Northrop Grumman and its SpaceLogistics LLC subsidiary have made the first successful docking of their robotic service vehicle with a fully operational communications satellite.
Episode 221. Starship SN15 has been moved to the pad. Elon Musk discusses landing strategies. Crew Dragon moves to a different docking port in preperation for the next Dragon launches. Starlink places more satellites in orbit. A couple SpaceX ships a
Humanity's first helicopter on Mars has been cleared for a historic takeoff.
I want to be this generation's Walter Cronkite. Help me bring space down to Earth for everyday people.
The billionaire SpaceX CEO is launching satellites into orbit and promising to deliver high-speed broadband internet to as many users as possible.
Several hundred people have already booked their tickets and begun training for a spectacular voyage: a few minutes, or perhaps days, in the weightlessness of space.
SpaceX is testing the SN15 Starship prototype which is the first of an upgrade batch of five Starship prototypes. The BN1 booster is assembled and close to the start of ground testing. The BN1 booster will not be flown.
NASA will land the first person of color in addition to the first woman on the moon with the Artemis program, NASA's Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk revealed today (April 9).
SpaceX filed with the FAA to build a 469 ft tall steel launch tower for its Starship rocket in Texas and it will catch the super-heavy booster when landing.
The craft has two components: a servicer satellite that will collect the debris, and a smaller "client satellite." The latter component is a piece of replica debris meant to simulate the kind of trash that future probes like ELSA-d will collect i
In 2014, no less an authority than NASA proclaimed in peer-reviewed papers that it was getting mysterious thrust from the EmDrive, a strange, brassy trumpet of a thing that its creators claimed could produce thrust with no propellant.
I am only a few days away from wrapping up my latest literary undertaking, Rosalie's World. It's the fourth installment of the six-volume "Ngu Family Saga", a massive chronicle of humanity's progress from asteroid colonization into interste
Limitless Space Institute gave out nine interstellar space-related grants for about $1 million to 2 million each.
If this latest Todays SpaceX Starlink mission succeed and there are now 1378 Starlink satellites in orbit and the next mission will fill out the 1440 satellites for the first shell of satellites.
A plumbing problem was apparently to blame.
Dr. Rich Madonna gave a talk on Caltech's SSPP (Space based solar power project) this past week.
While the excess mass isn't immediately obvious from the surface, it does seem to be having quite an effect, dragging down the lunar landscape in a curious ovoid depression that sits more than half a mile lower than the surrounding crater floor, a f
Episode 220. Today we discuss the week's Starship activities - from SN11's explosion to SN15's imminent move to the pad. Learn about the current Crew Dragon launch timeline and Inspiration4's newest passengers. Finishing with Starlink's next launch d
NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) have paired up for a challenge to build food systems for Mars missions and other deep-space destinations.
NASA is organizing a boxing match set among the stars.
SpaceX is going to put a literal Dogecoin on the literal moon
Future Of Our Fleet
Virgin Galactic has billed itself as a space tourism company, and that reality is no longer a distant dream for virtually everyone.
SpaceX called off the March 29 launch attempt because an FAA inspector could not arrive to observe the flight during a five-hour window. "FAA inspector unable to reach Starbase in time for launch today," tweeted Elon Musk, chief executive of Spac
Conflict, not cooperation, is going to define international affairs for the foreseeable future.
Episode 218. Today we go over a dynamic amount of Starship news. Including dearMoon. Speak briefly about Crew Dragon and Inspiration4. Catch up on Starlink and finish with today's Honorable Mention.
SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink satellites.
Reaching a Starship cost of $5 million would require 3000 employees to build about 300 Starship every year. This would be $1.3 million in labor, $2.4 million in material and $1.3 million for other costs. A typical Boeing 737 costs about $100 milli
The SN-11 SpaceX Starship prototype is prepping for a Friday launch. The SN10 was able complete its 10-kilometer flight and returned and landed.
NASA gives a first glimpse of its Ingenuity helicopter strapped to the belly of the Perseverance rover ahead of its maiden flight on Mars next month