#Space

QEPrize awarded to the creators of GPS

1 month 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

1 month 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’

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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...

The Astronomy of Christmas – An Engineers Guide to the Winter solstice

3 months ago — 6.5 min read

From the Neolithic to present times, the amount of sunlight we see in a day has had a profound impact on human culture. We are fast approaching the winter solstice...