In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. The tour includes scenes of each of the station’s modules and research facilities with a running narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is ongoing aboard the orbital outpost.
NASA has released a stunning new image of Mars that’s made up of over 800 combined images.
Nasa has unveiled a new rocket design which it says will put humans on Mars by 2030.
In 1963 Aerojet-General built a rocket manufacturing plant in the middle of the Everglades. They were hoping to build rockets for the Apollo moon mission. The rockets were built and tested in a 150 ft. deep silo, the deepest hole ever dug in Florida.
In addition to the site, they dug the largest canal cutting through the Everglades to the Atlantic ocean. Because the rockets were so big (solid fueled), they could only be transfered by barge.
The Saturn rockets ended up with liquid fuel and Aerojet never got the contract. The site was abandoned in 1969, along with the rocket in the silo. It’s been sitting there for nearly 50 years.
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Space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew begin the journey to the International Space Station on May 16, 2011.
This website is dead simple and awesome.
It answers simply: how many people are in space right now?
Today the answer is 6 – that will change in a few weeks with the shuttle arrives.
NASA’s Messenger spacecraft’s first photos of Mercury have revealed a pock-marked planet full of craters from pieces of asteroids.