NASA Approves Commercial Agency to Return to Moon

NASA Approves Commercial Agency to Return to Moon

00 Moon Express, a commercial space company, has just become the first company ever to gain approval from the U.S. government to land on the moon. Throughout all of history, Moon Express will still be only the 4th craft to land on the moon, following the U.S., China and the USSR. With the historic approval being granted to the company, many regulators are concerned about laws around transiting to another celestial body. Currently, there are…

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FAA Approves Virgin Galactic to Fly into Space

FAA Approves Virgin Galactic to Fly into Space

00 SpaceShipTwo [Image Source: Virgin Galactic] Space tourism is dawning upon us with Virgin Galactic obtaining an ‘Operational License’ from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST) after successfully running taxi tests with their new spaceship,  SpaceShipTwo. On August first, Virgin Galactic achieved two significant milestones by receiving permission to operate commercially by the FAA, and successfully running a taxi test. The license awarded by the FAA was awarded after a lengtHy…

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Spy Satellite Just Launched with Secret Payload

Spy Satellite Just Launched with Secret Payload

00 An Atlas V rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 41 in Florida this week, and its payload is completely unknown by the public. Completed by the United Launch Alliance (ULA), the launch marked their 6th successful mission this year. It was known that the mission was to launch a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) but the broadcast was shut down 6 minutes into the flight to keep everything as secret as possible. [Image…

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How Does SpaceX Plan on Getting Us to Mars?

How Does SpaceX Plan on Getting Us to Mars?

00 The biggest talk in regards to space travel right now is when we will send a man to mars. Many companies are working to develop the necessary technologies to send man on the long flight, but no missions are planned yet. SpaceX is by far the biggest industry in the space flight industry right now, and Elon Musk plans to reduce the cost of travel to mars to a comparatively affordable half a million…

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Russia is Constructing a Nuclear Space Bomber

Russia is Constructing a Nuclear Space Bomber

00 The Russian military is building a plane that could create tensions between superpowers, possibly even starting a new arms race. Russia is in the construction phases of building a plane that would fly in low-Earth orbit, capable of launching nuclear weapons to anywhere in the world in under 2 hours. News was released this week to Russian news sources, who claim that the bomber will be ready by 2020. In terms of technology, a plane capable…

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SpaceX Successfully Delivers Cargo to ISS and Lands Falcon 9

SpaceX Successfully Delivers Cargo to ISS and Lands Falcon 9

00 [Image Source: Elon Musk] Following a previous failed attempt of landing their Falcon 9 rocket booster, SpaceX has redeemed themselves by making a successful delivery to the space station and landing their reusable booster. On this go around, the Falcon 9 didn’t make a landing on a drone ship, rather it touched down at the launch station in Florida, where it took off hours earlier, according to Ars Technica. View image on Twitter Follow…

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The Code for the Moon Landings was Released and It’s Surprising Hilarious

The Code for the Moon Landings was Released and It’s Surprising Hilarious

00 Nearly 50 years after the historic moon landings, NASA has just released all of the code that was used to get the astronauts there. Every line along with notes was made public on GitHub, where anyone can peruse through the commands and get a glimpse at how the moon landings were programmed. Of everything about the code, people are finding that the notes left by programmers are surprisingly funny and give us a look…

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The World’s Largest Radio Telescope sets to Open in China

The World’s Largest Radio Telescope sets to Open in China

00 The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) is a mega-project designed to search the cosmos for clues about our creation and whether there are any other civilizations out there. The project began development back in March of 2011. Five and a half years later, it is finally functional. The telescope, as the name would suggest, is a monstrous 500 meters in diameter, able to achieve a zenith angle of 40 degrees. The telescope is…

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What would happen if the earth were twice as big?

What would happen if the earth were twice as big?

00 If you know anything about space and physics, then you know just how perfectly shaped and positioned the Earth is to allow life. Many properties of where our planet lies in the solar system couldn’t be changed and life continue to prosper, but what if they did? I mean, theoretically the earth could be twice as big, but humanity and nature would experience some pretty drastic changes. Check out the video below where Life…

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U.S. Successfully Launches Another Secret Spy Satellite

U.S. Successfully Launches Another Secret Spy Satellite

00 US National Reconnaissance Office successfully launched another top secret satellite into space today after previously being grounded due to poor weather conditions. The top secret payload consisted of the Satellite NROL-37  which was launched into space last Saturday aboard the world’s most powerful rocket–  the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Delta IV Heavy Rocket. Although the contents of its payload remain top secret, ULA decided to release live footage and launch schedules of all of…

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