Plasma rocket technology was first introduced to the scientific community in 1977 by Franklin Chang Díaz, a Costa Rican scientist and astronaut. The idea has been developed since then and is now at the stage where it can be implemented into future projects. The technology allows for considerably faster space travel than what the technologies currently employed by [...]
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has initiated a new program, called Experimental Spaceplane 1 (XS-1), to develop a fully reusable unmanned vehicle that would provide aircraft-like access to space. DARPA is seeking to develop a vehicle that can operate from a “clean pad” with a small ground crew and no need for expensive [...]
Europa is 390,400,000 miles from Earth and took the New Horizons space craft that was launched on January 19, 2006 just 13 months to fly past Jupiter. The movie is set in the not-so-distance future so it's logical that Cordero used the science of these missions as a prelude to his own adventure.
The space industry is booming with the introduction of private space companies. SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Planetary Resources, Bigelow Aerospace, Armadillo Aerospace, and so many more are working on privatized space flight. At one time, space belonged to governments alone, but that has changed. With the privatization of space, it is now in the hands of [...]
The Atlantis space shuttle exhibit is like a museum mixed with a theme park. I had the honor of being invited to the grand opening of this great exhibit. I will never forget the event. The work done by the passionate people at Kennedy Space Center visitor complex is quite amazing. My heart was captured by the level of interaction the patron has with the displays. Everywhere you turn there is another booth to play with. There were so many things to do that I didn’t even get to half of them and I was there all day...
On April 12, 1981 – exactly twenty years after Yuri Gargarin became the first man in space – Columbia lifted off of the launch pad as the first Space Shuttle in NASA’s fleet to venture into orbit. Thirty years later – July 21, 2011 – the Space Shuttle Atlantis ended the era when it safely [...]
Russia’s Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to go to space, said on Friday she was ready to score another coup and fly to Mars, even if it would be just a one-way trip. “Mars is my favourite planet,” the 76-year old told a news conference in Zvyozdny Gorodok (Star City) outside Moscow, home to a [...]
NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation Sunday launched its Antares rocket at 5 p.m. EDT from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The test flight was the first launch from the pad at Wallops and was the first flight of Antares, which delivered the equivalent mass [...]
Mars One has taken a bold step toward their goal of establishing a human settlement on Mars in 2023 by contracting with its first aerospace supplier, Paragon Space Development Corporation®. As required by the U.S. Department of State, a Technical Assistant Agreement was successfully executed and Paragon began work on February 25th, 2013. Under the [...]
In 2018 Inspiration Mars Foundation will be sending one man and one woman on a round trip around Mars. During their time in space they will be pelted with radiation. They will need to shield themselves in order to stay healthy for the 501 day trip. In order to do that they must line their [...]
A unique window of opportunity for humankind will open in January 2018, and the Inspiration Mars Foundation intends to seize it, announcing plans today to pursue a challenging manned mission to Mars and back. This historic 501-day journey around the Red Planet is made possible by a rare planetary alignment that occurs five years from [...]
India to Launch Mission to Mars This Year, Will Study Sustainability of Life For Future Manned Mission
President Pranab Mukherjee India will launch its first mission to Mars this year as the emerging Asian nation plans to join the global space race. “Several space missions are planned for 2013, including India’s first mission to Mars and the launch of our first navigational satellite,” Mukherjee told parliament. India will be the sixth country to launch [...]
As we reported earlier today , millionaire space traveler Dennis Tito plans a 2018 mission to Mars. New papers have stated that the mission could include a human crew in “Spartan Conditions”. In other words the crew would have only basic necessities like bare-bones food and water rations. Crew hygiene would be taken care of with sponge baths. The [...]
Neil A. Armstrong seemed like he knew he was destined for greatness with his 1947 Yearbook Quote. “He thinks, he acts, ’tis done”
On January 9th SpaceX stated that they will launch US astronauts into space in 2015. “We want to know when commercial companies are ready to fly their crew at their own risk,” said Ed Mango, manager of NASA’s commercial-crew program. SpaceX will not be launching NASA astronauts into space. They will be launching their own private [...]