Ben SandilandsMay 1, 2016
In the dark recesses of the outer Solar System, an almost invisible micro-moon has been found orbiting a bright-ish dwarf planet
Ben SandilandsApr 17, 20161 Comment
Space flight to the outer planets and stars could become both possible and fast if two new concepts can be made to work.
Ben SandilandsApr 13, 20164 Comments
A cloud of 'Starchips' could reach the three stars closest to our solar system in our children's lifetimes.
Ben SandilandsApr 9, 201627 Comments
SpaceX plans a global satellite based disruption of broadband networks and reusing launch rockets is part of its strategy.
Ben SandilandsApr 8, 20162 Comments
Steep climbing Mars Rover Opportunity glimpses twister raging across red planet crater floor
Ben SandilandsMar 30, 20164 Comments
It could take years before it reaches the summit of Mt Sharp in the Gale Crater on Mars, but today's image of its long term goal taken by the
Ben SandilandsFeb 20, 20163 Comments
Less than 16 months after its first commercial sized spaceship crashed during a test flight, Virgin Galactic has rolled out a replacement with error proofed controls.
Ben SandilandsFeb 15, 20168 Comments
Updated Last Friday the CSIRO, supported by the chief scientist and a panel of ANU luminaries, held a major press conference claiming a leading role in the discovery for th
Ben SandilandsJan 8, 20162 Comments
Aerospace isn't just Boeing versus Airbus, but versus SpaceX as the new order in privately owned manned orbital supply rockets moves closer to taking over the risks and rewards of s
Ben SandilandsDec 23, 201512 Comments
Elon Musk is 'disrupting' more than the satellite launching game in making his SpaceX enterprise the second to have vertically landed a reusable liquid fuelled largish rocket after
Ben SandilandsDec 19, 20157 Comments
NASA's various sites often include near or real time images from space of incredible beauty as well as scientific interest, but this one, of the Earth rising above a crater on the Moon'
Ben SandilandsDec 16, 201515 Comments
After almost a quarter of a century of neglect the UK returned to manned spaceflight today with the launch of Timothy Peake to the International Space Station. But a det
Ben SandilandsDec 10, 20153 Comments
It's been causing speculation since space probe Dawn began closing in on micro-planet Ceres early this year, but those dazzling bright spots on its surface now seem to be made of sa
Ben SandilandsDec 6, 201515 Comments
The longest, and last Apollo moon mission took off on its incredible journey nearly 43 years ago, and you can follow every minute of it, and see rarely displayed photos, and hear th
Ben SandilandsDec 5, 20151 Comment
A likely shift away from the risks of space joy flights by Virgin Galactic was given another nudge overnight by Richard Branson taking re-delivery of an ex-Virgin Atlantic 747 to be
Ben SandilandsOct 9, 20153 Comments
What is it that uncovers red coloured areas of water ice under the blue skies of Pluto? NASA scientists have offered only a few
Ben SandilandsOct 2, 20153 Comments
NASA's space probe New Horizons has now downloaded the most striking and high definition view of Pluto's large companion Charon. The enhanced colour image, ta