China’s Chang’e-5 probe finds on-site evidence of water on the Moon’s surface

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor The entry-level 2022 Polestar 2 will have an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles Six more women sue Tesla over workplace sexual harassment China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander has found water on the surface of the Moon, marking the first-ever time […]

Orbit Fab’s on-orbit fuel shuttle will top up Astroscale’s servicing satellites

In a new partnership that should break new ground for sustainable orbital operations, ‘gas stations in space’ startup Orbit Fab has teamed with Astroscale to provide on-orbit refueling services to the latter company’s LEXI (life extension in-orbit) geostationary servicing spacecraft. Both Astroscale and Orbit Fab’s core offerings are designed to provided ways for satellites to […]

Max Q: SpaceX kicks off 2022 in rocket launches

Welcome to Max Q, the TechCrunch newsletter that’s all about things blasting off. Or floating. Or I guess also crashing. Whatever happens in and on the way to space. We’re now into 2022 and already people are launching rockets. Don’t forget to sign up to get the free newsletter version of Max Q delivered to […]

Cheugiest tech moments of 2021

Technology has come a long way in 2021. There’s widespread mRNA vaccines! An asteroid-deflecting space mission! A very powerful laptop with a very controversial notch! But it’s unfortunately easier to think about the cringiest moments of the year than it is to remember times when we marveled at indoor farming robots.  So hop aboard the choo-choo-cheugy […]

Sectors where New Zealand startups are poised to win

As a remote island nation in the middle of the South Pacific, New Zealand is experiencing the stirrings of a burgeoning startup scene. The country has historically been capital-starved, but recent investments from the government and foreign investors have significantly increased access to early-stage venture capital funding. Now, certain industries are emerging as potential areas […]

Kathy Leuders on Artemis, restructuring NASA, and the lifecycle of the ISS

Kathy Leuders, head of NASA’s newly minted Space Operations Mission Directorate, joined us at TC Sessions: Space last week for a chat about the future of the agency and what she is looking forward to — and dreading — in the next decade of missions. In the first place Leuders explained the reasoning behind NASA’s […]

Max Q: SpaceX launches two Falcon 9s in one day for the first time

Hi, and welcome to Max Q, it’s your former newsletter writer now returned while Aria is out. We just wrapped our TC Sessions: Space 2021 event, but as is often the case in the space biz, things aren’t slowing down just because it’s almost the end of the year. Don’t forget to sign up to […]