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
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
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
Ben SandilandsJul 5, 201613 Comments
Why has NASA lied about its latest Jupiter probe Juno? Has PR become more important than science truth?
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
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