Submitted by: Kyle Nin The Cassini spacecraft has found evidence of liquid water spewing from geysers on one of Saturn’s icy moons, raising the tantalizing possibility that the celestial object harbors life. The surprising discovery excited some scientists, who say the Saturn moon, Enceladus, should be added to the short list of places within the […]
After a nearly 4 month delay Space Services will deliver the ashes of actor James Doohan (Captain Montgomery Scott) up into space via a rocket launch sometime in March. Doohan played the gruff but teddy bear engineer of the USS Enterprise under Captain Kirk’s command for nearly 40-years. His ashes will be in good company. […]
Source: The Scotsman News Written By: Ian Johnston (Science Correspondent) Submitted by: Mike AN EXTRAORDINARY “hyperspace” engine that could make interstellar space travel a reality by flying into other dimensions is being investigated by the United States government.
Source: SPACE Written By: Tariq Malik A space tourism group developing a suborbital rocket ship is now talking aim at orbital trips with a new spacecraft that doubles as a hypersonic glider.
Source: SPACE Written By: Leonard David (Senior Space Writer) Virgin Galactic Sets Deal With New Mexico Spaceport Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space travel company has ironed out an agreement to utilize a futuristic spaceport to be built in New Mexico, with first flights of a suborbital spaceliner now planned in late 2008, early 2009. […]
Source: Star Trek.com The “Memorial Spaceflight” which will launch a portion of the remains of James Doohan into space — earlier scheduled for December 6th has been delayed until at least February 2006. The countdown for the “Explorers Flight” — containing the ashes of more than 160 participants including Doohan’s — cannot commence until another […]
Source: Yahoo News Written By: Deborah Zabarenko Pluto may have three moons, instead of one Pluto, that cosmic oddball at the far reaches of our solar system, may have three moons instead of one, scientists announced on Monday.
Source: Times Online Written By: Martin Rees Submitted by: Lesmond We haven’t had a signal yet. Could you try again? DOES ALIEN LIFE exist? This is one of the most fascinating questions in the whole of science. I’m hopeful that we’ll learn the answer by the end of this century. In earlier centuries, many believed […]
Source: Live Science Written By: Robert Roy Britt (Live Science Managing Editor) Mariners have long told of rare nighttime events in which the ocean glows intensely as far as the eye can see in all directions. Fictionally, such a “milky sea” is encountered by the Nautilus in Jules Verne classic “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
Source: Virgin Galactic During the EAA Air Venture aviation show Virgin Galactic gave a press conference and announced the signing of an agreement between the Virgin Group of companies and Scaled Composites to form a new aerospace production company. The Spaceship Company will build a fleet of commercial sub-orbital spaceships and launch aircraft. This new […]
Source: CNN Science & Space News Planet Xena’ has a sidekick: Gabrielle Scientists find moon circling ‘planet’ The astronomers who claim to have discovered the 10th planet in the Earth’s solar system have made another intriguing announcement: it has a moon.
Source: New York Times & Trek United Written by: Eugene F. Kranz Guest Contributor: Tim Brazeal – President, Trek United Eugene F. Kranz, author of “Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond,? is a former Apollo flight director. To read and listen to the coverage of the ongoing […]