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“Helical Engine” Proposed by NASA Engineer could Reach 99% the Speed of Light. But could it, really?

October 17, 2019

Travelling at, or close to, the speed of light seems to be a pre-requisite for truly comprehensive space…
NASA Engineer Has A Great Idea for a High-Speed Spacedrive. Too Bad it Violates the Laws of Physics

October 17, 2019

When a NASA engineer announces a new and revolutionary engine that could take us to the stars, it’s…
CubeSats Dance: One Water-Powered NASA Spacecraft Commands Another in Orbit

August 6, 2019

On June 21, 2019, NASA demonstrated the first coordinated maneuver between two CubeSats in low-Earth orbit as part…
Small but mighty: A mini plasma-powered satellite under construction may launch a new era in space exploration

July 30, 2019

A tiny satellite under construction at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) could open new…
Caltech Researchers Demonstrate a Theoretical way of Propelling Objects to High Speeds using only Light

March 20, 2019

In a paper appearing online in the 18 March issue of the journal Nature Photonics, researchers from Caltech…
MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

November 23, 2018

Since the first airplane took flight over 100 years ago, virtually every aircraft in the sky has flown…
Lightest hot air balloon in the world, with electric outboard motor

September 30, 2018

A tiny French start-up FlyDOO designed and produced the very first ultralight hot air balloon which according to…
Optical Rocket Boosts Electrons to Nearly the Speed of Light

September 27, 2018

A team of researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln recently conducted an experiment where they were able to…
Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Out its New Advanced Ion Engine System

September 4, 2018

When it comes to the next generation of space exploration, a number of key technologies are being investigated.…
Look at This Adorable Pen-Sized Booster, Perfect for Tiny Satellites

August 2, 2018

When it comes to space exploration, the motto “keep it simple” isn’t always followed! For the most part,…
No Motor, No Battery, No Problem

May 21, 2018

The work blurs the boundary between materials and robots. In the self-propelled devices, the material itself makes the…
A New Kind of Propulsion System That Doesn’t Need Propellant. It Converts Electricity into Thrust and Vice Versa.

January 23, 2018

Some of the best things in science are elegant and simple. A new propulsion system being developed in…
Video: Developing Landing Tech for Space

June 21, 2017

Canyons, craters and cracked ice fields on other worlds might be hiding exciting scientific discoveries. But how do…
Hyperloop for launching Space Vehicles

February 23, 2017

James Powell, the inventor of Maglev trains, is now working on a design of hyperloop that will be…
NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology

April 12, 2016

Testing has started at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on a concept for a potentially…
NASA Proposes New Technology that could get Astronauts to Mars in 3 Days

February 25, 2016

While rocket technology has served us very well so far, playing a key part in sending satellites to…
NASA Tests Methane-Powered Engine Components for Next Generation Landers

October 29, 2015

NASA tested components for an engine that could be used for Mars landers powered with methane, a fuel…
Rare earths advance search for unified theory

October 15, 2015

Rare earth elements are used in computer hard drives, electric motors and to generate and amplify the lasers…
The Real Martian Spinoffs Part 3: Harnessing the Power

October 14, 2015

It will be the most powerful rocket ever built. More powerful than the mighty Saturn V that took…
The journey to mars bridging the technology gap

October 8, 2015

As the new movie “The Martian” demonstrates, there’s an amazing list of technologies required to safely send human…
Sandia researchers win ‘best paper’ award from AIAA

October 2, 2015

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has recognized Sandia National Laboratories researchers Joe Oefelein and Guilhem…
New Green Propellants Complete Milestones

September 15, 2015

To stay in the proper orbit, many satellites have thrusters–small rocket engines–that fire to change altitude or orientation…
NASA Tests Provide Rare Opportunity to Get 3-D Printed Part Comparison Data

September 13, 2015

A key part of the F-1 engine — the rocket engine that propelled the Saturn V and sent…
Could tiny jellyfish propulsion drive design of new underwater craft?

September 2, 2015

The University of Oregon’s Kelly Sutherland has seen the future of under-sea exploration by studying the swimming prowess…
Plasma Research Could Make Flight Safer

August 25, 2015

Plasma has generated excitement among aerodynamics researchers for its effects on air flow and its potential for building…
Boeing has patented nuclear-powered aircraft propulsion system

July 8, 2015

According to information released by PatentYogi website, Boeing has patented nuclear-powered aircrafts. The engines of these aircrafts include…
NASA Selects Leading-Edge Technology Concepts for Continued Study

July 8, 2015

NASA has selected seven technology proposals for continued study under Phase II of the agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts…
Roadmap to the Stars

June 25, 2015

A laser-powered wafer-thin spacecraft capable of reaching Alpha Centauri in 20 years may sound like the stuff of…
NASA Aero Teams to Study if Wild Ideas are Possible

June 24, 2015

Mother said it never hurts to ask. So in that spirit, six teams of NASA’s aeronautical innovators are…
US Military to Develop its Own Hoverbike

June 23, 2015

The US Army Research Laboratory has recently struck a deal with two companies, a UK-based start-up Malloy Aeronautics…
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