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international space station hole

The hole in the International Space Station isn’t the first serious space misstep from Russian manufacturer

September 5th, 2018

The saga of the hole in the International Space Station is taking some serious twists today, in the wake of yesterday’s declaration that it was drilled by someone, rather than the result of an unpredictable micrometeoroid strike. The Russian space agency Roscosmos has stated that it’s searching for the individual who is responsible for drilling …

space junk laser

Russia wants to zap space junk with a huge frickin’ laser

June 13th, 2018

Space junk is a big problem. The amount of trash floating around in Earth orbit has gradually piled up over the decades and we’ve now reached a point where NASA and other space agencies around the world are forced to plan for the likelihood that anything they shoot into space might end up crashing into …