Since SpaceX& 39;s inception in 2002, it has, in no small part, helped redefine the way we get people and stuff into space. Founded on the principle of making space flight cheaper and more available for all, some of its existing, planned, and retired craft are very interesting indeed.Here are but a few of them.
February 12, 2013This mountain is located on the fourth planet from the Sun - Mars. It is called Olympus Mons (Mount Olympus in Latin) and is almost 22 km (14 miles) tall, which makes it the highest known mountain in the Solar System. For comparison, the tallest mount on Earth is Everest with height of 8848m (29 029 ft), or nearly 3 times shorter than Olympus Mons.
February 18, 2013If your dream is to travel to a different world, then Mars One, Dutsch non-profit organization could make it real. Not so long ago the organization released its basic requirements to apply for a trip to Mars. There is no information about any Dutsch space program, so many people may consider Mars One mission as a scam, or at least just dreaming.
Voyager 1 it is at the edge of the solar system and is the only earth vessel that reached this frontier.December 10, 2012Voyager 1, a NASA’s unmanned spacecraft, is on the verge of a historical event – it is at the edge of the solar system and is the only earth vessel that reached this frontier. Voyager 2, it’s “sibling”, follows Voyager 1 3.
September 03, 2013Have you ever heard of nanosats? These are spacecraft the size of a smartphone. As I write this, 40 or more of these nanosats orbit the Earth performing simple, yet highly valuable, tasks for NASA, the US DOD, and some private companies.But next on the schedule for these tiny spacefarers: giving them thrusters.
December 04, 2013Wormhole, known in theoretical physics as Einstein-Rosen bridge, is a suggestion that a shortcut between two locations in space and time is possible. Theoretically two points exist normally in two-dimensional plate and an Einstein-Rosen bridge may be formed if the plate is folded in third dimension, which brings these locations closer to each other.
November 03, 2015 Image Source:Nature World News, Andy Kale, University of Alberta In 1958, US satellite Explorer 1 transmitted valuable information about radiation back from above the Earth. Professor James Van Allen discovered a group of charged particles which were creating two distinct belts of radiation.
The revelation may answer the question of how biology could have arisen from non-biological chemical processes.November 24, 2019Meteorites have long been known as carriers of key building blocks to life but so far they lacked sugars. Now, NASA has revealed that an international team has found bio-essential sugars in meteorites, a discovery that could lead to new answers as to how life may have started.
In the coming decades, space agencies and private ventures want to begin sending humans to Mars. Some of these organizations are actively planning on establishing the first human settlement there.With all this planning, it& 39;s fair to say that the idea of colonizing Mars may be moving from the realm of science fiction into the realm of true possibility.
Captured by Eric Morgunov, the images create an almost-hypnotizing view of the Moon.November 19, 2019You& 39;ve most likely seen the Moon at some stage, either in Hollywood movies, via NASA& 39;s website, or by looking up at the night sky. Images of the Moon appear regularly, however, a man posted his image of the Moon on Reddit, and it is blowing people& 39;s minds.
Scientists have discovered a stellar black hole so large that they did not believe it could exist. Stellar black holes occur after stars die, collapse and explode.70 times greater than our sunPreviously it was believed that they could not be more than 20 times the mass of our sun. However, this new massive black hole called LB-1 has a mass 70 times greater than our sun.
Looking up at the sky on a clear night gives us a visualization of not only space, but also time. The farther we look into the cosmos, the farther we see into the past.The Hubble Telescope, for example, has picked up images from light that has traveled an incredible 13.2 billion years to reach us.There is so much information about the universe that sometimes it is impossible to visualize without a computer.
The & 34;hotel& 34; is being sent via SpaceX& 39;s commercial resupply mission this week.December 04, 2019Today, Wednesday 4, December, NASA is sending what they& 39;re calling a & 34;robot hotel& 34; up to the International Space Station (ISS). The & 34;hotel& 34; will be launched aboard SpaceX& 39;s Falcon 9 rocket as part of its commercial resupply mission.
The space agency released an image that showed the lander& 39;s impact site.December 03, 2019Back in September of this year, the news was filled with stories of the crashed Indian Moon lander Vikram. People around the world held their breath as space agencies looked for the lander on the Moon.RELATED: ISRO HAS FOUND ITS MOON LANDER VIKRAM ON THE LUNAR SURFACEThen on September 8, 2019, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) revealed it had found its lander.
Our fiery red neighbor, Mars, has intrigued astronomers since the 2nd millennium BCE.The planet is named after the Roman god of war. It was similarly known as Nergal by Babylonians and Areos aster, or ‘star of Ares,’ by the Greeks.Even today, it is an essential symbol in many cultures around the world.
As most people are aware, America was not the only nation to have ever had a space program. In fact, the former Soviet Union was the first to put a human being into space.Apart from the highly sophisticated technology needed to get humans into space, the cosmonauts also need to be kept alive (ideally) once up there.
The thought of humans on Mars is a prospect that fires up the imagination. And yet, some people aren& 39;t convinced we should even make the journey to the Red Planet.How can we justify spending billions to go to Mars, and beyond, with all of the problems we have here on Earth? Shouldn& 39;t we deal with Earth& 39;s issues first before creating an extraterrestrial colony?
NASA has a full schedule to look for extraterrestrial life in our solar system and beyond.December 20, 2019The line & 34;E.T. phone home& 34; from the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial may become a commonly pronounced sentence within the next decade. All because NASA scientists are of the firm belief that they will find alien life in the next 10 years.
An ambitious astrophotographer captured our star& 39;s fiery surface with an active tornado from his backyard.December 16, 2019Nothing like a good old planet-sized tornado on the surface of our Sun to make you feel tiny and insignificant on a Monday morning.Amateur astronomy photographer @chucksastro shared a one-year-old image of Sun’s battling surface yesterday and it is impossible not to feel small when the tornado-captured alone is as big as our planet Earth.
The capsule failed to reach orbit but was able to complete a number of test objectivesDecember 23, 2019The Boeing Starliner has landed safely back on Earth after failing to reach orbit. The event marked the first land touchdown of a human-rated capsule in U.S. history.RELATED: MISSION FAILED: BOEING& 39;S STARLINER ROCKET DOESN& 39;T MAKE IT TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATIONA bullseye landing“Congratulations to the NASA and Boeing teams on a bullseye landing of the Starliner.
The aim is for the satellite to provide internet to large parts of the South Pacific.December 17, 2019Falcon 9 launching with the satellite aboardSpaceXOn Monday 16 December, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 out of Cape Canaveral in Florida, as the rocket carried a heavyweight satellite up into orbit. The satellite is owned by a Singapore startup and a Japanese broadband provider.