Israel, American NASA Set To Collaborate On Space Exploration; Special Focus On Moon And Mars

The Israeli government and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are preparing to sign the “Artemis Accords” on the joint study of space, in particular the Moon and Mars, as well as asteroids and comets. This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Jewish state, Yair Lapid. Today, I brought … Read more

2021 : a year of major successes for Thales Alenia Space in space exploration, observation, navigation and connectivity via satellite

Cannes, January 4, 2022 – Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), logged a number of successes in 2021, including key contracts, major industrial milestones and launches, a series of innovations and new capital investments. Space to Explore: returning astronauts to the Moon and space exploration on the agenda in … Read more

10 Things to Watch for in Planetary Science for 2022 – NASA Solar System Exploration

Deploying a new space telescope; deflecting an asteroid with a spacecraft; and visiting a metal-rich asteroid. These items and more are on NASA’s 2022 calendar. The James Webb Space Telescope sits on top of its launch vehicle before being enclosed in the rocket fairing. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn | More about this image 1. Webb Telescope … Read more

Two-thirds of deep-sea shellfish are threatened by exploration projects

Two Chinese trawlers in the port of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), November 28, 2014. ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP Little is known about the marine fauna living in deep water, but already threatened by pollution, climate change and deep seabed exploration projects by the mining sector, which seems to be preparing to exploit its mineral resources in … Read more

How Hope Mars mission put the Arab world back in the space exploration game

DUBAI: One small step for the UAE came as a giant leap for the Arab world last February when the UAE became the first Middle East nation to mount a successful unmanned mission to Mars. According to one NASA scientist, the region has shown that it has immense potential in space exploration. The UAE probe, … Read more

Jane Poynter on how to lead a company with a mission

Jane Poynter is the founder, co-CEO and chief experience officer of Space Perspective, an extraordinary space tourism company. Poynter has extensive experience as a deep tech entrepreneur and explorer and was part of the original crew for Biosphere 2, the world’s first human-made prototype space base. In 1993, she founded Paragon Space Development Corporation which, … Read more

Extra Energy for Extraterrestrial Science! – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

This image was taken by Mast Camera (Mastcam) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3291. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. Download image › When the operations team logged on today, we were prepared to pick up where Monday’s team had left off in Curiosity’s ongoing drill campaign at Zechstein. But then we received some news: even though … Read more

China’s Mars rover successfully survives solar outage, to continue trek of scientific exploration

Photo released on June 11, 2021 by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows a selfie of China’s first Mars rover Zhurong with the landing platform. (CNSA/Handout via Xinhua) China’s Zhurong Mars rover – the country’s first deep-space probe exploring the Red Planet – has once again embarked on its trek of scientific exploration after … Read more

Check out this lunar electric motorcycle prototype for moon exploration

Lunar rovers are typically four-wheeled electric vehicles, but a new prototype shows how a two-wheeled electric motorcycle may have serious advantages on the moon. NASA is currently in search of the next lunar rover. German motorcycle design company Hookie thinks they might have it. And with half the wheels, it sure saves a lot of … Read more