Elon Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX has completed its latest mission, launching the Falcon Heavy rocket into orbit for the third time. In what Musk described as their “most difficult launch ever”, the rocket took 24 satellites into space, carrying NASA’s deep space atomic clock and The Planetary Society’s solar sail, LightSail 2, hoping to develop the technology that will allow humankind to one day explore space further.
Arrrr! Texas senator warns of space pirates, then complains about the inevitable jokes.
Humankind has been dreaming of the stars since legends began, and the mystery of space exploration has cemented itself in popular culture. From the pioneering astronauts in the 1950s to our first glimpse of a black hole this year, we continue to make discoveries that were once the stuff of science fiction.
When he and Osborne say 'we're in this together' and that we have one world which we must share, they are right. What is needed is for this to be acted on. Those who sail off-shore need to be returned to port, and those who have so much must accept the gravity of their responsibilities, set their feet on the ground and do the hard work of creating a little heaven on earth - for everyone.
Is Manned Space Exploration Gaining Popularity Again for the First Time Since Apollo put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon?
This year's World Space Week is perhaps the most exciting yet. Manned space exploration speaks to something deep within us as humans - it remains the purest, most tangible expression of the question, why are we here? And the greatest daily reminder of the mystery of life is the night sky.
Lunar Mission One will provide invaluable support to the current international effort to return to the Moon by drilling deep into the lunar South Pole for geological samples, and testing the polar region for its suitability for a crewed base.
I propose that we look to the ocean to seek inspiration and knowledge to accelerate our space age frontier. My vision is to engage the marine and space research communities with subsea infrastructure and offshore industry to create a permanent human presence in our ocean.
Where we diverged in opinion with the opposition was both on calculating the cost of space exploration and on calculating the true cost that neglecting to progress into the cosmos would bring to humanity.
"Putting a colony in Mars is just a small step in such a big adventure and that's such an incredible thing to be a part of
NASA has issued a report outlining the possibilities of humans visiting Venus in the not-insanely-distant future. The surface