November 25, 2015 - Yesterday in Van Horn, Texas, Blue Origin launched and recovered its New Shepard launch vehicle.
November 5, 2015 - Queensland University of Technology scientists, in Brisbane, Australia, have identified a gene found in a native tobacco plant, Pitjuri, that may be the key to growing all kinds of plants in sterile growing environments including outer space.
November 2, 2015 - In his latest communication from the XPrize's Peter Diamandis, he talks about finding life beyond Earth. But more than that he challenges us to tackle problems that are significant much like the focus of his piece, Yuri Milner, who is giving $100 million U.S. to SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Here are Peter's words with minor edits.
October 29, 2015 - Early this week Vladimir Solntsev, President of S. P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation (
October 28, 2015 - Tractor beams are such useful tools in outer space science fiction television shows and movies like the Star Trek series. A tractor beam locks onto an object and pulls it to an intended target. How does it work? That we are never told.
October 21, 2015 - The Solar System is 4.6 billion years old. At that time only 8% of potential Goldilocks Zone planets existed.
October 14, 2015 - The Kepler Space Telescope has provided evidence to show that planets orbiting stars is not a unique phenomenon. We know that the Solar System is just one of many.
October 5, 2015 - All the boxes have been unpacked. All the cupboards are stuffed to the gills. Finally I can begin to get back to what I like doing, writing about science, technology and the future.
September 12, 2015 - From icy new mountain ranges to spectacular images of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, New Horizons is unlocking the mysteries of the dwarf planet as more of its data gets shared with us here on Earth.