India launches biggest ever rocket into space
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme.
Navy launches UAV from submerged submarine
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch ...
Japan's new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch
Japan's new solid-fuel rocket successfully blasted off Saturday carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets in a launch coordinated from a laptop computer-based command centre.
Successful engine test enables SpaceX Falcon 9 soar to space station in Jan. 2015
To ensure the highest possibility of success for the launch of a critical resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX has announced the successful completion of a second static fire ...
NASA releases new imagery of asteroid mission
(Phys.org) —NASA released Thursday new photos and video animations depicting the agency's planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid. The images depict crew operations including ...
Slingatron vision is to launch payloads into orbit
Samsung to unveil 'smartwatch' next month: reports
South Korea's Samsung Electronics will unveil its new Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" early next month, ahead of Apple's iWatch, Bloomberg news and a fan site said Saturday.
Japanese vehicle delivers new hardware for NASA's Robotic Refueling Mission
It may be called the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM), but NASA's RRM was built to demonstrate much more than the clever ways space robots can fill up satellites.
Talking humanoid robot launches on Japan rocket
The first talking humanoid robot "astronaut" has taken off in a rocket.
New NASA mission to help us learn how to mine asteroids
Over the last hundred years, the human population has exploded from about 1.5 billion to more than seven billion, driving an ever-increasing demand for resources. To satisfy civilization's appetite, communities ...
Breakthrough technologies could pave the way for cheaper, faster small-satellite launches
Through its Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program, DARPA has been developing new concepts and architectures to get small satellites into orbit more economically on short notice. Bradford Tousley, ...
Spacecraft transit the Panama Canal
Apollo spaceflight would not have been possible without the Panama Canal, a major transportation hub more than 1,000 miles south of the Florida launch site. These two powerful examples of modern engineering ...
Hot-fire tests show 3D printed rocket parts rival traditionally manufactured parts
What can survive blazing temperatures of almost 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit without melting? What did not break apart at extreme pressures? What is made by a new process that forms a complex part in just one ...
Orbital poised to launch cargo ship to space station
Orbital Sciences Corporation is poised to launch on Sunday its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship packed with more than 3,000 pounds of supplies for astronauts at the International Space Station.