Space Travel

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...

'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...

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...

LOOK: Boeing's New Space Capsule

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

You may be used to Boeing jetting you off across the world but now the company is aiming to take people into space. The company unveiled a full-siz...

Fancy Seeing This View From A Balloon?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Tech

Humanity is on the verge of a new age of space tourism - well, those lucky enough to be able to spend £135,000 on a trip on Virgin Galactic. Thank...

10 Hollywood Lessons on Evil Tech

Andrew Tipp | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Tipp

Movies have always cast predictions about the future of science and technology. Sometimes they conclude that the future's bright. Exciting. But most of the time? It's bleak. There's death. Destruction. Misguided Will Smith adaptations of classic novels. The conclusion we can draw from Hollywood about futuristic tech is that it's dark, dangerous and not to be trusted.

Reusable Rocket Breaks 1,000 Feet Before Perfect Landing On Earth

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

SpaceX have broken their own record for the highest flight by a reusable rocket. The private space company's 'Grasshopper' rocket is designed to bl...

PICTURES: Check Out How Human Face Will Change In 100 Thousand Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK

Ever imagined what human beings will look like in the future? Well now you don't have to. Dr. Alan Kwan, an expert in Computational Genomics from W...

How To Shave Your Head In Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Tech

There are few things that we at the Huffington Post UK have pondered more lately than the answer to the age-old conundrum of - how do you shave your h...

How Many People Have Applied For A One-Way Ticket To Mars?

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech

It could be the economy, or the looming threat of climate change, but it appears quite a large number of people are prepared to give up the trappings ...

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...

Buzz Aldrin Launches Competition To Send Briton To Space

PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Tech

Buzz Aldrin has launched a once-in-a-lifetime chance for an average Briton to blast into orbit. One UK competition winner and 21 others from around...

Space Radiation Could Give Martian Astronauts Alzheimer's

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Tech

Among the many existing reasons not to go into space - loneliness, aliens, inevitable to-the-death battles with intelligent computers - you can now ad...

Gravities

Caragh Little | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK
Caragh Little

Recently, I was listening to the story of Felix Baumgartner as I was getting ready to go to work. Baumgartner is an Austrian extreme athlete who was aiming to break the sound barrier in a supersonic skydive over New Mexico. He was planning to jump from a capsule floated 23 miles into the stratosphere by a huge helium balloon, and Chris Evans was getting very excited about it all.

JK Rowling 'Turned Down £2M Seat On Space Craft'

PA | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Tech

JK Rowling has claimed that she created a cosmic vacancy when she turned down a trip on a spaceship. The Harry Potter author, whose first novel for...

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...

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...

Branson To Give Update On Space Tourism Project

PA | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech

The shape of travel to come will be unveiled by Sir Richard Branson on Wednesday when he gives an update on his space tourism plans. Sir Richard wi...

Nasa Reveals Manned Space Capsule Heading To Mars

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has revealed the space capsule which it hopes will one day carry astronauts to the surface of Mars. The Orion space capsule might look like th...

WATCH: China's First Woman In Space Returns Safely To Earth

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Tech

China has successfully returned three astronauts - including its first woman in space - to Earth after a 13 day mission to its 'Tiangong' space statio...