Nasa seeks private companies to help mine the Moon

The space agency has announced an initiative to mine lunar resources, in which it has promised to buy lunar regolith extracted by private companies. Nasa hopes that this will help establish international standards for behaviour in space. Nasa is looking for lunar regolith (the rock and dirt covering the rocky surface) from anywhere on the […]

Nasa successfully ground-tested improved rocket booster

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) have successfully tested what could be described as the ‘mark 2’ version of the booster rocket for its heavy Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS boosters are the most powerful booster rockets ever built for flight operations and their initial (‘mark 1’) version has been flight certified […]