TechCrunch: Archinaut snags $73 million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit

A project to 3D-print bulky components in space rather than bring them up there has collected a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate the technique in space. Archinaut, a mission now several years in development from Made In Space,…

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TechCrunch: Hayabusa2 lands on an asteroid and sends back amazing pictures to prove it

Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission to the asteroid Ryugu is an ambitious one to begin with, and the team recently made the decision to up the stakes with a second touchdown on the space rock’s surface. Not only did all go as…

TechCrunch: Small fire breaks out and is extinguished at SpaceX’s Florida Starship facility

A small fire broke out Monday at SpaceX’s Florida facility focused on development of Starship, the company’s next generation rocket. The facility is one of two SpaceX development centres for Starship, which is intended to be a new, entirely reusable…

TechCrunch: NASA’s giant mobile Artemis Moon launcher hits the pad for final testing

NASA is in final preparation stages for its Artemis 1 moon mission, which will be the first in its Artemis series of missions which intend to return an American man to the Moon, and bring an American woman to the…

TechCrunch: ‘Apollo: Missions to the Moon’ brings the history of space exploration to life

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, National Geographic has plans for an entire Space Week of programming, kicking off Sunday night with the premiere of a new documentary called “Apollo: Missions to the Moon.” It’s a story…