"Don't expect to hear any nostalgia about the soon-to-end space shuttle era from Elon Musk, the millionaire founder of Space Exploration Technologies. Musk isn't prone to look to the past, but rather to the future — to a "new era of spaceflight" that eventually leads to Mars."
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The ocean is full of mysteries. Humans traditionally fear the ocean and prefer to admire it from ashore. There are places in the world ocean, which people fear especially. Planes and ships disappear in those places without a trace...
Read 'Happy Birthday, John Glenn! First American to Orbit Earth Turns 90' on Yahoo! News. John Glenn, one of NASA's original seven astronauts and the first American to orbit Earth, joined another exclusive club today (July 18) — the nonagenarians.
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a paper published in the US journal Optical Materials Express this week, Macquarie University researchers show that even the earth's hardest naturally occurring material, the diamond, is not forever.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. On July 15, Dawn became the first probe to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
LAS VEGAS -- Anyone who struggled to put together model airplanes as a youngster might relate to this story. It's about some grown up kids who are not only making a good living by gluing together highly detailed models but are also helping to clear the way for humans to start living in outer space.
Scientists from MIT have identified a new solar thermal fuel that should be affordable, stable, and rechargeable. Their proposal combines carbon nanotubes with a well known photoactive chemical, azobenzene, to store solar energy a high densities.
A special press conference at the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention will today feature a panel consisting of researchers from the CDC TDF2 study, the Partners PrEP Study and the HPTN 052 study.