Space Travel

When The World Is Not Enough: How To Find Another Planet To Live On

The Conversation | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation

The seafaring explorers of the 16th century famously found many new homes for humanity in faraway, unknown corners of the world. While it may seem that such colonisation has since ground to a halt, some have argued it is only a matter of time before humans start moving to "exoplanets" in foreign star systems. But how close are we to such an expansion?

Virgin Galactic's Second Spaceship Has Made Its First Solo Flight

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech

The second iteration of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo performed its first free glide and landing over the weekend, in a milestone moment for the fi...

SpaceX Test Fires The Rocket That Will Help Us Travel The Solar System

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech

SpaceX has carried out its first test of the Raptor rocket engine, being built to transport humans to Mars. Elon Musk announced to his 4.19 million T...

This 'Space Train' Could Transport Humans Around Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Tech

Humans struggle with running an efficient train timetable on Earth: but a new “space train” could apparently get us to Mars in less than two days....

Y-3 and Virgin Galactic Unveil Astro Fashion Collab for First Commercial 'Spaceline'

Sarah McGiven | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah McGiven

Designers from Craig Green to Fendi are busy sending sleepwear-inspired collections for next winter down the runways of London and Milan - 'to sleep perchance to dream' - and while they do so there are a bunch of people getting ready to actually live their dreams - and they're going to be looking pretty nifty as they do it.

This Epic Video Explains Space Travel In A Language We Can All Understand

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech

There's a legend that the spacecraft needed to take Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11 to the moon required less computing power than your average calculato...

Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA

Lynn Houghton | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Tech
Lynn Houghton

As I arrive at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, I spot the full-size mock-up of a space shuttle looking ready to launch. It has the orange twin solid rocket boosters on either side of it and is 184 ft. tall. During the tour I find out that Atlantis flew 125,935,769 miles in space. Wow!

In 100 Years We'll All Live In Floating Cities And Have Underground Homes

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech

The British landscape could soon include 3D printed homes, underwater cities and spaceports that will get us to moon and Mars. Well, when experts s...

Discovering An Ancient Solar System Poses A Sobering Question: Have Aliens Already Come And Gone?

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

Imagine: whole alien civilisations could have formed, progressed, and reached levels of technological prowess that'd make the iPhone look like a paper clip. All before we even worked out that there was more to life than chasing mammoths and rolling large boulders down hills.

Erm, Is That A Human Shadow On Mars?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech

HUMANS ARE ON MARS. The con has been revealed. All this time, NASA has been secretly shipping people off to Mars to, you know, do basic rover maintena...

This Tribute To Space Travel Might Make You Tear Up

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

The following clip by Max Shiskin is getting huge amounts of attention online this week for its moving tribute to space travel. Sorry, that's space...

All You Need To Know On NASA's Mars Test

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech

At 12.05 GMT NASA will launch the Orion spacecraft into space for the first time, marking the beginning of NASA's roadmap to Mars as well as the space...

The Start of My Journey Into Space

Milena Milićević | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech
Milena Milićević

I wanted to learn as much as possible so I sought an interview with Mark to understand his motivations behind the offer of such a fantastic opportunity and learn more about how I could be in with a chance. Following a warm introduction and a chat, I wanted to know about the journey.

Injured Virgin Galactic Pilot 'Alert And Talking'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK

The pilot injured in a Virgin Galactic test flight crash that killed his colleague is "alert and talking", his employer has said. Peter Siebold, th...

Branson Slams 'Irresponsible' Reports After Virgin Galactic Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has said he will continue his Virgin Galactic space programme after the fatal Mojave Desert test flight crash, saying millions of ...

'We Will Persevere,' Says Branson After Virgin Galactic Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK/PA/AP | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

Sir Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture following the death of a pilot killed when a rocket crashed during a tes...

Volunteer in Space

Frontier | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

Space exploration has come to the forefront of the public's interest in recent years with success stories coming from all over the world. As well as the recent successes reported by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, the European Space Agency boast an impressive track record and is the world leader in environmental research into the ozone layer.

Billionaire Wants To Put A Million People On Mars

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

Billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has expanded on his view that humans need to start living on Mars warning that unless we move a popula...

Space Elevators Will Exist By 2050

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

A Japanese company has unveiled plans to have a space elevator by the year 2050. The elevator -- once thought to be nothing more than science fiction ...

Take A Trip To Space In A Balloon, ONLY £45k

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

A commercial spaceflight company has just completed trials to send customers to the edge of the atmosphere in a balloon. The company responsible, W...

NASA: The First Humans On Mars Could Be Printed By Robots

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech

As long as we don't blow ourselves up or kill the Earth before we get a chance, it would seem obvious that humanity will one day explore other planets...

This Is A Real NASA Design For A Faster-Than-Light Space Craft

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech

A NASA physicist has unveiled a new and astonishing vision of a futuristic 'warp drive' spacecraft. And while it's clearly just a concept at this s...

British Scientists Building 'Living Space Ark' To Save Humanity

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech

British scientists are working on a space ark capable of sustaining humanity in the event of a global catastrophe. Even though none of them will ev...

Nasa Admits Humanity Will Not Survive Unless We Get To Mars

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has admitted that humanity will not survive for very long unless we make it to Mars. Nasa administrator Charles Bolden said that humans have t...

Enormous Elevator To Space Is 'Possible' Says New Study

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

If we told you about a plan to build an elevator to space, you'd probably assume it was either an idea from science fiction, or else just something El...