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ASU astronomers to build space telescope to explore nearby stars

(Arizona State University) A new ASU-led mission will launch a small satellite telescope into space to study the environment in other solar systems around the Galaxy's most common type of star.

SpaceX is about to launch its monster Mars rocket for the first time — here's how it stacks up against other rockets

This video was originally published on December 7, 2017. With the announcements of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy and Big Falcon Rocket, Blue Origin's New Glenn, and NASA's Space Launch System, it can be tough to tell one rocket apart from the other. Show More Summary

Jeff Bezos just launched a dummy called 'Mannequin Skywalker' into space and safely returned it to Earth

Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, successfully tested a reusable rocket-and-space-capsule system on Tuesday. A spaceflight expert says the test represents "a big step" toward flying paying customers on suborbital flights. Blue...Show More Summary

Google releases its Android file storage manager to all

Google has filled a big hole in its Android system by releasing Files Go!, its mobile file organization and sharing app. Launched in beta last month, the app makes it easier for Android users to free up space, find files, back them up to the cloud, and share them with other smartphones, even offline. Show More Summary

Russian Test the Moscow Missile Defense System

On November 23, 2017 the Air and Space Defense Forces (VKS) conducted a successful test of an interceptor of the Moscow missile defense system. The test took place at the Sary-Shagan test site. The launch was conducted by the crews of the VKS air and missile defense army. link.

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Will NASA's Space Launch System be ready to launch a Europa mission in 2022?

How to Delete Games on Xbox One

Looking to remove some games from your Xbox One? With launch systems only having a 500GB hard drive, and some games requiring 50GB or more space, it’s only a matter of time before you’ll run out of space. It’s a good idea to buy an external hard drive for your Xbox One to avoid this problem, but that won’t help in an emergency situation. Show More Summary

Aborting A Launch Of NASA'S Orion Capsule Sounds Absolutely Horrifying

NASA is currently developing a space capsule, called Orion, that will eventually carry a crew of four astronauts to Low Earth Orbit and beyond. Should something go catastrophically wrong during launch, an abort system will work to save the lives of the astronauts - but whoa, would they ever be in for a hell of a ride. More »      

NASA’s Rocket to Deep Space May Not Be Ready Until 2020

Technological hiccups, a tornado and other factors have slowed the Space Launch System that NASA hopes will carry astronauts to the moon and Mars.

Watch A Simulated Launch Of The Rocket That Will Get Us To Mars And Beyond

Video. NASA engineers are currently hard at work developing Space Launch System 1 - what will be the biggest, most powerful rocket ever built. The inaugural launch of this behemoth won't happen any earlier than 2019, but NASA has released a spectacular simulation of the launch to whet our appetites. More »      

NASA investigates invisible magnetic bubbles in outer solar system

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Forty years ago, the twin Voyagers spacecraft were launched to explore the frontiers of our solar system, and have since made countless discoveries, including finding magnetic bubbles around two of the outer planets.

ROSINA spectral measurements bring comet's chemistry to life

Launched March 2004 and following a 10-year journey across the solar system, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe made history in 2014. It became the first spacecraft to orbit the nucleus of a comet—a frozen remnant of the pristine material from which the solar system formed—and later land on its surface. Show More Summary

Northrop to acquire rocket launcher Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK launches Antares, Minotaur and Pegasus rockets and will provide the solid rocket boosters for NASA's Space Launch System rocket.        

In the footsteps of SpaceX—a Chinese company eyes development of a reusable launch vehicle

A Chinese startups appears to be following in the footsteps of SpaceX as it has lately laid out its own project of reusable space launch system. Link Space, the country's first private rocket company, has recently presented the design of its New Line 1 (Xin Gan Xian 1) launch vehicle, which could compete with SpaceX's Falcon 9 in the future.

Cassini's voyage helped make the solar system smaller. May the cosmic curiosity it whetted live on

More than 30 years after its mission was conceived and 20 years after its launch, the space probe Cassini will plummet early Friday to a planned death — a self-immolation, if you will, as friction from Saturn’s atmosphere turns it into a man-made meteor. Cassini has done its job well, its discoveries...

How to decode the images on the Voyager Golden Record

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Editor's note: Forty years ago today, NASA launched Voyager 1, the second of two spacecraft on a grand tour of the solar system and into the mysteries of interstellar space. Attached to each spacecraft is a Golden Record containing Earth's...Show More Summary

When Will We Have the Technology to Reach the Stars?

Recent advances in rocket technology are incredible. From NASA’s Space Launch System to Blue Origin and SpaceX’s reusable rockets, space is getting more accessible.  However, no rocket can get us to neighboring stars. The distances are simply too large, and the speeds chemical boosters can achieve too meager. In this week’s episode of Tech-x-planations, you’ll […]

Image: NASA concludes summer of testing with fifth flight controller hot fire

NASA engineers closed a summer of successful hot fire testing Aug. 30 for flight controllers on RS-25 engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, being built to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, including Mars. Show More Summary

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