Living creatures, as we know them (including ourselves), need things like water to survive. Without water, humans and animals would die of dehydration. We also wouldn’t be able to do things like grow crops, which need water in order to grow and thrive, which is why it isn’t just as simple as packing up our bags and flying off to another planet.
There are a lot of things that we take for granted on Earth that we might not necessarily consider when in space. Take for example the humble pen, which works fine on Earth thanks to gravity, but in space, it’s an entirely different story which is why engineers had to create a special pen designed to work in zero gravity.
One of the common pieces of advice that is being given out now in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is that you should always, always wash your hands with soap and water, and that you should avoid touching your face as much as possible. This is because as we go about our hands touch all kinds of objects which may or may not contain traces of the virus.
When we watch movies that are based in space, there’s almost a 100% certainty that it was shot in some movie studio with a green/blue screen, along with a ton of CGI. However, it seems that if both NASA and actor Tom Cruise have their way, those screens may no longer be necessary.
One of the pieces of medical equipment that is currently in high-demand due to the coronavirus outbreak are ventilators. The good news is that thanks to the folks at NASA, they are licensing out their ventilator design for free so that companies can start producing them without having to waste extra time or resources researching the design.
Space is a vast and open place that is still largely unexplored by humans due to the current limitations of our technology. In fact, we are probably in our infancy when it comes to understanding space and knowing what is out there, but it seems that we are taking steps to figure it out.
The coronavirus outbreak is still ongoing despite our best attempts to contain it. As a result, many places have been locked down and people have been sent home in quarantine. Photos out of China have depicted Wuhan, which is the epicenter for the virus, as a ghost town as many business have shut down and residents sent home.
Come 2024, NASA has plans to send astronauts to the moon as part of the organization’s Artemis project. To do so, NASA is building a rocket as part of its Space Launch System which they have recently shown off where they are calling it the most powerful rocket ever built. According to NASA, they claim that this rocket will be able to pack a multitude of things including Orion, astronauts, […]
It looks like a group of intelligent people from Caltech University and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have come up with a solution to deploy drones quickly.This can be incredibly useful when you want multiple drones airborne no matter what the reason is.The drone that we are talking about is known as SQUID (Streamlined Quick Unfolding Investigation Drone). Of course, the drone has to be something special that you can shoot […]
Now that our future involves flying taxis, NASA is set to test its first all-electric X-plane to encourage and develop certification standards for an electric aircraft.NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is now at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center for testing.NASA plans to test the aircraft’s electric propulsion system to check its reliability and inform other aircraft manufacturers dealing with all-electric configurations.The X-57 is also termed as the X-57 Mod II (as […]
Many are wondering what the future looks like in terms of transportation. Will we still be driving cars on the roads 20 years from now? Will we be flying around on personal jetpacks? That remains to be seen, but it seems that Hyundai is interested in flying cars and they are looking to bolster their division with their most recent hire.
Space can be fascinating because it’s so vast and we still have a lot of it that has yet to be discovered and fully understood. This is why we can totally understand the excitement behind a recent discovery in which for the first time ever, NASA has managed to capture a rare cosmic event with one of their newer telescopes.
Apollo astronauts brought back hundreds of pounds of moon rocks on their return to Earth which have since been kept locked in a vault inside the Johnson Space Center. Few have had the privilege of seeing them in person and fewer still have been allowed to touch them. NASA will now be opening up some of the samples in decades so that geologists can run experiments on them using the […]
An audit report by NASA has revealed that a Raspberry Pi computer was used to steal data from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The credit card-sized computer was connected to JPL’s network and had undetected access to files for 10 months. More has been revealed in a report from NASA’s Office of the Inspector General this week.
Much has been opined about the possibility of life on Mars. The rovers that have been sent up there so far have yet to send back data that conclusively determines that there was life on Mars at any point since the planet’s existence. However, a recent discovery of methane gas has hinted at the possibility of life on the Red Planet.
NASA has already made its intention public of putting American astronauts back on the moon. It aims to do that by 2024 and the agency has now started to provide an idea of just how much it’s going to actually cost to do that. NASA administrator says that the next moon landing could cost between $20 to $30 billion.
Have you ever wanted to go to space? If you have, you’ll be pleased to learn that NASA has announced their plans to open up the International Space Station (ISS) to tourists come 2020. The concept of space tourism isn’t new, but with NASA opening up the ISS, it will allow tourists to explore new places that were previously restricted.
Have you always dreamed of going into space and to explore new worlds and planets? If you have, your dream might sort of come true. NASA has announced that for those who are interested, they can sign up to get themselves a boarding pass to Mars. Now, this doesn’t mean that you will get to fly to Mars, but rather your name will be on the Mars 2020 rover, meaning […]
NASA has a solid plan to put a man on the moon once again and the agency now has a name for that mission: Artemis. It pays homage to the Apollo as the 50th anniversary of the mission’s culmination is this year and also signifies the possibility that this program will send the first woman to the Moon.
Sending up a satellite into space is not a cheap endeavor, and as such, a lot of work is put into making sure that everything works right and that it can withstand the rigors of being sent up into space. Unfortunately, it seems that no thanks to an Oregon company by the name of Sapa Profiles, they might have cost NASA about $700 million in satellite failures.