Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

Tomorrow's World Today Mars Ingenuity 3

The Mars Ingenuity Helicopter is poised to be the first helicopter to fly in outer space. The helicopter is currently positioned in the belly of the Perseverance rover which launched last month. Their interface recently caused the project to hit a milestone when the rover successfully charged the rotorcraft’s six lithium batteries up to 35% […]

Stargazing for Beginners

Stargazing is a deceptively simple hobby. All you have to do is look up at the sky at night, right? Not entirely. While that is the “easy” version, it’ll leave would-be astronomers with limited information and sights to see. However, it’s not an activity that necessarily requires expensive equipment or years of training. With a […]

Parker Solar Probe: Gateway to the Sun

As the myth of Icarus taught us, flying too close to the sun results in getting burned. This applies to within our atmosphere alone- there’s a reason the only hospitable planet in our solar system is nearly 100 million miles away from the star. But what if we could get closer- within only a few […]

CIMON: The AI Buddy on the ISS

It’s lonely out in space, Elton John once sang. While few of us have had the opportunity to venture beyond our planet, all reports both fictional and real back up this claim. Even with the company of fellow astronauts, there are still stories of isolation and missing society. What astronauts need on the International Space […]

In Orbit: The Stratolaunch Program

Stratolaunch's Roc plane

For several decades now, humans have been using satellites to get a better understanding of the planet and outer space. Unfortunately, despite their usefulness, cost and wait times have kept many satellites grounded. While this problem has been lessened somewhat by modern technology, it’s still a prevalent issue. This is the very problem Stratolaunch wants […]

Kilopower: Nuclear Fission… In Space!

Scientists have been trying to use nuclear power in outer space for decades now, with varying results. Unlike traditional solar power, nuclear power systems take up less space and can be used in areas without access to the sun. Some estimates even suggest that proper usage of nuclear can reduce both cost and flight time. […]

Launching With the Spaceplane

If you want to send a satellite into orbit, you have to launch it. This can be accomplished by hitching a ride with a rocket or space shuttle. Unfortunately, launching either of those is expensive and time-consuming. This is where the Spaceplane comes in. The XS-1 Spaceplane is a proposed booster of sorts designed to […]

Comparing Space Tourism

A man enjoying his space tourism trip.

Commercial space travel is on the edge of becoming a reality. This is largely in part due to the efforts of three companies: SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and Blue Origin. But while the end goal is the same, how do these companies stack up against each other? SpaceX GOALS FROM SPACE TOURISM: While the exact details […]

What Will A Space Force Look Like?

astronaut in space

The news of the new Space Force has been bombarding our television screens as of late. But what would a Space Army actually look like? Of course we can only think speculatively at this point because it’s still very much in the beginning stages. However, according to National Geographic, it’s likely that a Space Force […]

The Opportunity Rover

A rover on Mars

The Opportunity rover may have no more chances. On June 8th, NASA confirmed that Opportunity would be entering sleep mode as a massive dust storm overtook part of Mars. Bill Nelson, chief of the Opportunity mission’s engineering team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told Mashable that they aren’t hearing from the bot and that “it’s […]