Manned Space Travel

  • Spacewalking Is Not As Easy As It Looks

    Video and pictures of spacewalking make it look effortless, but getting ready for a spacewalk is an elaborate process that takes quite a bit of time. Find out just how involved the process is by reading on!
    By Sean Fears November 23, 2010 

  • Apollo 1 Space Mission: America's First Manned Program Disaster

    The journey to explore space was never smooth. This article details the abortive Apollo 1 space mission, one disastrous event in the history of manned space flight.
    By Reeja Mathew November 23, 2010 

  • Who Is Ellen Ochoa? The First Hispanic Woman in Space

    Meet the accomplished Astronaut Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in space.
    By Elizabeth Engel November 13, 2010 


  • The First Manned Orbit Of The Moon

    Apollo 8 was the first manned orbit of Moon vehicles. It took place in the waning days of 1968 and represented the a major milestone on the way to the eventual Apollo 11 Moon landing.
    By Jason C. Chavis November 10, 2010 

  • Virgin Galactic - Richard Branson Launches SpaceShipTwo

    Virgin Galactic is poised to begin launching private space flight. Sir Richard Branson is utilizing the basic design of the winner of the X-Prize and has launched SpaceShipTwo. The company is currently taking reservations for the first flights and testing...
    By Jason C. Chavis November 10, 2010 

  • Space Food, the Food Astronauts Eat

    What exactly do astronauts eat while in space and why? How did astronaut food come to be? How do astronauts preserve food for extended periods of time while in space? NASA has been researching food for space since the 1960's to find the...
    By Eli Misel October 23, 2010 


  • Nothing But Facts About the International Space Station

    Did you know that the ISS will be visible to more than 90 percent of the world’s population once fully assembled? Here are some more astonishing facts about the International Space Station.
    By Anurag Ghosh October 23, 2010 

  • Possible Cons of Space Expeditions

    While exploring space has been the wonder of generations of humans, advances in technology and the further understanding of the nature of microgravity have opened up new worries about the concept. These cons to space expeditions do not deter some, but...
    By Jason C. Chavis September 14, 2010 

  • Reasons People Explore Space

    Why do people explore space? With the changing dynamics of government funding and economic interests in the United States and around the world, many politicians and scientists find themselves involved in the middle of the debate about the reasons...
    By Jason C. Chavis August 30, 2010 

  • Strange Things Astronauts See in Space

    Do astronauts see strange things in space? Yes they do, but most can be explained by basic science.
    By pms19650 August 27, 2010 
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