The move increases the commercial participation of human spaceflight to the ISS.June 23, 2020The future of space tourism just got a lot stronger. Virgin Galactic and NASA have signed a Space Act Agreement, joining forces to work on training private astronauts to launch up to the International Space Station (ISS).
These galaxies existed when the universe was merely 680 million years old.January 08, 2020Astronomers have made an incredible discovery in what is known as our & 34;cosmic dark ages.& 34; They have detected several overlapping bubbles of hydrogen gas that have been ionized by the stars in early galaxies.
Astronomers found the origin in a galaxy 500 million light-years away from Earth.January 14, 2020To the naked eye, it& 39;s hard to see what& 39;s going on up in Space. When you look up at a starry night sky you most likely don& 39;t think about all the action that& 39;s happening up there.On January 6, an armada of international astronomers discovered, only for the fifth time ever, the origin of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB).
Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are stepping outside the ISS today to install new lithium-ion batteries.January 15, 2020The first spacewalk in 2020 is also the second in history to be conducted by an all-female crew.The walk, which will see astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch replace batteries on solar arrays on the International Space Station, started on Wednesday morning and is being broadcast worldwide by NASA.
The planet is part of the Proxima Centauri planetary system.January 16, 2020According to astronomers, the star that& 39;s closest to our sun may have a second planet orbiting in its system — and it may be a super-Earth.The Proxima Centauri is our closest neighboring star, a mere 4.2 light-years away.
The ball eventually made it to space, though not on it& 39;s original mission.January 20, 2020While engineering is an incredibly rewarding career or hobby, it has the ability to result in failure. While sometimes that failure means lost money or just a warranty claim, sometimes it can be catastrophic.
The habitats would grow with the help of some water.January 19, 2020What do you imagine life on the Moon and Mars might be like? Do you imagine futuristic buildings made of metal? Well, NASA imagines some a lot more sustainable options.RELATED: UNDERGROUND FUNGI NETWORK MAPPED FOR THE FIRST TIMEThe agency is working on buildings made of fungi.
Lunar regolith is made up of 40–45 percent oxygen.January 18, 2020The European Space Agency (ESA) is working on an oxygen plant that can make breathable air out of simulated moondust. The aim is to one day use it on the Moon with actual moondust to, well, produce breathable oxygen.RELATED: MOON DUST COLLECTED BY NEIL ARMSTRONG COULD FETCH UP TO $4 MILLION AT AUCTION“Being able to acquire oxygen from resources found on the Moon would obviously be hugely useful for future lunar settlers, both for breathing and in the local production of rocket fuel,& 34; said Beth Lomax of the University of Glasgow in an ESA press release.
The test was the last major milestone for SpaceX before NASA allows its astronauts on board.January 19, 2020Sunday, NASA and SpaceX tested the last major milestone for SpaceX before NASA allows its astronauts on board: a crucial safety system of Crew Dragon. The test was on the in-flight abort system to ensure that the capsule can carry astronauts away safely from an exploding rocket.
All that we are talking about is how we can get to the Moon, however, we don& 39;t really think about what we& 39;ll do once we get there. Once we make the Moon our home, certain questions arise: What will we wear? What will we do? What will we drive?These Lexus designers, who were apparently bored with designing for Earth, envisioned how transportation would be like on the Moon, and the results were literally and figuratively out of this world.
Unfortunately for the astronauts, they weren& 39;t allowed to eat the cookies as they had to send them back to Earth.January 24, 2020Astronauts Luca Parmitano (left), and Christina Koch (right) with the space cookiesNASAAstronauts can now bake cookies too. Over the Christmas season, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined in on the Earthly festivities by baking cookies in microgravity.
The module will attach itself to the ISS& 39; Node 2 forward port.January 28, 2020As NASA continues working towards opening up the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial use, the agency has now decided who will provide the station& 39;s first commercial destination module.Houston-based Axiom Space won NASA& 39;s NextSTEP-2 Appendix solicitation, which grants the company access to the ISS& 39; Node 2 Forward port for the module.
Being able to create colonies on other planets largely hinges on our ability to grow food in space. This is no easy task. Cold temperatures, high levels of radiation, and long night and day cycles are all large challenges that have to be overcome.What& 39;s more, the cost of sending a pound (453 grams) of anything only as far as the low-Earth orbit is estimated to cost $10,000.
The more these moments occur, the more knowledge scientists gain on the incredible phenomena.January 29, 2020Research suggests black holes can rip stars into long streamersNASA/JPL-CaltechAlmost every galaxy has a black hole: a massive black hole that& 39;s millions or even billions of times heavier than our Sun.
Don& 39;t worry. The event of a civilization-ending asteroid impact is a very unlikely one. To be precise, there& 39;s a 0.000001 percent chance any year that this will happen. You can breathe a sigh of relief.How about the so-called city-killers? While the probability is still small at 0.1 percent, it& 39;s worth paying attention to.
A new telescope built exclusively to snap images of the Sun shared its first images.January 30, 2020The golden and detailed surface of the sunNSO/AURA/NSFThe golden, bright, striking image of the Sun makes you forget just how violent the Sun is with its bubbling plasma and spontaneous eruptions.This latest and most-detailed photo of the Sun was taken by the National Science Foundation& 39;s (NSF) Daniel K.
Einstein& 39;s theory of relativity has been proven right once again.January 31, 2020Space-time is indeed churned by huge rotating bodies, just as scientists predicted. A team of astronomers has witnessed space and time swirling around a dead star, confirming yet another prediction from Einstein& 39;s theory of relativity.
Scientists were surprised with their findings on the Allende meteorite.January 30, 2020The Allende meteorite came hurtling down to Earth into Mexico in 1969. Fifty-one years later, scientists have made a surprising discovery that the Space rock contains interstellar material that pre-dates our Solar System.
What would it be like to discover intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe? Chances are, we& 39;ve all thought about it at one time or another. And for generations, the greatest scientific minds in the world have speculated about the odds of finding it, and what forms it might take.While we have barely scratched the surface, we are at a pivotal time in our search for life elsewhere in the Universe.
There& 39;s a tiny museum on the moon that was secretly put there on the Apollo 12 mission.February 02, 2020Whether you& 39;re a fan of museums or you just get dragged along on family vacations, there& 39;s one & 34;museum& 34; that you won& 39;t be able to visit. 238,900 miles away from your current location, there sits a museum like no other in the universe.
Are you a stamp collector or a space enthusiast? If you& 39;re both, thank your lucky stars. The Royal Mail has just revealed images of eight new special stamps that will be issued to commemorate the Royal Astronomical Society& 39;s (RAS) 200th anniversary.The stamp collection, called & 39;Visions of the Universe& 39;, features eight illustrations depicting astronomical phenomena that were either discovered or have been extensively studied and researched by astronomers and astrophysicists from the RAS.