SpaceX may be ready to test out space travel to Mars as soon as next year, according to CEO Elon Musk.
According to Musk, the company has begun building the first interplanetary ship. The aim is to test out short trips or flights by the first half of next year.
SpaceX and Tesla have a history of missing most of its deadlines. Musk hinted jokingly that the timeline for testing the travel may or may not be met.
SpaceX BFR space shuttles could have the capabilities of interplanetary transport of goods and people. Just like the Falcon space shuttles, these are also reusable for future launches.
Elon went on to add that bases set up on the moon and Mars [...]
Mars, for long has remained a planet which has captivated the imagination of the human race. For some reason, we have always maintained an obsession with the red planet making it become almost an enigma for us. Much of it is down to the fact that for all our technological advancements, we haven’t yet deciphered a fuel efficient and quick way to reach Mars, but all of it is about to change.
Russia is reportedly working on a super-fast spaceship which will take Astronauts to Mars in 45 days, as compared to what is 18 months using the current generation rocket propulsion technology. Talking about this, head of Russia’s state nuclear body Rosatom, [...]
What happens if you send something up in a weather balloon and instead of it coming back down like you expect it to, it gets lost somewhere in a desert 80 kilometers away from you?
This is exactly what happened to a group of Arizona-based students who wanted to see what their GoPro camera could capture when attached to a weather balloon and sent it high up to the edge of space. No doubt their intention was on seeing something spectacular when the camera returned back.
The preparation for it was all planned well as the video below shows. The team spent months testing parachutes, calculating wind trajectories, custom 3D printing their GoPro case, and a spacecraft. The [...]