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Since Elon Musk sent a Tesla Roadster in space in 2018, cars made on Earth by humans have made their entrance onto the intergalactic stage. For all you alien readers out there, we created this special section where you can read all about the novelties, plans and dreams human kind will use to conquer your planets. Make sure to bookmark this page or follow via RSS if you’re into space exploration, NASA rovers, SpaceX and everything space-related.
Shooting Stars to Rain Down on Earth at a Rate of Hundreds per Hour on August 11
Shooting Stars to Rain Down on Earth at a Rate of Hundreds per Hour on August 11

19 Jul 2024, 14:18 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Earth has already begun crossing the debris trail of comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids will manifest themselves at the fullest on the night of August 11

 
This Is Where NASA Thinks It Will Find Water on the Moon
This Is Where NASA Thinks It Will Find Water on the Moon

19 Jul 2024, 11:57 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Private space company Intuitive Machines and space agency NASA settled on where to land the PRIME-1 water hunting tool on the Moon

 
Missy Elliott's "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" Is Now an Interplanetary Hit, Reached Venus
Missy Elliott's "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" Is Now an Interplanetary Hit, Reached Venus

18 Jul 2024, 14:00 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American space agency NASA says it broadcast in the direction of Venus its first-ever hip-hop song, Missy Elliott's "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"

 
City in Arizona Goes Galactic, Virgin to Make New Type of Spaceship in Mesa From Q1 2025
City in Arizona Goes Galactic, Virgin to Make New Type of Spaceship in Mesa From Q1 2025

16 Jul 2024, 06:34 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Private space company Virgin Galactic announced the facility where it plans to build its next fleet of spaceships is ready for duty

 
Hubble Finds Signs of the Missing Link of Black Holes 17,000 Light Years From Home
Hubble Finds Signs of the Missing Link of Black Holes 17,000 Light Years From Home

15 Jul 2024, 10:48 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A new space study based on older images captured by the Hubble telescope reveal signs of an intermediate-mass black hole in the Omega Centauri star cluster

 
Breadbox Shuttle Made Rockets Heading to Space Look Like School Kids With a Backpack
Breadbox Shuttle Made Rockets Heading to Space Look Like School Kids With a Backpack

5 Jul 2024, 12:32 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A space shutlle concept imagined back in the 1970s by Rockwell would have turned the space shuttle into a sort of flying breadbox

 
Two Asteroids Just Flew by Earth, Huge One Had a Moon in Tow
Two Asteroids Just Flew by Earth, Huge One Had a Moon in Tow

5 Jul 2024, 09:41 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American space agency NASA revealed that it stumbled upon not one, but two asteroids that passed by Earth in late June, no danger detected

 
China Gets Its Hands on Exactly 4.26 Pounds of Moon No One Has Ever Seen Before
China Gets Its Hands on Exactly 4.26 Pounds of Moon No One Has Ever Seen Before

3 Jul 2024, 13:35 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The China National Space Administration (CNSA) said the total weight of the samples brought back from the far side of the Moon is 4.26 pounds, or 1,935.30 grams

 
NASA Picks SpaceX to Haul ISS to Its Tomb, Gets Nearly $1 Billion to Do It
NASA Picks SpaceX to Haul ISS to Its Tomb, Gets Nearly $1 Billion to Do It

27 Jun 2024, 18:20 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Elon Musk's SpaceX will get the call to bring the ISS back home safely. Well, safely for all of us, not the station itself.

 
Starliner Astronauts Fly the Ship by Hand With Amazing Skill, Then They Go to Sleep
Starliner Astronauts Fly the Ship by Hand With Amazing Skill, Then They Go to Sleep

6 Jun 2024, 06:56 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carried the Boeing Starliner spaceship and a crew of two into orbit, manual flying skills were displayed

 
Billionaire Space Tourist Cancels SpaceX Moon Mission, and His Crew Aren't Having It
Billionaire Space Tourist Cancels SpaceX Moon Mission, and His Crew Aren't Having It

5 Jun 2024, 10:26 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Yusaku Maezawa announced the mission with Elon Musk in 2018, hoping for a 2023 launch date. He's now saying that he can't put his life on hold for much longer

 
Real-Life Astronauts Test the Habitation Module of Humanity's First Distant Space Station
Real-Life Astronauts Test the Habitation Module of Humanity's First Distant Space Station

4 Jun 2024, 11:25 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The European Space Agency (ESA) completed the first series of tests of its Gateway Lunar International Habitat (Lunar I-Hab)

 
Galaxy Almost as Old as the Universe Itself Smiles for Humanity's Most Advanced Telescope
Galaxy Almost as Old as the Universe Itself Smiles for Humanity's Most Advanced Telescope

4 Jun 2024, 06:31 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The James Webb Space Telescope took a pic of what is now the most distant galaxy that we know of, born just 290 million years after the Big Bang

 
NASA Satellite Swarm Does Things No Other Satellite Swarm Has Done Before, More to Come
NASA Satellite Swarm Does Things No Other Satellite Swarm Has Done Before, More to Come

3 Jun 2024, 14:14 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / NASA said the primary missions of the Starling satellite swarm have been met ten months after the mission was launched, further tests on the horizon.

 
SpaceX Falcon XX Is the Unborn Sibling of a Rocket That Sent a Car in Space
SpaceX Falcon XX Is the Unborn Sibling of a Rocket That Sent a Car in Space

29 May 2024, 11:52 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Before the Falcon 9 and the Falcon Heavy got here, SpaceX was considering all sorts of rockets, including a massive one called Falcon XX

 
Tiny Moon Amalthea Photobombs NASA Juno Probe Photo of Jupiter, Looks Super Cute
Tiny Moon Amalthea Photobombs NASA Juno Probe Photo of Jupiter, Looks Super Cute

16 May 2024, 23:58 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / For some, it's the first time they've ever seen, let alone heard of this little moon barely the size of a small US state in surface area.

 
Artemis Accords Finishes Drag Race to 40 Signatories, Welcomes Lithuania
Artemis Accords Finishes Drag Race to 40 Signatories, Welcomes Lithuania

16 May 2024, 00:53 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Owing to its close proximity to global leaders in the aerospace sector in Sweden and Germany, Lithuania has seen a spike in the number of jobs in aerospace.

 
Blue Origin to Send Humans to Space in First Mission in Two Years
Blue Origin to Send Humans to Space in First Mission in Two Years

15 May 2024, 06:40 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Private space company Blue Origin announced the launch date for the NS-25 mission, seventh private crew to depart on May 19.

 
Seven Never-Made Boeing Rocket Concepts Shown in Stunning Video as Starliner Launch Looms
Seven Never-Made Boeing Rocket Concepts Shown in Stunning Video as Starliner Launch Looms

30 Apr 2024, 09:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / An animation video shows seven Boeing rocket and spacecraft concepts from the past just as the company is getting ready to launch the Starliner

 
NASA Catches Laser Beam From a Spaceship Millions of Miles Away, Finds a Cat Video Inside
NASA Catches Laser Beam From a Spaceship Millions of Miles Away, Finds a Cat Video Inside

29 Apr 2024, 11:05 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / American space agency NASA announced a new test of the Psyche Deep Space Optical Communications that proved 25 Mbps data transfer speeds from 150 million miles