Spacetravel

08.01.14
NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel
08.01.14

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can we...

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07.19.14
NASA says lunar caves could provide living spaces for future astronauts
07.19.14

NASA says lunar caves could provide living spaces for future astronauts

It turns out that the Moon could be habitable. Sort of. NASA writes that some of the holes in our...

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07.09.14
Methane-powered rocket wants to conquer space on the cheap
07.09.14

Methane-powered rocket wants to conquer space on the cheap

It seems like most things come in threes: celebrity deaths, game console makers and, well, apparen...

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06.05.14
Study: NASA can't afford a trip to Mars, but deserves the cash to do it
06.05.14

Study: NASA can't afford a trip to Mars, but deserves the cash to do it

It's no secret that NASA's long-term goal is to get people to Mars. But how realistic is that obje...

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12.31.13
Mars One expedition whittles down its applicant pool to just over 1,000
12.31.13

Mars One expedition whittles down its applicant pool to just over 1,000

Apparently, over 200,000 people applied for Mars One's mission to permanently leave Earth -- and w...

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09.30.13
SpaceX launches new Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent stronger engines (video)
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SpaceX launches new Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent stronger engines (video)

While most of the news about SpaceX has surrounded the Grasshopper lately, the firm has been plugg...

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09.05.13
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its second test flight (video)
09.05.13

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its second test flight (video)

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo might not have the flashiest name, but a lack of nominal originalit...

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08.03.13
John Carmack says Armadillo Aerospace is in 'hibernation' following setbacks
08.03.13

John Carmack says Armadillo Aerospace is in 'hibernation' following setbacks

Armadillo Aerospace was once at the forefront of efforts to foster private spaceflight, but it has...

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07.06.13
SpaceX shows off new nav gear with latest Grasshopper rocket launch-and-landing (video)
07.06.13

SpaceX shows off new nav gear with latest Grasshopper rocket launch-and-landing (video)

We've been watching as the SpaceX Grasshopper's leap has grown higher and higher with each success...

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