Rocket Report: Rogozin’s crazy promise, SpaceX tests Mars engine, SLS slips

Enlarge / The might Delta IV Heavy rocket takes to the skies. (credit: Aurich Lawson/United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.35 of the Rocket Report! The leader of Russia’s space program, Dmitry Rogozin, has promised his president that the country can double its launch total this year. And if you believe that, well, we’ve got […]

NASA discovered an electric blue sand dune on Mars — and the photos are mind-blowing

NASA NASA captured images of this bright blue sand dune on the red planet. The photo was taken in Lyot Crater, known for its patterned ground. The dune has a different composition to dunes nearby, hence its colour.   NASA found an exquisite sand dune on Mars that is literally out of this world, it confirmed […]

TVLine Readers' 2019 Wish List for Supergirl, The 100, This Is Us, Timeless, Veronica Mars, Chicago P.D. and More

TVLine readers, you’ve made your lists and checked ’em twice. Now, it’s time to reveal the TV wishes that you’d really like to have granted in 2019. We recently asked you to submit your No. 1 requests for the 12 months of brand-new television that lie ahead — and our mailbox was sufficiently flooded with a wide-ranging […]

SpaceX is building a ‘test hopper’ Mars spaceship in Texas — and Elon Musk says it could launch by March

Chris Carlson/AP Elon Musk said SpaceX is building a “test hopper” vehicle in Texas that could launch by March or April. The vehicle is a squat version of a full-scale Starship spaceship — one that’s being designed to reach Mars as part of the Big Falcon Rocket system. Photos taken by locals in Boca Chica, […]

Mars Express orbiter snaps stunning image of Korolev crater

The European Space Agency has released a gorgeous composite image of Mars’ Korolev crater, an 82-kilometer-wide crater situated in the planet’s northern lowlands. The ESA’s Mars Express orbiter snapped pictures of the crater over the course of five orbits, and five “strips” were combined to make this stunning image. The Korolev crater is filled with […]

NASA’s InSight lander just took its first selfie on Mars — take a look

NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s InSight lander has taken its first selfie on Mars. The selfie, released on Tuesday and shown above, is made up of 11 images that were stitched together. The resulting photo shows InSight’s solar panels and deck, along with the scientific instruments on top of the deck and the lander’s weather sensor. See the rest […]

Listen to the sky: NASA reveals the sound of wind on Mars (AUDIO)

For the first time, humans can hear the sound of wind on Mars thanks to a new NASA spacecraft that touched down on the Red Planet ten days ago. NASA’s new tool – the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – aka ‘InSight’ touched down on Mars on November 26. On December […]