious objects – a black hole and a neutron star – has been recorded on...

New Research – Mars mission reveals surprising secrets of red planet’s interior

3 months ago — Deep Dive

Mars InSight: mission unveils surprising secrets of red planet’s interior – new research We may have walked on the Moon and sent probes across the solar system, but we know very...

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

3 months 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

4 months 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...