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.
Private rocket company SpaceX has been awarded a $69 million NASA contract to redirect an asteroid off its intended path. It’s basically crashing a rocket into an asteroid hurtling towards the Earth in the hope that it would be enough to deflect it from its path and save the planet.
A historic feat has been accomplished by the Event Horizon Telescope which is an international network of radio telescopes. It’s an international collaboration whose support in the United States includes the National Science Foundation. It has been able to capture the first real image of a black hole and its shadow. It’s important to note that all earlier images of black holes were artificial renditions. This is the first time […]
As much as many of us would love to stay in bed all day, watch TV, and not have to go to work, unfortunately that’s not how the real world works and many of us need to get up, go to school, go to our jobs, and be responsible citizens of society. However, there is some good news for those who want to stay in bed and still get paid.
History was due to be made on March 29th, 2019 as NASA had scheduled the first all-female spacewalk for that date. This would be the first time in decades of human spaceflight that an all-female crew would venture outside the International Space Station for a mission. It was unintentional but historic, nonetheless. However, NASA has had to cancel the all-female spacewalk because of what’s essentially a wardrobe issue.
NASA caught many by surprise at a Senate hearing today when its administrator Jim Bridenstine suggested that the agency’s upcoming Moon mission might fly on a commercial rocket. Orion is NASA’s upcoming crew vehicle and its first flight, dubbed Exploration Mission-1, is scheduled for June 2020.
NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover has helped scientists understand a lot more about the Red Planet and has also shaped the public’s view of our neighbor. The rover landed on Mars back in 2004 as part of the Mars Exploration Rover mission. 15 years later, NASA has confirmed that Opportunity is now officially dead.
You can imagine that living on the International Space Station is not exactly a walk in the park. You’re sharing tiny spaces with other astronauts, supplies are limited, and there’s no gravity. The last thing you’d want is a leaking toilet but that’s something that the crew has now had to put up with as well.
A mesmerizing “blue” sand dune on Mars has been photographed by NASA. The sand dune actually appears blue in an enhanced-color photo. Such dunes often accumulate in the floors of craters on the Red Planet. This particular dune formed in a region of the Lyot Crater and was captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Many of us have been fascinated by the journey of NASA’s InSight lander. It landed on Mars a couple of weeks ago after spending around six months traveling through space. The robot’s precise location within the Elysium Planitia is now known as it has been spotted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter from space.
NASA InSight lander’s selfie game is literally out of this world. It recently arrived on the Red Planet and to prove that it is indeed chilling up there on Mars, it has sent a selfie which shows the lander in all its glory. The image was posted on NASA’s official Twitter account.