Congressional Hearing Slams Feasibility Of Commercial Asteroid Mining

Two congressmen recently introduced the ASTEROIDS Act, which would grant property rights to companies seeking to mine the asteroid belt. Yesterday, the House Space Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill, where expert testimony bluntly told Congress the private sector is not up to the task of mining in space. » 9/11/14 9:40am 9/11/14 9:40am

Ultra HD Video Taken from the Space Station Will Rock Your World

The ESA has transformed high-res photos of Earth taken by ISS astronaut Alexander Gerst into a 3840 x 2160 pixel movie—the highest resolution available to consumers. Be sure to change the settings in YouTube, if your computer or television can handle it, for the full effect. Then, prepare for the jump into hyperspace. » 9/09/14 11:14am 9/09/14 11:14am