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5 Fairly Good Reasons A Venus Cloud City Could Happen

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Tech

Here's the thing: we're not going to Mars. Not anytime soon, at least, and not for very long. The possibility of building long-term settlements re...

British Team Wants To Land On The Moon

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

The 12 men who landed on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 are essentially immortal. Now you can go one better - in a sense - by backing a British pri...

This Is What It Looks Like When You Bounce Off A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency's comet lander was a huge success last week -- even though the craft actually bounced about half a mile across the surface a...

The Rosetta Probe Is Absolutely Adorable (On Twitter)

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Philae lander has separated from the Rosetta space probe, and is currently making its slow way towards the surface of Comet 67P. None of the ab...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Rosetta Will Land On A Comet

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech

We all know that ESA's spacecraft Rosetta is about to send a probe to land on a comet. What we're not all clear on is exactly how that miracle is a...

'About 20' Virgin Galactic Customers Have Cancelled So Far

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Tech

About 20 people have cancelled their tickets aboard Virgin Galactic in the wake of last week's fatal crash. While some of those scheduled to fly on...

What Happens When Black Holes Collide Is Hideously Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Tech

What would happen if two black holes collided at the centre of the Milky Way? Apparently, nothing good. And nothing very easy to understand either....

9 Totally Insane Hoaxes People Still Believe About Space

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

Over the last week we've noticed one thing above everything else in our weekly traffic reports: a lot of you are still googling that whole 'Six days o...

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Virgin Galactic Ticket Holder Defends The 'Dream Of Millions'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

One of first investors to buy a seat on Virgin Galactic has insisted she will still fly to space aboard Richard Branson's craft. Namira Salim, who ...

Yes, This Pic Titan Is Amazing. But So Is The Fact That We LANDED THERE.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Tech

An absolutely incredible picture of Saturn's moon Titan has taken the internet by storm. Unfortunately, the internet appears to have forgotten that...

Why Branson Should Not Quit

Michael Rundle | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Tech
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In a few days time millions of us will crowd into cinemas and watch a millionaire Hollywood actor pretend to bravely explore the stars. But as Virgin Galactic has shown, space is not easy, and the journey there will not be without loss. Let's keep pushing for small victories, and make our way slowly - but surely - to the future.

Branson: 'My Family And I WILL Fly To Space'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin billionaire and would-be space pioneer Sir Richard Branson has insisted that he and his family will travel to space aboard his Virgin Galactic ...

'We Did Not Ignore Safety Warnings'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic has angrily denied it ignored specific safety warnings prior to its fatal test flight on Friday. SpaceShipTwo co-pilot Michael Alsb...

Space Community Offers Condolences After SpaceShipTwo Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

Astronauts, officials and members of the private space community have offered their condolences to the families of two Virgin Galactic test pilots aft...

NASA Finally Has Some Good News

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

NASA had a bad week. First it was forced to publicly deny the ridiculous rumour that the Earth was about to endure six days of total night. Then it ha...

'Ghost Galaxies' Discovered In Deepest Regions Of Space

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

NASA and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope has seen some amazing things in the sky since it was launched in 1990. Until now it hadn't actually seen any ...

This Is What's Left Of Nasa's Spaceport After Massive Explosion

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Tech

By definition, spaceports are designed to withstand huge explosions, fire and burning rocket fuel. That's... sort of what rocket launches are. But ...

This Is What A Comet Looks Like From 8KM Away

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency's Rosetta space craft is just days away from attempting to carry out the first ever landing by a probe onto a comet. And ...

What The Astares Rocket Explosion Looked Like From The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Tech

The explosion which doomed the Orbital Sciences Astares rocket on Tuesday was spectacular from any angle. But when Ed Sealing pointed his iPad Mini...

This Is How The Antares Launch SHOULD Have Looked

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

NASA and Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket launch last night did not, as we know, go great. What you might not know is that the privately-developed ...

Jupiter Looks Sheepishly Adorable In New Hubble Pick

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech

Jupiter isn't the friendliest of planets, what its mega-gravity, choking death storms, huge size and big red spot blazing away like the eye of Sauron....

China Makes Another Giant Leap In The New Space Race

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech

China has launched its first mission to orbit the Moon and return to Earth. The unmanned experimental craft took off from the Xichang space port in...

This Is Your Home On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech

This could be the first real look at an actual Mars habitat. And as maybe-deep-space-death-traps go, it's pretty spacious: Unfortunate...

What's That Flying Past The Space Station? NASA Doesn't Know.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech

If you were patiently watching the ostensibly fascinating, in reality quite boring spacewalk live stream NASA broadcast the other day, you might have ...

Top-Secret Space Plane Lands After Mysterious Two Year Mission

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Tech

A top-secret space plane returned to Earth yesterday after almost two years in orbit. The unmanned plane spent more than 500 days circling Earth on...