In a world where space travel is forbidden, former astronaut Stan McPherson wants to return to space but finds himself caught up in a dangerous game of interstellar cloak-and-dagger. Click the image above to read Chapter 1 online for free.
Where’s The Cat?
On a long cargo flight to the outer solar system, Pauline gets a visitor she didn't expect, and learns of a marvelous friend she never knew she had. Click on the image above to read this short fiction online for free.
Another Man’s Terrorist
Two orphaned child soldiers sell all they have to leave their war-torn planet on a quest for peace, but when they arrive at their new home they find that the war has beaten them there. Now the older sister Jessica must struggle to keep the only family she has left from being lost in a conflict that she no longer wants. Click the image above to read this story for free online. For a limited time only!
The proposed Comet Hitchhiker spacecraft would sling itself from one comet or asteroid to another using a harpoon and a superlong tether. This strategy could allow relatively fast and low-cost exploration of distant targets, its developers say.
Scientists found that the median particle size in a set of 20 different Apollo soil samples held in laboratories for research use has decreased by more than half since the samples were first measured 40 years ago.
Astronomers have long struggled with how young planets form around pairs of stars without destroying themselves, but new research suggests it can be done with the perfect setup: a massive, slightly elongated disk of debris from the star.
NASA is teaming up with California-based company Arx Pax, which has developed a real-life hoverboard using a technology called Magnetic Field Architecture. The goas is to find a way to manipulate tiny satellites called cubesats.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is exploring the upper atmosphere and using the light of stars to determine its composition. The mission hopes to better understand where the water went on the Red Planet.
A new view of the Prawn Nebula shows "cosmic recycling" at work: Glowing clusters of newborn stars illuminate surrounding gas, expelled from an earlier stellar generation, which will eventually form into even newer stars.
Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, Andreas Mogensen from the European Space Agency and Kazakhstan's Aidyn Aimbetov blasted off atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:37 a.m. EDT (0437 GMT) today (Sept. 2).
Sergey Volkov (Roscosmos), Andreas Mogensen (ESA) and Aidyn Aimbetov (Kazakh Space Agency) will join 6 others on the International Space Station (ISS) in two days after their launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 2nd, 2015.
A new global census of all the trees on Earth estimates that more than 3 trillion call this "pale blue dot" home. But the total number of trees on the planet has dropped by almost 50 percent since human civilization began.
A tiny multicellular animal has nothing recognizable as muscle or nerve cells. In fact it has no organs at all. And yet it can hunt down, dissolve and consume algae with surprising sophistication, new research shows.
Mantle plumes, proposed rivers of hot rock in the Earth's mantle that stream up to the surface and form volcanic island chains, seem to anchor deep in the planet's interior, near the core-mantle boundary.
Next Saturday, August 15th, we’re opening our doors for a special open house and job fair at our Mojave rocket facility. Come see the rockets, and meet the team responsible for keeping them in the air. We’re currently hiring for support roles related to three of our high-profile programs: DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, NASA’s Lunar CATALYS […]
Masten is now accepting applications for internships for the Fall of 2015. If you’ve followed us you know we’ve had a great history of outstanding interns working with us. There are few places like us that can deliver an internship with this level of responsibility and hands on work. We’re not looking for gophers, we’re looking
Masten is now accepting applications for internships for the Summer of 2015. If you’ve followed us you know we’ve had a great history of outstanding interns working with us. There are few places like us that can deliver an internship with this level of responsibility and hands on work. We’re not looking for gophers, we’re looking
Mojave, CA (July 23, 2014) — Masten Space Systems, Inc. (Masten) announced today that the company has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of Phase 1 of the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program to develop a reusable launch vehicle. Over the last decade, Masten has built three highly
Contact John Thornton email@example.com Sean Mahoney firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ASTROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY AND MASTEN SPACE SYSTEMS PERFORM VISUALLY GUIDED PRECISION LANDING Groundbreaking effort integrates two privately developed technology platforms to validate performance of autonomous precision landing capability Mojave, CA: Astrobotic Te […]
Masten is now accepting applications for internships for the Spring of 2015. If you’ve followed us you know we’ve had a great history of outstanding interns working with us. There are few places like us that can deliver an internship with this level of responsibility and hands on work. We’re not looking for gophers, we’re looking
A lot has been going on in the past year, and while we have been busy with clients and flying customer payloads, the Masten Team has also been thinking about ways we could engage the broader community and increase accessibility to our VTVL vehicles. One of the largest barriers to entry for any technology developer
We get asked on a regular basis what life is like working at Masten. Well, the good folks at KQED (San Francisco Bay Area PBS affiliate) came out in May to capture a slice of Mojave with a healthy dose of Masten rockets. Watch for Masten to appear around time marker 13:47. We really enjoyed hosting
Masten is now accepting applications for internships for the Summer of 2014. If you’ve followed us you know we’ve had a great history of outstanding interns working with us. There are few places like us that can deliver an internship with this level of responsibility and hands on work. We’re not looking for gophers, we’re looking
Since last summer, even while we focused on Xombie flights for JPL and expanding Xaero’s flight envelope, we were working. Designing, tweaking, and starting to build the next iteration of Xaero that we affectionately (and creatively) call Xaero-B. We’re finally ready to pull the curtain back and share her with you! Xaero-B is intended to
After a successful flyby of Pluto in July, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will be redirected to visit a small, icy body known as 2014 MU69, located nearly a billion miles farther into the Kuiper Belt region beyond Neptune.