Space Exploration

The Terror in a Space Odyssey

Victoria Martindale | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

Iran's announcement that it has sent a monkey into space has caused a bit of a stir. Space exploration- that highest frontier of transformative technology pushing out beyond the Earth- has long reigned as futuristic and radical as science can get.

'Death' Mission To Mars Delayed By Two Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

In possibly the first instance of a delayed death sentence being a negative for those involved, the mission to send people to Mars to die has been put...

Nasa Wants To Grow Plants On The Moon By 2015

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa is to enlist the help of thousands of schoolchildren in an attempt to grow plants on the Moon in 2015. The space agency says it will have an "...

WATCH: How Astronauts Adjust To Life Back On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Ever wondered how astronauts cope when they return to Earth - and specifically, how they adjust to the Earth's gravity? Well, wonder no more. Becau...

Nasa's Juno Spacecraft Is Halfway To Jupiter...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's Juno spacecraft is halfway to Jupiter - but is headed back towards Earth. The Jovian-system-bound satellite will slingshot around our planet...

WATCH: On This Day In 1986...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

The Soviets ushered in a new era of space exploration by launching then Mir Space Station on 12 August 1986....

100,000 Apply To Die On Mars

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Tech

How many people would be willing to travel millions of miles in a fetid, stinking can just to die on an arid, toxic dust planet from radiation poisoni...

PICS: Space Expedition Corp Unveils Virgin Galactic Rival

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Tech

Space Expedition Corporation has unveiled the spacecraft it hopes will take tourists to the edge of our atmosphere from 2014. The Amsterdam-based s...

Tiny Submarine May Search For Life In The Ocean's Of Europa

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Tech

In The Guardian's remarkable last interview with sci-fi legend Iain Banks, the Culture author briefly listed the things he wished he'd be able to live...

This is Space Calling - UK Are You Reading Me, Over?

Eleni Antoniadou | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Tech
Eleni Antoniadou

It struck me that the majority of the audience was unaware of the thousands of technological inventions and medical therapies that have been developed due to space research. Space exploration has created new markets and new technologies that have spurred our economy and changed our lives in many ways, including infrared ear thermometers, artificial limbs.

How Much Does Russia Charge To Fly US Astronauts Into Space?

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech

They may have come a long way since the Cold War, but collaboration in space between Russia and the US still have their price - £273 million to be pr...

Nasa Plans To Lasso Asteroid

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa is planning to lasso an asteroid and park it near the moon to study as part of a a new ambitious mission, the White House has confirmed. It mi...

Electric Cars And Landing On Mars (VIDEO)

Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

Ever thought electric cars were too expensive to be taken seriously? Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, takes one of his latest cars for a test d...

Endeavour Shuttle Read For Final Trip (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK

Nasa's Endeavour shuttle, one of the original five made in the USA, is about to embark on its final voyage. It's not the 238,855-mile trek from Ear...

Stamps From Outer Space...

PA | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

A set of new stamps celebrating Britain's contribution to space exploration is being issued by the Royal Mail. The six stamps, which go on sale nex...

Space Cadets Wanted: Mars Society Relaunches After Decade-Long Dormancy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

The red planet has long inspired science fiction movies and schoolboy dreams - but would you actually want to live in a pink and dusty desert on Mars?...

PHOTOS: Curiosity Rover Reveals Mars Landscape In 360 Degrees

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has released the first full-colour panorama photograph taken by the Mars rover Curiosity. The shot reveals a 360-degree view of the Gale C...

PICTURES: Mars Rover Sends First Stunning Colour Images

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Tech

The Mars rover Curiosity has sent back its first colour images of the red planet's surface. And it turns out Mars is kind of... orangey. The...

Nasa's Rocket To Take Humans To Mars Passes Critical Review

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa's giant new space rocket designed to send humans into deep space has passed a critical independent review. The Space Launch System (SLS) is de...

Is This Nasa's New Logo?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Tech

A dramatic redesign of the classic Nasa logo has won huge plaudits online - despite being turned down by the agency. The American space agency has ...

Nasa Loses Key Mars Satellite Ahead Of 'Hardest-Ever' Mission

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has lost a key monitoring satellite ahead of an attempt to land a car-sized robot on Mars, which it said will be its "hardest ever" unmanned miss...

Sounds Of Mars And Venus Replicated

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Tech

The sounds of Mars and Venus have been revealed for the first time by scientists. A team from the University of Southampton used physics and mathem...

Nasa 2013 Budget Slashes Mars Spend

Huffington Post | Melanie Hick | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa's proposed 2013 budget has slashed the space agency's spend on Mars missions, Discovery News reports. The US $17.7 billion budget for Nasa in...

On Lunar Bases and Lunatics

Kyle Victor | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK
Kyle Victor

One of my favorite quirks of the English language is that the words lunar and lunatic both derive from the same Latin root; the connection, of course,...

Stargazing, Spaceflight and Satellites: the Future of the Space Industry

Nicola Guttridge | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Tech
Nicola Guttridge

Space is one of the only scientific topics that has successfully managed to bridge the gap between science and society. It offers the chance to explore not only our past by searching for extra-terrestrial life, but also the possibility to explore the future, and our capabilities to inhabit other solar system bodies and develop interstellar flight.