A billionaire's grand artistic gesture appears to be the financial catalyst for development of SpaceX's mega rocket towards the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
SpaceX will ferry a private citizen to lunar orbit, returning humans to the Moon for the first time since 1972
Key technologies for both companies receive NASA funding to push them towards reality
Aerojet Rocketdyne unveiled the first completed engine for DARPA's rapidly reusable prototype spaceplane.
NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond.
AIAA has a collection of free to access research articles covering solar sails, hybrid rockets, and more.
The first aircraft to take flight on another planet will be launching in 2020.
While NASA carefully measures how to fit manned Mars exploration into current budgets, SpaceX reaffirms their goal of humans on Mars within a decade