Feb 4, 2016

Luxembourg stakes out legal framework for asteroid mining

Luxembourg has positioned itself to pioneer the potentially lucrative business of mining asteroids in space for precious metals such as gold, platinum and tungsten. The government on Wednesday announced steps to create a legal framework for exploiting resources beyond Earth’s atmosphere, and said it ...

Challenger accident shapes new wave of passenger spaceships

Jan 28, 2016

Challenger accident shapes new wave of passenger spaceships

Thirty years after the space shuttle Challenger exploded during liftoff, a new generation of spaceships continues to build on changes made after NASA’s fatal accident. Challenger blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the frigid morning of Jan. 28, 1986. The ...