Hubble telescope refines universe expansion rate mystery

Scientists have a new, more accurate, measurement of the expansion of the universe thanks to decades worth of data from the Hubble Space Telescope. The new analysis of data from the 32-year-old Hubble Space Telescope continues the observatory’s longstanding quest to better understand how quickly the universe expands, and how much that expansion is accelerating. … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner looks spectacular in ISS astronaut photos

Boeing’s Starliner OFT-2 spacecraft approaches the International Space Station in this stunning photo by European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. (Image credit: Samantha Cristoforetti/European Space Agency) It’s not every day a brand new spaceship arrives at the International Space Station. So when a Boeing Starliner space capsule made its historic first docking at the orbiting … Read more

Scientists just broke the record for the highest efficiency solar cell

The solar scene is being illuminated. And it’s blinding. A team of researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created a solar cell with a record efficiency of 39.5 percent under 1-sun global illumination, breaking the world record for solar cell efficiency, according to a recent study published in … Read more

Artificial gravity: Future tech explained

Artificial gravity is the creation of an inertial force in a spacecraft, in order to emulate the force of gravity. This concept is often seen in but is not limited to science-fiction shows like “Star Trek”, and researchers are currently working on methods to create artificial gravity in space. Not only would the creation of … Read more

Boeing Starliner docks to International Space Station for first time

Phantom Space CEO Jim Cantrell provides insight into building rockets for private launches. The Boeing CST-100 Starliner docked to the International Space Station for the first time on Friday night. The spacecraft made its first connection with the International Space Station’s (ISS) Harmony module at 8:28 pm EDT. Boeing said that – in addition to … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner successfully docks with the ISS despite issues

Boeing’s Starliner has successfully reached and docked with the International Space Station, completing an important step for a crucial test flight that would determine whether it’s ready for crewed missions. The unmanned spacecraft launched on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral and traveled for over 25 hours to reach … Read more

Boeing docks Starliner capsule to ISS for the first time | Space News

Boeing’s astronaut capsule reaches International Space Station in uncrewed test do-over after several failed attempts. With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule pulled up and parked at the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts. With Starliner’s arrival late on Friday, … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner Successfully Docks to International Space Station for the First Time

Boeing’s Starliner crew ship is seen moments after docking to the International Space Station’s forward port on the Harmony module. Credit: NASA TV Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft successfully docked to the International Space Station’s Harmony module for the first time on May 20, 2022, at 8:28 pm EDT (5:28 pm PDT). Starliner launched on a … Read more

NASA has identified ‘something weird’ happening to the universe

The study of the universe’s expansion rate has been a topic that has fascinated scientists and astronomers for a very long time. Since the initial studies conducted in the 1920s by astronomers Edwin P. Hubble and Georges Lemaitre to the discovery of ‘dark energy’ towards the end of the 1990s, the advancement in the field … Read more