The future of VR in space could be huge for documentaries -- and a lot more than just living memories.
After a few setbacks, Nasa's helicopter will finally get on its way, following its landing with Perseverance back in February.
The six-month stint on the ISS was marked by scientific experiments and crossovers with other astronaut crews.
This is all experimental, so it's quite possible that Ingenuity will fail.
NASA has created a visualization of what happens when two black holes pass one another, showing how the gravity of each warps the accretion disk of the other.
NASA’s new horizons spacecraft reached Pluto on July 14, 2015. In doing so, it became the first spacecraft to investigate the dwarf planet closely. On January 1, 2019, it passed a large 36-kilometer long Kuiper belt object known as Arrokoth. That object is a rocky, icy body in a river of similar comet-like objects that circles the solar system not … Continue reading
Last weekend we mentioned that there had been a problem during a spin test for the NASA Ingenuity helicopter. NASA mission controllers have figured out a way to fix the issue with software, but the failed test did delay the launch schedule for the helicopter. Plans for the helicopter’s first flight are now moving forward after the operations team says … Continue reading
An artists’ rendering of the Ingenuity and its parent rover Perseverance | NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA has rescheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to April 19th at 3:30AM ET, the agency announced Saturday.
The four-pound helicopter that arrived on Mars on February 18th with its parent rover Perseverance has seen its first flight delayed a few times. It touched the surface of Mars on April 4th, and has been undergoing tests and checkouts. It survived its first night alone on Mars’ frigid surface, passing a first test of its independence from Perseverance.
The craft was scheduled to take flight April 11th, but last weekend NASA said data from a high-speed rotor test showed the test sequence ended early, as Ingenuity’s computer tried to switch from pre-flight to flight mode The date was pushed back again after...
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are working on fixing the issue with Ingenuity which is preventing the craft from going into flight mode.
NASA has selected SpaceX to develop a lander to take humans to the moon's surface, called the human landing system (HLS), in a contract worth $2.89 billion.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and two Russian crewmates, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, have returned safely to Earth. The crew members returned to Earth after six months of being station aboard the ISS. They departed the ISS aboard a Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft at 9:34 p.m. EDT on Friday. The capsule landed safely at 12:55 a.m Saturday, southeast of the town … Continue reading
Elon Musk's rocket company was the only one selected to provide the spacecraft that'll take the next humans to the lunar surface.
Elon Musk has said that SpaceX's mega-spaceship could fly astronauts to the moon within a few years. But first the Starships have to stop blowing up.
"We looked at what’s the best value to the government."
Today we’re taking a look at the NASA Artemis mission in as basic a way as possible – think of this as the doorway to interest in the whole mission from start to finish. Today we’re looking at what Artemis is and what the most important components of the future of NASA’s deep space exploration plans are. Orion spacecraft The … Continue reading
The winner of NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) contract award is SpaceX, which bid $2.9 billion for the privilege of developing the means by which NASA astronauts will return to the lunar surface for the first time since the Apollo program. SpaceX was in the running alongside Blue Origin and Dynetics, but reportedly undercut both […]
NASA has announced SpaceX will build the Artemis Lunar Lander, the craft which will return American astronauts to the surface of the Moon. The Artemis mission is scheduled to launch in 2024, and the Human Landing System will be instrumental in NASA’s plan to not only build a sustainable presence on the Moon but pave the way to crewed missions … Continue reading
New Horizons is going where only Voyagers and Pioneers have gone before.
NASA has given the green-light for the SpaceX Crew-2 mission to launch in a week’s time, it’s been confirmed, with four astronauts after headed out to the International Space Station. The decision was made after a Flight Readiness Review (FRR) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, which decided the record-setting launch was safe to go ahead. It’ll be the second showing … Continue reading
NASA has released a new visualization that shows what the light-bending action of a pair of orbiting black holes would look like. The movie, which can be seen below, shows how a distant pair of black holes would distort and redirect light coming from the hot gas of the accretion disks surrounding them. When viewed from the orbital plane, each … Continue reading