Space Agencies

  • Design of a Space Station

    Long the mainstay of Sci-Fi films set in space, the space station is an essential element in colonizing the “final frontier”. But, what is a space station, and what are the elements needed to design one?
    By RC Davison August 20, 2010 

  • The Mars Laboratory Rover - Curiosity, Heading for the Red Planet

    The Mars Science Laboratory Rover, known as Curiosity, is NASA's next major mission to the Martian surface. Scheduled for a two-year exploration to begin in 2012, Curiosity seeks to find evidence of past or present life. The mission is the next step...
    By Jason C. Chavis June 19, 2010 

  • Planck Mission

    A mission to look back into time from where the cosmos started. The European Space Agency makes its first effort to study the origin of everything. Read more.
    By informationishere May 23, 2010 


  • Canadian Space Agency and the Canadarm

    While only twenty years old, the Canadian Space Agency inherits a legacy of space research dating back to the beginning of the space age. The most significant development has been the Canadarm. Learn what it is and what it is used for.
    By Finn Orfano May 9, 2010 

  • NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

    NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has been highly successful in establishing modern satellite technology in Greenbelt, Maryland. Over the course of 50 plus years, its major contributions include the Landsat satellites and overall instrument control...
    By Jason C. Chavis March 26, 2010 

  • NASA, Now On The iPhone

    Learn about the new source for constant NASA news.
    By Shane Burley December 29, 2009 


  • ESO: European Southern Observatory

    The European Southern Observatory is not a single observatory, but a vast intergovernmental organization of numerous observatories and facilities for the study of astronomy in the southern hemisphere. This article provides an overview.
    By allychevalier November 23, 2009 

  • Overview of JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

    JAXA, or the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is an independent administrative unit of the Japanese government that develops and launches rockets, and designs a wide range of satellites for launch on other rockets. JAXA also does short term scientific...
    By johnsinit August 25, 2009 

  • Overview of CNES - The French Space Agency

    The Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the French space agency with headquarters in Paris. Though it launches rockets from its launch facility in French Guyana, it's launch rocket, the Ariane 5, currently has more than half the...
    By johnsinit August 21, 2009 

  • Space Agencies of the World Overview - Part 3

    About half a century ago as the US celebrated the International Geophysical Year, the Soviet Union was pushing ahead with a missile plan. In October 1957, Sputnik was launched - the space race had begun. Space exploration has since evolved into multinational...
    By johnsinit July 12, 2009 
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