There& 39;s currently only one woman aboard the International Space Station.March 13, 2020Female astronauts Chancellor and McClain in the ISS during Expedition 57NASANASA astronaut Jessica Meir is currently the only woman in Space. This isn& 39;t such a surprise given there have been around 550 people sent to Space, with only 65 of them having been women.
Space is notoriously dangerous and difficult to prepare for. As Richard Branson once pointed out when talking about his Virgin Galactic project, it literally & 34;is rocket science.& 34;Sadly, humanity& 39;s desire to explore beyond Earth and to understand the universe has led to a few disasters throughout the storied history of space travel.
Christina Koch has been in Space for 328 days, making her the second-longest single spaceflight NASA astronaut of all time.February 04, 2020Christina Koch during a spacewalkNASANASA astronaut, Christina Koch& 39;s time in Space is coming to a close, 328 days after she launched away from Earth. Koch will leave the International Space Station (ISS) on February 6, making her the second-longest NASA astronaut to remain in Space for the duration of a single spaceflight.
The astronauts landed on Thursday (February 6) at 4:12AM EST (9:12AM GMT).February 06, 2020Another momentous event for Space exploration happened just a few hours ago. Record-setting NASA astronaut, Christina Koch, and two crew members of Expedition 61 landed back on Earth in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Is time travel possible? Is time just an illusion that our brains merely believe time to be moving forward in a linear fashion? According to proponents of the block universe theory, the answer to both of these questions is, simply, yes.The block universe theory describes & 39;now& 39; as an arbitrary place in time, and states that the past, future, and present all exist simultaneously.
This construction is seeing the addition of 20 new dishes.February 08, 2020South Africa’s 64-dish MeerKAT telescope is set to get quite an addition to its already powerful repertoire of microscopes. It will have a growth of almost one-third, which means 20 new dishes.All those dishes don& 39;t come quite cheap, though.
NASA has contracted several companies to test a satellite-building robot in space.February 07, 2020The most expensive part of space exploration is lifting material into space. The Saturn V rocket of NASA& 39;s Apollo program didn& 39;t burn millions of liters of explosive chemicals just to put on a show; it simply takes that much propellent to generate the energy necessary to lift rockets and their pricey payloads into space.
Have frogs ever been on a solo mission into space? In short, yes.February 09, 2020On November 9th, 1970, NASA did something they had never done before. Packed away in a tiny little satellite sat two bullfrogs, completely unaware of the one-way journey they were about to take.A team of researchers at NASA launched these two frogs along with a variety of technical sensors into space to study the effects of gravity.
U.S. officials have called it & 34;unusual and disturbing behavior.& 34;February 11, 2020There is some drama happening up in space and it is causing concern for U.S. officials. According to Time magazine who first reported the story on Monday, two Russian spacecraft have been trailing a U.S. spy satellite.
The public has from March 2nd to 31st to submit their applications.February 12, 2020Scrub up your C.V. : NASA is hiring.With its upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon and Mars, NASA is looking for astronauts to join its expanding team. Do you have what it takes?Applications start on March 2nd and are open until March 31st.
Space exploration has infatuated generations for decades now. What started as a race to master human achievement between superpowers has evolved into a human endeavor concerned with the future of humanity. For what is essentially the entire history of human space exploration, the process has necessitated one thing: money.
The timing couldn& 39;t be better for SpaceX as they plan to launch their first astronauts into space in a couple of months.February 14, 2020Some big news in the Space world has happened. NASA& 39;s former leader of the human spaceflight program, William Gerstenmaier, has left the agency to join SpaceX& 39;s ranks.
The new technology was overdue a makeover for better deep-space communication.February 14, 2020With NASA& 39;s upcoming mission to Mars due for 2030, the way the space agency communicates with its astronauts is currently undergoing a major upgrade.Mostly having used radio waves to communicate between Space and Earth, NASA is now looking into using lasers instead.
Space Adventures will be working with SpaceX to send tourists aboard its spacecraft.February 19, 2020Some lucky, and wealthy, adventurous tourists will most likely have the chance to go on a trip orbiting Earth as part of their yearly travels in 2021.SpaceX has signed a deal with the space tourism company, Space Adventures, to organize such trips.
The concept will have to be able to survive temperatures above 450 degrees Celsius.February 24, 2020RoverNASA/JPL-CaltechIt& 39;s time to explore Hell. NASA is looking for candidates to submit their ideas and concepts for a rover to send to Venus.Given the planet& 39;s exceedingly high temperatures and surface pressure, the design will have to be sturdier than anything that& 39;s been built before.
The two types of bacteria are known as Burkholderia Cepacia and Burkholderia Contaminans.February 22, 2020Bacteria! The very thought of the word puts fear into your heart. Can it be deadly? Can it cause devastating infections?These are precisely the questions astronauts were asking themselves when they discovered a strange strain of bacteria in their water dispenser in the International Space Station (ISS).
Together, they& 39;re being called & 34;Spikey.& 34;February 21, 2020Two black holesNASAThere& 39;s a lot of action up in the Universe that& 39;s easily unnoticeable in our day to day lives.Astronomers, though, keep a close eye on what& 39;s going on up there. One such focus has been on tracking bright bursts of high-energy particles, in particular, a flare-up back in 2011 that the Kepler telescope picked up.
A lot of research and data from the Mars probe shows how dynamic life is on Mars.February 25, 2020Mars may appear to be without life, dry, and unwelcoming at first glimpse. However, NASA has gathered enough information from its InSight Mars Mission to prove just how dynamic the red planet truly is.Published in five different papers, the information was published in Nature Geoscienceand Nature.
The company foresees a surge in space flight demand.February 26, 2020If you& 39;re keen on getting up into Space aboard Virgin Galactic& 39;s tourist spaceflights, then today& 39;s your lucky day. You may even be able to skip the line ahead of everyone else — if you& 39;re able and willing to pay a & 34;little& 34; fee, that is.
SpaceX has had some incredible highs and lows. Founded in 2002, the company has become a key player in rocket missions and accomplished founder Elon Musk& 39;s goal of getting space travel back on track after NASA& 39;s relative radio silence during recent years.Here& 39;s a recap of some of the space company& 39;s most important rocket launches to date, as well as a look ahead at what& 39;s in store for future launches that will take humans to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
It& 39;s only 124 light-years away, which means it& 39;s basically in our backyard on the cosmic scale.February 27, 2020Astronomers have their eyes set on an exoplanet that may have the right conditions for life to flourish. The recent in-depth analyses show the planet is capable of holding liquid water at habitable conditions.