For decades, the exploration of our solar system left one of our neighbouring planets, Venus, largely unexplored. Things are about to change.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are busy advancing their own, better-funded rocket endeavours. This is the competitive pressure facing Virgin Galactic. No wonder it’s wilting.
Nasa scientists on Monday unveiled first-of-a-kind home movies of last week’s’ daredevil Mars rover landing, vividly showing its supersonic parachute inflation over the red planet.
Nasa scientists have presented striking early images from the picture-perfect landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, including a selfie of the six-wheeled vehicle dangling just above the surface of the Red Planet moments before touchdown.
Nasa’s Mars rover Perseverance streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday and landed safely inside a vast crater, the first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.
No one has visited the moon since 1972. But with the advent of commercial human spaceflight, the urge to return is resurgent and generating a new space race.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is in discussions with investors to raise another round of funding and seeks to double its valuation to as much as $92-billion, according to a report.
SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land on Wednesday after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas, live video of the flight showed.
Jeff Bezos’s space company, Blue Origin, will take the first woman to the moon’s surface, he said, as Nasa nears a decision to pick its first privately built lunar landers capable of sending astronauts to the moon by 2024.