NASA’s tiny electrical aircraft is almost ready for lift-off

NASA’s first electric plane is getting ready for takeoff. For the last five years, a small team of NASA engineers has been working to convert an Italian Tecnam P2006T aircraft so that it runs only on battery power. The X-57 Maxwell, named after 19th-century Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, recently began high-voltage functional ground testing … Read more

First Lunar Samples Brought to Earth Since 1976 Hints at Strange Volcanic Eruptions

The spewing of lava from volcanoes on the Moon has become much more recent than scientists believed. But how it happened is difficult to understand. This conclusion was drawn from the analysis of a rock sample gathered on the moon and was delivered to earth by Chang’e-5 in late 2020. (Photo : Getty Images) First … Read more

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Starship Prototype Could Launch Next Month Once FAA Approves License Application

SpaceX’s new Starship rocket is in the process of development for all possible improvements it could get that elevate it above its predecessors. The vehicle is being built in southeast Texas, where the biggest platform of SpaceX is located. Elon Musk’s space agency is focusing on several aspects of the rocket that would make it perform … Read more

Terahertz Radiation System Market 2021 Top Key Players (Digital Barriers PLC, Innovative Photonic Solutions, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Menlo Systems GmbH); Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread

Global Terahertz Radiation System Market Growth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Key Players, Industrial Analysis, And Latest Trends The report on “Terahertz Radiation System Market published by Market Research Store Overview By Industry Top Manufactures, Trends, Industry Growth, Size, Analysis & Forecast Till 2028” the report come up with 210+ pages PDF with TOC including a list … Read more

How SpaceX will blast the first space factory into orbit | Life

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to carry the first industrial factory into space. — AFP pic TORRANCE (US), Oct 23 — A space research company called Varda Space wants to become the first to build a manufacturing facility in space. The firm is set to partner with SpaceX to accomplish this unlikely challenge, … Read more

Mockups of NASA’s newest Mars rover and helicopter will kick off a road trip in Seattle

Virginia student Alex Mather shows off a mockup of the Perseverance rover at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in July 2020, while Alabama high-school student Vaneeza Rupani points to an Ingenuity helicopter mockup. The students won trips to the Perseverance launch as a reward for naming the two spacecraft. (Photo by Ken Kremer / SpaceUpClose.com) Seattle’s … Read more

NASA targets February launch for Artemis 1 mission on its 1st first moon rocket since Apollo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is now targeting early next year for the maiden launch of its next megarocket: the Space Launch System. The behemoth moon rocket, the first since the Apollo program, is months behind schedule (it was initially slated to launch in November) but could now potentially fly Feb. 12 if its final … Read more

Citizen Astronauts from Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic Commercial Space Missions to Appear Together at 2021 ASCEND in Las Vegas

RESTON, Va., Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Astronauts from the three different commercial space experiences that occurred in 2021 will appear on stage together in Las Vegas on Monday, 15 November, during 2021 ASCEND. ASCEND is the interdisciplinary community focused on building humanity’s off-world future faster, powered by AIAA. Confirmed speakers include: Blue Origin … Read more

Astronomers Detect Giant Impact Signal In Near Planetary System

Young planetary systems often experience extreme growing pains as babies’ bodies collide and fuse together to form progressively larger planets. In our own solar system, the Earth and moon are believed to be products of this kind of giant impact. Astronomers assume that such collisions should be common in early systems, but they have been … Read more

NASA’s All-Electric X-57 Maxwell Jet Will Make Its First Flight Next Year

NASA is nearing the first test flight of its battery-powered aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell, a report from The Verge explains. NASA’s series of X planes are designed to push the limits of aircraft technology, whether it’s supersonic flight, green airliners, or all-electric aircraft. The X-57 Maxwell was specifically designed to help NASA develop certifications standards … Read more