China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission is a precursor to the country attempting a sample return effort at the Red Planet around 2030. In addition, China also plans to launch a probe to collect samples from a near-Earth asteroid and explore a comet in one mission around 2025 and investigate the more faraway Jovian system after 2030. […]

  A projected next week blast off is expected to kick-start China’s space station construction effort in Earth orbit. This week’s rollout of the three-person Shenzhou-12 spacecraft atop a Long March-2F launch vehicle signals all is go at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The China Manned Space Engineering Office said four groups of 16 astronauts […]

Caught on camera! NASA’s super-powerful Hi-RISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has imaged China’s Tianwen-1 lander the Zhurong rover in Southern Utopia Planitia. HiRISE acquired the image on June 6. “Clearly visible are what we interpret as the lander surrounded by a blast pattern, and the rover itself a bit to the south after […]

Credit: Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies      Over the past few years, there have been scores of bizarre sightings by U.S. Navy pilots tangling with and tailgated by anomalous objects. Videos and eyewitness accounts of oddball Unidentified Aerial Phenoneman (UAPs) have been outed for public view. So too has Navy radar imagery showing a […]

China’s Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter has imaged the touchdown locale of the mission’s lander and Zhurong rover. In the image, taken by a high-resolution camera installed on the orbiter of at 6 pm on June 2 (Beijing Time), two bright spots are visible in the upper right corner. The larger one is the landing platform, and […]

A detailed concept for a lunar habitat, created by one of the world’s leading architectural firms with European Space Agency (ESA) technical support, is currently on show at the Biennale in Venice. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, originator of many of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, worked with ESA on a semi-inflatable habitat design which could be […]

To help celebrate the highly anticipated UFO government report expected to be released later this month, the pop culture is also abuzz about the task force findings. OREO is sending a sign of peace and unity to any extraterrestrials out there with a playful offering of Earth’s number 1 cookie…even building  a site on a […]

Onward to Venus! NASA has selected two spacecraft missions to purge knowledge out of Earth’s sister world: DAVINCI+ (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging)   VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy) Both missions are expected to launch between 2028 and 2030. The selection announced yesterday beat out two […]

Astronauts on the upcoming Shenzhou-12 mission will engage in spacewalks outside the Tianhe core module of China’s Tiangong space station, a key figure in the nation’s manned space endeavor said. China will launch a trio of astronauts on the upcoming Shenzhou XII mission in June to dock with the currently unoccupied Tianhe core module of […]

  Details are emerging regarding the docking of China’s newly-launched cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-2 to the Tianhe space station module. Tianzhou-2 is fully automatic and the spacecraft has a specialized smart cargo managing system to replenish the station, said experts, according to the China Central Television (CCTV). The Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft was lofted Saturday (Beijing time) […]