fbpx

Tag Archives: International Space Station

Solar power stations in space could be the answer to our energy needs

Artist impression of a solar disk in space. NASA Amanda Jane Hughes, University of Liverpool and Stefania Soldini, University of Liverpool It sounds like science fiction: giant solar power stations floating in space that beam down enormous amounts of energy to Earth. And for a long time, the concept – first developed by the Russian scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, in the …

Read More »

Have you got what it takes to become an astronaut in the new era of human spaceflight?

Astronauts Bob and Dough made it to the International Space Station in a privately funded vehicle. NASA

Astronauts Bob and Dough made it to the International Space Station in a privately funded vehicle. NASA Adam Hawkey, Solent University Millions of people watched breathlessly as astronauts for the first time successfully travelled to the International Space Station (ISS) in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule, on May 30. The historic launch, which …

Read More »