Astronomical news, space exploration, and advances in rocket design and technology.


Elon Musk is a Martian God

Is it crazy to believe the human race could leave this planet and settle on another? Are the physical, biological, social and scientific obstacles insurmountable? Shouldn’t we fix our own planetary problems first? And...
Astronaut Tim Peake attempts to become dizzy in spacevideo

Can you get dizzy in space?

Watch astronaut Tim Peake attempt to become dizzy in space. While being spun mercilessly by fellow astronaut Tim Kopra, it appears almost impossible. Apparently after twenty-four hours in zero-g, the fluid in the inner...
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a new VR game from Ubisoftvideo

Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR game

While we wait for No Man's Sky to be released in VR, Ubisoft has shown off a new Star Trek based virtual reality experience at the E3 gaming conference in the US. Star Trek: Bridge...
Elon Musk taks about Mars, Tesla and SpaceX at Record conferencevideo

Elon Musk sending people to Mars in 2024

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has outlined SpaceX's ambitious plans to send people to Mars as early as 2024. Speaking at the 2016 Recode Conference, he explained he intends to start regular cargo runs to...
SpaceX landing video footagevideo

Onboard SpaceX footage of rocket’s first stage landing

SpaceX has now managed to land the first stage of its satellite-launching rocket, the Falcon 9, four times in a row. Three of those landings amazingly have been on barges floating in the ocean....

Why do we never see the moon’s dark side?

While different parts of the moon are lit up at different times, we never see it all as it rotates with only one side facing the Earth. The Moon's dark side remains hidden because the Moon...
Chang'e 3 touching down December 2013

China aims for the moon’s dark side

Chinese state media has announced it will launch a probe to the moon's dark side in 2018. While NASA's Apollo missions and various spacecraft have orbited the moon's dark side before, no country has attempted to land there. The...
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SpaceX animation demonstrates Falcon Heavy rockets potential

Developed by SpaceX, the company founded and run by CEO Elon Musk, the upcoming Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket created since NASA sent men to the moon using a Saturn V...
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The rejects
A doctor patient confrontation where reality is variable and the stakes extreme. Enter the world of Colin Fitz, an average man who made a mistake in an unforgiving universe...
Breathing space short story cover
Breathing space
All Vod wanted was to escape a dull job, a boring life, and a crowded solar system. In a universe full of infinite choices, ruled by a stifling bureaucracy, escaping the mundane proved more difficult than expected...
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City above the clouds
The Apex Foundation’s power is absolute, its instructors barely human. Bailey signed up to participate in the ultimate challenge.