What next for Mars InSight?

2 weeks ago — 7.5 min read

It’s notoriously hard to land on Mars, yet NASA managed just that with its recent InSight lander. From childhood, I’ve loved watching landings and other spacecraft manoeuvres on TV –...

Touchdown for Nasa InSight robot

2 weeks ago — 1 min read

NASA's InSight craft successfully landed on Mars yesterday and sent back a selfie.

Engineers want to use a plasma beams to push space junk out of orbit

2 months ago — 1 min read

You might think litter is bad here on Earth but humanity junk extends well into space. It is estimated we have collectively produced 8,262 tons of space junk! A team...

Virgin Orbit set for Blast Off – Virgin awarded license for Aerial Satellite Launch

5 months ago — 1 min read

Virgin is betting its future space prospects on airborne launch and its spinoff Virgin Orbit has just been given a license for a first attempt!

ESA’s Gaia mission produces richest star map of our galaxy to date

8 months ago — 1.5 min read

The ESA released data from its Gaia mission today. The new star map is the richest data catalogue ever produced. The map includes high-precision measurements of almost 1.7 billion stars...

National Geographic reveal 3D, 360-degree video tour of the International Space Station

8 months ago — 0.5 min read

As a part of its a documentary series - "One Strange Rock" - the National Geographic Channel has created a 360-degree VR tour of the International Space Station National Geographic...