Archive of 2018 January

30Jan2018

Upcoming Private Space Tourism

Have you ever dreamed about being an astronaut? Traveling into outer space sounds like it could be a lot of fun, but as of today, only a very few people get to leave the Earth to play among the stars. (more…)

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30Jan2018

Camping Trips Destined For The Stars

Camping is a great American pastime. The sheer size of the nation gives way to a range of climates, scenery and opportunities - including star gazing. (more…)

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28Jan2018

Scientists Convert Human Waste To ‘Vegemite-Like’ Astro Food

ASTRONAUTS on missions to Mars and beyond could soon survive off a “Vegemite-like” substance made from human waste. Scientists have just developed the method which uses microbes to break down solid and liquid waste. (more…)

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28Jan2018

The Super Blue Moon Eclipse January 31

January will feature an uncommon sight as a blue moon coincides with a full ‘supermoon.’ Both of January’s full moons will be considered supermoons, appearing bigger and brighter than a normal. (more…)

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28Jan2018

Nobody Wins Google’s Lunar X Prize

Research teams spent a decade trying to reach the moon and win the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize. But organizers are declaring an end to this leg of the space race, saying none of the teams have succeeded. (more…)

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28Jan2018

Trump Administration Wants To End NASA Funding For ISS

It can’t stay up there forever. The International Space Station is getting old and the astronauts on board are continually doing repairs. During his year in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent a fair amount of time fixing the toilet. (more…)

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28Jan2018

Reflective ‘Humanity Star’ Satellite Angers Astronomers

A New Zealand-based private spaceflight company Rocket Lab has successfully delivered its first orbital payload. Rocket Lab's Electron rocket released, along with three commercial satellites, a satellite called the Humanity Star. (more…)

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28Jan2018

NASA’s New Lander Is Going To Change Mars V iew

NASA's InSight lander is scheduled to launch this May. When it reaches Mars in November, the lander will gather information to help us determine how planets are formed and if liquid water exists beneath the Red Planet's surface. (more…)

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28Jan2018

Amber Is Trying To Prevent A Space Debris Catastrophe

After watching "Gravity," Amber Yang started having nightmares. The ninth-grader and astrophysics enthusiast from Florida was naturally drawn the film, and it got her so intent on trying to make  a change. (more…)

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26Jan2018

The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster 32 Years On

It was 32 years ago this week (January 29) that the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. Most people still remember it vividly. In  schools across America kids were all gathered around TVs to watch the launch. (more…)

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23Jan2018

Now Available: Same Record Aboard Voyager Spacecrafts

Somewhere out in the great abyss of space, an alien may be jamming to Chuck Berry this very moment. Now, earthlings can buy the very same record. (more…)

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23Jan2018

Astronaut Who Made History With Spacewalk Dies at 80

  NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died, the AP reports. (more…)

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21Jan2018

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Inspiring Other Movies For 50 years

Director Stanley Kubrick’s landmark space saga, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” turns 50 this year, remaining remarkably relevant and influential even 17 years after surpassing its titular year. (more…)

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21Jan2018

Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons Finally Taught In Space

In 1985, Christa McAuliffe was preparing to fly aboard the space shuttle Challenger to become the first private citizen in space. She was selected from more than 11,400 applicants for the government’s Teacher in Space program. (more…)

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21Jan2018

No, an Asteroid Is Not Going to Collide with Earth in February

A few media outlets have reported (in some cases, rather sensationally) that a "potentially hazardous" asteroid will fly close to Earth on Feb. 4. Are the reports correct? Absolutely! Is there any need to panic? Absolutely not! (more…)

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21Jan2018

Space tourism: Virgin Galactic’s Groundbreaking Test Flight

Virgin Galactic has completes another successful glide test flight of its VSS Unity plane in the Mojave Desert yesterday.  The test saw the Unity craft safely manoeuvre to the ground from an altitude of 15,000m.

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