Surprise! A piece of the Wright brothers’ first airplane made the 300 million-mile journey to Mars on board Perseverance

A piece of the Wright brothers’ first airplane is on Mars. NASA’s experimental Martian helicopter holds a small swatch of fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the space agency revealed Tuesday. The helicopter, named Ingenuity, hitched a ride to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, arriving last month. Ingenuity will attempt the first powered,…

Tianwen-1 probe successfully enters Mars orbit in China’s first independent mission to Red Planet

Chinese space probe Tianwen-1 has successfully reached Mars and entered a stable orbit around the Red Planet. The spacecraft is expected to deploy a rover to study the planet’s surface in around three months. The probe’s half-year journey to Mars successfully concluded on Wednesday, according to China’s National Space Administration. The Tianwen-1 – ‘Quest for…

UK Space Companies Occupy Scotland’s Space Sector

UK Space Companies Occupy Scotland’s Space Sector  Description: When it comes to investing in a space company, many developers have their eyes on the Scottish market. With huge economic growth in Scottish space development, there are hopes that the country will use space technology to develop its environmental aims. Despite being a relatively small country,…

SpaceX Starship SN8 prototype exploded on touchdown (video)

SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land on Wednesday after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The Starship rocket destroyed in the accident was a 16-story-tall prototype for the heavy-lift launch vehicle being developed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private space company to carry humans and…

Watch the Arecibo Observatory’s collapse

The National Science Foundation has released remarkable footage of the Arecibo Observatory’s 900-ton platform falling into the 1,000-foot wide (305 meters) dish below. A drone happened to be performing an up-close investigation of the cables that hold the platform above the dish as they snapped. Videos released Thursday by NSF show both the drone footage…