SpaceShipOne

Scaled Composites has announced that they have been working on a project to launch the first non-government space-plane for the last two years. They demonstrated part of it in the Mojave Desert today. It is a two-part plane. ...

The New Space Race

Just weeks after U.S. President George W. Bush announced plans for NASA to send a person to Mars, the European Space Agency has followed suit. The ESA's program - codenamed "Aurora" - is much more detailed. The first step...
Scientists in Earthquake-prone California are working on a series of sensors that can detect an earthquake and give a warning a few seconds before an earthquake hits. This would give enough time to get children under their desks,...

Mars Looms Large

Our planetary neighbors are making a visit later this month. On August 27, Mars will be less than 34.65 million miles away. This close encounter is extremely rare. The last time it was that close was...

Close Call

On January 13, Astronomers around the world believed that a newly discovered asteroid, 30m in diameter, had a 1 in 4 chance of hitting the Earth within the following 36 hours, somewhere in the northern hemisphere. An object...
NASA scientists have found enough evidence from the different sensors aboard the Opportunity rover to believe that the area around the rover was awash with liquid water at some point in the past. Steve Squires told a news conference this...

Target: Mars

And they're off! A flotilla of spacecraft is heading to Mars in a race that will be reminicent of an Independance Day scene. Mars' orbit will be swinging it within 34.6 million miles of Earth, closer than...
At 6AM et, the Sun kicked out the third largest solar flare in recorded history. The sunspot that kicked it out also happened to be pointing right at the earth at the time. Scientists have been watching...
China became only the third nation to successfully launch a manned space mission today. Lt. Col Yang Liwei safely landed at 6:23am Thursday Morning, after 21 hours in orbit, circling the Earth 14 times in the Shenzhou V...

dot-Space

So what do you do once you have made billions in the dot-com business? The common answer seems to be to leave earth behind. Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com), Elon Musk (Paypal.com), John Carmack (coder of Doom and Quake) and Paul...

Extended Warranty

Almost 31 years after it was launched, Pioneer 10 stopped sending signals to earth. The spacecraft was launched in 1972, and in 1983, it became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. Remarkably, although...
Asteroid 2003 QQ47 is about a kilometer wide and the impact on March 21, 2014 would have the effect of 20 Million Hiroshima atomic bombs. But we're not sure it will hit at all. The margin of error...

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