JJ Abrams Moon Shot shorts show off the scientists behind Google’s Lunar XPRIZE

JJ Abrams Moon Shot shorts show off the scientists behind Google’s Lunar XPRIZE

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Access to space was once the preserve of rich government institutions but with costs falling the sky’s the limit as private entrepreneurs set their sights on landing on the Moon.   It can be easy to forget the human element behind robotic spaceflight. When we...

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Inside SpaceX’s mission to Mars

Inside SpaceX’s mission to Mars

This week Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX said it would put its Dragon spacecraft on the red planet “as soon as 2018″ making it the first private company to go interplanetary. While it’s easy to get impatient with crackpot plans to head for the red planet SpaceX is unique in...

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SpaceX announces 2018 mission to Mars

SpaceX announces 2018 mission to Mars

The first inter planetary private company, SpaceX and its outspoken founder Elon Musk have talked about going to Mars ever since the super powerful Falcon Heavy launch vehicle was unveiled a few years back. Now it’s more than just vague talk – SpaceX has announced plans to launch a Mars...

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