Yesterday NASA completed a successful test of the abort system of the Orion spacecraft, this is just one headline in a whole list of announcements in space exploration. Whether it's Space X, NASA or Blue Origin someone, somewhere is heading back to the Moon with a view to getting to Mars. https://youtu.be/4rfsDMGplZU But why?Many say … Continue reading Space Travel – What good is it to the Human Race?
There is a huge amount of observation and scientific research that can be carried out from Earth. Either ground or orbital telescopes and equipment are now able to give us an unprecedented view of just just the solar system but the universe as a whole. But in order to find out more like what's behind … Continue reading Solar System Exploration: Spacecraft – The Present
It seems like only yesterday the Elon Musk's roadster and starman was launched into space on an orbit in the Mars neighbourhood. On this day there was so much excitement not seen in a long time and of course it was again proved that the Earth is round (like d'uh!). But since then a … Continue reading Where is Elon’s Roadster and Starman?
As I write this, the euphoria of Space X's successful Falcon Heavy launch is still fresh. As you may or may not be aware the test payload was a Tesla car playing David Bowie's Space Oddity with a dummy star man at the wheel. This is dicking about at a rather ultimate level and yet … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Hitchhiker has taken his guide
With the first launch of Space X's Falcon Heavy rocket - where it stands against the rockets of the world through time gives us an idea of the power these modern rockets are going to be able to provide. http://spaceexp.tumblr.com/post/170264340869/how-the-falcon-heavy-stacks-up-against-the-rockets Simon 🙂 Credit: Reddit Tumblr Page
The new space race is here. Just as in the 1960's where Russia and America raced to get a man standing on the Moon Mars is now in the sights of two competing tribes. This time though it's not countries but companies that are fighting it out. Boeing has boldly claimed that the mega rocket … Continue reading Boeing and Space X’s epic space race to Mars