Space News Archive - December 28, 2006

APR Labs recently announced its new propulsion technology that could dramatically change the space exploration and space tourism industries (the "space race"). This new propulsion technology is based on a recently published patent 20060230847 created by propulsion designer Chris B.


NASA's twin Mars rovers, nearing the third anniversary of their landings, are getting smarter as they get older.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.