Space exploration today is astronomical research mostly using unmanned space probes and human spaceflight. Space exploration is undertaken both by government and the private sector, by companies like Space-X, NASA, Roscosmos, etc.
Russia is developing an unmanned spaceship able to retrieve cargo from orbit and get back. It doesn’t look like a fully reusable craft, but this is the closest you can get after the demise of the Shuttle program.
SpaceX has delayed the launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 that was scheduled for Thursday, as less than a minute remained until the start of the countdown due to a technical glitch. The company said on Twitter that the flight did not take off...
US-based startup EarthNow, which plans to deploy a constellation of hi-tech satellites to monitor the entire surface of Earth and stream HD footage 24/7, has secured backing from many notable investors, like Bill Gates and Airbus.
It took Fyodor Yurchikhin over a decade to pass the medical tests and qualify for a space mission. He was over 40 when he first left Earth. RT looks at the amazing story of his life between domestic bliss and the stars.