Third European Service Module for mission to land astronauts on the Moon
Tue, 26 May 2020 11:00:00 +0200
Ultra-thin sail could speed journey to other star systems
It’s official: when astronauts land on the Moon in 2024 they will get there with help from the European Service Module. The European Space Agency signed a contract with Airbus to build the third European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will ferry the next astronauts to land on the Moon.
Tue, 19 May 2020 12:32:00 +0200
A tiny sail made of the thinnest material known – one carbon-atom-thick graphene – has passed initial tests designed to show that it could be a viable material to make solar sails for spacecraft.