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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

Curiosity climbs higher up Martian mountain

Curiosity climbs higher up Martian mountain

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

Virgin Galactic rolls out new error proof spaceship

Virgin Galactic rolls out new error proof spaceship

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.

CSIRO Einstein presser generates waves of its own

CSIRO Einstein presser generates waves of its own

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

The moon man who believed in aliens has died

The moon man who believed in aliens has died

Ben SandilandsFeb 6, 20167 Comments

Boeing's new NASA space pilots try out Starliner simulator

Boeing's new NASA space pilots try out Starliner simulator

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

SpaceX's Falcon brings 'disruptive' technology down to Earth

SpaceX's Falcon brings 'disruptive' technology down to Earth

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

NASA shows off a stunning Farside Earthrise

NASA shows off a stunning Farside Earthrise

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'

Media airbrushes first UK astronaut into background in today's news

Media airbrushes first UK astronaut into background in today's news

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

Those bright spots on micro planet Ceres most likely salt pans

Those bright spots on micro planet Ceres most likely salt pans

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

Follow the last moon men on their incredible journey

Follow the last moon men on their incredible journey

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

Cosmic Girl gives Virgin Galactic a new space ride to riches

Cosmic Girl gives Virgin Galactic a new space ride to riches

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

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