Nasa confirms Opportunity mission is at an end

6 days ago — 1.5 min read

Yesterday (Wednesday 13th February 2019) Nasa officially declared that the 15-year mission of the Mars Opportunity rover is over. Opportunity's first self-portrait on Mars Opportunity, also known as MER-B (Mars...

QEPrize awarded to the creators of GPS

1 week ago — 3 min read

This year the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has gone to the team behind the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Richard Branson announces his own plans to travel to space

2 weeks ago — 1 min read

Engineering entrepreneur Richard Branson has announced that intends to travel into space aboard his own Virgin Galactic spaceship by July. Virgin Galactic's 'SpaceShipTwo' - pictured above - would be commanded...

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX’s Tintin-esque ‘Starship’

1 month ago — 1 min read

While this might look like something out of Tintin's Destination Moon - this latest SpaceX creation is real and ready for testing. Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla and SpaceX) today...

China lands on the far side of moon – here is the science behind the mission

1 month ago — 7.5 min read

In a spectacular few days for solar system exploration – during which NASA whizzed the New Horizons spacecraft past the Kuiper Belt object 2009 MU69 (somewhat controversially nicknamed “Ultima Thule”)...

China’s lunar rover is making tracks

1 month ago — 1 min read

China has released new photos of its Yutu (Jade Rabbit) 2 lunar rover leaving track marks on the far side of the moon. Last week China landed its Chang'e 4...