SpaceX Lands on Drone Ship for 3rd Time Successfully

SpaceX Lands on Drone Ship for 3rd Time Successfully

00 Elon Musk and SpaceX have been making history recently, and their Falcon 9 rocket has successfully landed on a drone ship for the 3rd time. After delivering a satellite into orbit, the rocket booster carefully guided itself back to earth, where it coordinated a landing on the SpaceX drone ship, according to the Verge. The landing wasn’t completely without error as the landing speed was close to the maximum that the booster could handle,…

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SpaceX Falcon 9 is Returning to the ISS this July

SpaceX Falcon 9 is Returning to the ISS this July

00 Every since NASA ended their shuttle program back in 2011, they have enlisted the help of private space organizations like SpaceX to resupply the International Space Station. SpaceX has completed many cargo resupply missions to the ISS already, and their next mission has a launch date. Elon Musk’s prized company will launch another one of their dragon spacecraft on Saturday, July 16, according to NASA. The Falcon 9 rocket won’t be making another historic landing…

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India Successfully Launched First Reusable Space Shuttle

India Successfully Launched First Reusable Space Shuttle

00 The Indian Space Research Organization has just successfully launched and retrieved a reusable space shuttle for the very first time. This is also the first time that ISRO has launched a winged flight vehicle according to India Today. The shuttle didn’t land on a runway like many other winged spaceflight vehicles, but rather landed on a simulated runway in the Bay of Bengal. On further testing, the shuttle will be equipped with wheels and…

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NASA Releases New Incredible Mars Photos

NASA Releases New Incredible Mars Photos

00 On May 12, 2016 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this new and amazing photograph of Mars when the planet was just 50 million miles from Earth. On May 30, Mars will be the closest it has been to Earth in 11 years, at a distance of 46.8 million miles. There’s a considerable amount of buzz floating around planet Mars because ofSpaceX’s announcement that it will send a mission to Mars by 2018. Expect the…

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Russia Plans to Test a Nuclear Space Engine in 2018

Russia Plans to Test a Nuclear Space Engine in 2018

00 Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, Russia’s nuclear agency has plans to test a nuclear space engine as soon as 2018. Rockets are supersonic bombs that undergo forces many times greater than the weight of itself. One of the biggest hindrances in space travel comes from the incredible amount of danger required to get things into space. It’s a perplexing question, how can we develop rockets that can get the job done, and keep the…

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Why You Should Never Look at the Sun Through a Telescope

Why You Should Never Look at the Sun Through a Telescope

00 You probably know, but looking into the Sun is not something you should ever do if you value your vision. The corneas in our eyes cannot withstand the UV radiation put out from the sun, even if it is150 million kilometers away, according to Science Alert. On the other hand, looking at much more distant stars through a telescope can be a fun learning experience, but you probably should never look at the closest…

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Super Dense Star Atmosphere Made of 99.99% Oxygen

Super Dense Star Atmosphere Made of 99.99% Oxygen

00 When stars, much smaller than our sun, reach the end of their lifespan, they shed their outermost layers and become white dwarfs. The material in a white dwarf no longer undergoes fusion reactions, so the star lacks a source of energy. As a result, it cannot support itself by the heat generated by fusion against gravitational collapse, but is supported only by electron degeneracy pressure, causing it to be extremely dense. It is common for…

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