A Glimpse of a Rocky Exoplanet’s Surface | NASA

Discovered in 2018 by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) mission, planet LHS 3844b is located 48.6 light-years from Earth and has a radius 1.3 times that of Earth. It orbits a small, cool type of star called an M dwarf – especially noteworthy because, as the most common and long-lived type of star in the Milky Way galaxy,Continue reading “A Glimpse of a Rocky Exoplanet’s Surface | NASA”

Replacing the Space Station’s Solar Array Batteries

After completing the first of 10 spacewalks to upgrade the station, astronaut Christina Koch wrote: “The great @Space_Station battery swap series of spacewalks is underway! A joy & privilege working with @AstroDrewMorgan outside, @astro_luca as the lead for suits & airlock, @Astro_Jessica as robotic arm operator, & the incredible teams in Houston. 3 batteries complete, 9 to go!” Image Credit: NASA/Christina Koch

Astronaut Nick Hague Soaks Up Views of Earth | NASA

As he prepares to conclude his stay aboard the orbiting laboratory this week, astronaut Nick Hague shared this photo saying: “Today is my last Monday living on this orbiting laboratory and I’m soaking up my final views. The @Space_Station is truly an engineering marvel. #MondayMotivation.”  Hague will return to Earth after a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. He and Expedition 60 andContinue reading “Astronaut Nick Hague Soaks Up Views of Earth | NASA”

Viewing a Launch From Above | NASA

From aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 60 astronaut Christina Koch photographed the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft ascending into space after its launch from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. After a four-orbit, six-hour journey, the Soyuz docked to the Space Station with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of theContinue reading “Viewing a Launch From Above | NASA”

Top Five Technologies Needed for a Spacecraft to Survive Deep Space | NASA

When a spacecraft built for humans ventures into deep space, it requires an array of features to keep it and a crew inside safe. Both distance and duration demand that spacecraft must have systems that can reliably operate far from home, be capable of keeping astronauts alive in case of emergencies and still be lightContinue reading “Top Five Technologies Needed for a Spacecraft to Survive Deep Space | NASA”

30 Years Ago: Voyager 2’s Historic Neptune Flyby | NASA

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our solar system’s eighth planet. Marking the end of the Voyager mission’s Grand Tour of the solar system’s four giant planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune — that first was also a last:Continue reading “30 Years Ago: Voyager 2’s Historic Neptune Flyby | NASA”

50 Years Ago: One Small Step, One Giant Leap | NASA

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins awoke to start their fifth day in space at the end of their ninth revolution around the Moon. In Mission Control at the Manned Spacecraft Center, now the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Eugene F. Kranz’s White Team of controllers arrived onContinue reading “50 Years Ago: One Small Step, One Giant Leap | NASA”

Hubble Uncovers Black Hole Disk that Shouldn’t Exist | NASA

As if black holes weren’t mysterious enough, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147, located 130 million light-years away.  The conundrum is that the disk shouldn’t be there, based on currentContinue reading “Hubble Uncovers Black Hole Disk that Shouldn’t Exist | NASA”

Take part in the next Mars mission by adding your name!

One of the things I’ve come to realise is that I will not be an astronaut, I will not walk on the Moon and I will not walk on Mars. I’m too old and to be brutally honest to myself I would cost to much to launch! I was ind of born a few generationsContinue reading “Take part in the next Mars mission by adding your name!”