Items tagged with space travel

NASA's Artemis I is scheduled for liftoff later today, as long as teams can overcome fueling issues. As of right now, launch is set for 2:17 p.m. (ET) and you can watch live below. The Artemis program has been one of the most anticipated in recent history. Artemis I is an unmanned mission that will lay the... Read more...
A group of biofuel experts have developed a completely new type of fuel using bacteria that could have an energy density greater than most advanced heavy-duty fuels being used today. The new discovery could be used to develop a cleaner and more cost efficient rocket fuel for NASA and other space agencies. Global... Read more...
A new study suggests that it may be possible to use free-floating planets to travel to distant galaxies. Irina Romanovskaya, a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Houston Community College, believes that extraterrestrial civilizations may already use these rogue planets as a means of travel to explore and colonize... Read more...
As the International Space Station enters its third decade of service, NASA begins to look at transitioning to commercial services. The Space Station is set to finish out its operations until the end of this decade. Space stations are going to be taking on a very different look and feel in the coming years... Read more...
Iodine electric thruster firing in a vacuum chamber. (Image credit: ThrustMe) Extant satellites orbiting the Earth typically use electric ion drives for propulsion. There's a few different types of ion drives, but the most common type relies on ionized xenon gas that is driven out of the craft by natural forces... Read more...
As space travel and habitation technologies advance forward, we inch ever closer to the day humans will walk on the surface on Mars. Researchers understand that returning humans home from Mars, however, will more than likely require a Martian-based fuel supply and data suggests bacteria may be the solution. NASA's... Read more...