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ExoMars Parachute Test Fails Again, Casting Doubt on Launch Plans

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The European Space Agency (ESA) is hoping to launch a new ExoMars mission to the red planet next year, but the future of that mission is in doubt after a second parachute failure. The ESA confirms a recent parachute test here on Earth has failed, making this the second failure in the last few months. 

ESA Plans ‘Space Rider’ Reusable Spacecraft

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. As space agencies look to expand their presence in space, the value of reusable vehicles keeps increasing. SpaceX has seen great success with its Dragon and Falcon 9 combo, for example. The European Space Agency (ESA) has decided to move forward with its Space Rider project, an uncrewed, reusable orbital vehicle that will mate with

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo’s Switch has been a bona fide smash hit for the company and its sales figures continue to impress two years after launch. Nintendo announced lifetime sales of 34.74M Switches for the fiscal year ended March 31, with 16.95M of those units sold in the past 12 months. That’s a 12 percent increase over the

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It has been more than a year since SpaceX successfully completed the first demo flight of the long-awaited Falcon Heavy, and today could be its first commercial flight. Following a last-minute delay, SpaceX expects to launch the Arabsat-6A from NASA’s historic Pad 39A this evening. The Falcon Heavy makes use of the highly successful Falcon

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has a well-known interest in space after founding Blue Origin, his own private space firm. Now, Amazon is reportedly on the verge of launching thousands of satellites that would provide global internet access. The effort, known as Project Kuiper, looks like a direct challenge to SpaceX’s planned Starlink satellite internet service.

SpaceX Plans Crewed Dragon Test Flight for Next Month

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been a long time coming, but NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is close to its first launch. SpaceX says it is currently planning for the initial test flight of its crewed Dragon capsule next month. This comes after a series of setbacks as both SpaceX and Boeing trudged through the testing and review process that

CERN Reveals Plans for Particle Collider Four Times Larger Than LHC

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Science requires finesse, but sometimes it also needs more power. CERN took the latter approach when it built the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 17-mile (27 kilometers) particle accelerator that smashes protons together with so much energy they fracture into subatomic confetti. By studying the remnants of those collisions, scientists have learned more about the

Epic Games Is Gunning for Steam, Plans to Launch Rival Streaming Service

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Life is strange sometimes. Three days ago, I was openly wondering what gaming service might emerge to provide a better set of features and capabilities than Steam. This week, Epic Games announces that they’re coming out with their own service — and they’ve got at least one serious hook ready to land right between Gabe

MIT Plans New Fusion Reactor That Could Actually Generate Power

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Fusion powers the Sun, and thus all life on Earth. However, generating usable fusion power here on Earth has proven difficult. For decades, experimental reactors have achieved fusion at low levels, but never has there been net power generation. MIT says it has the tools to make true fusion power happen, and it may be

Microsoft Announces ‘Xbox All Access’ Plans to Finance a Console Over Two Years

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft is looking to make it even easier to get into its gaming ecosystem with Xbox All Access. This new limited time program lets you finance a new Xbox console with online gaming services for a single monthly price. You’ve got your choice of the Xbox One S or Xbox One X, but you can