Although the basic concept of operation for plasma thrusters has not changed since their first demonstration, much advancement has been made over the years due to extensive research, design, testing, and engineering. Goebel and Katz consider ion and Hall thrusters “more modern electric engines that are finding increasingly more applications.” Further understanding the principles of operation and seeking ways to improve the technology for future advanced applications continue to be the challenges facing many private companies, government institutions, and universities across the world.Read More
Chris Craddock has a dream — and it’s out of this world.
The Wall Street money man is on the cutting edge of advances in cost-saving, reusable rockets, which land safely and are ready quickly for the next launch.Read More
RocketStar Space has its sights set on "single stage to orbit"—building a rocket that can leave the planet without requiring multiple stages. That's one of the big goals of rocketry that could make reaching space cheaper and more accessible for everybody, but so far, no one has been able to do it.Read More
A NEW VISION The last decade has seen a resurgence of NASA’s bold visions, from returning humans to the moon after a 50-year hiatus to colonizing Mars.Read More