Recent Space Experiments

NASA has recently conducted some very interesting and exciting space experiments. Three of which are the XSENS Force- Shoe, the Pro- K, and Orbital- 2. On July 7, 2014 two NASA astronauts Ried Wiseman and Steve Sawnson had completed a … Continue reading

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Learning the Basics of Laser Space Communication Systems

Laser beams have been used for space communication systems since their inception in 1960. Scientists believed that laser had the potential to transfer data at very high speeds, but also needed specific advancements in systems engineering and component performance, particularly … Continue reading

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Astronauts from Different Countries Living, Learning, and Working Together

  Going into a space is a dangerous, beautiful, and challenging task that requires some of the best minds in the world to work together in order to succeed and survive in space. When humans first started to venture into … Continue reading

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Getting Used to Walking Again

Janet, a 42 year old astronaut working for NASA Johnson Space Center, was referred to physiotherapist because she had a hard time balancing while walking. Her physician ruled out any other cause for this condition and zeroed in on the … Continue reading

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Teamwork in Space

          Space travel is a big human project that started more than 50 years ago during the “cold war” when the United States recognized the technical advances of their rival Soviet Union (now the Russian Federation). … Continue reading

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Growing Plants and Vegetables in Space

There are current studies underway on the space station to help us discover methods for growing vegetables in space that are completely safe to eat. In addition to providing a food source, growing plants in space will provide the crew … Continue reading

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What has SpaceX been up to recently?

    SpaceX has been granted approval on a preliminary basis, for a nearly 60 acre launch site in Brownsville, Texas. However, many environmental protection advocates are heavily concerned with the potential for excessive noise from the operation of such … Continue reading

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Trick Shot: The Untold Story of Apollo 13

The dramatic against-the-odds survival story of Apollo 13, which suffered an explosion and critical equipment failure on the first leg of its journey to the moon, is one of the most famous true space stories. Immortalized in pop songs and … Continue reading

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Lights. Camera. Launch.

Every person dreams of going into space at some point in their life. Space movies give people a glimpse of what it would be like to get to fly in outer space. These top 5 space movies make you feel … Continue reading

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Star Trek’s Influence on NASA

Star Trek and the space program seem to be tied hand in hand. This seminal series influenced the engineers and designers that help propel NASA and other agencies through the 70′s and 80′s. Star Trek isn’t just a show for … Continue reading

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