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Incoming micro-asteroid will help NASA refine planetary defense projects

Incoming micro-asteroid will help NASA refine planetary defense projects

Ben SandilandsJul 30, 20173 Comments

A small but potentially lethal micro-asteroid this way comes, and its harmless encounter with Earth may yield vital lessons to avoid a future catastrophic collision

On Moon Day 48 SpaceX says its first space passengers must 'be brave'

On Moon Day 48 SpaceX says its first space passengers must 'be brave'

Ben SandilandsJul 21, 20173 Comments

To those readers who saw Apollo 11 fly to the moon and back, happy Moon Day 48

Cassini space probe puts Earth in perspective from between Saturn's rings

Cassini space probe puts Earth in perspective from between Saturn's rings

Ben SandilandsApr 23, 201714 Comments

One last glimpse, between Saturn's rings, of home planet Earth for the epic Cassini space mission

Boeing has Gateways to Deep Space in its visions of future Space Industries

Boeing has Gateways to Deep Space in its visions of future Space Industries

Ben SandilandsApr 4, 20172 Comments

Many worlds, but one Gateway to bind them all, coming to Our Space, from Boeing

Show the family future Space flight in Canberra exhibition

Show the family future Space flight in Canberra exhibition

Ben SandilandsMar 29, 20172 Comments

May you build a ladder to the stars, and stand on every rung...May you be forever young, Bob Dylan

Almost forgotten a very different Jupiter shows its spots

Almost forgotten a very different Jupiter shows its spots

Ben SandilandsFeb 14, 20174 Comments

Every day NASA shows the curious views of the solar system's planets and moons no human has ever seen before

The last of the first moonwalkers, Gene Cernan, has died

The last of the first moonwalkers, Gene Cernan, has died

Ben SandilandsJan 17, 20173 Comments

The band of lunar heroes is thinned by the death of another moonwalker Eugene Cernan

Virgin Galactic's new spaceship VSS Unity goes for a glide

Virgin Galactic's new spaceship VSS Unity goes for a glide

Ben SandilandsDec 6, 20161 Comment

Nice shots but what about the rocket rides?

Like a feather Rosetta gently dropped onto Comet 67P

Like a feather Rosetta gently dropped onto Comet 67P

Ben SandilandsSep 30, 20167 Comments

Like the Rosetta stone after which the space mission was named, the mother ship and its once lost child have helped decipher the natural history of the solar system

Comet lander Philae found, if only MH370 was as easy!

Comet lander Philae found, if only MH370 was as easy!

Ben SandilandsSep 6, 20162 Comments

Philae's hiding place has been exposed on a comet that proved almost everything science believed about such objects was wrong

Jupiter as it has never been seen before

Jupiter as it has never been seen before

Ben SandilandsSep 3, 20161 Comment

Juno's first very close images of Jupiter drew a blank but it has just totally changed science's view of its polar regions

NASA lies about Jupiter probe, media swallows it

NASA lies about Jupiter probe, media swallows it

Ben SandilandsJul 5, 201613 Comments

Why has NASA lied about its latest Jupiter probe Juno? Has PR become more important than science truth?

Airbus begins its longest space journey yet with Orion service module

Airbus begins its longest space journey yet with Orion service module

Ben SandilandsMay 29, 2016

The long wait for the next great manned space adventures beyond Earth orbits and Moon landings is drawing to an end as the Orion missions begin to take substance

A new micro moon is found in the Outer Darkness beyond Pluto

A new micro moon is found in the Outer Darkness beyond Pluto

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

NASA starts testing massive solar propeller concept

NASA starts testing massive solar propeller concept

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.

A few things to know about sending a microprobe cloud to nearest star

A few things to know about sending a microprobe cloud to nearest star

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 20164 Comments

A cloud of 'Starchips' could reach the three stars closest to our solar system in our children's lifetimes.

Why SpaceX nailing a rocket barge landing should worry the NBN

Why SpaceX nailing a rocket barge landing should worry the NBN

Ben SandilandsApr 9, 201627 Comments

SpaceX plans a global satellite based disruption of broadband networks and reusing launch rockets is part of its strategy.

Mars Rover Opportunity catches a dust devil at work

Mars Rover Opportunity catches a dust devil at work

Ben SandilandsApr 8, 20162 Comments

Steep climbing Mars Rover Opportunity glimpses twister raging across red planet crater floor