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Washington-based Radian Aerospace announced today (Jan. 19) that it has raised $27.5 million to aid the development of Radian One, its crew-carrying single-stage-to-orbit space plane.
China's "artificial sun" has set a new world record after reaching temperatures five times hotter than the sun.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) want to engineer a new kind of hovering spacecraft that can operate without air.
The artificial intelligence (AI) program DeepMind has gotten closer to proving a math conjecture that's bedeviled mathematicians for decades.
"You look down you see planet Earth, you look around, you see the gigantic space station and the astronauts — there's something vertiginous about it."
The helicopter finished its 17th flight on Dec. 5, and is getting ready for an 18th as soon as Wednesday (Dec. 15).
A new electric thruster that blasts out iodine just passed a key test in orbit, a milestone that could help lead to smaller, cheaper and higher-performance spacecraft engines.
Rocket Lab plans to pluck the falling first stage of one of its Electron launchers out of the sky with a helicopter on its next recovery mission.
NASA's mission DART will test our ability to redirect an asteroid by quite literally crashing into it — but the spacecraft will also test a new type of propulsion system for the agency.
An experimental spacecraft testing solar sail space propulsion is still riding the sunbeams in Earth's orbit more than two and a half years after its launch.
Stunning new videos show NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity soaring through the Red Planet skies like never before.
SpinLaunch performed the test flight of its novel kinetic-energy-based launch system in New Mexico on Oct. 22.
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity completed its 15th Red Planet flight on Saturday (Nov. 6), staying aloft for more than 2 minutes.
A new video shows NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity as it completed its latest daring brief flight hop in the thinning atmosphere of the Red Planet.
Honda began working on the rocket in late 2019 and already has some serious hardware to show for it — a brand-new engine.
The idea of harvesting solar energy via power-beaming satellites has long intrigued researchers — and recent advances may help make it a reality relatively soon.
A Moscow-based automotive and industrial designer has come up with a novel, new way of navigating the lunar surface.