Mars Planet Technology
Misson Press Release: XRAE
Mission Press release: XRAE – Extended Reality Aquarius Experiment A crew of three people, led by SICSA Researcher Vittorio Netti, will be part of the APUS Analog Research Group (AARG) Paired In-situ Research Analog and Technology Evaluation (PIRATE) 1 mission at Aquarius Reef Base in Islamorada, Florida 4th-7th January 2024.... Read more
Historical Day:  India on the moon!
Chandrayaan-3 becomes 1st probe to land near lunar south pole. The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft touched down softly near the moon‘s south pole today (Aug. 23), notching a huge milestone for the nation. India is now the fourth country to stick a lunar landing, after the United States, the former Soviet Union and China.... Read more
SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy delays Crew-7 astronaut launch for NASA to Aug. 23
SpaceX wants even more time to set up the launch pad for Crew-7 after its Falcon Heavy launch. SpaceX’s next astronau8t mission for NASA will delay even later in August. Read more
SpaceX rocket launches Euclid space telescope Read more
Virgin Galactic’s 1st commercial spaceflight launch live online
NASA analog astronauts begin mock Red Planet mission today
The next time that Kelly Haston, Ross Brockwell, Nathan Jones and Anca Selariu will see blue sky, a year will have gone by on Earth. Not that the four “analog astronauts” are leaving the planet, but for the next 12 months they will live inside a mock Mars base located at... Read more
Virgin Galacti will launch its 1st commercial spaceflight on June 27
Virgin Galactic’s first-ever commercial spaceflight will launch this month, if all goes according to plan. The company, part of billionaire Richard Branson‘s Virgin Group, announced Thursday (June 15) that it has set a launch window of June 27 to June 30 for its debut operational flight, which it calls Galactic... Read more
Solar power beam to Earth from Space for 1st time Ever
The Space Solar Power Demonstrator’s MAPLE experiment was able to wirelessly transfer collected solar power to receivers in space and direct energy to Earth. A space solar power prototype has demonstrated its ability to wirelessly beam power through space and direct a detectable amount of energy toward Earth for... Read more
video shows ISS crossing the sun’s face during a spacewalk
The station passes over a sunspot big enough to swallow Earth. Capturing footage of the International Space Station (ISS) hurtling through space at approximately 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h) is no mean feat, yet French astrophotographer Thierry Legault has pulled it off yet again.   Read more
Watch live views of Mars from a European probe at the Red Planet in a 1st-of-its-kind livestream today
‘This will be the closest you can get to a live view from the Red Planet.’ It begins at 12 pm ET (1600 GMT). The European Space Agency (ESA) will livestream imagery from its Mars Express orbiter in near-real time today (June 2), and you can watch it live.... Read more