Space Technology

  • Will Mankind Make It to Mars?

    The Red Planet has always been visible from Earth. It’s a tiny red speck in the sky that you can cover with your thumb, yet it remains millions of miles away. Mankind has had their eyes on Mars for quite a while — and we're inching ever...
    By Megan Nichols September 21, 2016 

  • The Race for Reusable Rocket Success

    Fabric grocery bags. Stainless steel water bottles. Insulated lunch bags. Rechargeable batteries. Plastic plates. Cloth diapers. When will we have reusable materials for space travel?
    By Megan Nichols July 15, 2016 

  • NASA's STEREO Program: Imaging the Sun in 3D

    The Sun affects every aspect of life on Earth and understanding it becomes more vital as we extend technology and working environments into space. NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) will provide new insights into the Sun...
    By MJ Logan April 17, 2012 

  • Image Gallery of Walks Around Earth

    One of the most exiting activities of spaceflight have occurred when astronauts and cosmonauts left their spacecraft and floated free in space. The early spacewalks or Extra Vehicehicular Activities (EVA) were done to learn if man could function...
    By George Adcock October 27, 2011 

  • The Future of Space Flight

    Space travel in the future seemed in question in early 2010. NASA’s Constellation program had been cancelled. The Obama administration had directed NASA to have private enterprise develop new systems. But NASA had an ace up its sleeve.
    By George Adcock October 5, 2011 

  • Image Gallery - Images of Mars by NASA's Rover Opportunity

    NASA's twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, were slated for a three month life. Both far exceeded that. Spirit is now dead but Opportunity continues its trek of exploration over Mars since 2004. The images it continues to return are staggering.
    By George Adcock September 27, 2011 

  • Rocket History and How Rockets Work: The Development of America’s Space Fleet

    After the IGY disaster, the U.S. began developing launch vehicles with a vengeance. It wouldn’t be until the SATURN V that America caught up with the Soviets, but in the meantime, they developed some capable, reliable vehicles. Two metamorphosesed...
    By George Adcock September 7, 2011 

  • What is the Space Based Surveillance System and Why is it Needed?

    Work is currently underway to construct a space surveillance and tracking system that will keep watch over objects in orbit around the Earth. This project, known as the Space Based Surveillance System (SBSS), is designed to protect satellites...
    By Hannah Whiteoak August 31, 2011 

  • Manned and Unmanned Spacecraft and Their Importance

    While it's certainly rocket science, understanding the differences between what is a manned and unmanned spacecraft is easier than one might think. Breaking them down into categories such as their abilities, mission length, and objectives brings space...
    By Atlee Hargis July 31, 2011 

  • The Curiosity Rover: NASA's New Mars Rover

    NASA’s new Mars Rover is bigger, stronger, faster, better (as the intro to the ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ went) than those now on the red planet. In fact, it will be more curious, as well. Its name is Curiosity. It is now on its...
    By George Adcock July 26, 2011 
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