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 …

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch (Dec. 22, 2017)

On Friday, December 22, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered the fourth set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites in a series of 75 total satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. A Youtube user Jim Mudgett published amazing footage of the Falcon 9 rocket launch. Enjoy!

Earthrise from Apollo 8 – the story of the iconic photo

On December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8, the first crewed mission to the Moon and the second crewed spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, took this iconic photo, later dubbed “Earthrise“. During a broadcast that night, pilot Jim Lovell said: “The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just …

Russia Plans To Build a Luxury Hotel on the ISS

Russian Federation’s space agency Roscosmos (full name: Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities) plans to build a luxury hotel attached to the International Space Station (ISS). The Russian state’s company planning to complete the hotel by 2021. One week (or two weeks, not clear) accommodations will cost $40 million per person. A spacewalk option, with …

Falcon 9 launch replay from liftoff to landing

SpaceX published a video that shows a Falcon 9 launch replay from liftoff to landing. December 15, 2017, was another remarkable day for humanity’s space exploration journey: SpaceX launched a reused Dragon spacecraft atop a reused Falcon 9 rocket for the first time. The purpose of that Falcon 9 launch was to deliver over 2,200 …

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 to the launch or in-progress. On the website apollo17.org, …

NASA’s Earth Science Mission Fleet

A very cool animation showing the orbits of NASA-related near-Earth science missions that are considered operational as of March 2017. These missions include both NASA-run missions as well as missions run by organizations that NASA has partnered with. Missions that enable science data collection (TDRS) are also included.

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.

Historic Apollo mission control room is set to be fully restored by the 50th anniversary of 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.

ISS night pass from Seattle down to Baja, meteor at the 30th seconds

The commander of Expedition 53 (the 53rd expedition to the International Space Station), NASA astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik has published a breathtakingly beautiful video on his Twitter account. The video shows the International Space Station (ISS) night pass from Seattle down to Baja. What’s more, you can even see a meteor in the video, at the 30th seconds!