Stanford is experimenting with a new space-gripping technology that might rid the planet’s orbit of the millions and millions of debris collectively known as ‘space junk’.Read more
Scientists at The University of Edinburgh have recently unveiled a £2m humanoid robot that will help NASA on un-manned missions to Mars.
The Valkyrie project is a result of collaboration between NASA and The University of Edinburgh on a very ambitious futuristic idea.Read more
US rocket company SpaceX completed back-to-back launches at the weekend. Late on Friday, it used one of its refurbished Falcon 9 vehicles to put up a Bulgarian satellite from Florida.Read more
Every few weeks, a telepresence robot rolls by my desk. It’s usually a co-worker in a distant office on her way to a meeting, or checking in on the progress of physical things in the office from the comfort of her home.Read more
Astronauts should be taught how to print out 3D medical equipment as missions get longer, with greater risk of health emergencies, experts say.
Intensive care doctors called for extra training for those embarking on space voyages, to cope with the unusual challenges of microgravity and limited storage room.Read more
Earlier this year, India made headlines after it launched a record-breaking 104 satellites into the planet’s orbit. Only three actually look like ‘real’ satellites, while the other 101 are called ‘nanosatellites’ because they don’t weigh more than five or six kilograms.Read more
One of the true highlights of Passengers is the performance given by Michael Sheen as Arthur, a robot (“android, technically”) bartender. On a big, lonely ship, Arthur’s straightforward charm is a welcome sight for sore eyes … especially if you’re awake on a long journey through space when you’re supposed to be asleep. We asked Sheen where he’d rank his character among the greatest space robots.Read more