Bigelow Aerospace announced plans for sending soft-bodied modules that are compressed during launch but expand once they reach space.
The President’s annual budget proposal, which requires Congressional approval, also axes NASA’s Office of Education, a telescope, and five Earth science programs.
The company has landed 21 Falcon 9 first stages, and it has now reflown boosters six times, all successfully.
The pledge of returning US astronauts to the Moon marks a change in focus from the Obama administration, which emphasized exploration of Mars.
Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and CEO, said last week the BFR will be used for all of the company’s missions, from launching satellites to colonizing Mars.
Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress, the SpaceX founder and CEO described the company’s timeline for sending cargo ships, crewed missions, and settlers to the Red Planet.
NASA's Voyager 1 probe lifted off on Sept. 5, 1977, and later became the first human-made object to ever break free into interstellar space.
Nothing as big as the roughly 2.7-mile-wide asteroid 3122 Florence has ever been observed passing this close to Earth.
Jon Lomberg has launched a fundraising campaign to equip the interstellar craft with photos, music, and other data aimed at teaching extraterrestrials about Earth.
While the Hermit Kingdom says that the rocket engine is intended to launch satellites into space, some experts believe that it is actually the first-stage rocket for an intercontinental ballistic missile.