SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station (ISS) following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule (named Endeavour by the crew) docked automatically to the ISS, no assistance needed.Continue reading “SpaceX Crew Dragon arrives at the ISS”
How did I miss this for years? In this brilliant video below, software engineer Bret Copeland explains how to land the space shuttle… from space!Continue reading “How to land the Space Shuttle… from space? Amazing video”
Whether you believe it or not, the fact of the matter is, the world is experiencing climate change. In the past two decades alone, we’ve experienced evitable climate change if we just prepared and took the signs seriously when they first materialized. The increasing industrialization of the world drives demands like no other, which in turn, is the result of the increasing population. This alone is a major precedent of climate change.Continue reading “9 Lesser-known global warming facts”
This article is originally published on The Conversation with the title of “Why astronomers now doubt there is an undiscovered 9th planet in our solar system”.
The presence of Planet Nine has been hypothesized to explain everything from the tilt of the sun’s spin axis to the apparent clustering in the orbits of small, icy asteroids beyond Neptune.
But does Planet Nine actually exist?Continue reading “Planet Nine might not exist, many astronomers now think”
The American science communicator Emily Calandrelli (also known as The Space Gal, @TheSpaceGal on Twitter) published a very funny video on her Twitter account, which can be titled as “please use crewed”. To explain her cause, Calandrelli used the popular “Joey, the famous ‘Friends’ character being taught French” meme, where Phoebe hopelessly tries to teach Joey French.Continue reading “Please use crewed, not manned”
This article is originally published on The Conversation with the title of “To safely explore the solar system and beyond, spaceships need to go faster – nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer”.
With dreams of Mars on the minds of both NASA and Elon Musk, long-distance crewed missions through space are coming. But you might be surprised to learn that modern rockets don’t go all that much faster than the rockets of the past.Continue reading “We need faster spaceships. Nuclear-powered rockets may be the answer”
An amazing image titled “Capturing a Satellite” by NASA: Astronaut Dale A. Gardner prepares to dock with the spinning WESTAR VI satellite during the STS-51A mission. He was wearing a getting his turn in the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU, see notes 1). Gardner used a large tool called the Apogee Kick Motor Capture Device to enter the nozzle of a spent WESTAR VI engine and stabilize the communications spacecraft sufficiently to capture it for return to Earth in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Discovery.Continue reading “Capturing a Satellite (November 1984)”
The United States wasn’t built in a day. Over time it has taken many shapes and forms to tell the tale of our nation’s history. The houses, cabins, forts, missions, and businesses of the time help tell the story.Continue reading “Oldest buildings in America”