Spacewalking or Extravehicular activity (EVA) is any activity done by an astronaut or cosmonaut outside a spacecraft beyond the Earth’s appreciable atmosphere (a moonwalk is also an EVA). The first spacewalker was the Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov. He became the first human to conduct an extra-vehicular activity (EVA) on March 18, 1965; exiting the capsule during …
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There’s a Memorial to Fallen Astronauts on the Moon and a small statue called “Fallen Astronaut”
On August 2, 1971, during the third EVA (Extravehicular activity) of the Apollo 15 (see notes 1) mission, commander David Scott drove the rover away from Lunar Module, where the television camera could be used to observe the lunar liftoff. Then he left a small aluminum statuette called “Fallen Astronaut” next to the rover, which commemorates …
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NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin’s Rockets comparison
Tech Insider published a video titled “How NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin’s Monster Rockets Compare”. Still, the old Saturn V, which was used by NASA between 1967 and 1973 and took humans to the Moon, is the biggest and strongest rocket ever built. But new rockets are coming and that’s finally about the change. Here …
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Apollo 17: The Last Mission to the Moon [in Real-Time!]
For the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission, NASA has published a website called “Apollo 17 in Real-time. The Last Mission to the Moon – A real-time journey through the Apollo 17 mission”. You can see the events in real-time either joining at 1 minute before the launch or in progress. On the …
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NASA’s 2017 Highlights
NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has published a video that contains highlights of important events and the space agency’s achievements over the year 2017.
The historic Apollo mission control room is set to be fully restored by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing
The historic Apollo mission control room in Houston is set to be fully restored by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission in July 2019. It will provide a snapshot of how it looked during the Moon landing on July 20, 1969.
Space Race 2.0? Lockheed Martin and NASA have teamed up to send humans to Mars
It seems the space race 2.0 is on the way! While Elon Musk and SpaceX planning to send humans to Mars as early as 2024, the American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technologies company Lockheed Martin has also revealed animations of a reusable rocket to colonize the red planet. The American company has teamed up with …
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Why we should colonize Mars (and other planets and the satellites too)
Alex Kuzoian and Jessica Orwig of Business Insider have prepared a video titled “Here’s why Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars”. In the video below, we see some reasons why we should colonize Mars someday.
Edgar Mitchell, the 6th human to walk on the moon, died aged 85
Edgar Mitchell, the American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, NASA astronaut, and the sixth human to walk on the Moon, died on February 4, 2016, aged 85.
Photographs that were taken during the Apollo program (1966-1972) now on Flickr
Thousands of (more than 9,600) photos taken by the astronauts during the Apollo Program (1966-1972) are now on the popular image and video hosting website Flickr. Network and administrative data systems specialist and Project Apollo Archive‘s creator Kipp Teague recently updated new and unprocessed versions of original NASA photo scans to the image sharing site. …
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