What is Space Travel?

What is Space Travel?

Scientists have been looking from long time for safely travel to space. The main problems for the realization of this idea are related to long distances and the fact that the human organism may not resist such a journey. For example, the distance between Earth and Mars is about 55 million kilometers, and months are needed to get to the “red” planet. “Innovative Advanced Concepts” is an innovative NASA program that offers solutions to these issues. Their concept envisages the construction of a special cabin in which human can travel safely to Mars for several months. The module will have...
See 20 of the Most Incredible Photos from the Cassini Spacecraft

See 20 of the Most Incredible Photos from the Cassini Spacecraft

A few days ago the Cassini spacecraft made its decent onto the planet Saturn, ending its mission after nearly two decades in space. Starting in 2010, the spacecraft embarked on a mission to capture images of Saturn, its breathtaking rings and moons. While the images provide invaluable insight and understanding about the sixth planet and our solar system, they’re also absolutely captivating! Enjoy the Slideshow friends, and don’t forget to comment and share! Click on image to start the journey.
Watch Live Cassini’s Grand Finale

Watch Live Cassini’s Grand Finale

Today, the Cassini spacecraft will put an end to its 20-year mission and will burn into the atmosphere of Saturn. NASA will broadcast live the last moments of the device online. Live broadcasting begins at 11:00 UTC. The last signal from Cassini is expected about 50-55 minutes later. In fact, when the last signal comes to Earth, Cassini will no longer exist. The arrival of the signal from Saturn to Earth takes about an hour and 20 minutes. Even in the last moments, Cassini will continue to work. Scientists hope the probe will collect information about the composition of Saturn’s...
Can You Cry in Space?

Can You Cry in Space?

Of course you can! But is it a good idea? If one day you can get on the International Space Station, for example, or just go into orbit around the Earth and fall into weightlessness, you will probably want to shed at least one tear of emotion. You’d better not! Why? Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shows why. True, his “tear” is a bit more generous than usual, but, as you can see, the tears are not willing to leave you in space. They stay with you. They do not really want to go! At least until you find enough dry...
The Most Powerful Solar Eruption in The Last 12 Years

The Most Powerful Solar Eruption in The Last 12 Years

NASA experts have registered one of the most powerful solar eruptions in the last 12 years, which is one of the 15 most powerful emanations of light, heat and kinetic energy in the entire Sun observation history. NASA reported that the power of the eruption was so great that residents of Ohio and Indiana would be able to observe the northern lights that night. Solar eruptions are often accompanied by similar phenomena. But today a full moon is expected, and the Earth’s natural fellow traveller will slightly dim the brightness of the glow. Solar eruptions are the cause of magnetic...
September 3, 1976 – Viking 2 Landed on Mars

September 3, 1976 – Viking 2 Landed on Mars

On September 3, 1976 on Mars landed the Viking 2 – a drop-off module, which sent the first close color photographs from the surface of the Red Planet. NASA’s Viking program is the first space program to send spacecraft to Mars. Viking 1 and Viking 2 were launched in 1975 and 1976. They were created precisely for the detailed study of Mars. Each of the spacecraft is composed of two modules: one that is in orbit around the planet, and another that descends to the surface. The program is one of the most ambitious for its time, and its value...
Space Travel in Future Can Affect the Climate

Space Travel in Future Can Affect the Climate

  Regular launches of suborbital cruise ships can accelerate the rise of Earth’s temperature, New Scientist reports. This conclusion came to researchers which are developing computer model of the climate impact of soot, formed during incomplete combustion of various fuels. The team of the Aerospace Corporation in Los Angeles calculated how much soot would be emitted in a thousand suborbital flight per year (planned level of space tourism in 2020). The simplistic model predicts that this whole quantity will be thrown out over the “America” spaceport that is being built now in New Mexico. The main polluter, of course, was...