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UK space investment to rocket

Britain is to take its first steps in manned space exploration as part of a massive billion-pound boost, following ESA negotiations over investment and funding. "Space is big," says minister David Willetts.

November 22, 2012 by

Nasa's Spirit rover signs off on Mars

The space agency has finally given up hope on its Spirit rover, which landed on the red planet in 2004 and went on to make numerous significant scientific discoveries

May 30, 2011

NASA robots on Moses Lake dunes

According to the Tri-City Herald, WA, NASA engineers in space suits have tested new robotic vehicles for two weeks on the dunes of Moses Lake, WA. These robots could be used on future NASA missions on the Moon and on Mars. According to the newspaper, five robotic vehicles were tested: 'a six-wheeled lunar truck, a six-legged all-terrain vehicle that can carry payloads or astronaut habitats, an autonomous drilling rover, a mapping robot and a crane that can stand on its head to load itself onto a transport.' But read more...

June 12, 2008 by

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