BAE Systems to provide technology to track space missions at Goonhilly

BAE Systems has announced today (July 17th, 2018) it will supply deep space technology which will allow Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) to communicate with unmanned and robotic missions to the Moon and Mars. The partnership – announced at the Farnborough International Airshow – will involve close working on the current deep space programme with the…

WATCH: A SpaceX rocket ALMOST land on a barge

Yesterday SpaceX launched its latest Dragon rocket to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, and after the first stage of the rocket had separated, something rather special happened. Or almost happened, anyway. The plan was to try to land it safely back down on a floating barge - something that has never been done…

WATCH: Amazing GoPro footage of a space walk

Ever wondered what it looks like when an astronaut is hanging out outside the International Space Station? Then check out this astonishing footage that was posted to YouTube yesterday. No, the Earth isn't CGI. According to the description it features U.S. astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts working on "various maintenance tasks". During this walk,…

WATCH: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch in 4K

If you want an almost perfectly distilled vision of human progress, check out the above video of one of Elon Musk's rockets blasting off into space. Not only is the rocket impressive, but the video was also shot in 4K - so if your computer can handle it you can watch it in even higher…

#eclipse2015 live from Newquay – the first social media eclipse

Twitter is awash with solar eclipse tweets this morning as well as brands jumping in with eclipse related hashtags to try to make money out of the natural phenomenon (#oreoeclipse is that really a thing?) in what is the first proper eclipse of the social media age. But the fact is that for a lot…

WATCH: Putin is now ruining space too

According to the TMRO Space Pod, Ukraine's space industry is on the verge of collapse. I know what you're thinking: "Ukraine has a space industry?". Turns out it does - and it is rather important, and a major manufacturer of rockets. Unfortunately, Vladimir Putin's invasion of Crimea and support for rebels in Eastern Ukraine has…

Raspberry Pi is going to SPACE!

British Astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted a photo of himself today wearing a Raspberry Pi t-shirt - and a reminder that the tiny computer will be blasting off with him when he goes up to the International Space Station. Its all part of the "AstroPi" competition, which is encouraging kids to submit code to be…

Fantastic Four: first-look trailer

Will it be third time lucky for the classic Marvel Comics superhero team? The first two Fantastic Four outings didn't exactly set the world on fire back in 2005 and 2007, so 20th Century Fox is pinning its hopes on this 2015 reboot. From the Fox press release: "Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s…

WATCH: Buzz Aldrin explains how to “Get your ass to Mars”

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon has been speaking to Videos from Space about how we can finally get to Mars. Check out the video below, where he outlines some of his ideas for the technologies he thinks we need to reach the red planet - and how he thinks they should be…