Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is awarded $130 million by NASA to build its Orbital Reef space station

Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin’s space capsule Dubbed the ‘NewSpace’ set, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk all say they were inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, when the US beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and there is no doubt how much it would mean to … Read more

Space: A total solar eclipse will take place this WEEK – but will only be visible in Antarctica

This year’s only total solar eclipse will take place this week, but you may have some way to go to enjoy it — with the full event only visible from Antarctica, NASA said. Taking place on Saturday December 4, the eclipse will reach its greatest extent at around 07:33 GMT for viewers near the edge … Read more

First all-civilian space crew on Inspiration4 shares stunning images of Earth taken from space

Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin’s space capsule Dubbed the ‘NewSpace’ set, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk all say they were inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, when the US beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and there is no doubt how much it would mean to … Read more

The future of satellite launches? Startup CATAPULTS a prototype vehicle into space

It may seem like something from a far-fetched sci-fi movie, but an alternative rocket launch system that catapults spacecraft into orbit could one day become a reality. SpinLaunch, the California-based start-up behind the idea, successfully completed a test flight of its prototype suborbital accelerator last month after loading a projectile into it and blasting it to … Read more

Space tourism firm will offer balloon flights to the stratosphere by 2024

A space tourism firm says it will be able to send you to the stratosphere in a balloon by 2024, but a single seat on the commercial flight will set you back £36,700 ($50,000). World View Enterprises is working on the balloon-based system in Tucson, Arizona, where it says it will take people up to … Read more

Chinese space tourism firm’s rocket appears to be inspired by SpaceX and Blue Origin’s spacecraft

Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin’s space capsule Dubbed the ‘NewSpace’ set, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk all say they were inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, when the US beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and there is no doubt how much it would mean to … Read more

NASA aborts flight of Ingenuity helicopter on Mars after ‘anomaly’ detected

NASA said its Ingenuity helicopter flying around on Mars suffered an ‘anomaly’ prior to its 14th flight on the Red Planet, prompting the flight to be delayed. The 14th flight was supposed to happen on September 18, but the ‘anomaly’ occurred when two of Ingenuity’s flight-control servo motors oscillated during the pre-flight checkout, known as … Read more

SpaceX unveils dome on Dragon spacecraft to allow astronauts to enjoy views of Earth from orbit

Zoom with a view! Elon Musk’s SpaceX unveils new DOME on its Dragon spacecraft to allow astronauts to enjoy stunning panoramas of Earth from orbit during first civilian flight SpaceX showed off a new picture of the glass dome that astronauts on the upcoming Inspiration4 mission can view space The cupola will let the four … Read more

Elon Musk shares incredible image of the fuel lines in SpaceX’s Super Heavy Booster

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted an image of the Raptor Engine system part of the Super Heavy booster that will eventually power its massive Starship vehicle into orbit – and it looks like something out of Star Wars. The photograph highlights a maze of connecting fuel lines that one Twitter user suggests looks like Sarlacc … Read more

First image of proposed armed combat drone that could face-off against enemy aircraft is revealed

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), a firm that provides drones and radar solutions for the US military, has released the first concept image for a missile-carrying air-to-air combat drone that can drop bombs in a war zone, engage in aerial threats or escort piloted plans into the battlefield. Part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects … Read more