Gabriele Petrauskaite

SpaceX to launch NASA-sponsored moon mission

SpaceX  has secured a contract to act as the launch partner for Masten Space Systems for its first lunar lander mission carrying eight payloads in late 2022....


Pijus Jauniskis

Crew Dragon Endeavour’s landing marks spaceflight history

After a 64 day orbital round-journey to the International Space Station, the Crew Dragon spacecraft operated by Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken splashed down in perfect condition near the Gulf of Mexico, marking a triumphant finale to a historical feat in space exploration....


Valius Venckunas

Why is NASA sending a helicopter to Mars?

Amongst many sophisticated instruments aboard the Perseverance, NASA’s latest Mars rover, there is a curious little box with four legs and four rotor blades attached. It is called Ingenuity, and it is a true-to-life chopper not unlike many flying above Earth’s skies right now....


Valius Venckunas

NASA successfully launches Perseverance, the latest Mars rover

Perseverance, the new NASA rover designed to study the surface of Mars, was launched onboard ULA Atlas V rocket on July 30, 2020, on the first day of its launch window....


Clement Charpentreau

Space X, NASA gears up for historic Crew Dragon launch

SpaceX and NASA are gearing up for the second attempt to make the first manned launch of the Crew Dragon, the shuttle destined to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The historic milestone will determine the future of American space sovereignty.  ...


Maja Mandzikashvili

Did Covid-19 put commercial space travel on hold?

How did the coronavirus pandemic affected commercial space travel? Will COVID-19 stop Elon Musk and other tech entrepreneurs from launching their space projects? ...


Clement Charpentreau

FAA prepares the future of supersonic commercial flights

Fast is nice, quiet is better. The Federal Aviation Administration is preparing the future of supersonic commercial flights in the United States by proposing new rules for noise certification....


Ruta Burbaite

NASA’s X-59 supersonic aircraft cleared for final assembly

Perhaps not at supersonic speeds, but NASA is certainly moving closer to building its piloted experimental aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier without producing sonic booms. Short for Quiet Supersonic Technology, the first large scale X-59 QueSST aircraft has been cleared for final assembly and integration of systems, the agency announced on December 16, 2019....


Clement Charpentreau

Report claims NASA unnecessarily favored Boeing over SpaceX

A report found that NASA paid Boeing almost $300 million above the prices fixed by the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) contract. The money was meant as a compensation for “additional flexibilities” to accelerate the production of the Starliner capsule. The space agency’s inspector general deemed compensation as unnecessary....


Clement Charpentreau

Boeing completes Starliner aborted launch test [Video]

Boeing said it successfully achieved an emergency ejection test of its CST-100 Starliner capsule, expected to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future. However during the test, one of the three main parachutes failed to open....