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NASA plans to send nuclear rockets to the moon to reduce trip to Mars

WASHINGTON DC – NASA began research on nuclear propulsion in the 1960’s, but abandoned the idea because the Apollo era was in full swing and because of the tremendous cost of reactor testing. However, the idea has been gaining momentum since Trump announced the ambitious deadline for a return to the moon in 2024 and […]

Russia puts military satellite into orbit using converted ballistic missile

PLESETSK, Russia – On Friday, a Russian military satellite reached the desired orbit. The launcher, a converted ballistic missile, did his last mission. The information was published by the press office of the Russian Ministry of Defense, which designed the mission. “The light-class Rokot rocket orbited a spacecraft on behalf of the Russian Ministry of […]

Russia launches humanoid robot into space, as plans for moon mission continue

BAIKNOUR, Kazakhstan – Russian humanoid robot Fyodor was successfully launched into space inside the Soyuz MS-14 vehicle on the Soyuz-2.1a rocket of Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome on Thursday. The rocket took off at 06:38 Moscow time as planned. During the release, as shown in a Russian agency Roscosmos webcast, Fyodor said the legendary “Come on!” immortalized […]

The moon is much, MUCH older than first anticipated

The chemical traces of the lunar rocks show that the moon formed in the first 50 million years of the solar system’s existence. According to the Big Bang cosmological theory, the strongest hypothesis for now, the moon formed from the fused fragments of the planet Theia, which collided with Earth in the early stages of […]

India and Russia consolidate relations: India considers using Russian technology in space rockets

NEW DELHI – India is studying the purchase of rocket engines from Russia to develop its space program. The information was released on Monday by Deputy Minister Yuri Borisov, who leads the Russian side on the Russia-India Intergovernmental Commission for economic, trade, scientific and cultural cooperation. “Indian officials have expressed their desire to import rocket […]

The Right Stuff? These are the requirements for the Russian lunar mission

MOSCOW – The Russian space agency Roscosmos plans to recruit a team of cosmonauts who will participate in future Russian lunar missions and will have the unique opportunity to test the most advanced spacecraft. But what qualities must you have to join the Russian team? According to Oleg Orlov, director of the Institute of Medical […]