Tuesday, October 04, 2011


What's Hot This Week

SpaceX Unveils Plan for World's First Fully Reusable Rocket

by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer

The private spaceflight firm SpaceX will try to build the world's first completely reusable rocket and spaceship, a space travel method that could open the gates of Mars for humanity, the company's millionaire CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday.

The 100-Year Starship: US Agencies Ponder Interstellar Travel Risk to Spacecraft

by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Senior Writer

Warp drives. Artificial gravity. Terraforming planets. These concepts might sound as though they're ripped from the pages of science fiction, but they're the topic of serious scientific presentations at a symposium this weekend sponsored by DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Earth Surrounded by Fewer Potentially Dangerous Asteroids Than Thought, NASA Finds
China Launches 1st Space Lab Module Into Orbit for Docking Tests
NASA Science Chief Steps Down
Private Space Race On to Launch US Astronauts for NASA
Russian Rocket Launches QuetzSat-1 Satellite for Mexico, US
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