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Japan reveals ‘Hayabusa2′ asteroid mission

The Japanese space agency has announced a follow-up to their successful Hayabusa spacecraft. The new mission is expected to launch in 2014 and will ta…

Russia designs new spaceship

Russian rocket corporation Energia has completed the designs of a brand new manned spacecraft. Hot on the heels of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft, Russia…

Pluto debris poses risk to New Horizons

Dangerous debris orbiting around Pluto could prove a hazard to NASA’s approaching New Horizons probe. Soon to be the first spacecraft to ever visit Pl…

The Jet Propulsion Lab: Up-Close & Personal

I recently took a trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in nearby Pasadena to interview a couple of the rocket scientists who successfully guided the Curiosity Rover to the surface of Mars. One of them is now involved with driving the rover around the Red Planet. I’ll post those two interviews separately in the days [...]

Could spacecraft build themselves ?

NASA is exploring the possibility of using 3D printing technology to help build spacecraft. NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program has awarded $1…

Nuclear fusion propulsion proposed

Physicists are developing a pulsed nuclear fusion system to propel spacecraft in to deep space. Conventional spacecraft propulsion systems are too slo…

Voyager spacecraft at edge of solar system

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft are will soon be passing in to the cold dark of interstellar space. They have been traveling away from us for over three…

Dragon capsule docks with space station

In a world first, a private spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon capsule was grabbed by the stat…

Soyuz lifts off on trip to space station

Two Russians and one US astronaut have successfully launched from Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. The launch had been delayed for over a month d…

Lost spacecraft found on the moon

A spacecraft launched in the 1960s is thought to have been found on the dark side of the moon. Lunar Orbiter 2 was launched by NASA in 1967 for the pu…