Humans have big plans for mining in space — but there are many things holding us back

Earth rising over the lunar surface. (Image credit: Shutterstock) (opens in new tab) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Michael Dello-Iacovo (opens in new tab)Casual academic, UNSW SydneySerkan Saydam (opens in new tab)Off Earth Mining, Future Mining, Mining … Read more

Heat wave scorches India’s wheat crop, snags export plans

A farmer harvests wheat on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Thursday, April 28, 2022. India is in the throes of a record-shattering heat wave that is stunting wheat production. Wheat is very sensitive to heat, especially during the final stage when its kernels mature and ripen. Indian farmers time their planting so that this stage … Read more

NASA plans to roll first Artemis moon rocket back to hangar next week – Spaceflight Now

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket on pad 39B. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA will move its first giant Space Launch System moon rocket off the launch pad and back to its hangar at the Kennedy Space Center as soon as next Tuesday, giving teams an opportunity to resolve several problems discovered during three attempts to load … Read more