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Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

Smartphones worldwide to be used as the biggest telescope ever created, you can take part

By 14 October 2014

Scientists at the University of California Irvine are launching an app which will work on mobiles worldwide to generate the most powerful telescope in the world. The app, called Crayfis, stands for Cosmic Rays Found In Smartphones. It will use images... >>

Trips to space possible from the UK in four years, launch pad sites announced

Trips to space possible from the UK in four years, launch pad sites announced

By 14 July 2014

Britain is aiming to be one of the first countries in the world to offer space travel for tourists as it announced spaceport sites. The US is currently the only place that offers commercial spaceports. The UK spaceports should be built and ready for... >>

Space coffee, ISSpresso is heading for the stars in a world first

Space coffee, ISSpresso is heading for the stars in a world first

By 10 July 2014

Astronauts might be the best of the best, but even they need coffee. To keep these galactic pioneers happy Lavazza and Argotec have teamed up to create the first espresso machine that will work in space. The ISSpresso is going to be installed, you guessed... >>

E.Coli bacteria fuel could send man to the moon, and no it’s not an April Fool

E.Coli bacteria fuel could send man to the moon, and no it’s not an April Fool

By 1 April 2014

White coat-wearing boffins have managed to potentially create a natural alternative to rocket fuel, using bacteria. Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the US Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute made the breakthrough by... >>

Santa went into space to deliver Chritmas presents, so he's forgiven for being late

Santa went into space to deliver Chritmas presents, so he's forgiven for being late

By 13 January 2014

If you thought sneaking into every house on the planet in one night was impressive, Santa even went into space to deliver presents. Six astronauts received their Christmas gifts on Sunday. Better late than never, and Santa can't really be blamed, as... >>

Channel 4 to broadcast live from International Space Station as part of its Space Season

Channel 4 to broadcast live from International Space Station as part of its Space Season

By 9 January 2014

Channel 4 will broadcast an interactive two-hour live special show from the International Space Station in March, to end a whole month of programming dedicated to space travel and exploration. Live from Space: Lap of the Planet will be broadcast from... >>

Space tourism will become more affordable, says ex-NASA pilot and Oblivion consultant Rick Searfoss

Space tourism will become more affordable, says ex-NASA pilot and Oblivion consultant Rick Searfoss

By 28 August 2013

Space tourism is soon to be a booming business. Virgin Galactic is perhaps the most globally known company that allows consumers to buy a flight into space, but there are others offering similar packages, often at far lower prices. Ex-NASA pilot Rick... >>

Space Oddity covered on International Space Station: Best music video ever?

Space Oddity covered on International Space Station: Best music video ever?

By 13 May 2013

When David Bowie first recorded Space Oddity, little did he realise that 44 years later it would be sung in space itself, by a genuine spaceman. And with a music video shot while orbiting the Earth. His 21-year-old self would have appreciated it though... >>

Brit boffins to send Google Nexus phone into space to drive Satellite

Brit boffins to send Google Nexus phone into space to drive Satellite

By 8 February 2013

Scientists have built a Google Nexus One smartphone into a satellite due to launch into space on 25 February. Barring software changes, the Android phone is completely unmodified and will be used in the heart of the orbiting spacecraft during its six-month... >>

Space Travel: A beginner's guide to becoming an astronaut

Space Travel: A beginner's guide to becoming an astronaut

By 1 February 2013

It's a phrase we never really imagined ourselves writing, but these days you are spoilt for choice when it comes to travelling into space. Virgin Galactic is doing its thing, Lynx Space Academy has got involved and even the International Space Station... >>