The U.S. Department of Defense is looking to take recycling to the final frontier with a new program called Phoenix. Phoenix would take some of the hundreds of dead satellites orbiting our planet and recycle them.
The first female in outer space, Sally Ride, has passed away at the age of 61. Ride, who was launched into outer space on board the space shuttle Challenger a little over 29 years ago, passed away from pancreatic cancer. Ride was part of the first class of female astronauts in 1978, a turn away [...]
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have sent back images of long-standing methane lakes near the equator of Saturn’s moon Titan.
The next Mars rover Curiosity is on a target for landing on the Red Planet. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) will arrive on the planet on August 6 says NASA’s Dave Lavery. ” “Everything looks healthy,” he says, about the spacecraft launched last year. Improvement in targeting of the rover’s landing site may shave off [...]
Could the reality series Big Brother help us colonize the planet Mars? A Dutch company is looking to created “the biggest media event ever” by sending humans to Mars starting in 2023. The colonists would then broadcast their lives on the Red Planet 24/7 like the reality series Big Brother does. Called Mars One, the [...]
While everyone on Earth has had five weeks to catch this summer’s biggest hit The Avengers, astronauts aboard the International Space Station haven’t had the luxury to run out the local multiplex to catch it. Marvel announced last week that they will upload the film to the station for those aboard to enjoy. This screening [...]