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Another Russian Space Hotel

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

A Russian company which plans to build the world’s first space hotel has released further details on its ambitious project.

The plan, which would see a hotel placed into orbit some 350 kilometers above the earth, was first unveiled last year by Russian firm Orbital Technologies as […]

Why on Earth…

…would aliens decide to eliminate us because of “global warming”?

You’d think that a civilization with the ability to cross interplanetary distances would, when encountering this set of circumstances (humans, on Earth, burning fossil fuels), simply mock us for using such inefficient and diffuse sources of energy, and provide us with matter-conversion cells or […]

Falcon Test Launch (No, The *Other* Falcon)

DARPA will be launching a test flight of the Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic vehicle:

If all goes to plan, engineers will launch the Falcon HTV-2 to the edge of space, before detaching the plane and guiding it on a hypersonic flight that will reach speeds of 13,000mph (about 20 times the speed of sound) on its […]