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…

NASA to troubleshoot a dodgy computer on another planet

Remember the Opportunity rover that NASA sent to Mars way back in 2004? It is still going, despite only having a projected lifespan of three months - but it is getting forgetful in its old age. According to Discovery News the rover has developed a problem with its "non-volatile memory" - or the on board…

WATCH: NASA “All About That Space” music video

How do you reach young people to tell them about the latest developments on the Orion space programme? No, don't show them the wonders of science and engineering - give them pop music instead. NASA employees have re-imagined Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and shot the above music video, showing what the space nerds…

NASA launches free sound library of iconic recordings

Many of us can probably remember where we were when Neil Armstrong took that one small step for a man back in July of 1969. For those of you who weren't around back then, you can now listen to Armstrong uttering those historic words thanks to NASA's new dedicated Soundcloud account. The BBC reports that…

Nasa's Curiosity Mars landing is a success

Nasa's Curiosity rover has successfully landed on Mars this morning. The one-tonne mobile laboratory reached the conclusion of its mammoth 570-million-km journey at 06.32 BST (05:32 GMT), landing in a large crater near the planet's equator. The fruits of a…

NASA ready to send latest Rover to Mars

Despite having their budget cut to the bare bones NASA is still determined to go where no man has gone before, or in this case send a rover where no rover has gone before. November 25th will see NASA…

NASA working on tractor beam technology

The faithful tractor beam; securing rebel space scum and alien abductees in sci-fi flicks since 1886. NASA are now looking to take tractor beam technology out of the realms of fiction and into the reality of their own space…

Star Wars planet Tatooine discoverd by NASA! No, seriously!!

Star Wars has become such an indelible part of popular culture that it's hard to imagine how bat-shit crazy some of George Lucas's ideas were when the movies were first released a long time ago in a galaxy…er…this galaxy actually….