On November 6th, 2015 UP Aerospace Inc. launched the 20-foot (6 meter) tall SL-10 rocket into near-space. The mission: deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. The rocket reached an altitude of 396,000ft (120,700 meters) and speeds up to Mach 5.5 (3800mph or […]
On Jan. 28, 1986, at 11:39 a.m., people across the country watched in horror as the space shuttle Challenger exploded over the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board. It remains one of the worst accidents of the American space program.
Hardly more than a minute after liftoff and about 10 miles above Earth, […]
Along a lonely stretch of road between the small villages of Talala and Winganon in the US state of Oklahoma, lies what appears to be an abandoned space capsule. The letterings ‘NASA’ and ‘United States of America’ along with the flag is clearly visible on its side. However, it doesn’t take long to realize […]
Even Buzz Aldrin had paperwork to file.
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Meet the people who have volunteered to die on Mars
Even if you have no interest in space travel, you surely find the concept of Mars One fascinating. The mission to launch the first manned journey to Mars, which released an open call for volunteers, heard back from more than 200,000 people willing to abandon their lives […]