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  • NEW EXHIBIT USES AUGMENTED REALITY TO SEND YOU TO MARS

    Earlier this summer, a busload of kids used virtual reality to take a ride on Mars. Now, a new exhibit (and HoloLens headsets) gives visitors a chance to get even closer to the Red Planet. The much-anticipated “Destination: Mars” opened September 19 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Titusville, Florida. It features a guided tour of the planet from […] The post NEW EXHIBIT USES AUGMENT...

  • Luxury Space Lab: Chinese Astronauts Get an Upgrade in Space

    Will China be the next space giant? Although it is still far before it can be confirmed, China has proven that they have the means to become one. With the successful launch of their second space lab Tiangong-2 last week, China is all the more confident that they can achieve their ambitious goal. After the […] The post Luxury Space Lab: Chinese Astronauts Get an Upgrade in Space appeared first on A...

  • This NASA Booster Test Is Soothing to Watch

    In this oddly soothing video NASA uploaded yesterday, the space administration tests a booster rocket, a version of which will be used in its new Mars-bound Space Launch System (SLS). The booster is fitted with a piece of foam called a “nozzle plug,” which protects it from heat, dust, and moisture, and is designed to fall apart […] The post This NASA Booster Test Is Soothing to Watch appeared firs...

  • This Gallery Is Selling Vintage NASA Photos Like High Art

    NASA produced these prints for science or souvenirs. Now, they’re objets d’art that sell for thousands. If you were a visiting dignitary to the U.S. in the 1970s, you might have received a printed photograph shot by an astronaut; perhaps the famous Earthrise, the haunting 1968 photo that depicted the Earth from the Moon, printed in […] The post This Gallery Is Selling Vintage NASA Photos Like High...

  • So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? The Insight Mission

    So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors that showed how diverse our own Solar System is. This time, we’re delving into events as they unfold on Mars. In particular, the InSight mission to study the deep interior of our favorite Red Planet. So, what is the […] The post So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? The Insight Mission appeared first ...

  • Who’s Out There?—Life May Be Rare After All

    I’ve been reading THE VITAL QUESTION by Nick Lane, New York, W. W. Norton, 2015. In this book author Nick Lane, biochemist at University College, London, defines in exacting logic where life may have begun on Earth, why archaea and bacteria got stuck “… at the bacterial level of complexity for more than two billion years,” and […] The post Who’s Out There?—Life May Be Rare After All appeared first...

  • CHINA PLANS TO LAUNCH A LIVE-IN SPACE LAB TOMORROW

    TIANGONG-2 WILL BE HOME TO TWO ASTRONAUTS FOR 30 DAYS In 2011, Congress ruled that China is not allowed on the International Space Station because of “national security” concerns. Undeterred, the People’s Republic decided to build its own. Tiangong-1, which launched in 2011, was the first step in that direction. The unmanned prototype served as […] The post CHINA PLANS TO LAUNCH A LIVE-IN SPACE LA...

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  • The Other First Moon Landing

    On July 20, 1969, NASA made history by landing the first human explorers on the surface of the Moon. This incredible voyage, undertaken by the Apollo 11 crew, is widely regarded as the climactic moment of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. But a decade earlier, in 1959, it was […] The post The Other First Moon Landing appeared first on Astronaut.

  • ASTRONAUT HOPEFULS CAN TOUR NASA’S SPACEWALK TRAINING FACILITY USING VR

    GO UNDERWATER WITH TRAINEES IN 360-DEGREE VR NASA has high standards for who gets to train to be an astronaut–most of us probably couldn’t have made it at our peak physical and mental condition. But thanks to VR recording, you can walk side-by-side with training astronauts and see what the experience is really like. A […] The post ASTRONAUT HOPEFULS CAN TOUR NASA’S SPACEWALK TRAINING FACILITY USIN...

  • Jeff Bezos to launch bigger rocket in race with Musk’s SpaceX

    CAPE CANAVERAL — The rockets Blue Originbuilds and launches on the Space Coast of Florida will be some of the world’s largest, the company announced Monday, while also hinting at plans for eventual moon missions. Jeff Bezos, the billionaire Amazon.com CEO and founder of Seattle-based Blue Origin, revealed new details about the planned orbital rockets, including their name: New Glenn, […] The post ...

  • In The Search For Alien Life, An All-Too-Human Communication Failure

    Procedures for sifting through data to verify findings are necessary in any industry. Astronomers recently discovered their limitations. The scientific community was abuzz recently when it was widely reported that Russian astronomers, along with an Italian researcher, had recorded a signal that was, as of then, unexplained. After looking into what exactly was detected—something from […] The post I...

  • Elon Musk calls SpaceX blast a ‘most difficult, complex failure’

    SpaceX has a backlog of more than 70 launches worth more than $10 billion US SpaceX founder and chief Elon Musk said on Friday he was unsure why one of the company’s Falcon rockets burst into flames on its Florida launch pad last week, destroying both the rocket and an Israeli communications satellite it was due to lift into […] The post Elon Musk calls SpaceX blast a ‘most difficult, complex fail...

  • SECOND ASTEROID IN A MONTH SAILS BY WITHOUT US DETECTING IT FIRST

    DO YOU WANT EXTINCTION? THIS IS HOW YOU GET EXTINCTION. Know what’s really comforting? When a completely unobserved asteroid snuck up on Earth at the end of last month and went whizzing by our planet like a golf ball, without so much as a “Fore!” from any of our detection systems. And it happened this […] The post SECOND ASTEROID IN A MONTH SAILS BY WITHOUT US DETECTING IT FIRST appeared first on ...

  • BLUE ORIGIN WILL LIKELY BLOW UP ITS NEXT ROCKET

    While SpaceX is dealing with the fallout from a rocket that exploded on the launch pad last week, competing spaceflight company Blue Origin may intentionally trigger a rocket explosion next month. Blue Origin plans to test its crew capsule’s abort system in an October launch of the New Shepard rocket. The abort system, installed on […] The post BLUE ORIGIN WILL LIKELY BLOW UP ITS NEXT ROCKET appea...

  • Asteroid probe begins seven-year quest

    The US space agency (Nasa) has launched a mission to retrieve a rock sample from a 500m-wide asteroid called Bennu. Scientists hope the material will reveal details about the formation of the planets, and improve our knowledge of how potentially dangerous space objects move through the Solar System. The probe, dubbed Osiris-Rex, blasted away from […] The post Asteroid probe begins seven-year quest...

  • TOMORROW NIGHT, WATCH OSIRIS-REX BLAST OFF TOWARDS AN ASTEROID

    Tomorrow evening, at 7:05 P.M. (EDT), the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will blast off, headed for the asteroid Bennu. Members of the public are invited to NASA’s Goddard Space Center to celebrate the launch, but if you can’t make it out to Maryland, you can watch the launch live on […] The post TOMORROW NIGHT, WATCH O...

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